What’s Fueling Far-Right Hate in America? | AJ+

President Trump: “We’re not letting them in, but they’re trying to flood our country. The nation faces a major threat, but it’s not the one President Donald Trump is talking about. What is the biggest threat to the United States right now? Heidi Beirich: Well, I think on the terrorism front, it’s white supremacists. More people have been killed by white supremacists since 9/11 than by people who believe these kinds of extremist twisted forms of Islam. In 2006, there were six incidents of terror-related violence on U.S. soil. In 2017 that number was 65. That’s nearly a 1,000% increase in a decade and most of those are the result of far-right violence. The last few years alone have given us several high-profile examples … like the Pittsburgh synagogue attack … the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that saw a woman killed … and the Charleston Church massacre. Jason Downard: That’s our major goal, is we want an all-white nation. We want, you know, ’cause we believe we’re the superior race. We believe that we were here first. This display of violence has been decades in the making and for years, some have been trying to warn us about this very moment. Hey fam. I’m Imaeyen. In part one of our three-part series, we’re taking a look at the explosion of far-right extremism, and looking at what, if anything, the government has done to combat it. You will not replace us! You will not replace us! This is America. White power! Scenes like these have become more commonplace because groups like these are more prevalent. The United States is in the middle of a surge of far-right violence. Two-thirds of politically-motivated violent attacks in 2017 were tied to far right-wing ideologies. It’s the increase in these types of attacks that interests Heidi Beirich. She’s an expert on extremism, and for years has been studying the growth of right-wing violence in the U.S. And we’ve agreed not to disclose her location for safety. Heidi Beirich: Usually far-right extremism is exemplified by two things: Either extreme anti-government positions, and by that I don’t mean like low taxes, I mean literally opposed to sort of the federal government and the idea that exists. And then as you get more radical on the far-right, you start having notions of white supremacy and racism [becomes] part of the thinking. Globally the number of attacks dropped between 2014 to 2017, but recently the United States has seen a surge in what’s been called “terror-related violence” by the Global Terrorism Database. And Beirich says the far-right increase happening in the U.S. right now is also occurring in some European nations because of a commonality all these countries share. Where you’re seeing far-right movements increase is where you have a white population that feels under threat by growing minority or immigrant populations. And so the problem with white supremacist terrorism isn’t going to go away. Most of the 65 ideologically extreme incidents that happened in 2017 were linked to anti-government, fascist, anti-Muslim, homophobic, anti-Semitic, or anti-immigrant motivations … like the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia where a driver rammed a car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing anti-racism protester Heather Heyer. That rally included members of the alt-right, neo-Nazis and white nationalists. And right now we’re about to meet the man who tried to warn the country about this far-right swell way before it even happened. Daryl Johnson is the man who told the U.S. government it should brace for a resurgence of right-wing violence all the way back in 2009. Daryl Johnson: You know, on the Republican side, there was absolutely no interest in listening to what we had to say, which I thought was sad. And what I find staggering is that, you know, I’m a conservative, I’m a Republican, and yet I could call out this threat for what it is. So, Johnson foresaw this. But what made him predict it? President Obama: I, Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear … Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts: That I will execute the office of president to the United States faithfully … Johnson: But It wasn’t until we had the 2008 election that we saw a resurgence in these groups. We had the first time African American president, which really agitated a lot of the racist groups. This was kind of their worst nightmare come true. And then we also had the economic downturn in ‘08 which provided fertile ground for a lot of people to join anti-government groups. Johnson was so worried about a rise in right-wing extremism, he testified before Congress in 2012. His testimony came in a post-9/11 nation when the U.S. government focused heavily on Al Qaeda. For Johnson this wasn’t some partisan issue. He was a third-generation Republican trying to highlight what he saw as a security threat. Johnson: Eight members of the Hutaree, an extremist militia in Michigan that were acquitted this year of plotting to kill police officers and planting bombs at their funerals, had an arsenal of weapons at their disposal that was larger than all 230 plus Muslim plotters and attackers charged in the U.S. since 9/11 combined. The reward the government gave Johnson and his team was retracting their report and dismantling the team that created it. For decades, the U.S. government has poured money into programs to fight what it calls “violent extremists” and “terrorism.” But those are terms which it doesn’t even apply consistently. Here’s President Trump talking about a mass shooting a white man committed that killed 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas in November 2017. Trump: I think that mental health is your problem here. This was a very – based on preliminary reports – very deranged individual with a lot of problems over a long period of time. And here he is talking about allegedly, religiously-motivated violence. Trump: We’re also taking strong measures to protect our nation from radical Islamic terrorism. (applause) Most of the governmental programs have focused almost entirely on Muslims, not only stigmatizing that group, but also paying very little attention to what the statistics show is the actual threat. White far-right violence, which often doesn’t earn the label of “terrorism” or “extremism,” hasn’t been the government’s priority. