Know your enemy

Posted by: Teonan

Know your enemy - 10/05/19 11:09 AM

'Oath Keepers'. Far right anti-goverment extremists.

Armed Militias Are Taking Trump’s Civil War Tweets Seriously

By Mary B. McCord
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Over the weekend, the president sent a tweet that seemed to warn of civil war if he were to be impeached and removed from office:

Although the president was quoting Pastor Robert Jeffress’s comments on Fox News, he was adopting them as his own.

It might seem tempting to dismiss this language as of a piece with President Trump’s typical Twitter rhetoric. But it is worth paying particular attention to this tweet—because among the people who read it were militia groups enthusiastic about exactly what Trump portended. And while no violence has yet resulted from the president’s tweet, it would be foolish to underestimate the power of Trump’s comments to call rogue militias to action, particularly if there is an impeachment and he continues to use this rhetoric to fan the flames. In the days after his civil war tweet, he went on to use similarly incendiary language, referring to impeachment proceedings as a “COUP.”

Consider the Oath Keepers group, a far-right armed militia. Calling on its 24,000 Twitter followers to read the president’s whole tweet thread, the Oath Keepers account posted:

Before this tweet, the Oath Keepers account tweeted that, under the U.S. Constitution, “the militia (that’s us) can be called forth ‘to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.’ ... “All he has to do is call us up. We WILL answer the call.” Other Oath Keeper tweets also hint at violence: One states that “their favorite rifle is the AR 15.”

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/06/19 10:54 AM

Trump’s Tweet About Civil War Was Just What the Far Right Oath Keepers Wanted to Hear
The group jumped onto Twitter to defend the President.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/18/19 11:27 AM

“WAR, WAR, WAR!” Chants erupt at pro-Trump event as pastor incites “war for Donald Trump”

October 15, 2019

Shocking new audio shows that terrifying exultations of pro-Trump violence was a major theme at the American Priorities conference that took place this weekend at President Trump’s Doral golf resort.

Outrage erupted over the weekend after an edited video showing Trump committing a mass shooting against his political enemies and the media was displayed at a “meme exhibit” — but it turns out that was far from the most disturbing aspect of the weekend.

ProPublica and WYNC’s Alice Wilder reports that speakers at the conference urged the attendees to “go to war” for President Trump. “We’ve come to declare war!” shouted Pastor Mark Burns three times to the audience. “Do I have anybody who is ready to go to war for Donald J. Trump, for this nation? I can’t hear you? Anybody? Ready to go to war! Because we’re citizens of the greatest country in the world!” he screamed as the crowd cheered and shouted back “WAR! WAR! WAR!”

More here. Listen for yourself:

Right-wing radio crank Wayne Allen Root, who infamously crowned Trump the “King of Israel,” further fanned the bloodlust by gleefully describing how he would beat the other kids at his predominantly black high school. “[A] kid comes up to me and I knock him unconscious. Second kid, a week later, I knocked his entire front row of teeth out. He’s on the floor going ‘where are my teeth, where are my teeth. My buddies and I were high-fiving and laughing. Man, it was funny.”

Trump has openly glorified violence against his political enemies at his rallies since the run-up to the 2016 election, calling on his fans to beat up protestors and promising to pay their legal bills. As the impeachment inquiry picks up steam, Trump himself has become increasingly hostile and unhinged — and so have his surrogates.

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/20/19 09:15 PM

Atomwaffen Division’s Washington State Cell Leader Stripped of Arsenal in U.S., Banned from Canada

Kaleb James Cole, the 24-year-old leader of Atomwaffen Division's Washington State Cell stripped of his firearms by a “red-flag law” late last month, was deported and banned for life from Canada earlier this year, according to court records, which also showed that he had been previously interrogated by American border agents about his extremist views.

Cole, a National Socialist black metal enthusiast who goes by the alias “Khimaere,” was first identified as a member of Atomwaffen Division in a 2018 ProPublica investigation. He played a key role in organizing “hate camp” trainings for the group's members at an abandoned building known as “Devil's Tower” in Skagit, Washington, and in Nevada's Death Valley. Cole also helped craft the group’s eye-catching propaganda.

Atomwaffen Division is an underground neo-Nazi guerrilla organization which had 23 chapters throughout the United States as of mid-2018. Since its inception in 2015, Atomwaffen members have been implicated in five homicides and several bomb plots, and are the subject of an intensifying national investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It makes common cause with other militant fascist groups like the Base and Sonnenkrieg Division in the United Kingdom, where authorities have charged a number of members with terrorism-related offenses.

