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Bill introduced to criminalize vilification of ‘non-White’ people

RT | January 16, 2023

A bill introduced in Congress earlier this month would expand the definition of “hate crime” so wide it could potentially include content that is found to have “inspired” a racially-motivated crime.

Critics of the legislation sponsored by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) have argued that it imperils Americans’ freedom of expression by holding the threat of criminal charges based on others’ behavior over their heads.

The “Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023” sets out two new offenses, the first being “white supremacy inspired hate crime” and the second being a related conspiracy charge.

To be guilty of the latter, one need only “publish material advancing white supremacy, white supremacist ideology, antagonism based on ‘replacement theory,’ or hate speech that vilifies or is otherwise directed against any non-white person or group” to social media. What happens after that determines whether a crime is committed.

If the offending content is “read, heard, or viewed by a person who engaged in the planning, development, preparation or perpetration of a white supremacy inspired hate crime” — apparently even if that person was a complete stranger who misinterpreted the message — the creator is guilty of conspiracy.

Alternately, as long as the content was posted where people “predisposed to engaging in any action in furtherance of a white supremacy inspired hate crime” might stumble upon it — or even people who might be “susceptible to being encouraged to engage in” such actions — the creator is guilty.

A contributor to the conservative RedState blog observed that the bill failed to define critical terms, including “replacement theory” and “hate speech” while apparently widening the definition of “conspiracy.”

“Replacement theory” takes its name from “The Great Replacement,” a far-right theory alleging white people are being deliberately supplanted in their societies by other races. The theory was referenced in the manifesto of Brenton Tarrant, who killed 51 people at two mosques in New Zealand in 2019.

Arguing that Jackson Lee’s bill would “be used to quash valid political criticism against any non-white person or group,” the RedState writer pointed out that “vilifying” a person does not even require making racist or even false statements about them — just unpleasant ones.

Several commenters on Twitter added that because the bill only protected nonwhite people from “hate speech,” it was technically racist itself and thus unconstitutional.

Jackson Lee’s bill is unlikely to pass in the GOP-controlled House, leading others to suggest it was simply a PR stunt. The bill currently has no co-sponsors.

January 16, 2023 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | ,

2 Comments »

  1. Quote: “Replacement theory” takes its name from “The Great Replacement,” a far-right theory alleging white people are being deliberately supplanted in their societies by other races.

    To be more correct, the term “replacement migration” comes from the similarly named page of the United Nations’ website:

    Click to access unpd-egm_200010_un_2001_replacementmigration.pdf

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    Comment by Balthasar Gerards | January 17, 2023 | Reply

  2. Sheila-Sheila-Sheila…..You doth protest too much, saith the Ghost of Shakespeare. Your District is full of want and needy. Yet, you raise an issue that has no relevance in American society today. The “white supremacy” you rattle about is as phony as you are. Why don’t you look under a rock? Such as in the Rockefeller Bros. Fund and The Rockefeller Foundation. I’m certain you will find a white supremacist there since the Rockefellers were big sponsors of the American Eugenics Society as well as the sterilization program of Margaret Sanger. You know Sanger, don’t you Shiela? You are a big supporter of the organization Sanger started, Planned Parenthood, are you not? Of course you are. It makes you a bigger racist than any white supremacist could ever imagine becoming. You should be held accountable for the awful condition of your Texas District is in. Hopefully one day you will be.

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    Comment by Thomas Lee Simpson | January 17, 2023 | Reply


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