Why Is Cable Television So Afraid of Admitting That Many of America’s Terror Attacks Are ‘Right Wing?’
There isn’t a defense or justification for terrorism - and most terrorists are insane. However both insane terrorists and the rare rational terrorists aren’t formed in a vacuum - for every terrorist who acts, there are many sympathizers, enablers, and demagogues egging them on to their darkly evil acts.
This is a free country and we can’t stop the ugly speak kookspiracists and demagogues if we want to remain that way - but we can point out who and what they are and what’s so terrible about their evil ideologies.
In the US domestic terrorism is only going to get worse if we don’t call it what it is, and point out the specific groups who are responsible and the evil ideologies behind them. Society must out and shame the sympathizers and enablers. So when the media fails to do that - for whatever reasons; they fail us all.
What is also known is that the suspects stripped the dead officers of their weapons and ammunition, before covering their bodies with the Revolutionary War-era Gadsden flag, which depicts a coiled snake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me” - a flag that is informally adopted by the Republican Tea Party.
When the Millers left their home to embark on their cowardly ambush, they delivered an ominous message to their neighbor Kelly Fielder. “”We gotta do what we gotta do,” Jered Miller told her, adding that he and his wife, Amanda, were departing for an “underground world.”
Fielder told NBC News she had heard Jared Miller make anti-government statements in the past — including a desire to overthrow the government and President Obama and kill police officers — but was not alarmed by them.
It takes no degree of sophisticated insightfulness to conclude the obvious: that the Millers are right-wing extremists, identifying with Tea Party anti-government views. It’s also reported that the Millers were among those in attendance at the Cliven Bundy ranch, when right-wing extremists, egged on by Fox News, pointed assault rifles at U.S. federal agents