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Why am I not surprised
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The banning on social media and the non subjects of what passes as news these days reminds me of the outlawing of political opposition is a classic hallmark of totalitarian systems. It does not have to be even political as anyone who goes against the official story can be labeled ???? Undesirable, a terrorist, a no fly person, a no can leave your house person etc etc ??? Kinda sound familiar ?

If there's one thing that at least six thousand years of recorded human governance teaches; it's that there is never a shortage of despots or enforcers who will sell their souls for a shekel. 

https://www.reuters.com/legal/government...022-01-11/

Quote:U.S. Justice Department forming unit to counter domestic terrorism
By Sarah N. Lynch


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The crest of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is seen at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is creating a new unit to counter domestic terrorism following the 2021 U.S. Capitol attack, a senior official said on Tuesday, as it faces a growing threat from white supremacists and anti-government activists.
The move reflects a growing realization by U.S. national security officials that domestic extremists represent a threat on par with that posed by foreign militant groups such as Islamic State.
"We face an elevated threat from domestic violent extremists - that is, individuals in the United States who seek to commit violent criminal acts in furtherance of domestic social or political goals," Matthew Olsen, the assistant attorney general of the department's National Security Division, told a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
"We have seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies," Olsen added.
Attorney General Merrick Garland told lawmakers last May that domestic violent extremist groups, particularly white supremacists, pose a growing threat to the United States.
Olsen said the new unit will be part of the National Security Division and will work to "ensure that these cases are properly handled and effectively coordinated" across the department and around the country.
The Justice Department has brought criminal charges against more than 725 people stemming from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot in which then-President Donald Trump's supporters sought to stop Congress from certifying his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. Some of the defendants are members or associated with far-right groups including the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers and the Three Percenters.
A top FBI official told Congress in November that the bureau was conducting around 2,700 investigations related to domestic violent extremism.
Jill Sanborn, the executive assistant director for the FBI's National Security Branch, told lawmakers on Tuesday the bureau is particularly concerned about violent extremists motivated by racial hatred and those who are anti-government.
"Racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists advocating for the superiority of the white race and anti-government or anti-authority violent extremists ... present the most lethal threat," she testified.
She added that extremists motivated by racial and ethnic hatred are "most likely to conduct mass casualty attacks against civilians" while militias are more prone to target law enforcement or government employees.
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I have lost a ton of respect and gained a ton of suspicion for the DOJ in the last few years. 

Their main concern is their budget and their place at the table. Justice for Americans is somewhere far down the list. Not a healthy combination. It would seem they have taken to offering their services in return to curry favor from Congress and the administration. If that fails, the old J. Edgar Hoover tactic of blackmailing the same people is readily at hand. 

So how does one battle the KGB?
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I'll spend my sheckles on AMMO
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(01-12-2022, 03:22 PM)ABNARTY Wrote: I have lost a ton of respect and gained a ton of suspicion for the DOJ in the last few years. 

Their main concern is their budget and their place at the table. Justice for Americans is somewhere far down the list. Not a healthy combination. It would seem they have taken to offering their services in return to curry favor from Congress and the administration. If that fails, the old J. Edgar Hoover tactic of blackmailing the same people is readily at hand. 

So how does one battle the KGB?

One goes underground. That's been the go-to response to totalitarianism for most of human history,

Folks used to be concerned about a "chilling effect" on free speech and the First Amendment. It seems that is no longer a concern, just so long as we keep the Top Dawgs on top, and us peons in our properly subservient place.

Folks who prefer their freedom raw will probably just have to cede the low ground of social media to the opposition, as that is likely the happy Hunting Ground of the DOJ SJWs. I've noticed that the DHS has recently been running a massive, massive "see something, say something" campaign on social media, Facebook in particular.

The Zuck is not your friend.

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“The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people.”

-Aldous Huxley

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(01-12-2022, 07:10 PM)Ninurta Wrote:
(01-12-2022, 03:22 PM)ABNARTY Wrote: I have lost a ton of respect and gained a ton of suspicion for the DOJ in the last few years. 

Their main concern is their budget and their place at the table. Justice for Americans is somewhere far down the list. Not a healthy combination. It would seem they have taken to offering their services in return to curry favor from Congress and the administration. If that fails, the old J. Edgar Hoover tactic of blackmailing the same people is readily at hand. 

So how does one battle the KGB?

One goes underground. That's been the go-to response to totalitarianism for most of human history,

Folks used to be concerned about a "chilling effect" on free speech and the First Amendment. It seems that is no longer a concern, just so long as we keep the Top Dawgs on top, and us peons in our properly subservient place.

Folks who prefer their freedom raw will probably just have to cede the low ground of social media to the opposition, as that is likely the happy Hunting Ground of the DOJ SJWs. I've noticed that the DHS has recently been running a massive, massive "see something, say something" campaign on social media, Facebook in particular.

The Zuck is not your friend.

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Agreed. Social media is not. Coercive media instead? 

Staying clear of all arms of the government as best as one can is the rule of the day.
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