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Take a look at how the nation spends its money. We don’t really know how much the country has spent on its so-called “Global War on Terror” because the U.S. doesn’t have an accurate accounting of the funds. But one report estimates that from 2002 to 2017, the U.S. government spent $2.8 trillion on wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. Even as funding declined in 2017 from previous levels, the government still spent $175 billion that year. While the nation was shelling out all that money on what it says was countering foreign threats to America, the rate of right-wing domestic attacks increased nearly sixfold from the 2000s to the 2010s. What did you recommend in your testimony that the government should do? Johnson: I recommended that they look at domestic terrorism definition that’s codified in our laws because right now it’s a, it doesn’t really fit the definition of what domestic terrorism is. So that leads to confusion. I also recommended that we need to have federal dollars devoted to training state and local law enforcement on these types of threats. But to this day, really nothing that I recommended has been implemented. And there’s something else that’s happened since Johnson has given his congressional testimony that’s fueled the rise of far-right hate. Downard: If I was still in the movement, I would be doing what everybody else doing it too. I’d be voting for Trump because he’s saying all the right stuff. Jason Downard is a former neo-Nazi who became involved with the group when he was convicted for his role in a 2009 drive-by shooting. Now that you have somebody like Donald Trump, it’s about what he’s saying, and he’s the president of the United States of America. So, you get these neo-Nazis like, ‘Oooh … we have this president who’s pretty much given us the OK to do whatever the hell we want.’ He’s not the only one who thinks President Trump bears some responsibility for the current wave of far-right fanaticism. He sort of activated them in a way that they hadn’t been before. And this is sort of the tragedy of the Trump era. Critics have skewered Trump for failing to respond clearly and firmly to far-right violence. Here’s what he said after that deadly attack in Charlottesville. Trump: I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at both sides, I think there’s blame on both sides and I have no doubt about it and you don’t have any doubt about it either! He’s also identified as a nationalist, which some see as a wink and a nod to those who call themselves white nationalists. So, anti-racist critics find it difficult to believe Trump’s being sincere when he says … Trump: We will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression. Instead of putting the government’s focus on the right’s growing extremism, Trump’s then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it a mission to crack down on so-called Black identity extremists. Beirich: This business with Black identity extremists is a classic example of where the federal government under Trump is focusing on something that doesn’t exist. And the report that was leaked that talked about this issue and talked about how there’s a rising threat from Black identity extremists basically has no factual backing. The FBI even did a 12-page report on so-called “Black identity extremist” groups it says were targeting law enforcement. Here’s what they didn’t do a report on … Rep. Bass: “Has the FBI done a report on white identity extremists that are likely motivated to target law enforcement officers. Is there such a report?”
Sessions: “I’m not aware of that.” Meanwhile, far-right groups like the sovereign citizens, actually have targeted law enforcement. Johnson: They have a significant threat to law enforcement, especially during traffic stops and other unplanned encounters because a lot of these groups look at law enforcement as kind of being the foot soldiers of a tyrannical government. They view a law enforcement as kind of like the government intrusion on their lives. This administration’s pursuit of so-called “Black identity extremism” has drawn comparisons to J. Edgar Hoover’s infamous COINTELPRO. It was a covert action program that relied on infiltration, dirty tricks, and even violence to neutralize dissidents like Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Black Panthers. Trump’s response to far-right extremism is set against this historically-blemished backdrop. Beririch: What is the FBI pursuing in terms of domestic terrorism? Nobody knows. Like, we don’t know. Are there a thousand open cases on this topic? We have no information. So it’s really hard to say the government should be doing ‘x’ if we don’t even know what the government’s been doing. And then there’s the fact the Trump administration nixed a grant to fund a group fighting far-right violence. In the waning days of his presidency, Barack Obama awarded $10 million to 31 groups countering violent extremism. Only one of those organizations was focused on far-right extremism, Life After Hate. Then Donald Trump took office. His administration re-evaluated all the grants. He ended up giving out only 12 and didn’t dole out the $400,000 grant previously earmarked for Life After Hate. The distorted narrative of far-right extremism has deep roots within the birth of this nation. Beirich: Well, the country was founded on the idea of racial supremacy. One thing that’s interesting is a lot of the white supremacists who are active in the United States today, really what they ask for when they want a white homeland, they’re hearkening back to a period that was real, right? Where white men made all the decisions and you know, pretty much made life horrible for the rest of the populations in the United States. But if we’re really looking to understand the growth and effect of far-right extremism in our society today, we’ve got to take a look at our past. And we don’t have to travel too far back.
Going back to the decade of Doc Martens and dial up is far enough. Water Resources Board meeting: … elements that I have to receive information regarding. (sound of explosion) Reporter: Holy cow! About a third of the building has been blown away. (sirens) Dennis Purifoy: Everything went totally dark and I was knocked out of my chair. That seemed to all happen at once. Right-wing hatred is the cause of the deadliest act of domestic political violence in U.S. history. And the face of the attack wasn’t the one Americans initially searched for. Timothy McVeigh: Well, am I pure evil? Am I the face of terror sitting here in front of you? So what happens when far-right violence meets an unprepared government? The federal government of the United States must take full responsibility for Oklahoma City. Hey, fam. Thanks so much for watching. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe. And be sure to stay tuned next week when we release part two of our series. We’re headed to Oklahoma City. I hope to see you there.

