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Elizabeth Warren has a New Target – White Nationalism

According to CNBC, Sen Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, a candidate for president of the United States, has found a new target for her ire besides billionaires. She has rolled out a plan to do battle with the scourge of white nationalism. Her plan makes references to Charlottesville, the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, and the El Paso Walmart mass shooting.

Warren also adroitly ties President Trump, whom she accuses of fanning the flames of white nationalism with his rhetoric, and the availability of guns, which she would like to curtail. She sees a rise in right-wing hate crimes as a major threat to the United States.

One problem with Warren’s new plan is that Trump’s Department of Homeland Security is already on the case, according to a recent article in the Atlantic. The article notes some interesting statistics.

“Public statistics show that white supremacists now represent the deadliest extremists in the United States—for instance, the Anti-Defamation League has reported that last year, white supremacists perpetrated 39 of 50 domestic extremism-related killings in the United States. (The same year saw only one death linked to jihadist terrorism in the U.S.) Yet at the federal level, statistics are imperfect and unevenly reported; the ADL also notes that more than 1,000 law-enforcement agencies didn’t report their data on hate crimes to the FBI, leaving huge gaps in the nationwide picture.”

The fact that Islamist murders were so low in 2018 may be attributed to the Trump administration’s concentration on the threat. The mass killings by jihadists that took place at Fort Hood, Orlando, and San Bernardino were not that long ago. The Atlantic article suggests that the Islamist terrorist threat still exists, especially with the destruction of the ISIS Caliphate and the prospect of fighters returning to their countries of origin, including the United States.

The administration is also concerned about the entry of criminal gangs into the United States across the southern border, particularly MS-13. The atrocities committed by gangs and drug cartels tend not to get lumped into hate crime statistics because they tend to be motivated by revenge or the need to terrorize immigrant communities into obedience.

Then, there is the so-called Antifa, a loosely organized group of domestic terrorists who tend to commit violence based on ideology rather than racial hatred. Antifa tends to be a mirror image of white nationalist groups, attracting some of the same types of people, those being disaffected white males. Charlottesville featured street battles between groups such as the Neo-Nazis and Antifa, for a while unimpeded by the police.

A question arises, are white racists as big a threat as – say – the Antifa?

One of the problems is that some state and local governments, the media, and private groups tend to downplay the threat of the Antifa as compared to white nationalists, the ADL for example. But even that organization noted:

“Antifa have expanded their definition of fascist/fascism to include not just white supremacists and other extremists, but also many conservatives and supporters of President Trump.  In Berkeley, for example, some Antifa were captured on video harassing Trump supporters with no known extremist connections.  Antifa has also falsely characterized some recent right-wing rallies as ‘Nazi’ events, even though they were not actually white supremacist in nature.”

One case involved an independent conservative journalist named Andy Ngo, who was filming Antifa violence at a demonstration in Portland, Oregon. Antifa beat him so severely that he suffered a brain injury. According to the Hill, Ngo’s attackers have yet to be charged. In the meantime, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, among others, has introduced legislation that would designate Antifa as domestic terrorists.

Andy Ngo, a gay, Asian American, has not gotten a lot of sympathy from the left. An article in Rolling Stone suggested that he is a “right-wing troll” engaged in “demonizing” Antifa. He has even been accused of exaggerating his injuries and even provoking the attack.

The fact that Antifa is conspicuous by its absence from Warren’s policy proposal raises some questions. Does she regard Antifa as domestic terrorists that need the same amount of attention as white nationalists? Is violence commuted by one group less serious than that committed by another based solely on the motivating ideology? The answer to those and other questions could be seen as illuminating.

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  2. Let me know when someone shoots her.

    • Pukey Hontest doesn’t have enough arrows in her quiver. She needs to travel across the ocean to where she would fit in.

    • Oh please, don’t say that.

      The woman is strange to say the least and those stupid “Arm-wagging’s” drive me insane.

      Can you imagine how much damage she can do among the beautiful items all over the White House…everything will have to be on upper shelves.

  3. I mean really, has she ever had an original idea of her own!? Everything she brings up has been brought up by others! She is such a poor candidate! The best of this bunch is Gabbard!

