It dawned on me last summer where this is going.
As Sully pointed out, the ruling class is woke now. This sudden and radical shift in worldview is spilling over into everything – policing, immigration policy, the criminal justice system, federal holidays, ag policy, Big Tech, education, historic monuments, the vaccine distribution, the FBI, “journalism,” “science” – and plunging the system into crisis. The ruling class believes that the system itself is racist and illegitimate and must be torn down to its foundations because it is “white supremacy.”
You’re invited to believe that our ruling class is still legitimate on the basis of this new ideology. They believe in their own “truths.” They won’t report news which might cause “harm” to certain races or identity groups. They do not believe that the law should be equally enforced anymore. They do not believe that your rights and liberties should be respected. They believe that it is legitimate for groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa to engage in violence and get away it while the law and the state should be used as a weapon solely against the Right which is “fascism” and “authoritarianism.”
The effective result of this worldview is that one class of citizens has rights and liberties and is placed above the law while another degraded caste of citizens has “no place in America” and no rights which should be respected by their superiors and institutions. Those people are figuring it out.
“It could present a challenging political dynamic for an administration seeking to appeal to progressives while also strengthening its domestic counterterrorism work across the board. And it all hinges on what comes next: implementation. That includes the FBI’s work to arrest people engaged in domestic terrorism and the Department of Homeland Security’s work to track and prevent radicalization. …
Wray has also testified that the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces around the country have “quite a number” of probes into anarchist extremism, many involving people “tied either by their own admission or otherwise to the Antifa movement.” He has also testified that FBI investigators are trying “to identify networks, travelers, supply sources” and funding of anarchist extremist groups.
Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the White House homeland security adviser, fielded a question on antifa and domestic terrorism at an event last month sponsored by the University of Virginia. The questioner asked if the Biden administration “acknowledge[s] that antifa is a domestic terror threat.” …
Andy Stepanian, a progressive communications professional, said the document’s reference to certain topics could discourage activism.
“Whenever I hear animal rights, environmental, or anti-racist activists named within sprawling counter-terrorism strategies, I am concerned about the chilling effect it will have upon activism writ-large,” he told POLITICO. “While in practice the administration’s proposed strategies may only result in a handful of federal charges against activists, the less visible impact on social movements is a chilling of otherwise constitutionally-protected activities.” …”
Progressive activists don’t believe what happened in the Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots last summer were a problem. At least 25 people died and there was billions of dollars in property damage, BUT it is not like that was a problem compared to Charlottesville or the “January 6th insurrection.” The idea that the people who created all of that mayhem and destruction should be punished is alarming.