Warning: This is a rant. But I’ve had it with these fools in the FBI.
There seems to be a concerted campaign to attack non-leftist groups and individuals. Between the Scalise attack, Las Vegas and this latest leftist maniac in Texas it now seems to me past the point of coincidence or even mass hysteria. It seems that coordination is occurring. This doesn’t have to correspond to a team working together. It might come down to someone online proselytizing the leftist ecosystem toward mass violence and his message resonating with a certain profile. Each of these individuals was radicalized against traditional or anti-leftist targets. I don’t know anything about the guy who attacked Rand Paul so I won’t speculate whether or not he is just a nutty neighbor or not. But these other cases are different. These are kamikaze missions, intent on maximum casualties, maximum shock value. This is leftist jihad.
If the FBI was any use they would use the much-vaunted data collecting and intelligence capability to identify the links that join these three men. But instead they scratch their heads and declare it a mystery. Look at the state of the Las Vegas investigation. All they’ve been able to confirm is that he was a white man. Meanwhile if you had unpaid traffic tickets from four decades ago they could probably track your every step over the last forty years. If you missed a nickel on an Amazon tax bill they would roust you out of your bed to perp walk you down to the IRS office. If you used the term lip balm in a phone call to your doctor you’d probably be added to a terror watch list. But after three maniacs massacred innocent Americans by the scores they can’t find anything to tell us except “we’re investigating.”
And that brings us to Jeff Sessions. What the hell is he actually doing as Attorney General, as head of the Justice Department? Is this the best he can do? Is he trying to get things done but is being thwarted? If so, why doesn’t he fire these fools? Is recusing yourself from the Russian investigation equal to sitting on your hands and not doing a damn thing? I think Trump should fire this guy and get someone useful in the spot. And it’s not just these spectacular cases. The Antifa thugs should be rounded up and treated to a RICO action. If they aren’t organized crime and domestic terrorism I don’t know what is.
So, the question is what’s next from these creeps? Will they be blowing up St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC just to make a point? What does it take to clue in the authorities that radical leftist terrorism is ramping up and is just as deadly as Islamic jihad? I mean, we expected the Obama justice department to ignore leftists and BLM when they intimidated Americans. Those were Obama’s shock troops in the cowing of a free peace-loving people. But we thought Trump would re-establish the rule of law and order. It appears that is not the case, at least not yet. But if they don’t hurry up and fix things, it’s only a matter of time before action leads to reaction and things may start to spin out of control. And that won’t be good for anyone.
As someone who has slowly become aware of the depths of the change going on in the country I’ve recently been in the odd position of acting as an interpreter to my even less aware brethren. At a family gathering I was drawn into a discussion of the recent Charlottesville riot. The prevailing opinion was that Trump had botched it by addressing the situation the way he did.
• It was a mistake to give the press the chance to tie him to the protesters.
• They were bemoaning his drops in opinion polls and the chaos at the White House.
• I was warned about the danger to the Senate majority and the inevitability of impeachment.
• I was told that he must begin getting on message and concentrate on passing an agenda that included tax reform and spending cuts.
The talk became rather heated and I tried to convince them that what they took for a bug was a feature. I tried to make them understand that what Trump needed to do was not embrace the moderates but wake up the sleep walkers. And that they themselves were the sleepwalkers. I pointed out that any actual Nazis there were more than matched in evil by the fascistic Antifa present at the proceedings. Highlighting that and countering the narrative coming from the press and the establishment political parties was Trump’s job and needed to be done. I’m not sure I was successful in convincing my audience. I think their time hasn’t yet arrived. Or maybe it won’t. For some the chaos that would occur during a full-blown confrontation between left and right is unthinkable. Hell, even I view such an event with enormous trepidation and distaste. But just as strongly I reject the notion that these leftist miscreants should destroy what’s good about this country.
At a certain point in the conversation I was asked how Trump calling out the left could succeed in reversing the damage that already had been done by the left. I answered that he couldn’t. All he could do was try to wake up the sleepwalkers to how much trouble we are in. Wake them up and and hope that there are enough of them left to win by democratic means. When asked how likely that was I made up a number based on how pessimistic I felt. Maybe thirty percent, maybe ten? Later on, I thought about that guess and realized that ten percent was actually closer to what I believed.
The next day I noticed that everyone actually seemed a little more optimistic about the future. I think just talking with someone who wasn’t discouraged with how Trump was addressing the press and the left seemed to help them even if the prognosis for difficult times ahead was part of the package. We discussed how to take positive action and improve our own personal environments. Build business and social connections to protect ourselves and our families from disruptions to come. We even discussed what areas of the country might be the best place for us to coalesce to. It was a real shot in the arm. So today I’m encouraged. People can learn that there are alternatives to capitulation. If you articulate the futility of the establishment appeasement position people will listen. And if they listen sometimes they wake up. And talking about it with friends actually seems therapeutic.
Did I wake anyone up? I don’t know, but at least now I feel like I want to keep trying.