American patriots already live under a de facto social credit system, but now it looks likely to become a de jure regime. The New York Times recently published an op-ed by a Democrat Congressman and a Muslim former FBI Special Agent complaining that “no white supremacist group has ever been designated a foreign terrorist organization under federal law” [We Once Fought Jihadists. Now We Battle White Supremacists, by Max Rose and Ali H. Soufan, February 11, 2019]. Yet who defines “white supremacist”? If it’s the Main Stream Media and the Anti-Defamation League, there will be a lot of “white supremacists”—probably including VDARE.com. The real truth is the opposite: there is now a Totalitarian Left in this country. And it’s increasingly obvious that our much-touted “liberal democracy” can’t stand up to it.
Congressman Rose and former FBI special agent Soufan claim that some “white supremacists” traveled to foreign countries and that this justifies labeling certain groups as “foreign terrorist organizations”—which would allow law enforcement to “monitor communications” as well as to “bring charges for providing material support to the designated groups, with appropriately severe penalties attached.”
The FBI obviously should combat terrorism. Yet it should be fighting the act, not selectively going after particular ideologies—especially when entrapment and process crimes are so important to the way the FBI operates.
MSM Journalists know all about FBI misconduct. They’ve written blistering critiques of it when deployed against Muslims or anti-police black extremists:
But when it comes to putting the jackboot on the neck of white Americans, the MSM can’t cheer loudly enough:
(In the last article, Owen proclaimed that the FBI had “finally woken up” i.e. was now targeting white Americans).
And it’s not just journalists. Democrat frontrunner Bernie Sanders bragged in 2015 that he voted against the Patriot Act every time. He said the government has “far too much power to spy on Americans” and there was “too little oversight or disclosure” [Bernie Sanders: It’s Time To End Orwellian Surveillance of Every American, by Bernie Sanders, Time, May 7, 2015]. But more recently he vowed a “war against white nationalism” and beat his chest about how “we’re gonna throw the full force of the law against those people” [Bernie Sanders: We Will Go To War Against White Nationalism And Racism With The Full Force Of The Law, by Tim Hains, RealClearPolitics, August 18, 2019].
We still may get that Soviet-style society he used to admire so much.
It may seem easy to avoid being ensnared in these legal difficulties: just don’t join violent groups.
Yet consider the case of Martin Sellner. The Austrian Identitarian leader received a small sum of money from the Christchurch shooter, whom he didn’t know, before the shooting. The shooter openly declared in his manifesto that wanted to increase government crackdowns as part of an “accelerationist” strategy. And Sellner has indeed been crackdowned: he has essentially been deplatformed, not just from social media, but also from basic personal financial services [The Mark of the Beast, by Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, January 18, 2020].
We keep hearing about how the Trump Administration is secretly following the marching orders of VDARE.com. But this same Trump Administration (or at least the Deep State it seems unable to control) banned Sellner from traveling to the U.S. for his own wedding to an American woman.
Or consider the case of Fred Arena. He was recently sentenced to six months in prison, after being held without bail since November 2019, because he “lied” to the FBI by filling out a form saying he wasn’t a member of any group that “advocates or practices commission of acts of force or violence to discourage others from exercising their rights under the United States Constitution”. The FBI claims Arena was a member of Vanguard America although it offered no hard proof [The War on Dissent: The FBI Gives Man 6 Months in Prison for His Political Beliefs, by Eric Striker, Unz.com, February 14, 2020]
Is Vanguard America inherently violent? The FBI says so. Are Antifa groups that brag about “shutting down” conferences inherently a threat to constitutional rights? The FBI says not. It uses them for intelligence gathering.
Clearly, behavior is not the standard. Ideology is.
And “extremism” can also be continuously redefined. Someone knowing that The Camp of the Saints exists today is a national scandal. Back in 1994, The Camp of the Saints was the subject of an Atlantic Magazine cover story that excerpted the book [Must It Be the Rest Against the West? By Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy, The Atlantic, December 1994].
Perhaps it’s best to avoid events and just post flyers? Well, that might get you in law enforcement’s sights too.
The Anti-Defamation League (see above) just posted an hysterical claim that “white supremacist propaganda” had hit an “all-time high in 2019” [ADL: White Supremacist Propaganda Distribution Hit All-Time High in 2019, Anti-Defamation League, February 12, 2020]. Your tax dollars then subsidized a scaremongering NPR story, with the Anti-Defamation League holding forth about the dangers of “flyers, stickers, actual materials that are then posted either in the public square, on college campuses, sometimes on mosques or synagogues” [White Supremacist Propaganda More Than Doubled In 2019, ADL Reports, by David Greene, NPR, February 13, 2020].
These flyers included such scandalous slogans as “Defend America,” “Nationalism not Globalism,” “Protect American Workers” and “One Nation Against Invasion.”
But this is newsworthy and deserving of police investigation.
Keep your head down and simply avoid any political involvement or just work for a government job? Well, banks are already refusing to do business with federal contractors who work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement [Banks refusing to do business with people who do work for I.C.E. – that could soon be a big problem for them, by James Lewis, Law Enforcement Today, February 15, 2020].
Republican senators led by Marco Rubio are pushing a bill that would remove FDIC insurance from big banks pursuing this policy.
But Rubio also said “banks have a right to deny funds in certain businesses, but they shouldn’t enjoy taxpayer-provided guarantees if they are undermining the public policy of the United States” [Rubio, Cotton Launch Plan To Pursue Big Banks Refusing Services To ICE, by John Binder, Breitbart, February 13, 2020].
In other words, there is no GOP/ GAP legislation forthcoming to defend the First Amendment (which I’d consider public policy of the United States), merely to defend an agency that will be abolished if the Democrats take over anyway.
Illegal immigrants, many of whom have stolen social security numbers, can obtain bank accounts and mortgages. However, if your politics lean right you can be denied not just a bank account but practically all financial services.
And the GOP/GAP will not help you.
We’re in a transition period, as state control is transferred from the Historic American Nation to the post-white majority, post-America of the future. This hijacking should be called State Conquest, as in post-Afrikaner South Africa.
Post-America will be a Cultural Marxist confessional state, the “secular theocracy” Paul Gottfried warned us about.
If you are not sufficiently worshipful towards diversity, you will be cut out of the economy, if not outright arrested.
The old ideal of classical liberalism and the “marketplace of ideas” is dead. The Occupation Governments of the West will only allow certain ideas to be discussed. Any kind of positive white identity, or even a traditionalist American identity, are not among them.
Of course, we’re not quite there yet. Patriots do have rights, and we are fighting for them, regardless of what the future holds.
It would be glib to say that we will inevitably win.
However—unless Trump wakes up and defends his increasingly deplatformed and demonetized supporters against the Tech Totalitarians—it’s clear that “liberal democracy,” the neutral rights-based, individualist system that nobody outside Conservatism Inc. seems really to believe in, is going to lose.
James Kirkpatrick [Email him |Tweet him @VDAREJamesK] is a Beltway veteran and a refugee from Conservatism Inc. His latest book is Conservatism Inc.: The Battle for the American Right. Read VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow's Preface here.