Establishment liberals are 13% of Americans while Populist Right are 11% of Americans. In spite of this relative parity in numbers both in the general population and among Democratic and Republican voters, the former faction is bent on suppresing the latter faction as “domestic extremism.”
“When FBI Special Agent Brian Murphy returned from an overseas posting in 2011, he expected his desk job in Pittsburgh to be far from the front lines of the U.S. war on terrorism.
Instead, he found that western Pennsylvania was a hot spot of another terror war of sorts, one involving formidable homegrown foes: white supremacists, anti-government militias and right-wing extremists.
That year, a young neo-Nazi was convicted of ambushing police in the working-class neighborhood of Stanton Heights, killing three officers and wounding another in a four-hour firefight. Authorities also were investigating various militias and survivalist groups, including in rural areas northwest of Pittsburgh where six people were arrested three years earlier for allegedly stockpiling assault rifles, homemade bombs and a flamethrower to incite a race war. …
Now, one year after the assault on the Capitol, many of those officials question whether Washington is up to the task of containing a problem that has embedded itself deeply into the fabric of America. …”
In 2021, there were exactly zero “domestic terrorist” attacks from “the most lethal threat” facing the Homeland. It was never clear to me why the domestic extremists would need to launch an insurgency. Wouldn’t it be easier for them to vote the Democrats out of power?
“Yet despite this toxic stew of anger and threats, actual terrorism — politically motivated violence against noncombatants that seeks a broad psychological effect — was low in 2021. Data from the New America Foundation reveal there were zero — yes, zero — successful far-right, left-wing or Islamist militant mass terrorist attacks in the United States so far this year. It’s a remarkable statistic and one not reached at any time after 9/11, 20 years in which jihadism and white supremacist violence, in particular, vied to claim the most American lives. The lone lethal attack that might even be considered terroristic involved a misogynistic man who killed eight workers at massage parlors and spas in Atlanta due to a self-proclaimed “sex addiction.” A depressing number of mass shootings occurred in 2021, but despite being murderous they are not terrorism as they did not involve a political motive. …”
A year after the January 6th insurrection, it appears the “domestic extremists” are now the favorite to seize power in Congress. It looks like they will take Congress in 2022 without a fight.
Note: Looking further down the road at 2023, I anticipate that Joe Biden will face impeachment. Lord Fauci will also be hauled before Congress to answer for his various crimes.