100 thoughts on “What’s Fueling Far-Right Hate in America? | AJ+

  1. If you combine all the so called nazis , and kkk in the United States you would have maybe around 6,000 out of 328 million people . It’s obsolete, it doesn’t exist, it’s a fugazi . The left needs to push this narrative for there agenda 👌🏿

  2. This is so pathetic oh my God look at Chicago look at look at Baltimore look at Detroit look at your f**** failing Democrat cities we know America is horrible and every white person should feel guilty about it I say f*** you

  3. So you expect white people to kill a movement that supports them only white people will not fund a movement that will kill their children that's the truth

  4. Law suit needs to be filed for calling us white supremacist, extreme, plus hate labeled. It's time to get more empowered. All white nations, I want all German nation… 88

  5. Johnson, is the threat. People like him should stand up and allow people to know your not going to erase us first and you better know what America was, boy… you want for us to be gone we dnt even like living with you, it's half the fault of everyone that wants to exist to deny that we have positions to live by and fulfill. 88, I want to respect this world yet the world's want to fail our placement. Which is not at your feet, if we are not giving that placement of being a product to become that which is positive them you will regain your negative stance in your path will be elimi ated.

  6. At times people do intrude on our li as, ,.,plus these ideas to establish our likely living is not T our interest.

  7. Far left is creating far right, far left is created by media and education. Who owns media? Who pays for lobbying for more left leaning teacher/activists?

  8. Communist govt…..the World Bank and UN
    Communist propaganda in colleges brought here from the EU Frankfurt School
    IMF with Bliderberg wanting Global Govt ……Open Borders and Culture Genocide …..Pedophilia as ok ….Illegal Immigration and add Fake Climate Change taxing the air……Loss of Individual Freedoms by a Tyrannical Govt who thinks we are to be enslaved and watched 24/7 by Police State …..Loss of parental rights, forced vaccinations, GMO foods filled with glysophate, water with fluoride, wanting only govt transportation, RFID chipping of humans like animals, pathogens purposefully let go on the public …..this is all evil brought to this country via Centralized Bankers back in 1919 …..now go research each subject matter and GET WOKE

  9. We came here as peasants who were running from a tyrannical King in England….We set a Cross in the soil and declared this a Christian Nation……If you are hateful toward those whom toiled and slaved away to bring up this country then why are you here? There are many other places you can go……I am white and love my God, My Country and My Family…….I DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR WHO I AM …..I AM A CHILD OF GOD


  10. This is the hate filled Communist propaganda paid by old white men…..they own you and you bow to their hate….this is sponsored by those whom hate CHRISTIANITY

  11. Almost nothing in this video is true! If you want left wing news that is based on facts and not total lies watch tim pool or something. Stop brainwashing yourself!

  12. Don't worry guys, the Far left is over a hundred times more numerous than Far Right. And Far Right are being censored, Banned, and Accused of everything in the book, so they will sit in a corner and cry–wait a minute! The Far Right will just push back harder and harder. IT'S THE FAR LEFT WHO IS RADICALIZING THE RIGHT! Even Democrats are going Right fearing the Left! Can no one see it?

    The orange man blinded all into mindless puppets leff and right. We, the centrist people see the insanity clear, you guys are too far gone already. Keep it up, you will regret it unless you like chaos.

