On March 15, Breitbart’s Allum Bokhari wrote that a recently published 2021 Department of Homeland Security report recommends ”an increased focus on scanning the social media accounts of its employees in order to detect ‘extremism.’”
And, wouldn’t ya know it, that malleable word “extremism” is a weapon in government hands that they simply have not defined, but its agents will use to fit whatever they like.
Among the examples of ‘extremism’ cited by DHS are: a belief that fraud occurred in the 2020 election, and objections to current coronavirus policies.
If you suspect that this mimics the “paint a small-government proponent as an aggressive threat” tactic of Biden administration officials who last year were revealed to have coordinated with members of the National School Boards Association to portray as ‘possible terror threats” concerned parents who attended local school board meetings – you’re not alone.
As Bokhari notes:
A March 2021 unclassified threat assessment prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Department of Justice, and DHS, noted that domestic violent extremists ‘who are motivated by a range of ideologies and galvanized by recent political and societal events in the United States pose an elevated threat to the Homeland in 2021.’ The assessment pointed to newer ‘sociopolitical developments such as narratives of fraud in the recent general election, the emboldening impact of the violent breach of the U.S. Capitol, conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and conspiracy theories promoting violence’ that ‘will almost certainly spur some [domestic violent extremists] [sic] to try to engage in violence this year.’
So, if you thought that maybe, just maybe, having a slew of mail-in ballots thrown around the U.S., or that extending the deadline for admission of mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania, contrary to written statute, were sketchy ideas, your thinking is potentially terroristic.
Likewise, if, as Anthony Fauci’s own emails revealed, you were skeptical of any of the insane ramblings of government bureaucrats who offered different COVID19 policies and mandates at different times, with different rationales and wavering stats to supposedly back them up.
You’d better follow the government-decided “science,” even when it changes the way NewSpeak and history changed in Orwell’s “1984.”
We can look at these puzzle pieces and see that they fit together to form a very disturbing picture.
And your freedom of dissent is not in it.