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IREHR in the Daily Kos: “Accelorationists Target Country’s Infrastructure to Advance White Nationalist Revolution” – March 9, 2023

By March 9, 2023April 15th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s Director, Devin Burghart, was quoted in the Daily Kos;

“For years now, among the white nationalist vanguardist-wing circulated the idea of ‘accelerationism’ — far-rightists targeting the country’s infrastructure as part of an imposing plan for white nationalist revolution and an authoritarian reset of society,” wrote Devin Burghart.

“Groups like the Atomwaffen Division and The Base are examples of this sort of white nationalist accelerationism. Both groups have had members arrested for plotting to attack infrastructure targets in the past couple of years. Last year, a 14-page manual circulated in accelerationist telegram channels that encouraged committed white nationalists to ‘strike a blow against the system,’ not by (Hunter-style) racist murders but by targeting things ‘that do the most damage to the system and spark revolution and chaos. The manual refers to the power grid as ‘the main thing that keeps the anti-White system going’ and calls power substations ‘sitting ducks, worthy prey’ that is ‘largely unprotected and often in remote locations,’ allowing for multiple attacks.” Said Devin Burghart

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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