  13. All "native Americans" comments on here. You people are idiots and dumb to the way of the world and history.

  14. Oh… southerland springs… you mean the liberal guy who was stopped by a conservative… ok.

    Why are all the "domestic terrorists" white liberals?

  15. Daryl Johnson made a great point at 7:39 – we need to better define domestic terrorism. Ironically, the title of this video seems to be counterproductive.
    Extremist hate groups, whether white, black, muslim, or other, could be identified as "right wing" or conservative. In this video, that seems to be code for White Supremacist. The conflation of those terms makes dialogue much more confusing. The enemy is racist and extremist hate. And just as it can exist within any ethnic group, it can also exist on either side of the political spectrum. If a violent racist extremist was for traditionally liberal values like social programs, centralized government, and strong environmental protections – is that kind of person subject to the same judgement as a "far-right" extremist?
    Let's call a spade a spade. If the focus here is on White Supremacist hate groups – just call them that.

  16. regardless of how you feel, the fact remains that no, the white man wasn't here first. he was wrong about that. however we did wage war against the natives and took this land. wrong? of course. but the fact still remains that we took this land and made it ours.

  17. Far right hate? This is a ridiculous joke. This video is cherry picking a handful of white people meanwhile violent crimes are far more prevelant on the left by 90 percent or more. The so called far right is the dwindling middle class who would like to not be taxed into oblivion.

  18. I used to watch stuff like this on both sides and believed it but now I don’t know what to believe anymore.

  19. She's quite good as a journalist. Boh… Hope the choice is not between Nazi and Snowflakes. There must be a third way

  20. The Sutherland Springs shooting wasn’t even a white supremacist attack. It was from an atheist who shot a bunch of white Christians at their church. Also radical Islam is an ideology not a race. In that case, Trump would have had to call out the danger of radical atheism for it to be an equivalent response.

  21. RIGHT wing is on the rise world wide > caused by LEFT wing politics & migrant FLOW.

    Taking in millions that have no interest in working is insanity for TAX payer Joe.

    New comers have 7+ kids per wfe vs Western cultures 1.6..4 EU states will be 50% Muslim by 2060's

    When your kids are mature…2020 Election is open boarders vs MAGA/KAG.

  22. The Nazi's weren't all killed. Many were deported to the US and worked with scientists. Now your left wing FDR kicked out a lot of Jews many were smart with skills like doctors,scientists,engineers,people who could make infrastructure work. Now you idiots want to tear it all down and tax everyone away. Look at the website Collapseafornia.com to get a true look at what's going on down there. Our Aunt that is the chief of Homeland Security has had it with LA as half of it literally is trashed with needles,syringes,everywhere and homeless are starting to camp out in the rich people's yards.

  23. "we were here first" REALLY!!!? Actually Mexico used to included all of TX, KS, OK, UT, CO, and parts of CA, ID, MT, NV less then 150yrs ago & not only did the US gov allowed Mexicans to become Americans, we NEEDED them to stay otherwise Mexico could move Mexicans into the land to reclaim it as theirs. Thus they weren't just here "first" but they're the reason that the US has 50 states and why the US gov was giving away land in the midwest. As Mexico had given them free land to STOP us from taking the land as it was mostly unpopulated thus whoever moved there could rightly claim it as their own. This is why the US gov also gave away land to anyone willing to move west.
    As unlike the Native Americans, Mexicans actually had a significant army, a strong gov and FAR more ppl then we did, thus we couldn't just kill them and take their land without any consequences.

  24. The right fears becoming a minority (est 2044) as America itself would be shrinking except for immigration as blacks avg 1.3 births per 1,000 & whites 1.5. We need 2.1 to sustain our current population, but are currently it's 1.8 and dropping. This is why the right is against abortion not bc of any morals as they could care less about the kids once the

  25. Most people on the right aren’t racist, homophobic, or sexist at all….The left wing media likes to use acts committed by neo-nazi groups to say that everyone on the right is evil….I have been on the left my whole life up until about a year ago I noticed how manipulative the left is and how much they lie

  26. The mainstream media and the US Government wants to break down American tribalism that’s existed throughout the history of the world and they point toward white supremacy as usual but who’s fueling a lot of this hatred is over the white mans treatment and genocide of Native American Indian in which lots of these so called white supremacists have Native American Indian blood thus making the media and government sounding like idiots labeling racism in this nation.

