“This is a reality that I have resisted naming. The 45th president and a significant portion of his supporters have embraced American fascism.” https://t.co/CzGaoQ1uKd— Michael Gerson (@MJGerson) February 1, 2021
There is an “enemy within.”
I don’t think it is the QAnon Shaman or Baked F**king Alaska though. It is hysterical people who live in a bubble, who are drunk on power and who talk like this about American citizens.
“First, bring the heaviest felony charges possible on as many participants in the insurrection as the Justice Department can identify and believes it can confidently convict. We ruthlessly hunted down foreign terrorists after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and must do the same to their domestic equivalents. Further prosecution is possible under the federal felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm statute. …
Third, do not worry about Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Rather than ban extremist chatter through government censorship or private de-platforming, use radical chat rooms as honeypots, as FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Forces have done with violent, radicalized Islamists since 2001. We need to draw out those of our fellow citizens who are willing to attack our nation. ..
I woke up in my Manhattan apartment as a Wall Street law firm associate on Sept. 12, 2001, worrying how America could stop the next attack …
We defeated al Qaeda and can do the same to the fascist thugs who attacked our democracy last month. But only if we take similar hard measures against the enemy within.”
The Capitol Siege was nothing like 9/11.
No one believes this. It has no traction in the polling. It is worth observing how Conservatism, Inc. perceives its own voters though. Clearly, harder measures are needed to fix that problem.