Breaking news: Calling into question hysteria-inducing proclamations of “terrorism” being used to justify extreme surveillance, corporate censorship, and even military occupation now deemed a despicable “conservative opinion” https://t.co/u3RPunbjvX— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 24, 2021
I’m surprised the Democrats are talking about this.
“How it works:
Biden has sent a request for newly confirmed Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to conduct a threat assessment in coordination with the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security that Psaki said will produce a “fact-based analysis on which we can shape policy.”
The White House National Security Council will be tasked with building capacity to tackle and disrupt extremist networks. Homeland Security adviser Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall has asked Joshua Geltzer, a former NSC counterterrorism director, to lead a 100-day investigation.
The administration will work to mobilize other factions of the government to address “evolving threats, radicalization, the role of social media, opportunities to improve information sharing, operational responses and more.” …”
What is the point of impeaching Donald Trump a second time now that he is no longer the president? Why are they stepping all over Joe’s first 100 days like this and call for unity by inflaming polarization? Now that the Trump Show is over, why would you bring it back rather than move forward?
Donald Trump was an extremely polarizing figure in the “Far Right.” Richard Spencer voted for Joe Biden. I sat out the 2020 election. I would say that a majority of “hate groups” or “White Nationalists” or whatever you want to call them were disappointed with the Trump presidency. He pulled a rabbit out of a hat and united and mobilized this fractious community in the 2016 election. God Emperor Donald Trump transformed into the cartoon character Blumpf though over the next four years. The “Far Right” vote splintered, demobilized and returned to its pre-Trump de facto state of political apathy. The guy was simply a poor leader and was both incapable and uninterested in moving the ball forward.
What is the plan here? Is Joe’s plan to establish a dictatorship and censor all political opposition? Is the plan to arrest and disenfranchise all 10 million to 22 million White people who are ethnocentric? Is the plan to trample on the Constitution and civil liberties by creating a police state and launching a domestic version of the “War on Terror”? How on earth would that do anything to stop “Domestic Violent Extremism”? It would only inflame these people and make them feel even more persecuted by their government. It would also raise their profile and create sympathy for them among former Trump supporters. Those guys were already pissed off enough to storm the Capitol over the way Trump was treated by the establishment. It would validate everything the conspiracy theorists have been saying for thirty years about a globalist takeover and FEMA camps which has been laughed off and dismissed by most people.
Wouldn’t this risk creating a massive political backlash in the 2022 midterms? Unlike ISIS or al-Qaeda, the “Far Right” (whatever the hell that term means) are Americans who have the right to vote in our elections. You would essentially be giving people who don’t like Republicans, who were disappointed with Donald Trump and who usually don’t vote an incentive to unite and reenter the political arena to end the Democratic majority in Congress. This is also legally dubious. I can’t think of any upside of doing this for anyone but White Nationalists and Republicans. Tucker Carlson is already salivating over the political opportunity it would create for a 2024 campaign. He brings it up on his show almost every night.
The smart move for the Democrats would be to focus on the priorities of the American people like passing a COVID relief package and working with the Republicans to pass a big infrastructure bill. Universal Health Care and lots of other things are also more popular and easier to do than trying to establish a progressive dictatorship. Instead of focusing on the issues which have supermajority support in polls and building political support, the Democrats are moving on open borders again, the trans stuff, “racial equity” and talking about criminalizing populists and nationalists which will die in either the Senate or federal courts. Obama was smart enough to leave these people alone and focus on his own agenda.
These people have learned nothing from why they got saddled with Donald Trump for four years, why they are so distrusted, why they are so resented by ordinary White people and more disliked than ever. These upper middle class, White professional types who look down on everyone else – the Democratic Independent Liberal Elites (DILEs) or “progressive liberal” base, the middle class Left-Modernists who are anti-White – are the most awful, unpleasant and miserable people in the country. Even blacks, Asians and Hispanics were growing tired of them in the 2020 election. White liberals stoke endless racial chaos and polarization for their own sake. More people are starting to catch on that they are the real problem. Their insufferable, polarizing culture war bullshit is what alienates White working class voters.
Note: Just kidding. We knew old trusty would never let us down and pushing this kind of toxic shit could serve as a new and more potent rallying point with Blumpf out of the picture.
They really are this politically stupid and blinded by spite and will squander their razor thin majority on this nonsense like the Republicans did over the $2,000 stimulus checks. The overwhelming majority of White Nationalists out there are nonviolent and will lay low, mobilize and vote them out of office.