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FBI Assesses New Threat--Latin Massers!
I regularly refer to the United States as undergoing a transformation from being a “consitutional republic” into what I term a National Security State. What I mean by that is the concept of the State as centering on riding herd on its subjects for the purpose of safeguarding the security of the State itself and its governing ideology. There’s still a document called the US Constitution, which you can look up online and which judges refer to at times, but in the day to day operations of the National Security State its own definition of “national security” and of “threats” to that security trump everything. If you don’t understand that, then you’ve been asleep for the past couple of decades.
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Obviously there’s an element of paranoia in this, and that leads to the search—by the intel agencies—for enemies of the State. As anyone who has worked within such agencies knows, there’s a priority on discovering new threats. Anyone who differs from what the State considers to be the norm becomes a potential target of investigation—and possibly worse. Search “Mark Houck” for an excellent example. The fact that Republicans control the House currently means nothing. The government party, the party of the State, is the Dem party. Liberal to Woke ideology is the governing ideology in State agencies, and dissenters will be hounded out of employment. The National Security State possesses an insatiable appetite for discovering new threats.
There’s a bit of a paradox in this. Although State ideology appears to center around the concept of “diversity”, the whole dynamic is toward ever increasing conformity. And that’s why anyone who differs from the Liberal norm is characterized as “extremist” and ipso facto comes under suspicion by the National Security apparatus. Guns, religion, speaking out at public meetings. It’s all grist for the National Security State’s investigative mill.
Nevertheless, I was still a bit flabbergasted to learn that Catholic Latin Massers are now being targeted by the FBI as a threat to national security. The claim is that radical extremists—Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists (RMVE)—are somehow attracted to Radical Traditional Catholic (RTC) ideology. The document that I’m going to excerpt cites the SPLC, Salon, and The Atlantic for the proposition that “RTC’s” indulge in anti-semitic and violent rhetoric. That includes the infamous Atlantic article “How Extremist Gun Culture Is Trying To Co-Opt The Rosary.” Right.
FBI whistleblower Kyle Seraphin has an article up at Uncover DC based on an internal FBI document that was sent to him:
You’ll see from the pages I’ll paste in that the document, “Interest of Racially or Ethnically Motivated Violent Extremists in Radical-Traditionalist Catholic Ideology Almost Certainly Presents New Mitigation Opportunities,” is based on speculation and innuendo. As Seraphin points out in the video I’ll include below, the actual motivation behind all this is almost certainly Catholic opposition to abortion. The writing is almost childish in its reasoning, yet it was approved by the chief lawyer in the Richmond Division of the FBI. That should tell you all you need to know about how confident this lawyer is that he’s in line with official FBI woke organizational culture. No mid-level bureaucrat approves a document like this if they have any reason to believe that it will get them in any sort of trouble. Now note the date of the document: January 23, 2023—less than a month ago. With all the negative publicity about the FBI, its investigation of persons attending school board meetings, its refusal to investigate attack on pro-life clinics, its grotesque coordination of social media censorship, the Congressional hearings into all the above—nevertheless the top lawyer in the Richmond field division approved this document.
Can you say: Out of Control? And, yes, the document recommends developing informants within Catholic communities.
So, here are excerpts from the 8 page document:
Now here’s a video interview with Seraphin that I found at
I highly recommend the video. It’s a bit over a half an hour long, but Seraphin, as you’ll see, is very articulate—so the video moves right along. In addition, Seraphin does an excellent job in explaining FBI culture and organizational procedures, which I believe you’ll find highly informative. I’ve been retired since 2006 and a lot has changed since then—the woke organizational culture he describes was only just getting started when I retired. Seraphin provides a valuable look inside Your FBI. The article itself is also excellent: