Originally Posted by James Brown
I saw that too. The allegation of intent applies to specific individuals. The guy with horns for example. But he is also a drug addict and has been in and out of mental institutions. I am not implying that these guys were not dangerous. They were and are very dangerous.
But consider how things would have been different if the mob had included 25 or 30 armed and trained mercenaries. Professional soldiers who were not crazy in the medical sense and who were not horn-wearing drug addicts. Professional soldiers loyal to Trump. It would have been a lot worse and it would have ended in a siege with countless dead.
I don't really have a point, other than Trump inspired a riot, not a well-coordinated coup attempt.
Yes, there are a lot of crazies like viking braveheart guy, and just a bunch of Trumpies. The real problem is that there are thousands of neo-nazi's and white supremacist groups that are coordinating this stuff and are the dangerous ones.I know more than one of them, and they are not afraid to die. They are camouflaged (barely) by the majority of the 43% that still stick with trump and are a significant danger. They, along with the twisted ideology of QAnon, make this the Islamic Jihad of our country and are just as dangerous. McVey was tied to the Michigan Militia, and was no nut - he was evil.
If we don't find a way to get through to the Greg's of the world that they are providing cover and assistance for a dangerous radical group that has been with them form the start, we are potentially unleashing a domestic terrorist group that will rival radical Islam.
IMO, the ONLY reason these Militia nazi's did not succeed in killing members of Congress is that they were shielding themselves with the true-blood trumpies and they did not get to the front of the mob in time before members of Congress were shuffled off to safety. It only took one bullet to stop the trumpies at the front of the line and stop the incursion. Seeing one dead trump fanatic is all it took to scare them off. It won't be true for the embedded nazi's and racists.