Democrats have moved swiftly to use the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol mayhem to push for a frightening expansion of federal surveillance and police powers under their sole control for two years, smearing anyone who voted for Donald Trump as a potential terrorist. Joe Biden himself called the Capitol protesters “domestic terrorists” and “insurrectionists” and said his administration will prioritize legislation to increase federal crackdowns on what Democrats consider to be “domestic terrorists.”
The main problem with that is that Democrats openly link Republican Party affiliation and mainstream conservative ideas to “domestic terrorism,” “extremism,” “white supremacy,” and other evils. To the left vanguard of the party that Biden’s administration is marching behind in both personnel and policy, simply supporting lower taxes and believing that “hard work can help you get ahead” is enough to mark you a “racist” and “white supremacist.” These redefined “racists” and “white supremacists” now face increased FBI surveillance, discrimination in military and other careers, suspension of their right to own guns lawfully based only on another person complaining they are a “threat,” public harassment and smears, government and business pressure campaigns and investigations, and more.
As usual, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a canary in the coalmine. The New Yorker went on Instagram on Jan. 12 to hysterically claim that she felt endangered in a safe room during the Capitol anarchy because Republican members of Congress were also there. She baselessly accused them of being violent “white supremacists” solely due to their political affiliation. This is as stupid as claiming the average Democrat is an arson risk simply because she vocalized support this summer for Black Lives Matter.
This was followed by other Democrat members of Congress being given massive media platforms to accuse their Republican colleagues of showing rioters how to find and hurt them in the days before the latest Capitol violence erupted. Their only evidence was seeing Republican members of Congress in the halls of their own workplace with what turned out to be family members, including children.
Today @RepCohen went on CNN and spread lies about me to further a left-wing conspiracy theory targeting me and my family.
The only people I have ever had in the Capitol with me are my young children, husband, mom, aunt and uncle.
I guess having a big family is a scandal now.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) January 18, 2021
Boebert sends letter to Cohen about allegations. She says she gave a tour to her family on Jan 2 & they were inside on Jan 3 for her swearing in ceremony. She says Cohen’s claims resulted in “threats to my safety as well as the safety of my family and Congressional staff” pic.twitter.com/dFAg3V0Dik
— Christal Hayes (@Journo_Christal) January 19, 2021
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hysterically claimed, also without offering any evidence, that Republican members of Congress might bring guns to Biden’s inauguration ceremony. Democrats demanded up to 25,000 National Guard troops to fortify Washington, DC over Biden’s inauguration, on the pretext, fed by an unreliable FBI leak and now proven false, that “armed” “huge uprising[s]” were planned for all 50 state capitols. That didn’t happen, and even the initial “evidence” for this wild claim was never very strong from the get-go. (Good job, FBI.)
Illinois Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, did his best to scare Americans into Democrats’ other, other plans to undermine our freedoms by claiming on NPR — again, wildly and citing precisely zero evidence, and with no pushback from the NPR host –“what happened on January 6, this past Wednesday, might not be the end of the insurrection but the beginning.”
Democrats also claimed the riots showed Trump was too dangerous to be trusted with the nation’s nuclear codes or as commander in chief, with Pelosi amazingly reaching out to military leaders to encourage insubordination to their elected civilian commander in chief. Well, he’s out of office today, and no nukes have been deployed.
The latest turn of this wild stampede into expanding the corrupt federal surveillance state Democrats and Republicans launched after 9/11 is Democrats’ terrifying decision to start removing people from military positions based on politics. “Are you now, or have you ever been a Trump supporter?” is the question this all seems to be asking, from the very party that has gone ballistic since the 1950s over the federal apparatus using this question to deny actual Communists positions of U.S. state power.
JUST IN: Gen. Lloyd Austin tells Senate that if confirmed "I will rid our [Pentagon and US military] ranks of racists & extremists."
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) January 19, 2021
This is the first step toward the politicization of military enlisted personnel and junior officers. It is how one-party regimes are created. https://t.co/uGhAdcaFZi
— J Michael Waller (@JMichaelWaller) January 18, 2021
During the quite legitimate red scare of the 1950s and continuing to this day, the U.S. left has openly provided aid and support to Communists and Communist sympathizers. The Democrat Party is right now appointing actual Communist sympathizers and enablers to key federal positions while imposing pro-leftist ideological tests on members of the U.S. military!
That’s not all. Leftists are now openly calling for the FBI to place spies within conservative groups, and surveil Americans not only through the National Security Agency’s ongoing, uncurtailed, and warrant-less mass phone and internet surveillance of all American citizens at all times, but also through human informants.
NBC is calling for the FBI to spy on and insert confidential informants into conservative groups https://t.co/qaxXLp1a6U
— AmericaFest Poso (@JackPosobiec) January 18, 2021
Does this ring a bell to anyone? Well, if you just lived through the past four years, it certainly should. It is all giving eerie flashbacks to the spying operation run on the Trump campaign that extended into the Trump presidency.
Known as Russiagate or Spygate, this involved federal intelligence and investigative agencies including the FBI, CIA, NSA, and Department of Justice being used by Biden, President Obama, and other high-ranking federal officials — some of whom, such as Susan Rice, are back for the Biden administration — weaponizing political disagreement to spy on their political opponents. They lied to federal courts to get warrants based on false information to harass and hobble the living daylights out of Trump and make him completely unable to function in the office he was elected to.
This sort of thing will end American self-government. It permits unelected bureaucrats to choose what voters will hear about any political candidate they want. It allows them to essentially dox their unfavored candidates, and hide the failings of their favored candidates. Some people might call that election-rigging. Hm, which election did we see that happening in recently?
And now Democrats want to perpetrate Spygate not “only” on Republican candidates for president and God knows what other positions, but also on me and you. Snitch culture, meet surveillance state.
Meanwhile, for any of you who doubt that Dems are 100% planning the total importation of the War on Terror onto US soil to be used domestically, just listen to NBC's Jeremy Bash (formerly of Obama's CIA & Pentagon, needless to say). Just hear the words:https://t.co/urqwUb3YTv
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 18, 2021
Those of you who think this is crazy talk need to look at the Spygate evidence that has barely managed to eke out over the past four years, in the face of brutal attempts to keep it hidden, to understand how endlessly evil and corrupt these people are. Now reflect on the fact that they have all that power they abused back, with no negative consequences whatsoever of having abused it before.
Reflect on what Lois Lerner did with the Internal Revenue Service, for pete’s sake, using a paper-pushing agency to persecute Tea Party groups simply for being conservative. Then reflect that all these people certainly fit the test for assessing whether someone has or will commit a crime: They have the motive, the means, and the opportunity.
Also recall what Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer publicly said, and other intelligence leaders reinforced, about Trump going after intelligence agencies’ abuses of power: “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow in 2017.
It’s these people who want even more power. They believe Trump’s supporters must be “cleansed” and “mentally deprogrammed.” Don’t be fooled by the cover story about “domestic insurrections.” As civil rights groups are pointing out, those crimes can already be firmly prosecuted under many existing laws. These new laws Democrats want have another purpose.