An Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs hospital was defaced with white supremacist messages by a far-right gang that posted photos of a bathroom covered in racist inscriptions to social media.
According to a Wednesday Telegram post from White Lives Matter, a neo-Nazi group characterized by the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of its members plastered stickers around an Oklahoma City VA hospital with phrases such as "Make White Children" and "White People First."
"The VA Health Care System in Oklahoma City may have been the target of inappropriate and obscene stickers, according to our VA spokesperson Terrence Hayes."
"Ruins of stickers were discovered after a thorough inspection of the school. It's unclear who placed the stickers or how long they were there at this time. "He went on to say, "This behavior is appalling and a betrayal of our personal and corporate beliefs. The Virginia State Police are looking into it."
It's unknown whether the stickers were placed by a trespasser, a patient, or a medical staff member.
"Make White Children" refers to the so-called excellent replacement theory, often referred to as white genocide. The theory holds that non-white people will achieve prominence in society and eventually make up a majority of the general population in the U.S.
According to his manifesto, the gunman behind the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, in May, where ten Black Americans were slain, was primarily inspired by the racial conspiracy idea.
In recent years, white supremacy has been at the forefront of numerous violent protests and threats against the government, culminating in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurgency at the United States Capitol, which attempted to keep former President Donald Trump in power after he lost his reelection bid.
Extremist groups like the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, which actively recruit veterans, were mostly in charge of the mob. Those and other far-right organizations are known to seek veterans' war experience and social legitimacy. There is no indication that veterans or service members are more or less prone than the general populace to become radicalized.