Baked Alaska: “1776 will commence again, brotha”— Billionaire Paid Activist (@hungryghosts161) January 16, 2021
Cop: “I think it already has” pic.twitter.com/UKUayVszLz
Meet BAKED ALASKA, despite having COVID, he stormed the U.S. Capitol, “Let’s call Trump. He’ll be happy. We’re fighting for Trump.” then continues, “We need to get our boy Donald J. Trump into office.” pic.twitter.com/WIy0sUwKIO— Cleavon MD ? (@Cleavon_MD) January 10, 2021
White Pill of the Day pic.twitter.com/FiJZkPBykr— Battle Beagle (@HarmlessYardDog) September 27, 2021
I’ve been meaning to respond it this.
As I see it, you have five options under our system: go postal and become a domestic terrorist (result: death or prison), resignation (result: drop out of politics), try to organize outside the system (result: subversion by the “intelligence community”), vote for a populist candidate (result: subversion by the “intelligence community”) or vote for a conventional politician (result: ratify the establishment and give it legitimacy with your consent). There isn’t a scenario where you win without a fight.
Scott Greer imagines that there is a huge difference between “try to organize outside the system” and “vote for a populist candidate,” but the Trump era showed us otherwise. Many of us did both. The “intelligence community” subverted the Trump presidency. Trump himself was impeached twice. MAGA is now the target of the “domestic war on terror.” Those “white supremacists” and “militia members” are Trump supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6th. Those people attended a Trump rally which has become the American equivalent of the Reichstag Fire. It is being used to silence the opposition.
Somehow, Scott has forgotten the starring role that his group of friends played in bringing this all about. It was all those people in skull masks. They are the ones who did this.
“Right-wingers of all stripes can never get enough of talking about the supposed civil war on the horizon. This topic got a boost in attention over the last month following America’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan. …”
In the wake of Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election, there has been a sharp upsurge in civil war talk on the Right although so far it is just talk. There has also been a sharp uptick in support for political violence on both sides. According to a recent survey, 39% of Republicans and 30% of Independents would support political violence “if elected leaders will not protect America.” Overall, support for political violence has gone up from around 8% in 2017 to around 33% in both parties. The truth is that what was once a marginal view now has significant support. Americans are more receptive to violence and that has showed up in the polling. The country has become much more polarized and political tensions are much serious than in the past. We don’t have to endorse this trend to acknowledge its existence.
“Some saw the Taliban’s defeat of the Globalist American Empire as a sign fed-up patriots can do the same in Appalachia.”
Very few people saw anything other than a vague geographic resemblance between Afghanistan and Appalachia. Afghanistan is an independent country. It is an Islamic country. It is rural and uneducated. It is deeply divided along ethnic lines. It has long been a battleground between empires where rival intelligence services arm insurgents. The Taliban were supported by Pakistani intelligence.
You could say that the people of Appalachia are proud, independent minded, heavily armed, religious and tend to dislike outsiders. Their ideal is to govern themselves and be left alone. In that sense, Appalachians are like Afghans, but otherwise they have pretty much nothing else in common. Appalachia is buried in the very belly of the American Empire. Afghanistan was a frontier war. It was more like a march.
“Comedian Sarah Silverman further sparked discussion last week on civil war after she called for a national divorce.”
While support for secession is highest among Southern Republicans (66%) and Independents (50%), secession has considerable support in all parts of the country and across partisan lines. As with political violence, support for secession has gone way up in recent years and is increasingly seen as an enlightened solution to political gridlock and partisan polarization. The underlying reality is that our political system is failing and frustration with it is growing and ordinary people are becoming more receptive to radical alternatives. More people are giving up on mainstream politics.
“Many conservatives praised her for sharing this bold idea with the masses. They believe a peaceful national divorce is the only realistic option going forward.”
This reflects the fact that political violence, secession and revolution have all become more popular in the wake of Trump’s failed presidency.
“However, the conditions for a civil war don’t exist in America. There’s too much prosperity, a very powerful government, an overtly content population, lots of bread and circuses, and no institutions or leaders to bring forth a separation. I’ve covered these reasons at length on my podcast. …”
This is false.
Political instability that boils over into civil conflict is a feature of all states including prosperous ones like the United States. The most important driving forces of civil conflicts are elite overproduction, public immiseration, fiscal crisis, the number of radicals in a population and support for political violence. The most important cause of civil conflicts is fanaticism, not poverty.
