From The Conversation:
Thousands of police and soldiers – people professionally trained in the use of violence and familiar with military protocols – are part of an extremist effort to undermine the U.S. government and subvert the democratic process.
According to an investigative report published in the Atlantic in November into a leaked database kept by the Oath Keepers – one of several far-right and white supremacist militias that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 – 10% of Oath Keepers are current police officers or military members. Another significant portion of the group’s membership is retired military and law enforcement personnel.
The hate group – founded by a former Army paratrooper after Barack Obama’s 2008 election – claimed “an improbable 30,000 members who were said to be mostly current and former military, law enforcement and emergency first responders” in 2016, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Three Percenters, another militia present at the Capitol on Jan. 6, also draws a substantial portion of its members from law enforcement, both military and civilian. Larry Brock, a pro-Trump rioter arrested with zip-tie handcuffs, allegedly for taking hostages, is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who posted content from the Three Percenters online.
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The Conversation. One of the daily newsletters that I receive,and often read... lol. They bill themselves as apolitical. They aren't. Like so many other "neutral, unbiased" sources The Conversation has proven at times during these past 4 years to be anything but...
Notice that they aren't allowing comments on this article. There is so much misinformation included in the article that the author would be unable to defend his writing.
But my point is simply that the pogrom to eliminate the political Right in this country appears to be beginning...
I don't keep up with the Militia business in this country. I have no idea who is who or what is going on. I'm not sure I care. Other than when people write articles like this one, articles whose only intention is to strike fear and denigrate the Right... I'm old...
We will have a new President in a couple of hours and I simply pray for the health and safety of our nation. There will likely be a lot of change, much of it will be contrary to the desires and beliefs of my friends on the Right. ol' "Unity and Cooperation Joe" won't do much to promote unity and cooperation. He will push the Progressive agenda, because that is what his bosses demand of him.
We shall see. Keep smiling! Think positive.