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Buttigieg Calls Out ‘Hateful’ Right-Wingers Spreading ‘Replacement Theory’ That Spawned Buffalo Shooting

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg made it clear Sunday that the Biden administration does indeed see the mass shooting that took place in Buffalo on Saturday as a hate crime and that some right-wingers have helped spread the sort of hatred that allegedly led Payton Gendron to shoot and kill 10 people, most of them black.

Buttigieg was a guest on “Face the Nation,” and was asked by host Margaret Brennan if there needs to be a new law that would make domestic terrorism a crime. The secretary replied:

“This would be a good day for every politician in this country — left, right and center — every media figure in this country — left, right and center — to come out and unequivocally condemn white nationalism, so-called ‘replacement theory’ and any other hateful ideology that could have contributed to something like this.”

“Replacement theory” asserts that white Americans are being replaced by immigrants and minorities as some sort of master plan by Democrats to create a permanent hold on government. Among the most vocal proponents of this bogus theory are Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.

Under the guise of the First Amendment, many on the right have been saying for years that there’s a massive conspiracy afoot to take political power away from whites in the United States. But that change has been taking place for decades as demographic changes happen and many whites have fewer children. It’s not a conspiracy, however. Despite what loons such as Tucker Carlson or his ilk say, the world is not out to get them.

Here’s a thought: If Carlson and others who push replacement theory are so worried, why don’t they start having bigger families? Carlson has four children, but maybe he and his wife should have several more.

Or perhaps Carlson and others on the right need to sit down and stop spreading dangerous lies that inspire people to kill others.

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Heartless Senate Republicans Are Refusing To Support An Asian-American Hate Crimes Bill

For months now — due in large part to former President Donald Trump repeatedly referring to COVID-19 as the “China virus” — attacks on Asian-Americans have been on the rise.

Despite that, Senate Republicans are refusing to support a piece of legislation proposed by Democrats that might help curb the increase in violence against Asian-Americans, CNN reports:

“The bill, introduced by Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono and New York Rep. Grace Meng, would assign a Justice Department official to expedite reviews of potential Covid-19-related hate crimes, establish an online database of such incidents and require new guidance to ‘mitigate racially discriminatory language in describing’ the pandemic, according to a summary of the proposal.”

Sen. Hirono says she doesn’t understand how anyone can be opposed to such a bill:

“We just want to get more information about who’s reaching out — data collection — working with the state and county law enforcement on hate crimes. You would think that all the Republicans would condemn the hate crimes that are being targeted against AAPIs but not enough of them have spoken up.”

Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn tried to suggest that the legislation is a waste of time, but his explanation makes about as much sense as the babbling of an infant:

“Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn told reporters on Monday that the bill is ‘just a messaging vote,’ and wasn’t considered in the typical committee process. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley added that he thinks the Senate should hold off on passing legislation until Attorney General Merrick Garland completes his study on hate crimes. Both Republican senators said they still need to look at Hirono’s bill in more detail.”

Just a messaging vote? What in the hell does that even mean? Passing a bill to protect people who are being attacked due solely to the fact that they are Asian heritage is indeed messaging, and it’s intended to send a powerful message: This will not be tolerated!

But, as usual, Republicans would rather cover their eyes and pretend there’s not a problem. Every last one of them needs to be voted out of office.


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White Supremacists Planned To Use Coronavirus As A Bioweapon For Terror Attacks: Report

As President Trump continues to refer to COVID-19 as a “Chinese virus” in an apparent attempt to stir up hatred among his most ardent supporters, federal law enforcement now has evidence that white supremacist groups in the United States have been discussing use of coronavirus as a bioweapon that could possibly be utilized for domestic terrorist attacks, according to a report from YahooNews:

“White supremacists discussed plans to weaponize coronavirus via ‘saliva,’ a ‘spray bottle’ or ‘laced items,’ according to a weekly intelligence brief distributed by a federal law enforcement division on Feb. 17.

“Federal investigators appeared to be monitoring the white nationalists’ communications on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app that has become popular with neo-Nazis. In the conversations, the white supremacists suggested targeting law enforcement agents and ‘nonwhite’ people with attacks designed to infect them with the coronavirus.”

An intelligence brief written by the Federal Protective Service specifically noted:

“‘Violent extremists continue to make bioterrorism a popular topic among themselves,’ reads the intelligence brief written by the Federal Protective Service, which covered the week of Feb. 17-24. ‘White Racially Motivated Violent Extremists have recently commented on the coronavirus stating that it is an ‘OBLIGATION’ to spread it should any of them contract the virus.'”

At a time when many federal agencies and the White House were attempting to downplay the threat presented by COVID-19, white supremacist groups were already formulating plans to use the virus for their own nefarious purposes, including “targeting … law enforcement and minority communities, with some mention of public places in general.”

The overall goal of the white supremacist movement, based on their own writings and online postings is, to engage in “acts of racial terrorism in order to hasten a war that would cause the breakdown of society.”

One of the leaders of the so-called “accelerationism” movement among white supremacists is neo-Nazi author James Mason:

“In recent years, Mason’s writings became popular among members of the violent neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division and its offshoots. Growing numbers of white supremacists have also expressed interest in ‘accelerationism,’ which involves advocating for extremist attacks with the express goal of provoking a larger societal conflict.”

According to Nick Martin, editor of the Informant, a newsletter that focuses on extremist hate groups, young white supremacists have made Mason a prominent figure in the extremist community:

“There’s a whole branch of neo-Nazism that follows James Mason’s writings and uses his work as kind of their bible. Atomwaffen is part of that, but there are multiple groups that would fall under the same category.”

It remains unclear what moves law enforcement is taking to counter the violent plots of white supremacist groups in the United States, many of which also express support for President Trump’s racist and xenophobic policies.