We currently have all the ingredients of a large scale civil conflict in the making: a vast surplus of college educated elite aspirants combined with a lack of positions for them, a vast surplus of wealthy people who lack cultural power, elite fragmentation, declining life expectancy and immiseration for the White working class, a national debt that is exploding, growing support for political violence and a population that is growing more radicalized. Objectively, the conditions for a civil conflict are ripe.
The fact is, we have already seen the telltale signs of an impending civil conflict. Mass shootings are a symptom of this. Riots are a symptom of this. The Capitol Siege is a symptom of this. Censorship is a symptom of this. Even sports and consumer brands which have tried to be apolitical have been infected by the culture war. Some number of people have already died in the riots and shootings as a direct result of all the anger and radicalization boiling underneath the surface of our politics.
The government is not powerful enough to stop Minneapolis or Portland or Kenosha from going up in flames. It is not powerful enough to stop mobs from laying siege to the White House and Congress. Joe Six Pack is not satisfied with bread and circuses anymore and got off the couch and stormed the Capitol in a QAnon shirt. Something like 2/3rds of Republicans are still convinced that Joe Biden stole the 2020 election from Donald Trump. Most American institutions are considered illegitimate by the public and the overwhelming majority of the public also believes the system is rigged against them.
America in the years before the American Revolution and in the antebellum era before the War Between the States was prosperous, but primed with conspiracy theories. Americans had the highest standard of living in the world at the time. In both the American Revolution and the War Between the States, the conflict was brought on by fanaticism and the radicalization of the population and apocalyptic fears of the other side. Specifically, the thing that made the Civil War inevitable was that Southerners lost confidence in the willingness of the government and faith in mainstream politics to protect their rights.
The events of the last two years would have sounded incredible just five years ago. The events of the last five years would have sounded incredible a decade ago. Maybe the politicians will figure out how to compromise and stave off disaster and reverse these trends. Maybe they won’t though.
“Some readers will probably disagree with these arguments and insist civil war/national divorce is a viable option. But there’s one argument they can’t disagree with: The group that’s most eager for the Right to embrace civil war talk is federal law enforcement. That alone should make conservatives think twice about sharing Boogaloo memes.”
It is worth considering why this is the case.
Why is the federal government so concerned about the growth of “domestic extremism”? I would argue that it is because there is something to be alarmed about. The alarming trend is the lack of trust and legitimacy in our institutions, a growing embrace of political violence and radical solutions and an explosion in the number of radicals in the population. The government DOES NOT have this trend under control and recognizes that long term political polarization and gridlock could easily turn ugly.
John Brown was the most successful domestic terrorist in American history. He struck at exactly the right moment in a frenzied political atmosphere that was very much like our own. In every era of history, there are radicals and people who are disaffected. Usually, radicals who commit grotesque acts of violence like John Brown are condemned and shunned, but in certain moments in history – the points when the number of radicals in the population is soaring, disaffection is exploding, elites are fragmenting and a religious spirit infects and moralizes politics – they are celebrated as heroes like Antifa or Ashli Babbitt.
Once again, we are simply observing the trend and thinking about where it is going. It is not inconceivable some fanatic in the mold of John Brown could come up with some evil scheme and lash out. It is not inconceivable that it could have a dramatic impact on our precarious politics either. The social order is not stable. It is more fragile than it looks and it is a legitimate concern.
Can you imagine a situation in which, say, a black terrorist who has been indoctrinated in CRT kills dozens of White children in a public school both to start a race war and in revenge for systematic racism? If something like that were to happen one day, would it come as a surprise?
“Ever since Donald Trump’s election, the Globalist American Empire has sought to portray ordinary white Americans as the gravest threat to “our democracy.”
Yes, the same was true of the War Between the States when the Union side fought for “our democracy” and used the exact same kind of totalizing, existential and sanctimonious rhetoric like in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address where he talks about “the last great hope of the earth” and how “government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Every atrocity that was inflicted on the South in that conflict was bewilderingly done in the name of “democracy.” The portrayal of Americans who have conservative views as an “enemy within” who are standing in the way of “progress” and engaged in a sinister conspiracy against “democracy” is hardly unprecedented and has deep roots.
