“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
~~George Orwell, 1984
If you aren't with the Left, you are against them. If you support Right wing values, if you question the current narrative from the Left regarding elections and the definitions of insurrection, coup attempt, attempt to overthrow the government currently being paraded by the Left, if you support Right Wing causes on social media by commenting on or reacting in a positive manner to people supporting Conservative causes, you are now a Domestic Terrorist with a political agenda.
I don't think that's an overreaction.
If you are a former Navy Seal whose duties included intelligence gathering with/for the CIA, taking part in disinformation and misinformation programs directed at influencing people and outcomes, being trained to recognize misinformation and disinformation campaigns and being respected for your abilities in doing so, and you harbor Right wing tendencies and you support Right wing policies and you act out and speak out on your beliefs, you are a Domestic Terrorist, a Right Wing Terrorist...
And all of this is new, this political agenda business. None of the riots or demonstrations, none of the lives lost or bottles and rocks thrown last summer were in support of a political agenda. Or something.
In a June 2020 interview, U.S. Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris said of the nationwide anti-police brutality protests: “Everyone beware. They're not gonna stop before election day in November, and they're not gonna stop after election day ... They’re not gonna let up, and they should not.” (@snopes)
When does a demonstration become a riot? Were the actions of the Conservatives in DC on January 6th a riot? An armed uprising? A coup attempt? An attempt to overthrow the government? IMHO, no... It was an otherwise peaceful demonstration until the Capitol Police stood back and allowed demonstrators unfettered access to the hallways of Congress. Those demonstrators took advantage of the situation that was presented to them. No more, no less. Were they dumb? Yeah, maybe. Did they misbehave? Again, yeah. Were they violent rioters trying to overthrow the government? LOL. No.
The only gunfire that resulted in injury (death) was when an armed Capitol Police officer fired his service weapon through a small opening in a broken (frosted) window at a face on the other side. He was not threatened, he had no reason to fear for his life, he didn't know his target, he fired anyway and a life was lost... He was grossly negligent. He needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, as does the demonstrator who killed a Capitol Police officer with a fire extinguisher.
Those in power today seriously believe that all Americans are stupid. That much is obvious. It appears that the folks on the Right are not going to be silent any longer.
I don't know what to say anymore, I don't know what to think. Like Bonnie Tyler said... "we're livin' in a powder keg and givin' off sparks..."
Anyway... be careful. Stay safe. It isn't paranoia if you think you are being watched when you are... ;)