Saturday, July 27, 2019

Weaponization of the DOJ Against Leftist Activists?

Perhaps I'm being a bit paranoid, but I found this tweet from Vulgarmort very disturbing:

The characterization of antifascist activists as terrorists follows upon a similar proclamation by Ted Cruz. It is particularly sinister in light of the proposed end of the moratorium on the federal death penalty. It is not inconceivable that the Trump Maladministration would label political opponents 'terrorists', with the threat of a potential death sentence hanging over their heads.

In three weeks, a coterie of far-right figures from around the country plans on staging an armed rally in Portland. They have threatened violence, but in the current media climate, the gutless commentators will probably cling to the narrative that the Portland natives who protest this invasion are the villains.

The current regime is exhibiting the fourteen characteristics of fascism, and this current push to label their opponents on the left as terrorists may signal that their policies might take a turn for the worse.


Al said...

My father's generation had to go around Europe killing Nazis in order to stop fascism. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz dishonor that greatest generation by claiming that antifascists are terrorist. As Woody Guthrie sang, "All you fascists are bound to lose!"

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

This is from someone who has been harassed and stalked by fascists:

Shit's going to get real bad real soon.