“They’ve been able to point at a few misfits and deranged mass shooters to make this point. Hate hoaxes were brandished as proof that racist marauders are attacking minorities with impunity thanks to Trump. A few insane gunmen killing in the name of some fringe ideology were blamed on the entirety of white America. Even protests and rallies were deemed acts of terrorism. See January 6. All of this has helped build the narrative that “white extremists” are the biggest threat to America.”
Is it normal to portray a third of the country as an enemy of America and a national security threat? Perhaps this type of rhetoric indicates that we are already caught in a vertiginous downward spiral? Doesn’t the conspiratorial rhetoric about evil white supremacists who are moral monsters oppressing and brutalizing poor, innocent people of color sound similar to the abolitionist movement?
“Federal agencies can point to all this activity and declare a domestic war on terrorism. The White House categorized “white supremacists” and “militia violent extremists” as the “most persistent and lethal threats” to America in a summer memo. That memo called for the government to “prevent” and “disrupt” domestic terror attacks before they happen. All Americans would like the feds to stop violence before it happens. But Revolver readers should know that these plots stopped by feds are often created by feds in the first place. …”
It is true that the “intelligence community” and national security state has been weaponized and unleashed on the populist Right. Is this because of secession though?
The federal government’s “domestic war on terrorism” has nothing to do with secession. It is a response to the MAGA movement and a crackdown on the “far right.” The people who stormed the Capitol were Trump supporters. The Oathkeepers, Proud Boys and Threepers aren’t secessionists. Nick Fuentes and the Groypers were also there. Scott ignores the fact that the Capitol Siege was another one of the “Stop the Steal” rallies that he personally supported and participated in. It was Scott’s friends and allies like Alex Jones and Baked Alaska who were screaming “1776 Will Commence Again” who did that.
How did this situation even come about? It happened because Donald Trump was elected president in 2016. The “intelligence community” and national security state turned on and subverted Trump from Day One because he wasn’t supposed to win the election. This went on for four years with the Russia Hoax and the Ukraine phone call. Trump was impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Joe Biden’s “domestic war on terror” is nothing but a continuation of the subversion of the Trump presidency by the “intelligence community.” To my knowledge, it doesn’t even mention secessionists.
The fact is, the “domestic war on terrorism” is the result of Scott’s own strategy, which is to participate in mainstream politics and go out and vote for candidates like Trump. This is what happens when you elect the wrong candidate. The national security state is weaponized against you. Once again, the reason all this happened is because the Republican candidate won the 2016 election. What does that say about our present moment? Do you not see how extreme, unusual and dire the situation is now?
“This is the chief problem with civil war rhetoric. People who are encouraged in the false belief that war is right around the corner will do stupid things and make themselves easy targets for federal entrapment. At best, civil war rhetoric is nothing more than empty chest-thumping on Twitter. At worst, it gets you several years in federal prison. …”
Scott can speak to this.
At last count, 654 people have been arrested by the FBI over the Capitol Siege, which was the culmination of the “Stop the Steal” rallies. Some people have already pleaded guilty and are going to federal prison. The number of people who have had their lives ruined by this dwarfs Charlottesville. The people who were entrapped by the FBI were also overwhelmingly MAGA supporters who were in DC to attend a Trump rally. It largely wasn’t militia groups or “white supremacists” who stormed the Capitol.
BTW, the “civil war rhetoric” is coming from … the Brookings Institution. Around half the country is now expecting it to happen and believes it is right around the corner.
“A 2021 national survey by pollster John Zogby found a plurality of Americans (46%) believed a future civil war was likely, 43% felt it was unlikely, and 11% were not sure. War seemed more likely for younger people (53%) than older ones (31%), and for those residing in the South (49%) and Central/Great Lakes region (48%) relative to those in the East (39%). …”
“Let’s take the example of the hapless souls arrested for the Gretchen Whitmer kidnapping plot. The anti-government militiamen were set up by federal agents and informants. Their plan was frankly insane. Any sensible person would’ve told them that it would’ve never worked and it would put them in jail for many years. But the 12 federal informants (at least) involved in the case kept pushing these misguided radicals in a disastrous direction. They told their targets this plot would work and it would lead to the civil conflict they craved. Instead, it led to the targets facing serious federal charges. …”
Why does the national security state and “intelligence community” go to such great lengths to entrap these dimwitted militia groups? Why do they bother to embed so many informants in hapless “far right” groups? It seems like it would be a waste of time and resources.