Seattle police seized a slew of firearms, records show, while Canadian authorities found he was involved with “an organization that may engage in terrorism.”
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/21/19 08:48 AM

Homegrown evil.

Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre Reportedly Led To String Of Attack Plots
The Anti-Defamation League said its nationwide count of anti-Semitic incidents remains near record levels.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday.

The Anti-Defamation League also counted at least 50 incidents in which white supremacists are accused of targeting Jewish institutions’ property since a gunman killed 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018. Those incidents include 12 cases of vandalism involving white supremacist symbols and 35 cases in which white supremacist propaganda was distributed.

The ADL said it counted at least 30 additional incidents in which people with an “unknown ideology” targeted Jewish institutions with acts of arson, vandalism or propaganda distribution that the group deemed to be anti-Semitic or “generally hateful,” but not explicitly white supremacist.

“These incidents include the shooting of an elderly man outside a synagogue in Miami, fires set at multiple Jewish institutions in New York and Massachusetts, Molotov cocktails thrown at synagogue windows in Chicago, damaged menorahs in Georgia and New Jersey, as well as a wide range of anti-Semitic graffiti,” an ADL report said.
Posted by: DoctorTom

Re: Know your enemy - 10/21/19 11:35 PM

Oh my....
What the heck did I log onto?
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/24/19 10:51 AM

Originally Posted By: DoctorTom
Oh my....
What the heck did I log onto?

Shouldn't be a challenging diagnoses for ya doc. wink Welcome on board!
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Know your enemy - 10/24/19 05:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan

Atomwaffen Division’s Washington State Cell Leader Stripped of Arsenal in U.S., Banned from Canada...

Not enough.

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/25/19 10:24 AM

Originally Posted By: Timbo
Originally Posted By: Teonan

Atomwaffen Division’s Washington State Cell Leader Stripped of Arsenal in U.S., Banned from Canada...

Not enough.

Nicely lamped tho'.

Fishhook time for "western chauvinist".

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/25/19 10:41 AM

White supremacists view escalating tensions in small North Carolina town as an opportunity to radicalize armed neo-Confederates

The escalating conflict over the monument has attracted the attention of overtly white supremacist groups who see an opportunity to radicalize neo-Confederate groups that claim that they are not racist and are merely motivated by a desire to protect “heritage.” Members of the League of the South, a group that advocates the creation of a white ethno-state in the former states of the Confederacy and took part in the violent Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Va. two years ago, have shown up in Pittsboro on three previous occasions.

Saturday’s rally also caught the attention of Billy Roper, a neo-Nazi organizer in Arkansas, who warned his followers that antiracists would attempt to tear down the Confederate monument. Roper promised in a post in advance of the rally that he would have a report this weekend on his podcast about “the accelerating situation in Pittsboro.” Accelerationism is a concept embraced by an array of white power groups, including Atomwaffen, that violence and chaos is desirable because it will hasten the collapse of society and bring on a race war.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Know your enemy - 10/25/19 08:22 PM

Darwin's last laugh at the expense of so-called "white supremacy." smirk

Why racism is not backed by science.
As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist:

The Facts:
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/26/19 12:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo

Darwin's last laugh at the expense of so-called "white supremacy." smirk

Why racism is not backed by science.
As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist:

The Facts:

Big ups to the "Saint of Science"!

Pathological haters. Moldy white bread tastier than facts.

Dig THESE brutes....

Rick Wiles: ‘There Is Going to Be Violence in America’ if Trump is Removed From Office

Kyle Mantyla
October 23, 2019

End Times broadcaster, rabid anti-Semite, and ardent conspiracy theorist Rick Wiles warned on his “TruNews” program last night that if President Donald Trump is removed from office, Trump supporters who “know how to fight” will hunt down Democratic legislators and kill them.

“If they take him out, there is going to be violence in America,” Wiles said. “There are people in this country—veterans, cowboys, mountain men, guys that know how to fight—and they’re going to make a decision that the people that did this to Donald Trump are not going to get away with it and they’re going to hunt them down.”

“I’m serious,” he continued. “If these people in Washington think that they are going to get away with it, it’s not going to happen. The Trump supporters are going to hunt them down. It’s going to happen and this country is going to be plunged into darkness and they brought it upon themselves because they won’t back off.”

