The FBI arrested a white nationalist in Maryland, who was inspired by a Norwegian terrorist responsible for killing 77 people in 2011. Christopher Paul Hasson, a Coast Guard officer, who was inspired by Donald Trump’s rhetoric, wrote he was “dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth.” His plan included murdering Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Elizabeth Warren, who he identified as “poca warren,” abbreviating Trump’s “Pocahontas” slur for her. He was also plotting to kill CNN and MSNBC journalists. Yesterday, actor Jussie Smollett was arrested and charged in Chicago for faking a hate crime, where he claimed to be attacked by Trump supporters. Guess which of the two Donald Trump tweeted about.
Chicago police said they were upset that Smollett hurt the city’s reputation by staging a fake hate crime. There were 61 hate crimes in Chicago in 2017 and 73 in 2016. Hate crimes faked by a celebrity in the city over the past three years is still at one. Chicago Police, whose union endorsed Trump, only want to talk about that one. You’re not going to hear much about the Coast Guard terrorist from Trump or conservatives. That’s not the narrative they want. They have to portray themselves as the victims.
Regarding Jussie Smollet, we haven’t seen this many Chicago cops chase down a perp since the Blues Brothers.
Victimized Trump supporters is about as believable as Roger Stone’s claim that he thought the cross hair he published next to his judge’s head was actually a Celtic cross.
The White Supremacist inspired by Trump and the Norwegian terrorist had been researching his hate for a while. Starting in 2017, he regularly examined the Norwegian’s manifesto, which led him to websites advertising firearms and tactical equipment, authorities said.
Hasson conducted Web searches inquiring whether senators received Secret Service protection and whether Supreme Court justices had bodyguards. After viewing a headline describing MSNBC host Joe Scarborough’s judgment that the president was “the worst ever,” the Coast Guard lieutenant and former Marine sought information about where Morning Joe show was filmed. Great. Now the guy has made Scarborough a martyr.
Authorities seized 15 firearms, including several long guns and rifles, and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from his basement apartment after executing a search warrant this month. Over the past two years, he had made nearly two dozen purchases of firearms or related equipment and made thousands of visits to websites selling weapons or tactical gear. He was also stockpiling steroids and other growth hormone pills on the advice in the Norwegian’s manifesto. None of the growth hormones or opioids were prescribed.
Hanson called for “focused violence” to “establish a white homeland.” He was obsessed with neo-fascists and new-Nazis. Others on his list included Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who Republicans can’t shut up about) “Sen blumen jew,” as written in his email draft, presumably about Senator Richard Blumenthal.
He wrote a letter to himself calling for a “white homeland” nearly two months after the neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, where torch-carrying white supremacists, who chanted “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil,” clashed with anti-racist protesters.
He was charged with illegally possessing weapons and drugs, but the government said those charges are the “proverbial tip of the iceberg.”
These freaks are out there and it’s hard to tell them apart from the harmless noise makers. Donald Trump yells about there being violence if he’s impeached. This guy was planning violence in the case of Trump’s impeachment. Go figure what inspired that.
Last year, a terrorist, who said he wasn’t a Trump supporter killed eleven worshipers at a Jewish synagogue after he made several postings online echoing Trump’s antisemitic rhetoric.
It hits close to home for me. Last month, someone, who wasn’t using their actual name, posted a photo on a hate message board of what he thought was my home. It was a Google map picture. Fortunately, it was an address where I lived over a decade ago. But, I know they’re trying. What was his agenda? To inspire others to merely harass me or something worse? The thing is, that doesn’t just put me in danger but also those close to me. I’m having to be more careful which means less interaction online and listing the local GOP HQ as my address.
My point is, these nuts are out there. How many white supremacists are out there plotting terrorist acts from basements, and how many gay, black actors are out there plotting to stage fake hate crimes?
The one that makes me lose sleep is the one deserving more attention. It’d help if the president of the United States would stop motivating them.
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