The repression isn’t simply about creating a boogeyman and scapegoat that can justify their budgets and be used as fodder by “journalists” to help the Democrats win elections. As we have seen overseas, the bread and butter of the CIA is creating and arming these militia groups and fomenting insurgencies to destabilize foreign countries. It is also important to ensure that politics stays contained and continues to be channeled down the drain of controlled and managed mainstream politics.
Scott believes that the public is content with bread and circuses. Mainstream politics is the ultimate “culture war” circus though. It has gotten to the point where politicians and social media influencers are nothing but actors who put on a show to titillate the masses. Trump himself was a shitty reality television host who largely delegated power to others who ran his administration.
The managerial regime goes through all this effort to subvert tiny militia groups and “far right” groups because these groups attract the independent minded people who are convinced the system is rigged. Nothing that is truly independent of the status quo and which isn’t controlled by oligarchs and represents a threat to their interests can be tolerated and allowed to get off the ground.
“Informants persuaded the would-be revolutionaries with a lot of the rhetoric you’d see on the Internet. They prodded the targets to continue on with the plot and called them wimps if they had doubts. They even paid for rides and provided training for the fantasy scheme. While the feds were responsible for these misguided subjects committing a federal crime, that doesn’t excuse the rhetoric from the targets themselves. They truly believed they could pull off a civil war from what they read on social media. They believed they could “kidnap tyrants” and bring down the whole system. The feds encouraged them in these delusions. …”
Granted, there are feds who do this, but the number of people who join these groups is vanishingly small because the reality of infiltration is so well understood. Also, the people who are violent, paranoid and highly individualistic usually don’t bother to join these groups anyway. Virtually all of the people who end up lashing out are lone wolves driven by fantasy ideology.
According to the polls, millions of White Americans are racial conservatives. Millions would support secession. Millions believe Joe Biden is an illegitimate president. Millions are ready to support political violence. Only a few thousand of these people join organizations. Surely, the potential is there, but the constituency is disorganized and currently paralyzed by fear.
“But when it all came tumbling down, these would-be revolutionaries insisted they weren’t serious and it was all just talk. One of the leaders, Peter Musico, bawled in front of his defense attorney when they first met. This same man had bragged about killing cops just a few months earlier. Like most people who talk tough on the internet, he wasn’t ready for war. He was just spouting off. His civil war plans weren’t serious. This talk can be easily exploited by bad actors for their nefarious ends. If you aren’t ready to go to federal jail for a long time, you should probably not brag about how you’re ready to be a guerrilla. …”
All of this is true.
There really are blowhards on the internet. I have to moderate comments to screen them out here.
The fundamentals remain the same though: institutions which have lost their legitimacy, the steady breakdown of the political process, deepening polarization, partisan dehumanization, the radicalization of the population, elite fragmentation, mounting fiscal problems, a growing acceptance of violence, a surplus of aggrieved rich people and embittered professionals, a growing tendency to frame politics in existential terms, a population that overwhelmingly believes the system is rigged, and so on.
It has gotten to the point where the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is openly subverting the president and declaring a third of the population to be “the same people we fought in World War II.” This is the view from the highest level of the military and national security state. The level of paranoia and alarm that is emanating from our elites is not something that happens in normal times. They are taking extreme measures like purging ideological dissenters from the ranks of the military.
“The entrapment scheme perfectly served the Globalist American Empire’s interests. Just before the election, feds and the media were able to scare the public into believing that right-wing extremists are the number one terror threat. These monsters tried to kidnap a governor and overthrow a state government! Of course, they didn’t mention that the feds were behind the whole affair or that these guys posed no threat to anyone. They were set up by bad actors, and their own mistaken desire for civil war pushed them into the feds’ trap. The Whitmer plot helped solidify the narrative the GAE pushes about domestic terror. Time magazine asserted: “The Michigan Plot Lays Bare the Dangers of Ignoring the Far-Right Threat.” Their answer? Focus more on the “far-right threat,” even if there isn’t one and it’s entirely controlled by the feds.”
Why are the feds doing this though?
Surely, the hysteria can’t be justified by what … three or four mass shootings? The few thousand people who join groups? In fact, it has been relatively quiet this year.