Wiles said that Democrats have “waged war” against Trump voters for three years in an effort to undo the 2016 election and Trump supporters “are fed up with it and they know that if they get away with this, there is no country left.”

“They are going to go on a rampage and you’re not going to be able to put it back in the bottle,” Wiles said.

“Once the blood starts flowing, it’s nearly impossible to stop,” added co-host Edward Szall.
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Know your enemy - 10/27/19 01:39 PM

Well, if Trumpanzees attempts to revive history, I say we go all-in...

(Mussolini and company - Milan, 1945)

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/28/19 12:31 PM

When not busy drawing flies. In the mind of this sick cat, to be a martyr, glorious!

This Pastor Wants a Mere $100 Million to Build an End Times Media Empire

"In the past, Wiles has come under fire for promoting numerous conspiracy theories. A year ago, he predicted that, based on his deciphering of a secret code in a Rachel Maddow broadcast, America was “72 hours” away from a “leftist mob” storming the White House and dragging the entire Trump family out to the front lawn to cut their heads off."
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 10/31/19 10:35 AM

She went from a liberal non-voter to burning books with white supremacists. Here's why she finally left the movement

By Elle Reeve, CNN
October 30, 2019

(CNN)In May 2017, Samantha went to a book burning in upstate New York. She had entered the inner circle of the modern white power movement called the alt-right, and it was the moment its activists see in retrospect as the peak of its power.
The home was classically suburban, with a picnic table and a fire pit in the backyard. The atmosphere was like a family barbecue, but she felt an air of intensity. They stood around the fire and cheered as books were tossed into the flames. Some gave Nazi salutes. Samantha did, too.
"It's all so surreal," Samantha says now. "You're literally standing there, going, 'I'm at a book burning at someone's house. Like, there are families that live next door. There's probably a nice person who lives across the street, and I'm burning books about Jewish people.' ... It doesn't even feel like it's wrong or right. It just feels unreal."
At the time, she texted a friend that it was the best weekend of her life.
It had taken Samantha six months to go from a vaguely liberal non-voter to what she calls "a productive racist." She is one of very few women who joined the alt-right, and an even smaller number who left and are willing to talk about it. Her story helps explain what draws people into this movement, and the misogyny that drives it.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 11/04/19 05:35 PM

Slime-bucket Christian poseurs.

Militia Movement Rhetoric Elevated to National Level

A weekend tweet by President Donald Trump mirrors the language of a militia movement that has been calling for civil war for at least three years and gives extremist groups a powerful seal of approval.

On Sunday, Trump tweeted a comment that the Rev. Robert Jeffress made on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that same day. “....If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.”

Jeffress, a Trump loyalist, is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas. He has a history of anti-LGBTQ rantings, calling gays and lesbians perverse, miserable and abnormal. In addition to bringing light to Jeffress’ views, the tweet also gave a cause to the militia movement.

Less than four hours after Trump’s comment, one of the country’s best-known antigovernment groups, the Oath Keepers, tweeted, in part: “We ARE on the verge of a HOT civil war. Like in 1859. That’s where we are. And the Right has ZERO trust or respect for anything the left is doing. We see THEM as illegitimate too.”
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Know your enemy - 11/04/19 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Teonan

On Sunday, Trump tweeted a comment that the Rev. Robert Jeffress made on “Fox & Friends Weekend” that same day. “....If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.”

Free dog whistles for the forgetful.

Civil War for Kids:

Fortunately for them, his base have plenty of white sheets to wave in their inevitable surrender.
Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 11/06/19 11:27 AM

Cesar Cauce
James Waller
William Evan Sampson
Sandra Neely Smith
Michael Nathan

The Massacre That Spawned the Alt-Right
Forty years ago, a gang of Klansmen and Nazis murdered five communists in broad daylight. America has never been the same.

“Death to the Klan!” On Saturday, November 3, 1979, that chant swept over Morningside Homes, a mostly black housing project in Greensboro, North Carolina, as dozens of protesters—some donning blue hard hats for protection—hammered placards onto signposts and danced in the morning sun.

The American left had largely given up on communism by then, but these demonstrators were full-on Maoists. Their ranks included professionals with degrees from places like Harvard and Duke. And they were descending on Greensboro, a city where sit-ins helped launch the civil rights movement in 1960, to ignite another revolution. They danced to a guitar player singing, “Woke up this morning with my mind set to build the Party.” Their children dressed in tan military shirts and red berets. They even brought an effigy of a Klansman, dressed in a white sheet and hood, which kids from the neighborhood joined in punching.

