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The New American
The New American
27 May 2023
R. Cort Kirkwood

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In keeping with its lie that “white supremacists” are the greatest domestic security threat, the Department of Homeland Security has used tax money to claim that mainstream conservative organizations are part of a white supremacist pyramid of extremism that includes neo-Nazis. 

Included in the pyramid are Fox News, the Republican Party, the Heritage Foundation, and The John Birch Society, a report from the Media Research Center (MRC) revealed this week. 

An Antifa terror sympathizer used the pyramid at a university seminar to trumpet the nonexistent threat.

Yet the illegitimate spending and programs it paid for are not surprising. President Joe Biden and his top officials have been attempting to link mainstream conservatives to white supremacists since Day 1 of his administration.

The Report

Assembled with documents MRC pried out of the hands of grant recipients and other organizations, the 49-page report found that the DHS’s Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention Grant Program [TVTP] spent nearly $39,611,999 “to teach ‘media literacy and online critical thinking initiatives,’ among other initiatives, in an effort to weaponize TVTP against conservatives, Christians and the Republican Party.”

Perhaps the most disturbing grantee was a leftist outfit at the University of Dayton. It pocketed $352,109 to establish something called PREVENTS-OH, which would “draw on the expertise of the University of Dayton faculty” to fight “domestic violence extremism and hate movements.”

These days, “domestic violence extremism and hate movements” means anyone even slightly right of center.

PREVENTS-OH hosted seminars that included one Michael Loadenthal, an Antifa terror sympathizer who displayed the “pyramid of far-right radicalization.” The pyramid connected mainstream groups such as JBS and the National Rifle Association at the bottom to neo-Nazi groups at the top.

Second-tier “far-right” groups are Infowars, Breitbart, and PragerU. Third-tier groups include the National Policy Institute and the Daily Stormer, while the fourth tier identifies groups by symbols without disclosing their names. 

At another “white nationalism workshop,” Loadenthal “explained how ‘antifascists’ could ‘pressure financial services’ like ‘GoFundMe, Patreon, PayPal, Venmo’ and others or ‘pressure retailers’ like Amazon and ‘service providers’ like ‘AirBnB’ and ‘Tinder’ in order to ‘kick people off.’”

Continued the report:

Loadenthal likewise complained about “right-wing” social media platforms that provide “free speech” and celebrated “de-platform[ing]” so-called fascists (which he used interchangeably with “the right”) from Twitter and Facebook. He even gave specific advice on how to create dummy accounts on social media platforms like Gab, Telegram and Rumble in order to “paralyze” movements and “manufacture … infighting.” Loadenthal seemed particularly venomous towards the existence of encrypted messenger service Telegram, calling it “a cesspool of awful.”

In his presentation, Loadenthal boasted openly that “a lot of things we’re doing are illegal” and “a lot of it involves breaking the law.” [Emphasis added by MRC.]

He claimed this was necessary because “hate speech is more than speech. It’s materiality. It’s organizing. It’s mobilization. It’s not an exchange of ideas in the marketplace and the best one wins. It’s something else. It’s the strategic deployment of organizational energy and power.”

Censorship efforts are not enough to fight against so-called fascists, Loadenthal outrageously claimed, also calling for a more aggressive approach. “To deny people that, to shut down their websites, to close their meetings, [and] to physically prevent them from assembling in public. This is the belief,” he claimed.

Loadenthal also displayed infographic instructions to teach attendees how to “infiltrate” social media platforms to “identify targets, create dossiers … surveil, interfere, misdirect [and] disrupt” those the left opposes.

Not surprisingly, Loadenthal is “a self-proclaimed member of Antifa whose Twitter feed is rife with posts celebrating acts of leftwing violence (often against police officers),” the report disclosed (links in each word are as reported by MRC). As you can see, Loadenthal blocked access to most of those tweets.

Another seminar speaker compared Donald Trump to Khmer Rouge tyrant Pol Pot, whose communist regime murdered almost two million people between 1975 and 1979. 

A third crackpot claimed that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis would conduct a second “Holocaust.”

No Surprise From Mayorkas

Also not surprisingly, MRC reported, the grants moved forward “at the behest of Biden’s embattled DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, who called the program a “priority … of the highest importance.” 

That priority is linking mainstream conservatives to “white supremacists” to shut them up … and shut down opposition to the Biden administration.

Since Biden took office, he, Mayorkas, and other top officials have falsely claimed that “white supremacists” are the greatest domestic national security threat.

“White supremacy … is the single most dangerous terrorist threat in our homeland,” Biden told graduates of Howard University two weeks ago. “And I’m not just saying this because I’m at a Black HBCU [historically black college/university]. I say this wherever I go.”

Last month, Mayorkas repeated the lie before black race hustler Al Sharpton’s anti-white National Action Network. “The most prominent threat is the threat of white supremacists,” Mayorkas told NAN’s worthies.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testified likewise in 2021.

And, “The violent, deadly insurrection on the Capitol nine months ago, it was about white supremacy,” Biden said of the mostly peaceful protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. In other words, Trump supporters are white supremacists.