The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming, by Glenn Greenwald

They’ve wanted to do this for a long time: wage the war on terrorism inside America. From Glenn Greenwald at greenwald.substack.com:

No speculation is needed. Those who wield power are demanding it. The only question is how much opposition they will encounter.

 
National Guard Troops walk down the stairs towards the Capitol Visitors Center on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

The last two weeks have ushered in a wave of new domestic police powers and rhetoric in the name of fighting “terrorism” that are carbon copies of many of the worst excesses of the first War on Terror that began nearly twenty years ago. This trend shows no sign of receding as we move farther from the January 6 Capitol riot. The opposite is true: it is intensifying.

We have witnessed an orgy of censorship from Silicon Valley monopolies with calls for far more aggressive speech policing, a visibly militarized Washington, D.C. featuring a non-ironically named “Green Zone,” vows from the incoming president and his key allies for a new anti-domestic terrorism bill, and frequent accusations of “sedition,” “treason,” and “terrorism” against members of Congress and citizens. This is all driven by a radical expansion of the meaning of “incitement to violence.” It is accompanied by viral-on-social-media pleas that one work with the FBI to turn in one’s fellow citizens (See Something, Say Something!) and demands for a new system of domestic surveillance.

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2 responses to “The New Domestic War on Terror is Coming, by Glenn Greenwald

  1. I no longer recognize my country. I’m too old to fight or flight. But I will resist! No mask! No jab!

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