Why is the military in Washington?
They said it was to stop people from partying too hard at the inauguration.
But the inauguration was two weeks ago, and thousands of National Guard troops from dozens of states are still there.
Well, the federal government isn’t saying.
However, the Jewish Governor of Illinois says they’re there to fight white supremacists and disinformation.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday he’s activated 500 Illinois National Guard members for a “security mission” in Washington, D.C., that will last until mid-March.
“The U.S. Department of Defense has asked Illinois to assist federal and local agencies in this continued effort, and Major General Neely and I are ready to ensure that the state of Illinois continues its proud legacy of protecting our democracy,” Pritzker said in a statement.
“Ultimately, we must root out the dark forces of racism, white supremacy and disinformation that have created this moment, but until we do that, our extraordinary troops will deploy with honor.”
On Wednesday, the Department of Homeland Security issued a terrorism advisory system bulletin due to a “heightened threat environment across the United States” that the department believes “will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration.”
“Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence,” the bulletin reads in part.
No one knows what any of that means.
It’s a very severe move to just say “okay well, now we’ve got the military in the Capitol.” (It’s worth noting that these people are also claiming we have to abolish the police because they abuse their power.)
There is no precedent for this, so no one can really guess as to what is going on.
It’s all somewhat hard to process.
If someone put a gun to my head and said “take a guess,” I would probably guess that they are normalizing the concept of soldiers being on the streets because they plan to have this as a fixture of American society going forward.
The general plan seems to be to keep this coronavirus thing going for the purpose of installing a high tech surveillance state, then to bring in global warming as a justification for continued poverty. At the same time, they’re going to be continuing to tear down the borders between nations, and integrating the US into a global society.
They also plan to start putting computer chips in people’s brains.