Most people now believe that mainstream politics is unviable. They see it as fake, rigged and totally controlled. It is managed to channel dissent toward establishment outcomes. A handful of oligarchs own the politicians who answer to lobbyists and the media. They purchase the policy agenda of both parties. Both parties also serve the needs of the “intelligence community” and the military.
That’s the real “far right threat.” More people than ever see through this sham. It is a crisis. The government isn’t afraid of the Hutaree militia or the Michigan militia.
“There are other recent examples of wannabe insurgents getting ensnared in fed honeypots. Atomwaffen and The Base are two such cases. Both neo-Nazi groups tried to be as edgy as possible, encouraging not only terrorism but genocide as well. They would constantly post that there is “no political solution” and the only thing to be done was to train for the upcoming civil war. Several members of both groups now sit in federal prison thanks to this rhetoric that was encouraged by federal agents and informers. Joshua Caleb Sutter, an influential figure and propagandist within Atomwaffen, was paid over $140,000 by the FBI to spy on white nationalists. He was paid $80,000 for his work on Atomwaffen. Sutter provided key evidence against Atomwaffen leaders to the FBI. Atomwaffen became a favorite media bogeyman during the Trump years due to their terror fetishism and alleged plots. Much of this was due to the work of a federal informant.”
BTW, the things that Atomwaffen was taken down for by the FBI include a “swatting conspiracy” and “conspiracy to intimidate journalists” and “possession of a firearm with a controlled substance” and red flag laws. In spite of its reputation on the internet, the group wasn’t doing much of anything on the domestic terrorism front and was rolled up on charges which could be used against almost anyone. Jack Corbin was prosecuted by the DOJ for doxing Antifa.
It is not like Atomwaffen did anything as bold as storming the U.S. Capitol, disrupting a joint session of Congress and declaring Donald Trump to be the God Emperor of the United States on the Senate floor. When Groypers did this on January 6, Nick Fuentes said it was awesome and epic.
“An undercover FBI agent was able to snare several members of The Base in a terror plot in 2020. The agent was able to access The Base’s encrypted online messaging platform and aid members in weapons training. He nabbed multiple members on serious state charges after they planned to kill Antifa members. It’s possible that the agent was the one who suggested this idea in the first place. The arrests were widely covered in the media and held up as another example of the threat of far-right extremists.”
There is nothing that anyone can do to stop the FBI from creating these fake honeypot groups like The Base or the media from breathlessly covering them. I should know because I was personally dragged into that story by the Atlanta Journal Constitution based on a rumor circulated by Atlanta Antifa on Twitter that I had published a “kill list” on this website. I never had anything to do with “The Base” and didn’t know anyone involved with the group. It didn’t stop a “journalist” from bringing me into the story.
“Most conservatives recognize the scrutiny of the federal government when it comes to protests. Very few people showed up to the Justice for J6 rally Saturday over fears it would be a trap. Based on the evidence of undercover cops mingling in the crowd, this fear was proven to be correct. …”
Yes, it used to be that “far right” groups were infiltrated and subverted by the “intelligence community” and targeted by the national security state. The lesson of the “Justice for J6” rally is that the same is now true of MAGA rallies. The techniques used to repress anyone stigmatized as “far right” like doxing or civil lawsuits or censorship is now applied to the populist Right in general. Perhaps we should go out and vote for the GOP again which only succeeded in making the situation even worse?
“But if people are rightfully hesitant to show up to public demonstrations due to feds, why would they not have the same opinion of associating with people aiming for civil war? It’s easier to press federal charges for trumped up terror plots than it is for protesting. It’s also easier for the feds to warn of the danger from right-wing extremists with foiled terror plots rather than demonstrations. For some reason, a lot of conservatives don’t grasp this concept. They still fantasize that their little militia will avoid fed entrapment and be prepared to duke it out with the United States military. They’re far more skeptical of those organizing protests than they are of people organizing secessionist movements. …”
Voting for Donald Trump in 2016 is what brought about this level of repression by the “intelligence community” and national security state, not small militias or white supremacist groups. Why on earth would voting for the GOP and empowering the very same people who allowed the First Amendment to crumble and the “intelligence community” to subvert the president solve anything?
