Dreaming? Last night, I thought of Timothy McVeigh, I saw images of the April 19, 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after the bombing, and I thought of Trump’s brag that “he’d not leave the political field.” Putting this together at 2 a.m. in a fog of sleep left me thinking of the WPE (Worst President Ever) orchestrating all the devoted McVeigh’s he’s pulled out of the sewer to do other hideous acts in his name.
“Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun,” Trump said. “In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people. There has never been anything like it!” (NYTimes, Feb. 13, 2021)
I didn’t sleep well after this, the images of the carnage McVeigh wrought kept running through my brain twined with the January 6th riots and thinking that the WPE will insight more of this. And possibly worse as it filters down to the local level across the country, destroying the enemies of the MAGA state in capitols and counties across the country.
One can hope that the swift actions of the prosecutors in the various and numerous jurisdictions who are and have been looking into the affairs of his family might stop him from organizing more bloodshed and violence. He has enablers who are not shy about causing real harm to ordinary people regardless of their vulnerability, the faces of Steven Miller and Girka flash to the forefront.
Today it takes little to push a disillusioned or depressed person into a violent ideology, and from there, the distance to violent action is short. Many of the people who participated in the January 6th riots were pushed by various means into violence, some never even knew they were being manipulated until after the event. All around them were others who validated their actions and rage and the combustion of this poison resulted in death and violation of iconic public properties.
The reckless idiots who push these buttons, repeat and enforce the lies that duped the rioters need to be exposed for what they are, manipulative, self-centered assholes.
And from the Guardian today: People with extremist views less able to do complex mental tasks, research suggests …
Cambridge University team say their findings could be used to spot people at risk from radicalisation