Friday, April 14, 2023

FBI Warning about the Red Pill

Fox News reports:
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.

Here is the pdf FBI document.

It is amusing to see the FBI try to define these terms, and classify them as threatening.

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." ...

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."

It just means accepting the truth, especially when the authorities are perpetrating lies. Such lies might be that Blacks are violent and poor because of systemic racism, or that Jews are persecuted.

1 comment:

CFT said...

When did America become the land of 'Do what your government tells you to?' and 'Think what your government tells you too.'?
Sometimes I truly feel as though my country has died and I am living in a rotting corpse holding up an extinguished torch. Liberty has died on her feet and few have noticed.

I would posit that the FBI no longer serves any purpose remotely related to it's original function if it has the time and resources to play
'ministry of truth' and 'thought police' games.

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
― George Orwell, 1984