“Far right militias are nothing new in this country, they’ve been around forever. They are a bunch of social misfits who believe in a warped and perverted interpretation of the United states Constitution the way that Islamic terrorist subscribe to a warped and perverted interpretation of the Koran. And therein lies both their problem, as well as their salvation. Because they all have their own, personal interpretation, they remain fractured and localized. They don’t play well in the sandbox with others.
These militias have long been a pain in the ass. Usually to local and county officials, but occasionally to state law enforcement as well. They like to flex their muscles with a show of armed force in controlled settings, but when pressed tend to fade, loathe to expose themselves to a superior, better equipped and trained force.
The federal government has also long been aware of them, as well as the threat they pose. But since these militias tend to stay within their own confines, not breaking interstate law, and breaking no applicable federal laws, keeping eyes on the ringleaders, and trying to snoop around to find out what they’re up to is about all the federal government can do.
But last week, El Pendejo Presidente just changed that equation. One of the saving graces of these militias were that they operated locally, breaking no federal laws, and in so doing, basically hamstringing any kind of a unified federal response to them.
But in a desperate attempt to save his flailing presidency, Donald Trump irrevocably changed all of that. Because he called them all together in Washington DC. And then he turned them loose in an attempted insurrection against the United States. And in dong so, he made them all members of an interstate conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States.
In 5 days, there will be a new administration in Washington DC, and a new Attorney General. The FBI is already making arrests, and as they continue the investigation, you can count on hundreds more arrests being made. And the links to these widely isolated state militias will be made. But they’re not widely isolated anymore they are part of a multi state conspiracy to subvert the United States government.
The nation as a whole was sickened and outraged at the travesty that occurred at the United States Capitol last week. And they want justice. And thanks to Trump bringing all of these various militias together in the capitol, and turning them loose on the Capitol building, he has given the federal government free rein to go to war. And if these morons want to know what’s in store for them, then just go ahead and ask the Dons of the old La Cosa Nostra how things tend to go when the federal government takes a personal interest in you. Or some of those Mexican and Colombian drug cartel lords.
Thanks to Trump’s idiotic carnage, national outrage is going to spark a renewed interest in coming up with domestic terrorism laws that will give federal law enforcement better tools with which to monitor and combat far right domestic extremism. And the GOP is going to be too worried about their own image to object to common sense solutions.
Everything Trump touches dies. These militias cruised along for decades by staying beneath the radar, and staying interesting to nobody but themselves. But then the Great Pumpkin activated them, and he brought them all together for a day of carnage. And now the proverbial Sword of Damocles is about to fall on their heads. Good riddance.”