The Biden administration has been working behind the scenes to target conservatives and Christians, according to a Friday report.
The Media Research Center, recognized as America’s Media Watchdog, has recently revealed the existence of a DHS ‘Anti-Terrorism’ Propaganda Program. According to the MRC, this program allegedly aimed to vilify conservatives.
The MRC’s investigation suggests that the federal government utilized taxpayer funds to establish partnerships with universities and non-governmental organizations.
These collaborations purportedly involved efforts to draw direct connections between conservative organizations and Nazism or terrorist groups.
MRC Free Speech America has obtained documents revealing that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Biden administration has been utilizing a grant program, initially created to address terrorism, to target conservative groups.
These documents suggest that the focus of this targeting has primarily been on Christian organizations and the Republican Party. The implications of this utilization of the grant program by the DHS are raising concerns about potential bias and the infringement of free speech rights, at a minimum.
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The TVTP (Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention) grant program, overseen by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, awarded 80 grants totaling nearly $40 million to various organizations. These grants, under the guise of promoting “media literacy and online critical thinking initiatives,” aim to undermine conservative voices and values.
The University of Dayton, one of the grant recipients, received $352,109, which equated mainstream conservative groups with neo-Nazis and advocates for left-wing violence.
During an “Extremism, Rhetoric, and Democratic Precarity” seminar at the University of Dayton in 2021, Michael Loadenthal, a self-identified member of ANTIFA and a researcher at the University of Cincinnati, elaborated on how “antifascists” could potentially de-platform organizations or individuals.
🚨BREAKING: @TheMRC uncovers DHS 'Anti-Terrorism' Propaganda Program Used to Demonize Conservatives
The federal government, using taxpayer funds, collaborated with universities and NGOs to DIRECTLY LINK Turning Point USA & other conservative organizations with Nazism & terrorist… pic.twitter.com/Vl8POay5M2
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) May 25, 2023
Per Loadenthal, that may occur if enough people deemed these entities too conservative or “radical.”
“A lot of the things we are doing are illegal. What I’m saying, what I’m telling you, a lot of it is, involves breaking the law… and this is what the FBI will say. I’ve had many conversations with the FBI about this,” he said.
The University of Dayton’s PREVENTS-OH program, supported by the TVTP grant program, has come under scrutiny for being one of the more radical recipients within the initiative aimed at promoting media literacy and critical thinking.
Concerns have been raised regarding the program’s organization of seminars and events that allegedly drew malicious parallels between mainstream organizations like the Republican Party, The Heritage Foundation, and Fox News, and extremist hate groups.
During the seminars, speakers reportedly made outrageous comparisons that sparked controversy, like equating the Trump administration to the Khmer Rouge, a brutal regime responsible for mass atrocities in Cambodia, and suggesting that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis might potentially orchestrate a second Holocaust.
.@mloadenthal also exclaims, “A lot of the things we are doing are illegal. What I’m saying, what I’m telling you, a lot of it is, involves breaking the law. And this is what the FBI will say. I’ve had many conversations with the FBI about this.” pic.twitter.com/4vVYSaU6iK
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) May 25, 2023
Through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the MRC obtained documents that provide insights into the troubling association. The organization firmly asserts that the evidence uncovered in the documents is significant enough to warrant further investigation and potential criminal prosecution.
“This terrorism task force is engaged in an active effort to demonize and eliminate Christian, conservative, and Republican organizations using federal taxpayer dollars,” said Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center.
“What we have uncovered calls for criminal prosecution. The American people need to know those who are abusing their positions in the federal government will be held accountable for their criminal behavior,” he added.
The TVTP program, initially proposed during the Obama administration, was revived and expanded under Biden’s DHS, deviating from its original focus on terrorism.