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  • New ‘extremism’ laws come into effect 16th March – Britain

    03/16/2024 7:07:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    Breaking News: The open borders, lockdown addicted, mandatory JAB pushing, WEF Govt of tiny Rishi Sunak are introducing new legal definitions of terrorism. Critics of the WEF, UN, EU, NATO and the WHO Treaty can expect a knock at the door. Here are the new diktats from WEF Sunak and Co. Under the new definition, which comes into force on Thursday, extremism is “the promotion or advancement of an ideology based on violence, hatred or intolerance, that aims to: 1. negate or destroy the fundamental rights and freedoms of others; or
  • Yellen Defends Spying on MAGA [semi-satire]

    02/11/2024 9:38:32 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Feb 2024 | John Semmens
    Treasury Department investigators in its Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) demanded that banks scour customer transactions for key terms like MAGA and Trump. During a Senate Banking Committee hearing Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said "FinCEN was created to stop money laundering, not spy on Americans. Why would they be targeting Republicans' purchases at Cabela's, Dick's Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shops?" "Senator, you are forgetting that President Biden has declared that Trump and MAGA are enemies of democracy," Yellen replied. "The President's assessment was the logical inference from Trump's incitement of his MAGA followers to seize power after his defeat...
  • Culture War, Whether We Like It or Not

    02/09/2024 7:19:18 AM PST · by budj · 3 replies
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | Feb, 2024 | Anthony Esolen
    Conservatives have failed to see that arguments do not matter. My whole career in the classroom has been guided by one principle. Namely, that it is my job is to introduce young people to the goodness, the beauty, and the wisdom of excellent works of literature, art, and human thought, without regard to any political use to which knowledge of these works might be put. I detest when literature is wrenched away from its essence, which is to delight us in its teaching us about ourselves and the world, and is commandeered for one or another kind of gain. It...
  • Watchlisted: You're Probably Already On A Government Extremism List

    01/25/2024 9:00:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 01/25/2024 | John & Nisha Whitehead
    “In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.”- Hunter S. ThompsonAccording to the FBI, you may be an anti-government extremist if you’ve:a) purchased a Bible or other religious materials,b) used terms like “MAGA” and “Trump,”c) shopped at Dick’s Sporting Goods, Cabela’s, or Bass Pro Shops,d) purchased tickets to travel by bus, cars, or plane,e) all of the above.In fact, if you selected any of those options in recent years, you’re probably already on a government watchlist.That’s how broadly the government’s net is being cast in its pursuit of domestic extremists.We’re all fair game now, easy...
  • Exclusive: Donald Trump Followers Targeted by FBI as 2024 Election Nears - Creates 'MAGA' Extremist Category

    10/04/2023 10:03:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 10/04/2023 | WILLIAM M. ARKIN
    The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter: Donald Trump's army of MAGA followers.The challenge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary federal agency charged with law enforcement, is to pursue and prevent what it calls domestic terrorism without direct reference to political parties or affiliations—even though the vast majority of its current "anti-government" investigations are of Trump supporters, according to classified data obtained by Newsweek."The FBI is...
  • Arizona Dems Thwart Law Enforcement [semi-satire]

    07/09/2023 9:47:09 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 July 2023 | John Semmens
    Arizona law prohibits most abortions after the baby has reached 15 weeks of age in the womb. However, the state's top Democrats have ensured that this law will not be enforced. Attorney General Kris Mayes says she will not enforce this law. Gov. Katie Hobbs issued an executive order barring county prosecutors from prosecuting anyone for violating this law. Hobbs justified her refusal to allow the enforcement of the post-15-week ban on abortion by contending that "a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy takes priority over the legislature's misguided attempt to negate this right. Fortunately Kris and I are on...
  • "Mitigating Circumstances" Result in Plea Deal [semi-satire]

    05/21/2023 10:45:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 May 2023 | John Semmens
    On September 18, 2022, 42-year-old left-wing radical Shannon Brandt intentionally drove his SUV over and killed 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson. Brandt told arresting officers that he did it "because that kid was a dangerous right-wing extremist." While the facts of the case and the admission of the perpetrator clearly show the type of premeditation warranting a charge of first degree murder and a life sentence in prison, prosecutor Kara Brinster of the Foster County, North Dakota State's Attorney's office negotiated the charge down to manslaughter "because there were mitigating circumstances in this case." "Brandt's lawyer made a strong case for a...
  • What is the definition of extremism?

