If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve seen the Brett Kavanaugh hearings for his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Regardless of what your position on Kavanaugh or on the issues that people are concerned that Kavanaugh will rule on if his nomination is approved, I think you’ll agree that the entire process with all of the allegations and grandstanding by Senators has been a complete circus.
That would be bad enough, but, now, there are people on the political left who are discussing doing worse, and some people, such as writer Mike Adams, are taking them seriously. Adams believes that leftists are planning violence against their fellow Americans. He writes,
As Leftists continue to lose political power in America due to elections (President Trump) and Supreme Court nominations (Brett Kavanaugh), their activists are becoming more militant and extremist. Now, we’ve learned that left-wing groups are openly discussing mass executions and planned murders of prominent conservatives, and they’re using Twitter to carry out the attacks.
As PJ Media reports, this left-wing group, with over 15,000 Facebook followers, calls for “ambushes and assassinations” against conservatives. The two hosts [of the far-left podcast The Guillotine] go by the handles @Ole_Bonsey and @DeadIrishRebe. As PJ Media explains, “the pair seem to be huge fans of mass-murdering Communist dictators and “revolutionaries” like Mao Zedong and Che Guevera.”
Adams also documented social media posts by followers of this group who discussed tactics to stay under the radar and to hide their intentions until they initiate violence. For example, one follower of this group wrote,
Instead of a full size AR which is pretty goddamn obvious I’m thinking having people prioritize compact and easily concealable platforms, something you could keep under a jacket and never tip any one off to.
It seems pretty clear that there are people in the United States who are seriously considering violent action against the government and against their fellow citizens with whom they disagree politically. Unfortunately, history shows us that it doesn’t a large group to cause a lot of damage. It just takes a dedicated group, and any group already seriously discussing taking violent action against others has a scary level of commitment. This has the potential to be bad.
There may be no perfect way to protect yourself against those who wish to initiate violence, but what you can do is to go ahead and make plans to disappear off grid. In fact, you may want to preemptively go off grid before the SHTF. Because, if it does, it won’t be pretty.