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America prepares for war on domestic terrorism
White radicalism is not the usual political partisanship
The question in America today is how much has extremism penetrated White society. After years of praising guns and the Second Amendment, and vilifying government, the ticking bomb has found its detonator in the idiocy of Donald Trump, who thinks he can use White terrorism to coerce political rivals into accepting that he stays in power, even after losing the election.
The American Republic is in grave danger. Defending it requires knowledge of how deep and wide White radicalism has spread. America will need much more than police work. It will take a war on domestic terror as comprehensive as the war on global terror. Such war will include regulating the Second Amendment and guns, once and for all. America’s military is currently shaking its ranks to examine how deep extremism has penetrated. Once done, it should be expected to go on the offensive.
The good news is that White terrorism does not seem to enjoy popular support. While White terrorists have managed to scare members of Congress into voting with Trump, the majority of Americans at home seem to be opposed to such lunacy. Numbers from elections, polling and TV viewership all suggest that the Republican Party is quietly distancing itself from militant White terrorism. But unless Republicans start leading against domestic terrorism, and until Republicans go back to publicly praising the Republic, the flag and the importance of democracy and election, the Republican Party will remain off balance, and out of power. The Democrats will have to do all the heavy lifting to eject terrorism and heal the nation.
Thankfully, corporations, big tech and almost all of the centers of power in America, private and public, seem to have realized that this time it is not about political bickering or partisanship, that this time the future of the Republic is at stake, and that serious work has to be done to reverse course.