  4. Enough already Pocahonky.You are as white as the driven snow.A ‘NATIONALIST’,be him/her white,black,brown,red or yellow is a person who puts his/her country and it’s people first.Socialist Pocahonky ISN’T a ‘NATIONALIST’,because she puts the U.S. and it’s people LAST!#socialismsucks #socialismtakes #capitalismrocks #capitalismmakes #votesocialistdemsout #votetrump2020 #vote(R)ed2020 #keepamericagreat #letfreedomring

  5. The left wing is blaming their crimes on to the right wing. They need to start taking the blame for their crimes, admit them and do the time.

  6. The left is not going to say anything about antifa because they are the lefts brown shirts (nazi Gestapo). None of the democrats will accuse them of any wrongdoing.

    • They cannot even be bothered to say anything against MS-13 or illegal foreigners engaged in capital crimes, so it stands to reason that they would not admonish Antifa.

  7. She is stupid. Everything she says is insane.

  8. All I know is that white people had better start paying more attention to these usurpers who wish to eradicate them for the mere reason that they are white.

  9. Wow! The very brightest of the DNC brain trust! Who will she hate next??

  10. Lizzy Warren has got to go. Good for nothing except getting paid, for money she hasn’t earned, and shooting off her big trap.
    Worth several million dollars, paid $350k a year by Harvard for teaching one course, same with her husband, yet she is for the middle class. What a joke she is!

  11. White Nationalist?!!! Her skin is whiter than a Klansman’s sheet.

    • A white nationalist is a White person who advocates for the existence of a nation comprised solely of White people. This is not necessarily wrong, but it most certainly is not for the United States or any State therein. No government official, no legislator, no judge, no law enforcement agent, no military officer, no minuteman, no mercenary, no bounty hunter, no government attorney and no social worker, in the service of the United States or any jurisdiction therein, should ever support any ethnic nationalism ensured at the force of law, be it White nationalism, Black nationalism, Latino nationalism, Asiatic nationalism, Semitic nationalism, Hindi nationalism, Buddhist nationalism, Jewish nationalism, Christian nationalism, Islamic nationalism, Mormon nationalism, LGBTQ nationalism or whatever. However, plain nationalism in and of itself, such as United States nationalism and as opposed to globalism or cosmopolitanism, is perfectly fine.

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  15. Everything is very open with a really clear description of the issues.
    It was definitely informative. Your website is useful. Thank you for sharing!

  16. All of this bullshit about White supremacy reminds me of the Obama tenure when he tried to sell the world that the United States is not exceptional.
    If we’re not exceptional, why do so many countries depend on our foreign aid for their existence ?
    One example that had been in the news frequently lately, Ukraine.
    Folks, I’m White and proud of it and I have friends of color that are proud of their ethnicity.
    It appears certain groups are wanting to divide our country and are doing a great job of it. It all started about 11 years ago.
    The Democrats seem to be mainly responsible for this attitude.

    • But providing foreign aid does not equate to being exceptional. It requires an assumption that the act of providing is not a burden to the provider. We are not exceptional if we cannot adequately provide for ourselves. The two political parties have disparate ideas about what constitutes “adequate”. The Democratic Party would like to focus on providing more social safety nets to all inhabitants of the United States, be those inhabitants United States citizens or foreign nationals. The Republican Party would like to focus on expanding law enforcement services while permitting a less restrictive domestic commercial environment.

  17. Just like Ovomit. Every time she opens her mouth another lie comes out. Does anyone with a functioning brain cell really want her to be POTUS?

  18. So Lizzie, what are you White or Indigenous? You are totally disgusting whatever you are!

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  20. Warren, wants our guns, and that’s a fact. Apparently she has this world she lives in, and it’s a world of a millionaire status.
    To serve the people is the first thing that should be on her mind,
    but unfortunately she doesn’t notice the majority of people in the United States wants something completely different than what she is saying.
    Reality is going to visit her very soon, and President Trump will prevail.
    Keep America Great
    In 20/20 TRUMP

  21. E. WARREN CAN KISS MY WHITE NATIONALIST ASS

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  23. Thus far Antifa, be it a terrorist organization or not, is not nearly as lethal as the Ku Klux Klan or the various neo-Nazi organizations, which have a long history of extreme violence. However, undeniably Mara Salvatrucha, MS-13, is most lethal, and none of the Democratic Party candidates for President of the United States acknowledge that MS-13 is even more threatening than the totality of white supremacist organizations. We should be holding the task of warding off murderers and rapists at a higher priority than the types of criminals who only commit violence at the level of battery and assault, or destruction of property not belonging to them.

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