White supremacist flyers were taped to Rutherford County buildings Thursday morning, according multiple officials including property assessor Rob Mitchell.
The poster includes an image of an eagle with weapons clamped in its talons and includes the phrase, “this land is ours” and a link to a white supremacist blog.
Mitchell sent an email to his staff cautioning them to “be aware of anything or anyone acting in an unusual manner or in a way that you believe may be potentially a threat.”
He and his staff are treating the incident as a potential threat, but no clear threats have been made. Mitchell urged his staff to report any situations that they feel are unusual.
The phrase “blood and soil” in the website’s link is a reference to a Nazi ideology of ethnicity that many sources say refers to lineage (blood) and place of birth (soil).
“If a situation escalates I will be the person that will act as the first line of defense,” Mitchell said. “The remainder of the office is to conduct yourselves as you have been trained and if I am unsuccessful you are to protect yourselves first.”
The front page of the white supremacist blog prominently reads: “We hear it every day: ‘Whiteness’ is evil, and must be destroyed. Our religion, our traditions, and our identity are dragged through the mud by the globalist establishment while millions of nonwhites flood our nation every year. If current trends continue, White Americans will be a minority by 2044. It’s time to take a stand.”
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