The feds control the GOP who sign off on spending over a trillion dollars a year on “defense.” The GOP does absolutely nothing to protect our constitutional rights and civil liberties from assault by the “intelligence community.” At the rate we are going, virtually any expression of dissent on the Right will soon be crushed by the national security state and the primary reason for it is that your “representatives” allow it to happen and continue to get rewarded for it in futile bouts of backlash politics.
“The feds are investing a ton of resources into persecuting conservative Americans. They need “threats” they can show to the public to prove their focus is warranted. The number of feds sent to the Justice for J6 rally shows how eager they are to prosecute anyone they can paint as a terrorist. Civil war hype helps their effort tremendously. The federal government isn’t threatened by people spouting off about separation or war on the Internet. The feds know they have the military, the courts, the media, and the police on their side. They even have the family and friends of “terrorists” on their side, as evidenced by the large number of J6 protesters who have been turned in and disowned by their family and friends. The government knows civil war is unrealistic—that’s why they encourage it. …”
It is true that feds are investing a ton of resources in persecuting conservative Americans. It is also true that it has gotten much worse over the past few years. The censorship and erosion of civil liberties has never been worse — all of which is a response to the accurate perception that millions of people have been radicalized over the past few years and that the government has lost legitimacy. The only reason that the flailing regime is resorting to hard repression now is because it has exhausted its other options. If the situation were not so dire, it would not be doing this.
The fact that the government runs so roughshod over the Constitution and that people are being turned in by family members for having the wrong political views shows that mainstream conventional politics failed. Donald Trump was elected president. We went through all of that. This is the result of that. This is what the other side of that looks like in the post-Trump era. What does that say about going back to the well and returning Donald Trump, Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell to power?
“Entrapping wayward youths and rednecks in terror plots doesn’t just secure the FBI’s budget. It also justifies censorship, hate speech laws, deplatforming, and policies designed to weaken the historic American nation. If the feds can claim the arrested terrorists organized online, that puts more pressure on Big Tech to shut down free speech. If they say the terrorists used any type of payment processor, that puts more pressure on financial institutions to cut off anyone deemed a right-wing extremist. If they say the suspected terrorists believed in the Great Replacement “conspiracy theory,” that puts pressure on politicians to open the borders to stick it to the terrorists. An ever-present terror threat allows the Globalist American Empire to seize more power and erase more of our civil liberties. …”
Everything that Scott listed here – the censorship, the “domestic war on terror,” the weaponization of the “intelligence community,” the surge in support for hate speech laws, the radicalization of the Democrats on immigration, the loss of support from banks and payment processors, erosion of free speech, and so on – is the result of electing Donald Trump as president. It is how the regime specifically responded to Trump, not anything else. It has just gotten to the point now where Trump himself is censored and the Capitol Siege has been used to justify a “domestic war on terror” against MAGA.
“As the federal government hunts high and low for any domestic terrorists they can find, the smart thing to do is to avoid these traps. We are not heading to a civil war anytime soon. Kristi Noem is not going to declare independence from the United States. You and 12 of your friends are not going to take down the federal government. The work needed isn’t as exciting as that of civil war, but it won’t land you in federal prison and it actually has a chance to succeed. …”
Just a reminder … the hundreds of people who are at risk of going to federal prison were MAGA supporters who attended a “Stop the Steal” rally. Most of us had the sense not to go anywhere near that event. It was people like Nick Fuentes and Andrew Anglin and Alex Jones who were on board with that. Lets not forget that Trump’s last act as president was to pardon Lil Wayne and Kodak Black and a bunch of Jews for Jared Kushner and leave his most delusional supporters twisting in the wind.
“The Globalist American Empire wants you to give up on the normal political process. …”
This is hilarious.
It was the normal political process which gave us all of this. It pushed Donald Trump through the Republican primary. It pushed him into the White House. It was that which provoked this massive response from the managerial regime. It was also a MAGA rally hosted by Donald Trump which was supported by none other than Scott himself which was used to justify the “domestic war on terror.”
“Its minions know that you will either be so demoralized that you focus completely on your hobbies and accept the regime, or you will do something stupid and become a poster boy terrorist for the GAE’s agenda. Be smart—don’t end up like the Michigan militiamen just because someone on the internet told you to man up and DO SOMETHING.”
The smart move is to stay the f*** away from these people. We already know what it would be like to have Donald Trump as president and Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy in charge of Congress. It would be massively polarizing without much in the way of direct benefit to us.