It’s impossible to understand today's GOP without understanding right wing extremism & terrorism.
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The Koch brothers, big oil and big tobacco created the Tea Party to take over the GOP.
But the Tea Party fraction in Congress went off the rails and developed it's own uncontrollable energy.
Now the Trump Administration is tapping into domestic terrorism so that mining and drilling companies can gain access to public lands. WHAT COULD GO WRONG!
Some experts on domestic extremism say that the Hammonds' pardon is a dangerous gesture by the Trump administration.
"Pardoning the Hammonds, serial arsonists who repeatedly threatened federal employees over the span of decades, sends a terrible and dangerous signal to armed extremists that such actions are justified," says JJ MacNab, (@) a fellow at George Washington University's Program on Extremism. “The militia movement right now is shopping for a cause, and this pardon means that their focus will likely return to public-land politics."
MacNab points to the pardoning of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the acquittal of the Bundy brothers in Oregon, and the mistrial of the Bundy family in Nevada: "The anti-government extremist movement is more excited and confident than I've even seen [it] before. The more victories Trump hands them, the more violent they'll likely turn should the president be impeached, removed from office, or lose to a Democrat in the next general election."
TRUMP IS GOING DOWN, IT'S JUST A MATTER OF WHEN.
WILL THE EXTREME RIGHT EXPLODE IN EXTREME VIOLENCE WHEN TRUMP RESIGNS.
The Aircraft belonging to Forrest Lucas that brought the Hammonds home.
"All that miscommunication, overprosecution, and judicial grandstanding created an opening for Ammon Bundy and his rogue’s gallery of conspiracy theorists and would-be renegades. Allies of the Bundys have openly thirsted for a shooting war with federal officers for years. They almost got one in Malheur. After the feds declined to rush in for a shootout at the buildings the Bundy crew had occupied, Lavoy Finicum and Ammon’s brother Ryan decided to run a checkpoint on a nearby road. By the end of the resulting car chase, Finicum was dead, Ryan was convinced that the feds had tried to assassinate him, and the actual details of what the Hammonds had done a decade earlier were drowned out by the crackpot theories in which the Bundys have long trafficked.