(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) In its continued hunt to target any dissension from regime rhetoric, the FBI has compiled a glossary of slang words that it claimed are associated with violent, white supremacist extremism.
The glossary includes the word “based,” which would flag Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, as a supporter of “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism.”
“Based,” according to the FBI glossary, denotes a “term to refer to someone who has been converted to racist ideology, or as a way of indicating ideological agreement.”
Yes, it “originated from humans” who created it at a lab in Wuhan. https://t.co/axFEgETbS7
— Mike Lee (@BasedMikeLee) April 10, 2023
In its “Domestic Terrorism Reference Guide” the bureau devoted a section to “Involuntary Celibate Violent Extremism,” concluding that people using or tweeting certain phrases indicated they likely affiliate with racist or white supremacist groups.
The feds are not based — to be based means to be true to oneself despite what others think (lil B definition). It is a sign of courage. To be good, you must have courage to stand up for what is good. Courage to the FBI is “extremism”
— Pablo Moncada-Larrotiz (🌜,🌛) (@LarrotizPablo) April 7, 2023
The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project uncovered the FBI’s linguist watch-list, which also detailed key words the bureau said were affiliated with “Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism.”
Some of the words flagged by the FBI included:
- Incels: Involuntary celibate violent extremists “who seek to commit violence in support of their belief that society unjustly denies them sexual or romantic attention, to which they believe they are entitled.” These Incels, “most of whom are men — blame political or social movements, such as feminism, for empowering others to deny them romantic or sexual attention.”
- Red Pill: “In the context of RMVE ideology, taking the red pill or becoming ‘redpilled’ indicated the adoption of racist, anti-Semitic, or fascist beliefs” and the belief the “society is corrupt, and that the believer is a victim of this corruption.”
- Black Pill: “specific to Incels, refers to a belief that this corruption can only be changed through massive societal restructuring, often including violence.”
- LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing): “RMVEs and their associates use the term online to deride individuals accused of not being as extreme”
- Looksmaxxing: “The process of self-improvement with the intent to become more attractive.”
- Stacy: “Idealized version of a female, who is very successful at gaining sexual and romantic attention from men”
Does @FBI have any intel product on transgender terrorism like the ones on "incels" that that they send out? Likely not, but we'll figure it out anyways.
You can see the difference here: they use term transgender when it's the victim, not perpetrator. Opposite in other cases. https://t.co/o79UVTIstE pic.twitter.com/LnUZ4PFAZC
— Oversight Project (@OversightPR) April 6, 2023
“Makes you wonder if there are any FBI materials on BLM or violent transgender extremists. Likely not,” the Oversight Project tweeted.
“Our government is officially now engaged in an all-out assault on unapproved speech,” said the Pragmatic Constitutionalist Steve Baker. “I’ve never needed a ‘red pill’ because I was apparently born already ‘based.’ That said, I’ve also never engaged in or advocated for ‘Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremism.’”
Backlash from the Twitterverse was harsh.
“Maybe they need to start looking at pronouns, tbh,” tweeted one commentator, while another noted, “While the pronoun mafia continues its actual violence.”
Use of the terms “Looksmaxxing” “Chad” “Normies” “Red Pill” “Based” “Black Pill” now could get you targeted by the FBI. The agency is irredeemable: @OversightPR pic.twitter.com/RrE61YwBtY
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 10, 2023
“Who else is red pilled, based and doesn’t care that the @FBI thinks we’re extremists?” scoffed Robby Starbuck.