    05/21/2023 10:02:47 AM PDT · by Habanero · 33 replies
    Political Potatoes ^ | 5/21/23 | Gregory Graf
    Extremism is when someone is so invested in their rigid belief in a cause or ideology that they reject any other viewpoint and are willing to use abusive and harmful tactics to shut down those they believe to be in their way. Aggressive defense of their ideology may include violence to enforce their belief system.
  • New Group Forms to Combat What They Call Extremism and Political Violence

    04/27/2023 6:18:02 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Idaho Dispatch ^ | April 26, 2023 | Sarah Clendenon
    A new group is taking shape in Idaho to push back on what they call “extremism” and “political violence.” Idaho Leaders United refers to their business members as “messengers,” and calls on these messengers to help end political speech the group does not approve of. Their website explains, “ILU messengers leverage their personal and professional networks to speak out against bigoted and violent appeals and remind fellow Idahoans that we are better off when we work together across divides without resorting to extremism.” Leaders of the group include Tommy Ahlquist – CEO BVA Development, Doug Gross – Gross Farms, Odette...
  • FBI Misrepresents Popular Internet Slang Words, Labels Them as ‘Extremism’

    04/10/2023 6:40:43 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 58 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 10 Apr, 2023 | Eric Lendrum
    On Monday, FBI documents exposed to the public revealed that the investigative agency has deliberately misrepresented the meaning of numerous popular Internet slang terms, and has used this misinterpretations to label them as signs of “violent extremism.” As reported by Fox News, the documents were made public through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project. The documents show that numerous popular phrases and terms have been flagged as indicators of “Involuntary Celibate Violent Extremism” or “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism.” The documents focus particularly on young men who are known as “incels,” short...
  • The Null Hypothesis

    03/23/2023 3:53:16 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    GemState.Substack ^ | March 19, 2023 | Brian Almon
    I’ve noticed something strange since I came to Idaho nearly five years ago. Many Republicans whose families migrated to this region before Idaho was even a state are the most outspoken voices against what they call extremism. I have heard accusations that issues such as CRT and Queer Theory in public schools were never issues before the great migration from the West Coast, rather they are mirages created by activists to use for political gain. This is strange to me because maintaining that belief requires an incredible amount of deliberate ignorance and cognitive dissonance. Imagine your neighbor rushing over to...
  • Egyptian researcher: ‘Islam has a problem with other religions, human rights, civil values, and personal liberties

    02/28/2023 5:03:42 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | February 27, 2023 | Robert Spencer
    It would be interesting to see a “moderate Muslim” spokesman in the West, one of the legion who hoodwink conservatives by claiming that Islam, rightly understood, is peaceful and benign, discuss or debate these assertions with Islam Behery, or try to refute what he says here. Instead, they will ignore it. Now, why is that? “Egyptian Researcher Islam Behery: Mainstream Islamic Scholarship Is Radical, Leads To Terrorism – It Seeks To Wage Jihad, Spread Islam,” MEMRI, January 29, 2023: https://www.memri.org/tv/egyptian-researcher-behery-islamic-jurisprudence-needs-reform-terrorism-jihad Egyptian researcher Islam Behery said in a January 29, 2023 interview on Sky News Arabia (UAE) that like other fields...
  • You must be having a laugh! Yes Minister and The Thick of It were among the satire programmes flagged by beleaguered counter-terror Prevent scheme for 'encouraging far-right sympathies'

    02/20/2023 7:35:33 AM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2023 | Sam Merriman, Chris Hastings & David Barrett
    Some of Britain’s most popular sitcoms and greatest works of literature were flagged as potential signs of far-Right extremism by a counter-terror programme. The flagship Prevent scheme, recently the subject of a scathing audit, singled out comedies Yes Minister and The Thick Of It, the 1955 epic war film The Dam Busters, and even The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare as possible red flags of extremism. It said the works of fiction were ‘key texts’ for ‘white nationalists/supremacists’. A report by Prevent’s Research Information and Communications Unit (RICU) described how far-Right extremists promoted ‘reading lists’ on online bulletin boards. And...
  • Anglican Church and UK condemn desecration of Jerusalem graves

