A Long History Of Turning A Blind Eye To White Terrorism While Killing Black Freedom Fighters.…

I am not going to speak to the lies Republicans told them­selves that they were the par­ty of law & order; every­one knew that was a lie. What I will do is try to do a lit­tle expose‘ on Republican lies and hypocrisy.
For decades Republicans like Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Herbert Walker Bush, and Donald Trump ran as law and order candidates.
You may have noticed that I left out George Bush, who served two terms between 2000 & 2008. To his cred­it, George Bush did not make any claim to be much of any­thing but a goof­ball, at least not until the attacks of September 2001. Thereafter, Bush made him­self a wartime pres­i­dent; those wars are still in effect today.

J Edgar Hoover

The Republican claim of being the law & order par­ty was what is called a dog whis­tle. If you under­stand that bru­tal­iz­ing, lock­ing away, and killing blacks has been gov­ern­ment pol­i­cy after the so-called eman­ci­pa­tion dec­la­ra­tion, you begin to under­stand bet­ter, how run­ning as a law & order can­di­date means bru­tal­iz­ing, lock­ing away, and killing African-Americans.
It is cod­ed lan­guage to whites, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the South, what kind of pub­lic offi­cial they will be. Some Republican can­di­dates for pres­i­dent, irre­spec­tive of where they are from, launch their pres­i­den­tial cam­paigns from the deep South.
It was no sur­prise then, that the most igno­rant racist to run and occu­py the pres­i­den­cy in mod­ern his­to­ry ran as a law & order candidate.
No oth­er American war has been waged with more sav­agery and fer­vor than the FBI’s war against African-Americans. and black civ­il-rights lead­ers under Director J Edgar Hoover.
Hoover’s para­noia that America would be attacked and destroyed by com­mu­nists and gays is well doc­u­ment­ed, but his racist obses­sion with civ­il rights lead­ers was even more chilling.

Hoover and his FBI waged a relent­less war against the Black Panthers and oth­er civ­il rights orga­ni­za­tions and their mem­bers includ­ing Dr. Martin Luther King.

In a February 11th arti­cle, the Daily Beast, Jeffery Ogbar wrote; (On March 8, 1971, an anti-war activist group, the Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI, broke into an FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania where they dis­cov­ered a cache of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments, many bear­ing the cryp­tic code “COINTELPRO.”
They leaked the doc­u­ments to the press. On March 24, 1971, The Washington Post ran a cov­er sto­ry on the FBI’s vast pro­gram in 1956 to neu­tral­ize sus­pi­cious per­sons and orga­ni­za­tions. Although ini­tial­ly formed to tar­get the Communist Party U.S.A., it was quick­ly expand­ed to include a wide range of groups con­sid­ered “sub­ver­sive.” No seg­ment had been as cen­tral to COINTELPRO oper­a­tions as civ­il rights activists. However, a broad­er scope of the FBI’s actions was unknown until Congressional hear­ings five years lat­er. What came to light was excep­tion­al­ly chill­ing — seeped in its own racism, with­out any checks or bal­ances, the FBI devot­ed more resources to harm­ing the Civil Rights move­ment than any oth­er task in its purview.)

J Edgar Hoover recruit­ed blacks to infil­trate civ­il rights orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing Earnest Withers, a cel­e­brat­ed pho­tog­ra­ph­er who had access to pri­vate meet­ings of the move­ment. Whithers then duti­ful­ly report­ed back to Hoover on what he had learned. William O’Neil, a pet­ty crim­i­nal, was recruit­ed and used to infil­trate the Black Panther Party.
O’Neil’s treach­ery result­ed in the FBI & local police report­ed­ly assas­si­nat­ing the 21-year-old Fred Hampton as he lay sleep­ing, alleged­ly drugged, by the same William O’Neil on the direc­tive of his han­dlers in the FBI.
While ter­ror­ism has been a part of American cul­ture from the begin­ning of this exper­i­ment, it was nev­er viewed as a prob­lem because the ter­ror was direct­ed at the peo­ple America despised and hated.
For those rea­sons, the Ku Klux Klan is not a ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tion, but Republicans want the splin­tered Anti-Fascist pro­tes­tors (ANTIFA) des­ig­nat­ed a Terrorist group.

