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Thoughts on Greg Johnson’s Arrest

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If you haven’t heard yet, Greg Johnson, my close friend and the editor of Counter-Currents, was arrested last weekend in Norway before giving a speech. The Norwegian police told the local media that they did not want Greg spreading his dangerous ideas — ideas that challenge the status quo and which come from what was once described as the “very dangerous mind” of Greg Johnson in the Chronicle for Higher Education.

Greg is not a terrorist. Like me, Greg regularly argues that there is much work that can be done to change our current situation — work that involves competent people striving diligently to bring about change. Here, Greg — and I’d like to think myself — are exhibiting a very low time preference. We realize the stakes are high, but want to build something that lasts for our people well beyond our years. If our predicament could be easily solved through random and dispersed acts of desperation, it would have been solved by now. The authorities knew Greg wasn’t planning violence; he’s doing something far more dangerous, which is changing people’s ideas of how things could be. I often say “things do not have to be this way” and “we shouldn’t have to live like this.” And we don’t and we shouldn’t. But do not despair; all of this is a historical aberration that can be corrected.

Some readers may know that last October I was pulled out of my Constitutional Law class (the beautiful irony) by six police in tactical gear and then searched, questioned, and harassed due to a false claim made against me by a very cowardly person who had run out of other ways to harass me. There are people all over social media who say far more outrageous things than Greg or myself, yet they do not get knocks on the door because they are not even close to being over the target, to changing anybody’s mind, or to understanding the issues we face. You only catch flak when you’re over the target, as they say. And this is no exception.

I was rather shaken up by my own incident. A lot of different thoughts and feelings course through you after something like that. I was upset at the entire system and society as a whole for becoming a place where somebody who only wants the best for his own people is being treated like a common criminal, a fact compounded by knowledge of current crime trends. The police were wasting their time with me — and now Greg — while true monsters, the truest scourge of God, roam the streets and prey on the weak. Greg and I wake up daily and battle these monsters.

Sure, they got one on me, and they just got one on Greg. If he’s anything like me, Greg will be annoyed, angry, and disappointed for some time. I’m going to help make sure that quality work is put out by doubling my own efforts in the coming months.

I appreciate each one of you for being here and supporting all of this. We’re making history, you know. The only thing that has ever changed history have been small bands of our people coming together in the face of what seemed to be impossible odds and standing firm, throwing off the shackles, and staving off the hordes — all so something greater than ourselves might endure.

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8 Comments

  1. r1b1
    Posted November 10, 2019 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    So far as concerns the U.S., to reduce the risk of proceeding to Kennedy Defcon #2, is there any mileage in collaborating with other affected parties in organizing crowd-funding and the institution of ongoing actions based on e.g. the following, quoted in Elizabeth Dilling’s “The Octopus” (1940) (sub nom. F.W. Johnson)[*]

    “If two or more persons conspire to in­-
    jure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any
    citizen in the free exercise or enjoy­-
    ment of any right or privilege secured
    to him by the Constitution or laws of
    the U.S., or because of his so having ex­-
    ercised the same . . . they shall be fined
    not more than $5,000 and imprisoned not
    more than ten years, and shall, more­-
    over, thereafter be ineligible to any of­-
    fice, or place of honor, profit or trust
    created by the Constitution or laws of
    the U.S.”

    (Section 19, U.S. Criminal Code (18 USC 51),
    titled “Conspiracy to Injure Persons in the Exercise of
    Civil Rights”.)

    “Any person who, under color of any
    statute, ordinance, regulation, custom
    or usage of any State or Territory, sub­-
    jects or causes to be subjected, any citi­-
    zen of the U.S., to the deprivation of any
    rights, privileges, or immunities secured
    by the Constitution and laws, shall be
    liable to the party injured in any ac­-
    tion at law or suit in equity or other
    proper proceeding for redress”.

    (Sec. 43, U.S.C.R.S. 1917.)

    In today’s world of online databases presumaby it’s a simple task to see if those provisions remain in force and if not, what has modified or replaced them, before even incurring costs in instructing lawyers.

    Secondly, assuming the U.S. to be the same as the U.K. in regards to imposing, as rules of professional conduct, the obligation to promote ‘diversity’ in the workplace (including own practice), presumably there is a growing cadre of would-be or recently qualified lawyers who cannot secure employment either at all or to their tastes and who might be expected to be more willing than previous generations to become ‘attorneys to the damned’…?
    So long as funds support, even if winning turns out an illusory prospect, there is at least the advantage of tying the malefactors up in red tape.

    [*] http://www.mindserpent.com/books_pdf/1940_dilling_the_octopus.pdf

  2. Jarl Jarlsen
    Posted November 9, 2019 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    As a Norwegian dissident who cares only about justice and fairness, I completely support Greg Johnsen’s right to free speech. I thank the Norwegian antifa-controlled police for introducing me to this man’s sensible and peaceful work.
    The Norwegian people may be brainwashed and grossly mislead, but nationalism is close to our heart. We wave the Norwegian flag shamelessly – albeit brainlessly – once per year. Hopefully my country will play a role in the emancipation of white European culture.
    God bless.

  3. BillMiller
    Posted November 6, 2019 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    The arrest of Greg Johnson and his detention as a political prisoner for two days came as fantastic news. Had the Norwegian state simply ignored Dr. Johnson, he would have spoken to a small crowd of (I’m guessing) 100 or so people who already more or less agree with him. Arresting Dr. Johnson because of how someone might react o something that he might say does two things. First, it draws publicity to Greg and his ideas. People who never would have heard of him are now encountering his ideas, perhaps for the first time. They are now reading Greg and nodding along in agreement thinking “hey, this guy speaks for me!” Thank you antifa, thank you Norwegian secret police. We cannot buy the publicity that you have now given us.
    Second, arresting Greg lets the mask slip off – if even for a moment – of the oh so peaceful, “tolerant,” social-democratic regime. The emperor stands before you naked in all his totalitarian splendor.
    It could not have gone down better if we had planned it this way.

    • John
      Posted November 6, 2019 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

      Well said Bill Miller, the more our People’s traitors expose themselves, the stronger we become.

    • Mike Morris
      Posted November 9, 2019 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

      I hadn’t heard about Greg Johnson until this arrest. Best thing ever for nationalist movements.

  4. BjørnThorsønn
    Posted November 6, 2019 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I cannot free myself from the idea that this visit has drawn much more Scandinavians to this site than any other visit Greg Johnson have had over here.
    Strenuous yes, but plenty of PR.
    The Norwegian authorities and their bullies within the police force forced the media to cover the incidence, and in spite of the well known conformity over here, plenty of people will start reading themselves up on the Counter Current pages.

  5. Fenek Solere
    Posted November 6, 2019 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Couldn’t agree more – their actions display simultaneous signs of fear and arrogance. ‘Their’ system is creaking and their ‘worldview’ is rapidly being revealed for what it is – utter fabrication – incidents like these temporarily irritate and distract but it will not stop the inevitable dawn of truth over fiction and what are for now heretical voices becoming increasingly mainstream. CC is leading this meta-political mission and every article, comment and contribution makes the time of a new awakening one little bit closer !!!
    Best to All !
    Fenek Solere

  6. Posted November 6, 2019 at 7:25 am | Permalink

    Hear hear!

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