Fritz Berggren is a mid-ranking Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Department of State (DOS). He has been making racist and antisemitic statements online for several years via his blogging website, “Bloodandfaith.com” featuring screeds against Jews and the LGBTQ community, and promoting white Christian supremacy.
In October 2020, in a blog post titled “Jews are Not God’s Chosen People. Judeo-Christian is Anti-Christ”, Berggren wrote, “Jesus Christ came to save the whole world from the Jews — the founders of the original Anti-Christ religion, they who are the seed of the Serpent, that brood of vipers.” “They murdered Jesus Christ” he added. “How then can they be God’s chosen?”
In another blog post earlier this year, Berggren obscenely addressed “Jewish Fragility.” He claimed that Jews can become angry and violent if other minority groups overshadow the “privilege” Jews enjoy.
Berggren also advocates for a racist and religious ultra-nationalism ideology with exhortations like, “Europeans must reclaim their blood and faith” and “the revival of Christian nation-states is required for the advancement of Truth.”
Hundreds of Berggren’s posts contain vile rants against Blacks and other people of color, expressing a white supremacist ideology. “The world gasps in horror with each new ‘endangered’ sub-species, but cheers the elimination of White culture from whole regions of the earth. This will not stop until White people stop it — we have been handmaidens to our own demise” he writes.
Although it’s been over six months since Berggren’s vile Jew-hating and racist beliefs came to light, he is still employed by the DOS.
In July 2021, when a swastika was found carved into a wall of an elevator at a DOS building, many looked to Berggren as the culprit. Pressure for his resignation started to mount, and this week over 70 DOS employees penned a letter to the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, demanding Fritz Berggren be fired once and for all.
How did Berggren respond to the calls of his termination? By blogging “I feel like I’m in junior high school again listening to prissy girls whining about the boy who said bad words … And the teacher has to satisfy their demands for punishment.” His acts clearly demonstrate that he has no remorse, nor is he taking any responsibility for his racist antisemitic behavior.
As Congressman Ritchie Torres (NY) correctly stated “Fritz Berggren is the latest example of white supremacist infiltration. The federal government must be scrubbed clean of [its] extremism.”