William O’Neil

Asked about actions in help­ing the FBI to set up and assas­si­nate Fred Hampton, Oniel said the following;
I didn’t feel like I had done any­thing. I didn’t walk in there with guns. I didn’t shoot him. FBI didn’t do it. I felt some­what like I was betrayed. I felt like if any­one should have known it was going to be a raid that morn­ing, I should have known, also. I felt like I could have been caught in that raid. I was there that night, and I felt like if I’d have laid down, I prob­a­bly would have been a vic­tim, so I felt betrayed, I felt like, I felt like I was expend­able. I felt like, like per­haps I was on the wrong side. Yeah, yeah, I had my mis­giv­ings. I’m not going to, I, no, I’m not going to sit here now and take respon­si­bil­i­ty for the raid, you know, I’m not going to do that. I didn’t pull the trig­ger. I didn’t issue the war­rant. I didn’t put the guns in the apart­ment. So I’m not going to take respon­si­bil­i­ty for that, but I do feel like I was betrayed. I felt like I should have known the raid was com­ing down. I felt like it was prob­a­bly exces­sive. You know, I felt like it was a sur­gi­cal strike, you know, and I was real­ly angry for quite a few days. Quite a few days.
O’Neil would die in 1990 as he ran across the Eisenhower express­way on Dr. King’s birth­day. The med­ical exam­in­er ruled his death a sui­cide. I guess the uni­verse does pay attention.

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Withers report­ed­ly vio­lat­ed the trust of lead­ers like Dr. King, who gave him unen­cum­bered access to move­ment plans and activities.

No one knows exact­ly how many black peo­ple the Klan mur­dered through­out its his­to­ry, pos­si­bly hun­dreds of thou­sands con­sid­er­ing that Klansmen were/​are judges, police offi­cers, gro­cers, farm­ers, bankers, and every oth­er cat­e­go­ry of workers.
The killings were made through lynch­ings, shoot­ings, bomb­ings, and oth­er heinous acts, includ­ing James Byrd Jr’s drag­ging death in Jasper, Texas, over two decades ago.
We do not know how many may have been killed because they saw the wrong Doctor, the wrong nurse, was arrest­ed by the wrong cop,( lit­er­al­ly every cop was the wrong cop)eating at the wrong restaurant?
Organizations that have done far less have been des­ig­nat­ed Terrorist groups. Yet, in the United States, white ter­ror is such an accept­ed real­i­ty that there is no Federal Domestic ter­ror statute.

The Klan’s activ­i­ties con­tin­ue today, despite the third Ku Klux Klan Act, Civil Rights Act of 1871, or Force Act of 1871. With the pas­sage of the Third Force Act, pop­u­lar­ly known as the Ku Klux Act, Congress autho­rized President Ulysses S. Grant to declare mar­tial law, impose heavy penal­ties against ter­ror­ist orga­ni­za­tions, and use mil­i­tary force to sup­press them; Klux Klan (KKK). (History​.com)
In 1882, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the Ku Klux Act uncon­sti­tu­tion­al, but by that time, Reconstruction had end­ed, and much of the KKK had fad­ed away, or so they thought.
That was then; no one believes today that the Ku Klux Klan has fad­ed away. However, the Klan is the least of America’s wor­ries at the moment; the FBI and oth­er intel­li­gence agen­cies have repeat­ed­ly warned that domes­tic white suprema­cist groups pose the gravest dan­ger to America’s nation­al security.

Ron Johnson

Since there has been no sense of urgency to deal with home­grown ter­ror­ism, white ter­ror­ism has flour­ished in the United States. Using the Constitution’s lan­guage on local mili­tias and the 2nd amend­ment, which pro­tects gun rights, vio­lent racist mili­tias have been allowed to expand their oper­a­tions across the country.
Their sup­port­ers in Congress have been able to oper­ate out in the open, by pre­tend­ing to be gun-rights advo­cates; when they are tru­ly full-fledged white suprema­cist supporters.
It has been that sup­port for white suprema­cist ter­ror groups why capi­tol insur­rec­tion­ists could storm the US Capitol and parade the racist flag of white supremacy.
For those rea­sons, Wisconsin US Senator Ron Johnson declared that the Capitol mob were not armed insur­rec­tion­ists.
Never mind that five of their own peo­ple died, one police offi­cer was killed and scores more seri­ous­ly injured by the nean­derthal horde who were armed with guns, base­ball bats, hock­ey sticks, flag­poles, chem­i­cal irri­tants, and oth­er weapons.
The hypocrisy of Ron Johnson and oth­ers like him should not be allowed to slide. These clowns declare police jus­ti­fied in using lethal force on unarmed peo­ple of col­or. Still, when it comes to the rag­ing lunatic mob of white trai­tors, they make excus­es and triv­i­al­ize the seri­ous­ness of their crimes.

