FBI Associates Meme Slang Words 'Looksmaxxing,' 'Based' And 'Redpilled' With Extremism, According To Internal Documents

April 12th, 2023 - 1:37 PM EDT by Adam Downer

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A recent discovery by The Oversight Project, a subsect of the conservative Heritage Foundation, has the organization claiming that common internet slang terms like based, red-pilled, Chad and Looksmaxxing may be enough to get a person on an FBI watch list.

Last week, The Oversight Project posted FBI documents they'd obtained through the Freedom of Information Act that shows the FBI has tied several common internet slang terms with the Incel community, which the FBI says has the potential "commit violence in support of their beliefs that society unjustly denies them sexual or romantic attention, to which they believe they are entitled." The documents note, "While most incels do not engage in violence, the community has been tied to at least five lethal attacks in the United States and Canada."

The document does not explicitly state if the terms are enough to get you on a "watchlist" but they are a glossary of "key terms" the FBI associates with the Incel movement, which it is monitoring for extremist activities.

Several other terms familiar to memers have also been made to the FBI glossary, including "It's Over," several "-cel" suffixes and, oddly, "LARPing." Though "-cel" suffixes, in particular, were popularized within some incel communities, the phrases have much broader contexts beyond potential ties to political extremism.

Of note, the FBI has broadened its definition of "Based" away from how it was originally used by Lil B to account for it as a catch-all for anything anti-woke.

Is the FBI based and surveillance-pilled for watchmaxxing its glossary of terms to look out for? If this piece put us on their "watchlist," we'd be happy to talk it out.

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Geigh Science
Geigh Science

in reply to Nukegirl

everyone, everywhere (all at once) is on a watchlist if we are to believe just how wide a net the alphabet agencies are casting according to online articles. sort of like how everyone is a criminal without even knowing it just because of how bloated the codified law has become at this point. and hey, even if you're innocent you could still get swatted by some douchebag or have the cops show up to your house at 4 in the morning to throw frag grenades at your dogs and kids and gun down your wife before kneecapping you before realizing they went to your house by mistake, and meant to actually go to your neighbors house to do all that intentionally because he had 0.0000000000000000001 too many ounces of weed or whatever.

tl;dr government sucks and hates its citizens, more news at 11


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