During a recent commencement speech at Howard University, President Joe Biden said that “white supremacy” is one of America’s biggest threats at the moment. Mr. Biden stressed that he wasn’t “just saying” it because he was speaking at an HBCU.
Okay, Mr. President.
When questioned about Biden’s comments on MSNBC over the weekend, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas doubled down on Biden’s allegation.
Is white supremacy that big of a problem, the anchor asked Mayorkas.
“It tragically is,” Mayorkas answered. “And the terrorism context, domestic violent extremism is our greatest threat right now. Individuals are driven to violence because of ideologies of hate, anti-government sentiment, false narratives, personal grievances. Regrettably, we have seen a rise in white supremacy. The principal underlying our work is that when one community is targeted, Jonathan, when one community is targeted, we as a country are targeted.”
This all to contextualize why, perhaps, we as Americans shouldn’t be shocked by the recent revelation that Mayorkas’ DHS is targeting “suburban moms” for “deradicalization” to crack down on mis and disinformation.
You know, like Hunter Biden’s laptop, or Russia Gate —this is giving off strong Disinformation Governance Board vibes.
According to the Foundation for Freedom Online, “the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has devised yet another dystopian program for domestic thought control: pushing citizens to monitor each others’ political beliefs under the guise of ‘deradicalization.’”
This was revealed by new documents obtained by America First Legal (AFL) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The FOIA files show DHS’s Office of Terrorism and Violence Prevention (“OTVTP,” now known as “CP3”) using taxpayer dollars in January 2021 to screenwrite an online “Choose Your Own Adventure”-style video series to “deradicalize” friends and family.
DHS’s “radicalization suspects” in the video screenplays are not violent terrorists or extremists. They are typical everyday Americans with typical everyday American opinions.
For example, DHS constructs a detailed profile for “Ann,” a “middle-aged pro-life advocate” — she is a “suburban Mom” surrounded by stock footage of “laundry” and “Minivan” who “has become increasingly more concerned about the welfare of other children:”
Ann is an example of an ordinary American who happens to have a pro-life opinion. But according to DHS, an agency first created to stop another 9/11, this opinion warrants a government-funded video training instructing her entire community to treat her as a radical, and to take real-life action against her First Amendment-protected statements.
When will Biden and Mayorkas stop attacking ordinary Americans for exercising rights protected under the Constitution and focus on stopping the 10,000 migrants waltzing into the country every day?
Maybe not until November 6, 2024.