We’ll all be “domestic terrorists” eventually.
The day after Joe Biden talked about “tens of millions of American citizens like they’re vermin” (as J.D. Vance put it), his Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas, took to MSNBC to issue a dire warning:
“The threat over the last 20 years has evolved,” Mayorkas said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We were, of course, in the aftermath of 9/11 focused on the foreign terrorist, the individual who sought to penetrate our defenses, enter the United States, and do us harm.”
But that threat changed, and now the most prominent threat is that of the “homegrown violent extremist, the individual who was already here on American soil,” said the secretary.
This has become go-to rhetoric for progressives and Democrats (to the extent those are different groups anymore). They always want your eyes turned toward their political opposition as a threat.
A FEMA student handout from the early 2000s, for example, provides more detail for domestic terrorism than international, and lists only right-wing domestic terrorists, although contemporaneous reports tend to illustrate that left-wing terrorists were more active, particularly to the extent of being organized. (Naturally, bureaucratic summary reports disguised the half-century-or-more dominance of left-wing terrorism on the domestic front by redefining them as “special interest” terrorists after a brief surge of right-wing attacks. Of course, left-wing terrorism has now been redefined as “protest.”
Those who are not much younger than me will remember that before it was found to be two Black men terrorizing the D.C. area with sniper attacks, the media and the Left worked overtime to imply it must be white supremacists. By this point, this was already the standard talking point.
So, when the Democrat who currently occupies the White House says things like “we cannot allow these actions [allowing non-vaccination] to stand in the way of protecting the large majority of Americans,” it’s difficult not to feel he’ll target you for something or other when the politics allow.
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