The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6 was just the beginning of domestic terrorism in the U.S.
Too many lawmakers are complicit with so-called American patriot groups aligned with the alt-Right – a loosely connected far-right, white nationalist movement that espouses white supremacism, white separatism, right-wing populism, anti-immigration, racism, anti-communism, anti-Zionism, antisemitism, Holocaust denial, xenophobia, anti-intellectualism, antifeminism, homophobia, and Islamophobia.
They realize America is progressing in a different direct direction and authoritarianism is their only answer.
authoritarian: of, relating to, or favoring a concentration of power in a leader or an elite not constitutionally responsible to the people.
And while most lawmakers with alt-Right views call themselves Republicans, they are anything but. For instance, Republican philosophy is pro-free trade, not Trump tariffs.
And those supporting so-called American patriot groups via the alt-Right movement aren’t proponents of democracy because they realize their views in a modern America will never be shared by the majority. Hence, that’s why we’re seeing so many voting rights restrictions. And that’s why so many people insist the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election was stolen despite not having an iota of evidence.
“We must give up the false dreams of equality and democracy—not so that we could “wake up” to reality; reality is boring—but so that we can take up the new dreams of channeling our energies and labor towards the exploration of our universe, towards the fostering of a new people, who are healthier, stronger, more intelligent, more beautiful, more athletic.”Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute
Supporters of American patriot groups and alt-Right views, contrary to what they say, aren’t patriots or law-abiding citizens and don’t respect the Constitution. And their actions have – and will continue – to support it.
They look favorably on Russian president Vladimir Putin, viewing him as a strong, nationalistic white leader who defends his country from both radical Islam and Western liberalism.
it shouldn’t be surprising that if not for a few law-abiding judges and lawmakers (in both parties) in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Arizona, we would have witnessed a coup d’etat in the United States before our very eyes.
… But, when alt-Right proponents can’t legislate authoritarianism, the use of force, even terrorism, is not out of the question.
For instance, the planning of mayhem early this year went far beyond attacking the Capitol and shows to what extent so-called American patriot groups are willing to go.
Hackers recently leaked Washington, D.C., police documents showing that lawmakers received numerous threats from right-wing extremists in the wake of the Jan. 6 insurrection, and plotted further attacks around the Nation’s Capital, per The Guardian.
The leaked documents, which were stolen and published by the ransomware attack group Babuk, also indicate that anti-government Boogaloo groups planned to attack numerous critical sites around Washington and mentioned a likely second suspect in the erred placement of pipe bombs near the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee headquarters prior to the riot.
And per Raw Story, a well-armed Pennsylvania man was arrested for threatening to Democratic senators.
“I’m going to DC to kill people and wanted to be killed by the police,” the man said, according to the Metropolitan Police bulletin.
Also, a man who asked for directions to the Oval Office after the inauguration was subsequently arrested for carrying an illegal gun while another mysterious man was seen parked outside Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor’s house.
And not surprisingly, a police bulletin from February exposed a Texas militia group member discussing a “backup plan” for exploding bombs during the State of the Union address.
“[The militia is] a large organization allegedly with members from every state, which included individuals who were former military and law enforcement,” the bulletin states, but that document does not name the group.
An AEI poll this year found most so-called Republicans agree “the traditional American way of life is disappearing so fast that we may have to use force to save it.”
Good will prevail but don’t be surprised if there’s a cost.Tags: capitol riot, terrorism, white supremacy