    01/04/2023 12:36:32 PM PST · by euram · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | January 4 2023 | Yolande Knell
    Jewish extremists have been blamed for the vandalism. Standing next to the vandalised grave of the second Anglican bishop of Jerusalem, Samuel Gobat, he said there had been a recent increase in spitting at Christians and attacks on their holy sites.
  • Outgoing GOP governor: Voters in battleground states ‘aren’t interested in extremism’

    11/14/2022 12:38:54 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/14/2022 | JULIA MUELLER
    Outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) says the midterm elections results indicate voters in swing states “aren’t interested in extremism.” “I think the biggest issue that played out in the midterms … is voters, generally speaking, especially in battleground states, aren’t interested in extremism. They just aren’t,” Baker, who did not seek reelection this year, told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead.”
  • Oprah Winfrey turns her back on Dr Oz and endorses Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania Senate race despite 20 years on set with the television doctor

    11/04/2022 12:10:41 AM PDT · by libh8er · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11.3.2022 | Harriet Alexander
    Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night turned on the TV doctor she propelled to stardom - saying she would vote for Dr Mehmet Oz's rival John Fetterman in their battle to be elected to the Senate. Oz, a Turkish-American surgeon, and Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, are neck-and-neck ahead of next week's election. Winfrey turned Oz into a household name when she appeared on his show in 2003, and invited him onto hers in 2004. He would go on to make more than 60 appearances on her hugely influential daytime show. Yet on Thursday, the 68-year-old media mogul said...
  • Climate change is fueling extremism, raising tempers along with temperatures

    09/28/2022 5:43:56 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    The Los Angeles Times via MSN ^ | September 28, 2022 | By Anita Chabria, Erika D. Smith
    It's hard to explain just how much some people in rural California dislike and distrust the rest of us, especially Gov. Gavin Newsom. It's not something hidden under the surface, and it's not just the radical fringe. Drive up past Sacramento, and there's a real sense among many that urban California has betrayed them, ravaged their resources and simply doesn't respect or value their way of life. There's no denying that the extremist turn of MAGA Republicanism is flourishing throughout the state's pastoral parts. As climate change worsens, water gets more scarce and the land becomes hotter, drier and harder...
  • Hillary Clinton: Lessons to Be Learned from 9/11 About ‘Extremism’ During This Time in Our Country

    09/11/2022 6:56:01 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/11/2022 | Pam Key
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that there were lessons that could be learned from what happened to us on September 11, 2001 and we should be “very aware of during this time in our country.” Clinton said, “Every time we approach September 11, I do think about everything that I saw, all the people that I met, the families of those who lost loved ones. So it is indelibly part of my memories, and I feel grateful that we were able to come together as a country at that really terrible...
  • Poll: 56 Percent View Joe Biden’s ‘Extremism’ Speech as Unacceptable

    09/06/2022 9:35:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/06/2022 | Wendell Husebo
    Fifty-six percent of general election voters view President Joe Biden’s speech, where he cast Republicans as “threats to the foundations of our republic,” as unacceptable, a Tuesday Trafalgar Group poll found. The poll asked respondents, “What is your opinion of President Biden’s recent primetime address to the nation in which he accused his political opponents of representing ‘an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic’?”
  • Joe Biden Trashes ‘MAGA Agenda’ as ‘Extremism that Threatens Very Foundations of Our Republic’

    09/04/2022 9:37:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/04/2022 | Simon Kent
    President Joe Biden took to social media on Sunday to trash what he called the “MAGA agenda,” dismissing it and those Republicans who follow it as threats to the very fabric of America. He sneered on Twitter: “The MAGA agenda represents an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic. It doesn’t respect our Constitution. It doesn’t believe in the rule of law. And it doesn’t recognise the will of the people.”