Reforming Extremists on Hatewatch

(updated 12/11/2021). Do not reduce this to political differences. Political differences are different approaches to addressing the same problem. Extremist rhetoric, bigotry & racism are morality differences with deep feelings of fear/anger/betrayal. Too many people are dismissing morality differences as political differences. Stop being blind to hateful activity because they are “good people” and help them become better people! Don’t dismiss their behavior because you may not like me or how I present information.

This post has five sections:

  1. Social Media Personal Settings
  2. Understand Beliefs of Far-Right
  3. Discuss with Person
  4. Tool for Staging: 3 Ds and 3 Ss
  5. Stalking Awareness

SOCIAL MEDIA: The first four steps

  1. get off of Kanab Patriots FB page. Learn why at “Kanab Patriots” Recruits and Radicalizes Facebook Extremists and
  2. get off of the group Kanab/Fredonia Rant & Rave. Learn why at Understanding Social Media in Kanab: Groups, Pages & Individuals
  3. Unfollow any “liked” pages which post extremist rhetoric. Go to About on FB profile and after photos, friends & check-ins, “select all pages”. For example: Utah Patriots, Celeste Meyeres Utah Conservative
  4. block the most offensive/prolific or radicalized (Pratt, Mackelprang V, Hooper, Schwilk, Kou, Watson, Dondlinger, Bistline N, Taylor C, Guinn, Smart, Blake, Sanders, Meyeres N & C, Franklins, Mognett, Collins T&J, Watson, Crams) they contribute nothing to your wellbeing or thoughts and if you block them you won’t forget and accept a friend request from them later. Consider simply unfriending others on Hatewatch

Understand the Emotions & Beliefs of the Far-right in Kanab

Research shows a common deep sense of betrayal, anger and economic insecurity among the new right activists with violence at the core (https://cpost.uchicago.edu/research/domestic_extremism/). There is a fear of someone taking what is theirs (perceived as socialism/communism) and of being replaced (becoming the minority) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/us/politics/capitol-riot-study.html Please don’t dismiss this fear because THE FEAR IS REAL TO THE PERSON AND HAS CONSEQUENCES FOR EVERYONE even if viewed as irrational, without evidence by others. These are the common emotions I’ve seen from Kanab area residents repeated in social media posts:

  • Fear of socialism and/or communism overtaking USA resulting in loss of freedom, property, business, guns.
  • Fear/Anger that personal taxes go to fund other countries before funding US issues
  • Anger that they worked their whole lives just for someone, especially migrants, to take free medical, education, housing
  • Fear that Satan is at work through the left and the media to destroy USA, including secret combinations and forced re-education of Trump supporters
  • Fear that Covid safety is Democrat plot to overthrow government
  • Fear of refugees and immigrants: crime, cost, job loss, drugs
  • Betrayed by Republican politicians caving to Democrats and the media so it is time to fight for yourself and your family
  • A Calling that it is up to the people to take back their country
  • End of times

Basically—-The left, controlled by foreign agents including China and controlling main stream media , planned the pandemic, launched the Black Lives Matter movement to create civil unrest on top of authoritarian lockdowns to overthrow the US government and install communism or socialism (most are using those interchangeably). They use Antifa as the militant arm of BLM and Democratic Party. The left came after statues and canceling racist things to change history and make white males forever the enemy of every minority. Even the Capitol Insurrection was staged by the left. Fauci is in with others to profit on the vaccine which is able to splice out a “god gene”. A civil war is what they see at hand.

Read and discuss with them

  1. If you/they are on Hatewatch by KURW, simply click the link which is their name. Their evidence will be in that linked post either as a Google Slide or screenshot slide of evidence. If they don’t have a section or you want better information/format, email me and I will send you their slides of evidence.
  2. Print their evidence, make notes on it (using the following resources)
  3. Actions to help person on Hatewatch
    • make copies of your notes from above (one for you, one for them and one for support system if you use one–see below)
      1. Talk to them in person and go through the evidence & resources with them
      2. Don’t talk to them but do give them the evidence & your notes
      3. Share with support system (their family/friends, church, employer…) so that they support system can talk to them

A tool for understanding & explaining systemic racism : 3 Ds and the 3 Ss (8 of 8)

this is my invention so email me for support mgalaria@mgalaria

The categories which people fall in regards to recognizing SYSTEMIC RACISM and WHITE PRIVILEGE are the 3 Ds: Deny—-Distance—-Dismantle. https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/white-privilege

The stages of systemic racism in the USA are the 3 Ss: Slavery—Segregation—Slammer (resource: Michelle Galaria).

  • Chattel Slavery was dismantled nearly 200 years ago but some people are still in the Distance category today.
  • Segregation was dismantled just over 50 years ago, however, there still exists nationwide inequalities in income, housing, healthcare, education, voting, infrastructure and access because of the systems put in place & still operating and the personal affects on the victims of living through Jim Crowe America and the affects on their offspring. Many in Kanab deny the relevance of segregation for today, deny systemic racism or distance themselves by blaming the victim (didn’t work hard enough). Most Americans are working today to dismantle the lingering, systemic effects of segregation.
  • The Slammer, mass incarceration, is today’s segregation and slavery combined, disproportionately impacting minorities. The lengths some people will go to deny this by dehumanizing and/or blaming victims of police brutality or poor socioeconomic status and fighting social justice & police brutality reform became clear in 2020-2021. The global movement to dismantle the causes leading to the Slammer and failures of support afterward revealed that most Americans and most of the World are now dismantling !

STALKING AWARENESS

All it takes for a civil stalking injunction in Utah:

  1. Two acts / “course of conduct”
  2. the judge convinced that a reasonable person (of similar experience in the same situation) would feel fear for safety or emotional stress
  3. the judge convinced that you should have known that a reasonable person (of similar experience in the same situation) would feel fear for safety or emotional stress

When you intervene do not harass, threaten, or do anything repeatedly that is unwanted. Law enforcement recommends civil stalking injunctions when the course of conduct does not meet criminal code. In Kane County Courts, public officials on two separate occasions have been granted civil stalking injunctions in what appears to be for the purpose of silencing the opposition, retaliation, or keeping information from spreading (gag-order). This is not what the spirit of the law is for and it is not worth the risk to intervene in these cases.

Published by mgalaria

I resided in the Kanab, Utah area from 2009 throughout 2020. I am reformed right, 15 years now, with most family members still far-right. I lived 37 of my 48 years in rural America. I created KURW after I discovered that two people from Kanab who I knew were at the Jan 6th Capitol Insurrection and the continued threat warning from DHS regarding the far-right movement. Studies show new trends in extremist characteristics, feelings of fear/anger/betrayal, an increase in social media recruitment and incitement, and radicalization as quickly as six months. I had a lot of documentation from covering the six months of weekly Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter and MAGA events in Kanab. I used that documentation, public posts on social media, contribution from community members and outside organizations to create Hatewatch because I feel like that is the best way that I can address the call for awareness.

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