Understanding Hate Groups

Found a disturbing article about a Neo-Nazi hate group on the ProPublica website. You know they are out there, but it's chilling to read about how vulnerable our infrastructure is to a relative handful of determined terrorists.

"Documenting Hate-Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student"

"The news about the murder suspect, Samuel Woodward, spread quickly throughout the U.S., and abroad. Woodward was accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein and burying his body in an Orange County park. The report, it turns out, was also taken up in the secretive online chats conducted by members of Atomwaffen Division, a white supremacist group that celebrates both Hitler and Charles Manson."

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Hate groups and other radical organizations that think their way to power will be gotten by causing it all to tumble down are a real threat we must watch out for.

"Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?"

"America’s stability is increasingly an undercurrent in political discourse. Earlier this year, I began a conversation with Keith Mines about America’s turmoil. Mines has spent his career—in the U.S. Army Special Forces, the United Nations, and now the State Department—navigating civil wars in other countries, including Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. He returned to Washington after sixteen years to find conditions that he had seen nurture conflict abroad now visible at home. It haunts him. In March, Mines was one of several national-security experts whom Foreign Policy asked to evaluate the risks of a second civil war—with percentages. Mines concluded that the United States faces a sixty-per-cent chance of civil war over the next ten to fifteen years. Other experts’ predictions ranged from five per cent to ninety-five per cent. The sobering consensus was thirty-five per cent. And that was five months before Charlottesville."