  27. To all my Jewish brothers : this is NOT your fight!!! Don’t involve yourself in it. Your home is NOT USA !! I know you think it is but we all see how it’s developing.. right hate us, left hate us.. it’s just not gonna work! Come home to ISRAEL , and at least feel at home with your family.. please consider it

  28. This is why we need to have more people in the streets fighting these bastards. If they can't come out in public they can't legitimatize

  29. All those people are on the FBI and SLPC payroll. Qatari funded AJ+ is in fact its racist against white people. Just look at their content absolute fake news. Lol small government/libertarianism = "White supremacy".

  30. I ask the far right, so I see your using your lessons in Islamic terrorism is working well.

    You claim to hate them but your using their tactics as you were love a love child.

  31. the maggots that are muslims, welfare scroungers, have started this world wide?? get with it reporter?? you dumb thing, no mention of far left girlies,,,

  32. Far right violence,
    LMFAO!! 95% of violence comes from the left! When we start defending ourselves you call US violent. You people are a joke.

  33. This article is so full of s*** the first guess they bring honest from the Communist Southern law poverty Center come on they're trying to ignite left this racial riots here

  34. The problem isn't white people, or black ones, or brown people. The problem is the fact that humans feel sorry for themselves. This entire display of left, or right ideologies prove this. Pay attention to human behavior. And what it really is. It feels sorry for itself. To complain , to whine ,to slander, to gossip is the deception. The mind is deceptive, even to itself. I'll bet the first thing you said was " I don't feel sorry for myself! " I found this deception within myself. I'm not in denial. My sister said to me " your a negative person" I said " of course I am " well ' that stopped the rest of her speech on how she was going to illustrate how I was negative. By not being in denial it stopped her attack. And ! This is ancient ancestor knowledge. I still feel sorry for myself. But! I see it for what it is , and suffer less.

  35. I remember the war in Heavenly and Our Heavenly Father clipped the devil wings and asked him where he was going and he said to and fro and laid his seeds and Our Heavenly Father bruised the heels of the devil seeds and he crossed breeders to change his gene pool

  36. Violating the rights of others always came with consequences from bows and arrows to shoot guns and pistols were the odds

  37. Gunpowder was created by the Chinese of forbidden knowledge and now they visit the ones stripped ugly from Glory and alienated in space 5g and return to Earth hybrid and appear genuis to masses

  38. Distraction distraction so the left makes there point socialism redistribution of wealth to communism All the fools Take the big bite into the big shit 💩sandwich 🥪

  39. White people are pathetically ignorant, and yet they feel they are a great race and saviors to humanity. They feel highly of themselves that's why they look down on everyone of different colors. The thing that I hate most is that because of they're hatred for me I have now become I hateful human being simply because I cannot do nothing else but hate them back.

  40. Why are people always blaming trump for neo nazis. He condemned them. He has done a lot of things for blacks in America.

  41. Deport trump back to his ancestral homeland, Germany..

    And his wife back to estonia!!

    Send them back, send them back, SEND THEM BACK

    Lol, the irony🤣😂

  42. THE BIGGEST THREAT to the American people is the JEWmerican 'gov't' loyal only to their bank account and the JEW that BRIBES and BLACKMAILS them to keep America, JEWmerica, the colony of israel, the zionazi IDIOTS FOR THE JEW. Hey White guys, the JEW has already replaced you with those described above.
    The JEW and 'our' JEW corrupted 'politicians', why are they still alive in JEWmerica? THAT"S WHY.

    Joe Magnets.

  43. Finally a comment section that isnt full of racists. On the european far right videos you wont find anything else than racists claiming they arent far right.

  44. I wouldn't want anyone of us to be divided at all just because of differences like physical appearances for example.

  45. No white man. Your four founding fathers took these lands. And forced slavery.
    What human does that? Esau is evil and wicked. 911 was planned. So the USA could invade the middle east for there oil.

    Psalm 10:2-11 King James Version (KJV)

    2 The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

    3 For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

    4 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

    5 His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

    6 He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

    7 His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

    8 He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

    9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

    10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

    11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it

  46. The 40 year long assault on the Right by the Left is at the bottom of it all. Peaceful law abiding people will inevitably resist demonization by the opposition. They did it in Germany; they're doing it in the U.S., and rightfully so. The Left in America used to oppose Rightist ideas. Over the last decades that's been changed to an all out assault against conservative PEOPLE.

  47. It's sad and funny how these people think they're helping the nation by hating who the corporations tell them to and fighting their fellow citizens while the demagogues rob us blind and kill us.

  48. Anti government Fascists? Are you joking? If they are supporters of a totalitarian, imperailist and authoritarian government. They support one of the biggest governments of all. Either economically and socially.

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