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Ok. So President Biden, the Democrat Party, and major media outlets all agree that the greatest threat of domestic terrorism comes from right-wing militias and white supremacists. That’s what they say. Well, ok.
As the Rittenhouse jury deliberates, the National Guard has moved several hundred troops nearby, to handle possibly violent riots after the verdict is released. Well, ok.
So I presume that the leaders of the National Guard are thinking, “Ok, if Rittenhouse is found innocent, Black Lives Matter and Antifa will be upset, but they’ll use peaceful and legitimate means to air their grievances. No problem. But if he’s found guilty, the right-wing whackos out there are going to start burning down fast food joints and attacking bystanders. We’d better be ready.”
Ok. Maybe. But I really, really, really doubt that.
It’s amazing that leftists in general, and the Biden administration in particular, can maintain such an obvious absurdity as a central thesis to their worldview.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, is more scared of right-wing militias than they are the organizations that burned American cities on the nightly news all across this country for several months last year. The head of Black Lives Matter bought mansions in white neighborhoods – she obviously understands which groups are dangerous. And I’ll guarantee you that the National Guard in Wisconsin does as well. Regardless of their politics, I’m sure they know where the real threats are.
But then we have the daily drumbeat of fear coming from the left and the media. Fear of something that no one is afraid of.
When the success of a political movement is dependent on convincing everyone to be afraid of something that no one is afraid of, you would think that that political movement would have very serious problems.
On the other hand, this worked well for Stalin (no one was afraid of the Kulaks), Hitler (no one was afraid of the Jews), and Mao (no one was afraid of farmers or teachers). So, I suppose that distracting from real problems by stoking paranoia about a straw man is not a new technique in the field of politics. Particularly the politics of leftists and tyrants.
So, ok, it often works.
But geez – it looks ridiculous. Everybody knows why the National Guard is there. But the real threat is something else – something just out of sight. Really.
Right. Ok. Got it.
No wonder fear of COVID was such an effective tool for the left to gain power. Fear sells.
I love people. I really do.
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