If you are looking for violent extremists look no further than Texas.

By |2019-03-12T13:03:29-08:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Yeah, I could have guessed this was the case.

Courtesy of HuffPo:

People searching Google in Texas for violent extremist content overwhelmingly favored neo-Nazi terms, with “Sieg Heil” the top search result, according to data collected since the end of 2017 by Moonshot CVE, a London-based company focused on data-driven solutions to violent extremism.

Texans Googled “Sieg Heil” 7,085 times in that period, followed by 6,220 searches for “1488,” a reference to a 14-word white power slogan and “Heil Hitler” (since H is the eighth letter in the alphabet). The third-most-popular search term was simply “Heil Hitler,” with 4,630 searches.

Although neo-Nazi content tops that list and “alt-right” neo-Nazi organizing in Texas has surged in recent years, people who appeared interested in joining a white supremacist organization still turned their gaze to the Ku Klux Klan, which has a long and violent history in the state. Almost all the top search terms that indicated an interest in organized extremist activity were related to the KKK. People searched often for “KKK hotline,” “KKK membership,” and “KKK sign up.”

And the searches happened all over Texas, regardless of the type of community. Limestone, Borden and Blanco counties had the most per capita searches for violent extremist content. These are rural, sparsely populated and deeply red counties that voted heavily for Donald Trump in 2016 and supported Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. But just behind them were the urban, densely populated Democratic strongholds of Dallas and Travis counties.

People in Texas looking for violent extremist content tended to be young and male. Nearly half were age 18 to 34. And 75 percent were male, according to the data, which Moonshot CVE collected from publicly available search data from Google.

So much for any plans to visit Texas anytime soon. 

Just kidding, I would not go to Texas at gunpoint.

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous March 13, 2019 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Hey Austin is still sane

  2. Anonymous March 13, 2019 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Gryphen is the same guy who occasionally posts something negative about Alaska and comments that we shouldn’t judge all Alaskans by the actions of a few.

  3. anonymoose March 13, 2019 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Yup. Alaska is full of these assholes. We’ve got the Falwell compound down on the Kenai Peninsula right next to the Norm Olson compound (who was so fucked up they threw him out of the Michigan Militia) You’ve got your “Free Schaeffer Cox” folks ALL OVER Fairbanks. At any given time in Alaska about %35 of the workforce drawing checks are from Oklahoma, Louisiana or Texas. They come up to work on the pipeline, run tanker escort services etc. They take all their money OUT of the state but leave all their hate right here in Ak. It’s a problem on many levels. I would feel very safe in Austin, I do NOT feel safe in Fairbanks

  4. aNOn March 13, 2019 at 8:24 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/03/12/ari-melber-mcconnell-threat-publicy-safety-guns.html

    “Bitch McCONnell and the GOP are putting NRA money over American lives the gun lobby investments appear to be paying off as GOP members of Congress continue to offer nothing more than their meaningless thoughts and prayers, even as communities all across the country continue to be torn apart by gun violence.”

  5. Anonymous March 19, 2019 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I’m surprised they didn’t spell it Hile Hitler, being uneducated and all.

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