Sheila Jackson Lee’s law outlawing uppity whiteness may have no chance short term but is inevitable longer term should present trends, against which nothing formidable stands, continue; and national elections may not be pointless just yet.
The law criminalizes speech falling under the ever-widening category “white supremacy”, which is rapidly becoming a catch-all for opposition to immigration and demographic displacement (“replacement theory” is invoked in the bill) BLM, critical race theory in schools, reparations, even Drag Queen Story Hour.
HR.61 The Leading Against White Supremacy Act would amend the federal hate crimes law to add
a white supremacy based motivation against any person” or “in furtherance of a white supremacy based motivation” to the list of hate crimes and would make anyone publishing “white supremacy” a potential co-conspirator in any real or contrived crimes committed by anyone else who read them. Bold added:
A conspiracy to engage in white supremacy inspired hate crime shall be determined to exist—(1)
between two or more persons engaged in the planning, development, preparation, or perpetration of a white supremacy inspired hate crime; or(2)
between two or more persons—(A)
at least one of whom engaged in the planning, development, preparation, or perpetration of a white supremacy inspired hate crime; and(B)
at least one of whom published material advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based onreplacement theory, or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-White person or group, and such published material—(i)
was published on a social media platform or by other means of publication with the likelihood that it would be viewed by persons who are predisposed to engaging in any action in furtherance of a white supremacy inspired hate crime, or who are susceptible to being encouraged to engage in actions in furtherance of a white supremacy inspired hate crime;
A crime does not have to be carried out for a criminal conspiracy to exist
Sec 2(a) A person engages in a white supremacy inspired hate crime when white supremacy ideology has motivated the planning, development, preparation, or perpetration of actions that constituted a crime or were undertaken in furtherance of activity that, if effectuated, would have constituted a crime.?
So naturally the law mobilizes the Justice Department to become even more like an inwardly-focused CIA encouraging more of such as the plot-within-a-plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer and the agents provocateurs of January 6.
2(c) The Department shall have authority to conduct operations and activities pursuant to this section, specifically—(1)
with regard to information or evidence obtained by the Department of any action cited in this section, the Department shall have the authority to investigate, intercede, and undertake other actions that it deems necessary and appropriate to interdict, mitigate, or prevent such action from culminating in violent activity;
Let every day be January 6.
The intelligence community started signaling its pivot away from the “War on Terror” to domestic dissent toward the end of the Trump Administration.
In September of 2020 with cities like Portland still under siege by BLM rioting and Trump a month away from being dispatched the Department of Homeland Security leaked its notorious policy draft to Politico declaring white supremacy the “gravest terror threat to the United States”. DHS is said to have burned through a trillion dollars in the War on Terror since 9/11. A trillion dollars builds up a lot of institutional empire that will definitely rage against the dying of the light, and funding. You don’t just turn off the lights on something like that. Just one of and not the greatest reason Sheila’s law looks inevitable.
In May of 2021 Merrick Garland’s Justice Department joined with DHS to make the War on White, I mean White Supremacy, official. Notably two powerful Jews (just sayin’) declared a War on Domestic Terror that looks a lot like a war on populism and white political advocacy. If the war on free speech is really just a war on whites nowhere is it more nakedly on display here.
Sheila’s (or whoever’s writing bills for her) has already offered the bill as the “
Stop Hate Acts of White Supremacy Act“ of last June.
One of the first conditions for Sheila’s law to prevail is the cementing of the concept of “white supremacy” in the public mind–by ubiquitous use of the term in the media. We saw this happen deliberately in the press’ response first to Donald Trump then to Charlottesville, after which the media and elite determination to censor white and populist dissent became open; white supremacy acquired a hysteria-load something like Islamic terrorism. Many behind this narrative had already decided on the necessity of Sheila’s law.
Censorship of language begins with language, ironically enough. Establishing the concept of “white supremacy” through repetition and crude reduction prepares the public for extraordinary measures against the threat. The rolling boil that is higher education now does not bode well.
Using google’s Ingram Viewer we see publication of the term “white supremacy” peaking in the sixties and early seventies during the civil rights movement (sometime around John Wayne getting into trouble for saying he approved of “white supremacy”–the interviewers characterization of the status quo then–until Black! people got their act together) and falling away until the early nineties before beginning its stunning rise to the present.
The early nineties are when the concept of “political correctness” came into vogue; I think because a critical mass in critical theory had been reached in universities and the topic of what would later become known as “wokeness” naturally formed outside of education. The many absurdities of leftist academic theory of the time were starting to be skewered by various people like the social issues neoconservative outlet The New Criterion and Camille Paglia.
And of much of that wacky theory is now policy.
Culture is upstream of politics which determine the law. But critical theory, in taking over the universities, is injected upstream of culture. Yesterday’s fringe radicalism, that was being exposed in the early nineties, is today’s political culture.
Sheila’s time is soon.