A new report is confirming what many have suspected for years: The Biden administration is allegedly pressuring FBI agents via top officials to “find” crimes that support the president’s “domestic extremism” talking points.
Going back to 2021, federal law enforcement targeted parents at school board meetings as terroristic threats for speaking out. Over the course of Biden’s term, we’ve also seen top FBI and DOJ brass, including Dir. Christopher Wray and AG Merrick Garland, repeatedly assert that “domestic extremism,” specifically white supremacy, is the nation’s top threat.
AG Merrick Garland: “In the FBI’s view, the top domestic violent extremist threat comes from racially or ethically motivated violent extremists specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race.”
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 15, 2021
According to rank-and-file agents, though, the demand for such crimes far outstrips the supply. The report comes via The Washington Times.
“The demand for White supremacy” coming from FBI headquarters “vastly outstrips the supply of White supremacy,” said one agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find.”
This isn’t surprising. How many stories do you actually hear of real, violent white supremacist attacks in this country? No one is denying that cosplaying nazis exist and that they never commit racially motivated crimes, but their numbers are so minuscule and their threat so small that it’s extremely rare that you see a direct attack. On no planet does that add up to being the nation’s top domestic threat.
Yet, the Biden administration has made one of its chief talking points that white supremacy and “right-wing extremism” is the preeminent threat of our time. It’s been a political boon for the White House as they seek to then paint their Republican opponents as either participants in or instigators of such ideology.
“We are sort of the lapdogs as the actual agents doing these sorts of investigations, trying to find a crime to fit otherwise First Amendment-protected activities,” he said. “If they have a Gadsden flag and they own guns and they are mean at school board meetings, that’s probably a domestic terrorist.”
Also included in the Times’ report is a quote from a man named Brian Levin, who purports to study hate crimes in the United States. Per his findings, hate crimes rose by 20% in 2021.
“Mr. Levin, an independent, said White supremacist ideology consistently motivates the most deadly hate-fueled attacks. He noted a concerning rise in online extremism among White supremacist groups.”
“We have these ticking time bombs walking around like Buffalo or Mother Emanuel church,” he said, referring to mass shootings where Blacks were targeted. “That’s something that we really have to have to address. White supremacy is absolutely something that we have to look at as not only a hate crime issue but a national security issue.”
Notice the examples given by Levin. We know that black-on-Asian hate crimes spiked dramatically over the last few years, yet he decides to list two white supremacist shootings, one of which occurred seven years ago. Isn’t that kind of making the point? The nod to “online extremism” also seems very convenient. What does that even really mean? How can you even quantify it given you can’t know how serious any one post might be?
Again, the idea isn’t that white supremacy doesn’t exist. Of course, it does. But is it the nation’s top domestic threat? I just don’t see the evidence of that, and these FBI agents that are choosing to speak out are clearly frustrated with the politicization going on. Meanwhile, far more prevalent crimes, taking far more lives are spiking out of control in the United States while the FBI seems solely focused on bolstering Joe Biden’s talking points. That’s not how things are supposed to work, but when the federal bureaucracy is so politically compromised, this is what you get.