The Biden Administration just unveiled a national strategy for battling the heightened threat of domestic terrorism. While claiming their crackdown cuts across the political spectrum, they insist that the most persistent and lethal threats come from “white supremacy and militia violent extremists.”
Odd, the black-clad, communist rioters taking over large swaths of cities, burning public buildings and attacking police officers don’t look much like white supremacists to me. Neither do the violent Mexican gangs that are pouring across our borders, bringing drugs, guns and deadly violence into the US, although they are heavily armed enough that I suppose they’d qualify as militias. And the radical Islamic jihadists that are ramping up recruitment now that Trump’s out of the way don’t seem to be KKK members. But this is a Democrat-controlled intelligence agency, so I’m sure they wouldn’t try to mislead us or politicize the justice system.
In other dangerous rightwing threat news, Sen. Ron Johnson released security footage from the January 6th violence at the Capitol. It shows that over 300 of the people who entered – that’s about 38% of the alleged “insurrectionists” who “broke into the Capitol” – simply walked through the upper West Terrace doorway while five Capitol Police officers stood nearby. One of the cops even appeared to wave some of them in.
Johnson said that while he doesn’t condone the violent protesters, the idea that everyone there was an armed insurrectionist is a false narrative. Aside from the fact that none of them were armed, there’s their behavior. The video shows that many of them politely stayed within the rope lines in the Rotunda. Johnson said that’s not how armed insurrectionists behave.
It sounds more to me like how tourists behave. But Democrats would have a hard time getting anyone to take their demands for National Guard troops and barbed wire fencing seriously if they claimed the government was facing an existential threat from Republican tourists. I’m having a hard enough time taking them seriously already.