The communists planned to begin their march at noon, moving from the housing project to a local shopping center. But just after 11:20, a caravan filled with real Klansmen and Nazis surprised them, snaking through the neighborhood’s narrow byways. As the protesters stood their ground, a man in a white T-shirt leaned out the passenger window of a canary-yellow pickup truck, and yelled, “You asked for the Klan. Now you got ‘em!” The station wagon behind him carried four Nazis. Seven more vehicles followed, carrying nearly 30 more men, including an Imperial Wizard of the Klan.

What happened next took just 88 seconds, but still reverberates 40 years later. In a confrontation where white supremacists began firing pistols, rifles and shotguns, and with television cameras rolling but police nowhere to be found, five communists were shot dead in broad daylight. Ten others were injured, some left to lie bleeding in the streets.

But that November morning became momentous for more than the grotesque video footage that still lives on the Internet: The Greensboro Massacre, as it became known, was the coming-out bloodbath for the white nationalist movement that is upending our politics today.

Read on:
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Know your enemy - 11/06/19 01:11 PM

Republican presidential candidate Joe Walsh says Fox News and conservative radio are lying to Americans:

Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 11/07/19 09:40 AM

Former CUNY Adjunct Professor Outed as White Nationalist Activist

Joshua Neil Dietz was identified by anarchist blog It’s Going Down on Tuesday as an alt-right activist who notably acted as a frequent podcast co-host with infamous white nationalist Richard Spencer and was a guest on other racist programs. In addition to mingling with hate movement leaders, Dietz is also a hypnotherapist and a former adjunct professor in the City University of New York system. The moniker he used to appear on podcasts was barely different from his real name, and he shared video of himself while doing so.

As recently as Oct. 31, Dietz co-hosted a podcast with Spencer called “The McSpencer Group,” presenting himself as “Josh Neal” and showing his face on camera. Just days later, right-wing reject Milo Yiannopoulos released audio he said contained Spencer shouting a myriad of racist slurs against Jews and African Americans after the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, where an alt-right supporter drove his car into a crowd of counterdemonstrators and murdered Heather Heyer. “My ancestors fucking enslaved those little pieces of fucking shit,” the voice attributed to Spencer is heard saying in the published audio. Spencer has not denied that the audio in question contains his voice.

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Posted by: Teonan

Re: Know your enemy - 01/16/20 09:27 PM

F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Members of Neo-Nazi Group Before Virginia Gun Rally

New York Times
by Adam Goldman

Jan. 16, 2020

The three men had obtained guns and discussed traveling to Virginia for protests against new gun control measures, officials said.

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. has arrested three men suspected of being members of a neo-Nazi hate group, including a former reservist in the Canadian Army, who had weapons and discussed traveling to a pro-gun rally next week in Richmond, Va., in anticipation of a possible race war.

The men were taken into custody on Thursday morning as part of a long-running investigation into the group, known as The Base. The men were charged with various federal crimes in Maryland, according to the Justice Department. They were scheduled to appear in federal court before a judge on Thursday afternoon.

One of the men, Patrik Jordan Mathews, 27, a main recruiter for the group, entered the United States illegally from Canada, according to the officials. He was arrested along with Brian M. Lemley Jr., 33, and William G. Bilbrough IV, 19. Mr. Mathews was trained as a combat engineer and considered an expert in explosives. He was dismissed from the Canadian Army after his ties to white supremacists surfaced. Mr. Lemley previously served as a cavalry soldier in the United States Army.

The Base has become a growing concern for the F.B.I. as it has worked to recruit more people to its violent cause. The Base is an “accelerationist group that encourages the onset of anarchy,” according to the Counter Extremism Project, a group that tracks far-right extremists. Experts following the group say its founder, an American, appears to be living in Russia.
ImagePatrik Mathews
Patrik MathewsCredit...Royal Canadian Mounted Police, via Associated Press

Former law enforcement officials say The Base, along with another white supremacist group known as Atomwaffen, have become priorities for the F.B.I. Several members of the group have recently been arrested. In November, the F.B.I. arrested a young man in New Jersey, who was suspected of recruiting on behalf of The Base and of advocating violence, including the killing of black people with a machete.

More here.