“White people of North Idaho! Did you know you’re being sliced up and eaten alive?”
That’s the beginning of a letter some North Idaho residents recently found in their mailboxes.
One family received a four-page notice in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, shortly after they moved into a neighborhood in downtown Coeur d’Alene. They said it appeared in their mailbox one day, with their name and address on it.
The front page of the letter says that media, the “deep state,” welfare minorities, and selfish politicians fear white people and therefore want to eliminate them in order to maintain power.
“That’s why they always try to divide us, take away our rights, and eventually eliminate us,” the flier said.
The letter also called for white people to “start over” and create their own country.
“Only angry white people can make America great again! We wouldn’t have these problems if white people had a country of their own! Let’s start over,” it said.
The letter shows a P.O. Box address from Bremerton, Wash. for a group called Northwest Front, but the flier is specific to North Idaho.
This is not an isolated incident. Other people have posted on social media that they’ve received similar letters, postmarked with their names and addresses. Some say it’s happened to them in the downtown area, and they’ve seen similar fliers placed on people’s windshields.
In February, racist fliers were found on Eastern Washington University and Gonzaga University campuses.
This summer, the Idaho Statesman reported a man in California called residents in North Idaho with an automated voice message that claim the Holocaust is a lie and claim Jews conspired to stop him from winning a U.S. Senate race, all while proposing the establishment of a “regional capital” in North Idaho.
“To the people of Sandpoint, Bonner County, North Idaho: My name is Patrick Little, and I’ll be arriving shortly to make Sandpoint one of my new regional capitals throughout the country. This area has a reputation as a home to people with the moral courage to recognize the consequences of diversity.”
In November, fliers with the message "It's okay to be white" were found on the University of Idaho's campus.
The university's president said the fliers placed on the public bulletin board will remain there "as this is free expression of the poster's belief."
Posters placed on doors, walls or other locations were removed in line with university policy.