Timothy McVeigh

Violent white suprema­cists mili­tia groups have not been treat­ed with the seri­ous­ness they should be; this led to killing many peo­ple, whites includ­ed. Timothy McVeigh, a mil­i­tary vet­er­an, destroyed the Edward R Murrow Federal build­ing in 1995, killing 168 Americans and injur­ing 680 oth­ers. The bomb­ing remains the dead­liest act of domes­tic ter­ror­ism in US history.
Timothy McVeigh was even­tu­al­ly exe­cut­ed, but the dam­age was already done. Killing him could not unring the bell.
Investigators have report­ed that a dis­pro­por­tion­ate num­ber of those arrest­ed after the Capitol breach of January 6th, 2021 were either past or serv­ing mil­i­tary and police members.
The cod­dling of vio­lent white extrem­ist indi­vid­u­als and groups con­tin­ues to result in the mur­der of inno­cent Americans of all stripes.
In the 2019 El Paso mas­sacre, the white shoot­er, a 21-year old from Allen, Texas, claimed in a man­i­festo that he was act­ing to pro­tect whites in America from “cul­tur­al and eth­nic replace­ment” brought on by “the Hispanic inva­sion of Texas.”He alleged­ly allowed peo­ple who did not look like Mexicans to go free; then, he sum­mar­i­ly mas­sa­cred those who were the ene­mies in his mind.

[The shooter’s alt-right writ­ings includ­ing excerpts and names of indi­vid­u­als and groups who claim to be fight­ing against the “Great Replacement,” as one of their lead­ers calls the pur­port­ed threat of “white geno­cide” around the world. Followers of this con­spir­a­cy the­o­ry aim to cre­ate a neo-fas­cist “eth­nos­tate” where at least 90 per­cent of inhab­i­tants are white. Their pro­posed pro­gram will be car­ried out by dra­con­ian bor­der enforce­ment mea­sures that will deter future migra­tion, mass depor­ta­tions, the revo­ca­tion of birthright cit­i­zen­ship, and purg­ing non­white chil­dren (who rep­re­sent the great­est threat to the dis­ap­pear­ance of the white race). According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, mas­sacres like the one in El Paso are part of a strat­e­gy these extrem­ist groups call “accel­er­a­tionism,” the idea that the delib­er­ate spread of ter­ror is nec­es­sary to elim­i­nate non-whites from this country.](Texas Observer)
The white suprema­cist group, the Oath Keepers, Proud Boys, and the pha­lanx of oth­er Neo-Nazi losers all sub­scribe to this racist ide­ol­o­gy, and in Congress, there is sup­port for it.
In many State Legislatures across the coun­try, draft leg­is­la­tion and laws passed reflect those xeno­pho­bic and racist ide­olo­gies. Proponents of those laws may not open­ly declare their intent when draft­ing and pass­ing such leg­is­la­tion, but we know their intentions.

The chal­lenge now for author­i­ties is how to deal with the mon­ster they allowed to grow because they did not think that these ter­ror­ists would endan­ger them.
Law-enforce­ment offi­cers, some of whom are mem­bers and sym­pa­thiz­ers of white nation­al­ists groups, played foot­sie with their mem­bers. Believing they had found allies against the hat­ed black peo­ple strug­gling for free­dom from police vio­lence and insti­tu­tion­al­ized racism man­i­fest­ed through bru­tal and mur­der­ous police departments.
Many were unwit­ting­ly duped by the so-called back the blue cam­paign they waged against Black Lives Matter pro­tes­tors, peace­ably protest­ing for racial justice.
It was a strate­gic ruse designed to pla­cate and paci­fy police, many of whom are anti-black, to begin with. When the rub­ber meets the road, they made it clear that they did not care about the blue, par­tic­u­lar­ly if the blue would not allow them to achieve their blood lust.




Mike Beckles is a for­mer Police Detective, busi­ness­man, free­lance writer, black achiev­er hon­oree, and cre­ator of the blog mike​beck​les​.com. 

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