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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:36 AM

US seen as 'exporter of white supremacist ideology,' says counterterrorism official

After an upsurge in racially motivated attacks around the world, other countries are beginning to regard the United States as an exporter of white supremacism, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official said Friday.

“For almost two decades, the United States has pointed abroad at countries who are exporters of extreme Islamist ideology,” Russell Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told an audience in Washington, D.C. “We are now being seen as the exporter of white supremacist ideology. That’s a reality with which we are going to have to deal.”

Travers said there is now a global movement of what he termed “racially motivated violent extremism,” or RMVE (pronounced “rem-vee”), fueled by a wide variety of motivations and facilitated by social media and other online communications.

“A large percentage of RMVE attackers in recent years have either displayed outreach to like-minded individuals or groups or referenced early attackers as sources of inspiration,” he said.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/america-seen-as-exporter-of-white-supremacist-ideology-says-us-counterterrorism-official-232420985.html

Newsflash: There's no "clash of civilizations" between Western and Islamic civilizations. There's a secret love affair of sorts between the worst of the worst present in both (White nationalists, right wing authoritarians, right wing evangelicals, people who see George Soros and "cultural Marxism" behind everything for the former and Al Qaeda, ISIS, other groups, and government regimes like Saudi Arabia and Iran for the later); they shore each other up, they hold the other side up as the definition of that civilization, they try to produce a clear benefit from the work of that other side, and sometimes they even help the other side out directly. This is just the latest manifestation of that fact.

They need each other more than we (Both in the West and Muslims) need them. It's time to realize that.

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Reply US seen as 'exporter of white supremacist ideology,' says counterterrorism official (Original post)
ck4829 Nov 2019 OP
Hortensis Nov 2019 #1
calimary Nov 2019 #2
dalton99a Nov 2019 #3
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2019 #6
uponit7771 Nov 2019 #7
Pepsidog Nov 2019 #4
Kid Berwyn Nov 2019 #5
Initech Nov 2019 #8

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:45 AM

1. All extremists, left, right, secular, regligious have many huge interests,

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characteristics, and beliefs in common. Including their common giant enemy of the normal peoples of the world who aren't interested in blowing up others or their own world because it's imperfect.

Yes, they understand, even respect, and certainly need each other to justify their own existence, but that's kind of different from a love affair. Extremists, violent and nonviolent, are mercifully always small minorities, though, and hardly the whole world.

The clash of civilizations between Enlightenment, humanist, science directed cultures and religious authoritarian cultures still rooted in pre-science and pre- Age of Reason ideologies is very real, and extremists need and inflame it in order to flourish. We have one going right here in the U.S. between the various fear-driven, anti-science, anti-reason, liberalism-hating, Dark Ages relicts and the rest of us.

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:14 AM

2. Two words: Steve Bannon.

He has personally been doing this, all by his widdle self. Carrying his brand of white supremacy to Europe. Trying to plant seeds in what he hopes will be fertile ground.

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:16 AM

3. The Republican Party is the world's largest white-supremacist organization

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:40 PM

6. yep ...

See first link in my 'sig'.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:45 PM

7. +1, what are they going to say after red don is in jail?!?!! We weren't really racist?!?!

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:29 AM

4. So much for American Exceptionalism. The road back starts with destroying Fox.

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:29 AM

5. The Horrifying American Roots of Nazi Eugenics

by Edwin Black

Edwin Black is the author of "IBM and the Holocaust" and "War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race," from which the following article is drawn.

Hitler and his henchmen victimized an entire continent and exterminated millions in his quest for a co-called "Master Race."

But the concept of a white, blond-haired, blue-eyed master Nordic race didn't originate with Hitler. The idea was created in the United States, and cultivated in California, decades before Hitler came to power. California eugenicists played an important, although little known, role in the American eugenics movement's campaign for ethnic cleansing.

Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed "unfit," preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype. Elements of the philosophy were enshrined as national policy by forced sterilization and segregation laws, as well as marriage restrictions, enacted in twenty-seven states. In 1909, California became the third state to adopt such laws. Ultimately, eugenics practitioners coercively sterilized some 60,000 Americans, barred the marriage of thousands, forcibly segregated thousands in "colonies," and persecuted untold numbers in ways we are just learning. Before World War II, nearly half of coercive sterilizations were done in California, and even after the war, the state accounted for a third of all such surgeries.

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https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/1796

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Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:37 PM

8. It seems time and time again that we are the evil empire.

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