April 10, 2023

USA: Freedom of Information Act Request Exposes FBI Documents Associate Internet Slang Like 'Based' And 'Red Pill' With 'Violent Extremism' WHAT?! 😲 FBI Leaked Memo Targeting 'Extremist' Catholics.

Fox Business published April 10, 2023: Slang words 'red pill,' 'based' labeled as 'violent extremism' by FBI. FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Monica Crowley and Michael Lee Strategy founder Michael Lee discuss the politicization of government agencies as the FBI labels slang words as 'extremism.'

Fox News
written by Alexander Hall
Sunday April 9, 2023

New documents released Monday warned that common internet lingo is being associated with "Violent Extremism" by the FBI.

The Heritage Foundation's Oversight Project said it used a Freedom of Information Act request to expose FBI documents that include glossaries showing that common internet slang has been flagged as an indication of "Involuntary Celibate Violent Extremism" or "Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism."

Part of the document refers specifically to "incels," or those "involuntary celibate," whom the "threat overview" describes as possibly seeking to "commit violence in support of their beliefs that society unjustly denies them sexual or romantic attention, to which they believe they are entitled." The assessment notes, "While most incels do not engage in violence," some have been involved in "at least five lethal attacks in the United States and Canada."

Many of the terms mentioned in the FBI’s list of incel terminology are either widely used across the internet or innocuous in nature.

The one term in the glossary is "Red Pill," which comes from the 1999 film "The Matrix" and has been used a metaphor for seeing hidden or politically incorrect truths about the modern world, particularly when it comes to politics or dating. The FBI list of key terms defines it as "a belief shared by many online communities that society is corrupt, and that the believer is a victim of this corruption."

Many of the terms listed are focused on self-improvement or the struggle to reckon with the marketplace of modern dating.

The glossary defines the term "Chad" as a "Race -specific term used to describe the idealized version of a male, who is very successful at getting sexual and romantic attention from women," later noting, "incels unsuccessfully compete against Chads for attention."

The list also included the term "Looksmaxxing" which is defined in the document as the "process of self-improvement with the intent to become more attractive."

There are many terms associated with self-pity rather than violence, such as saying "It's Over" to convey "the hopelessness of being an incel" or referring to a "heightcel" or "baldcel" to define people with short stature or baldness, respectively.

The FBI list for terms associated with "Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism" (RMVE) has a mix of extreme terms and innocuous ones.

"Red Pill" also appears in this list, but with a different description: "In the context of RMVE ideology, taking the red pill or becoming ‘redpilled’ indicates the adoption of racist, anti-Semitic, or fascist beliefs."

"Based" is defined by the FBI as a word used to "refer to someone who has been converted to racist ideology, or as a way of indicating ideological agreement." In regular parlance, based is a context-specific word coined by rapper Lil B that can mean, as KnowYourMeme describes, anything ranging from "something that is ‘agreeable’ and ‘cool,’" to something "considered anti-woke."

The list also includes the term "LARPing," which was originally used to describe people engaged in live-action roleplay, often as characters in high-fantasy settings. In a political context, the term can be used for people with an impractical or improbable political vision, such as imagining a monarchist future for the United States.

The FBI glossary says the term is used to "deride individuals accused of not being as extreme, or in possession of skills or other valued characteristics they claim to have."

The FBI declined to comment when reached out by Fox News Digital.
Fox News February 11, 2023: Tucker: The FBI has joined the hunt for Christians. Federal whistleblower Kyle Seraphin reacts to the FBI targeting the Catholics that attend Latin Mass on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.'
NewsNation published February 14, 2023: Leaked: FBI warned of ‘radical traditionalist’ Catholics. The FBI retracted a leaked memo that said agents should look for possible ties between Catholics and violent extremists. The agency said the memo did not meet their exacting standards, which is curious to NewsNation host Leland Vittert, since he says we’re finding out about the memo due to whistleblower Kyle Seraphin. He joins Vittert to discuss the messaging.
The Post Millennial
written by Staff
Monday April 10, 2023

The Weaponization of Government Committee has discovered that the FBI sent undercover agents into Catholic churches to investigate those parishes for domestic extremism.

"Based on the limited information produced by the FBI to the Committee," Jim Jordan writes in a letter to FBI director Christopher Wray, "we now know that the FBI relied on at least one undercover agent to produce its analysis and that the FBI proposed that its agents engage in outreach to Catholic parishes to develop sources among the clergy and church leadership to inform on Americans practicing their faith."

Jordan notes that this "shocking information" and that it "reinforces" the need for the FBI to respond to the committee's subpoenas and requests for information. He brings up the leaked bulletin from an FBI field office in Richmond earlier this year which identified Catholics who attend Latin Mass as potential domestic extremists.

The FBI later withdrew that bulletin, which was based on far-leftist sources and definitions, but it appears that the FBI's targeting of Catholics was not limited to one field office bulletin.

The letter cites a document provided to the committee, and states that "From this selective production, we know that the FBI, relying on information derived from at least one undercover employee, sought to use local religious organizations as 'new avenues for tripwire and source development.'"

In a section entitled Opportunities, cited by the letter, it reads "In addition to [redaction], engage in outreach to the leadership of other [Society of Saint Pius X] chapels in the FBI Richmond [area of responsibility] to sensitize these congregations to the warning signs of radicalization and to enlist their assistance to serve as suspicious activity tripwires."

The FBI, per Jordan, "similarly noted two other opportunities to engage in outreach with religious institutions in the Richmond area, citing a desire 'to sensitize the congregation to the warning signs of radicalization and enlist their assistance to serve as suspicious activity tripwires.'

"This outreach plan even included contacting so-called 'mainline Catholic parishes' and the local 'diocesan leadership'. The FBI also expressed an interest in 'leverag[ing] existing sources and/or initiat[ing] Type 5 Assessments to develop new sources with the placement and access' to report on suspicious activity."
Currents News published March 2, 2023: Republican Senators Grill AG Garland Over Anti-Catholic Bias.

Attorney General Merrick Garland faced some harsh questioning from Republican lawmakers on the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday.

The senators were questioning whether the Justice Department led by Garland had an anti-Catholic, anti-pro-life bias when it came to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s methods.

The attorney general labeled a now-retracted Richmond FBI memo that suggested investigating traditionalist Catholics for possible ties to domestic terrorists “appalling.”

A riled Garland defended the DOJ and its agencies during heated exchanges with Republicans over whether federal agencies are biased against the pro-life movement in their enforcement of federal laws.

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