Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

When one major political party starts labeling the other major political party as a “national security threat”, that should set off major alarm bells because that means that total tyranny is very near.  Needless to say, Democrats and Republicans have always had bitter words for one another, but when you start calling the other side a “national security threat” that is taking things to an entirely different level.  Al-Qaeda was a “national security threat”, and so we invaded Afghanistan.  ISIS was a “national security threat”, and so we bombed them into oblivion.  The full weight of U.S. power is often used to “neutralize” national security threats, and so when a former Department of Homeland Security official went on MSNBC and said that the Republican Party is now a more serious national security threat than either Al-Qaeda or ISIS, that sent chills down the spines of a whole lot of people…

Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official, made the comment during a Thursday interview on MSNBC’s “The Reid Out.”

“I’ve spent my whole career not as a political operative. I’ve never worked on a campaign in my life other than campaigning against Trump. I’m a national security guy. I’ve worked in national security against ISIS, al Qaeda and Russia,” Taylor said.

“And the No. 1 national security threat I’ve ever seen in my life to this country’s democracy is the party that I’m in — the Republican Party. It is the No. 1 security national security threat to the United States of America,” he said.

I couldn’t believe that he actually said that.

In the past, members of the Biden administration have labeled certain political subgroups as national security threats, but now Miles Taylor is saying that the entire Republican Party is the number one national security threat that our nation is facing.

Just think about what that means.

When we would capture a member of Al-Qaeda or ISIS, we would ship them off to Guantanamo Bay and torture them for months or even years.

I always spoke out against such torture, because it was morally wrong.

And I knew that eventually the same tactics would be used against Americans.

With each passing day, the U.S. is getting closer and closer to becoming an authoritarian regime.  On Friday, we learned that the Biden administration has been regularly working with social media companies to censor the speech of people that are concerned about the safety of the COVID vaccines…

President Biden on Friday accused Facebook of “killing people,” just after White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is “in regular touch” with the platform to ensure correct “narratives” are promoted — elaborating on her Thursday admission that the White House is “flagging problematic posts” for the social media giant to censor.

Social media companies are private entities, and so they can theoretically argue that they have the right to determine what is allowed to be posted on their platforms.

But when the federal government colludes with social media companies to censor speech, that is a crystal clear violation of our First Amendment rights.

As Glenn Greenwald has noted, if you support the Biden administration’s attempts to censor speech on social media platforms, that also makes you an authoritarian…

In an eight-tweet thread posted Thursday afternoon, Greenwald said this idea that a president’s administration can remove content it deems ‘problematic’ is dangerous.

‘If you don’t find it deeply disturbing that the White House is “flagging” internet content that they deem “problematic” to their Facebook allies for removal, then you are definitionally an authoritarian. No other information is needed about you to know that,’ Greenwald tweeted.

Not only is the Biden administration actively involved in censoring speech, they are also specifically demonizing 12 particular individuals that the Biden administration claims are responsible for “65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms”

The White House turned up the pressure on Silicon Valley to get a handle on vaccine misinformation Thursday, specifically singling out 12 people one group dubbed the “disinformation dozen,” saying they were responsible for a great deal of misinformation about Covid-19.

“There’s about 12 people who are producing 65% of anti-vaccine misinformation on social media platforms,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday.

At this point, freedom of speech is virtually a dead right in the United States of America, and that means that all of our other rights are in danger of being completely stripped away as well.

Because once freedom of speech is gone, the government will be free to take away the rest of our rights at their leisure.

Never before in U.S. history have we seen such a massive attempt by one side of the political spectrum to silence the speech of the other side of the political spectrum.

And ultimately, they won’t just be satisfied with shutting people up.  In fact, there are some activists that are already wishing death upon their political opponents…

“Let them die,” Fairfax County NAACP First Vice President Michelle Leete said about people against her leftist ideology during a speech to protesters at Luther Jackson Middle School Thursday evening.

Parents and concerned citizens had gathered in Fairfax, Virginia, prior to a school board meeting to protest Fairfax County Public Schools teaching Critical Race Theory (CRT), while others had come to support CRT and the LGBT agenda in schools. It was the final meeting before the school board’s summer break.

There is so much hatred on both sides of the political spectrum right now, and that makes me extremely sad.

As I discuss in my brand new book entitled “7 Year Apocalypse”, we are moving into a very troubled chapter in American history, and we are doing so at a time when most people are absolutely filled with rage.

Everywhere you look, people are extremely angry.  Our nation has become a tinderbox that can literally erupt in flames at any moment, and we have seen quite a few examples of this over the past year.

We used to be such a civilized country.

What in the world has happened to us?

Freedom is such a precious thing.  Previous generations of Americans sacrificed so much to win it for us, and now we are on the verge of losing it for good.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I would have to agree with the assessment: The Republican Party in Washington DC is the primary threat to the nation. Just not for the reasons they are saying, though.

    It’s way past time to admit to ourselves that there really isn’t a razors-edge difference between the people running the two supposed parties. They’re basically the same people working for the same causes, which are not in the interest of the vast majority of American citizens. This much has been visibly true since the moment that McCain refused to participate in the destruction of that abomination which is Obamacare.

    So, in a sense, they’re right. It’s just that the Party they’re thinking of is the one that all the small business and legit liberty-loving patriots thinks that they are a part of, not the one that co-habitates in DC with the rest of the unelected oligarchy.

    Time is going to come when we all have some decisions to make, and they’re not going to be easy ones. I think we’re not so far away from that time, but I’d like to be wrong.

    • Agree with all…particularly that last bit. It would be nice to see a Republican Party that actually tracked with the base and hadn’t been captured by DC. I know they’re out there but suspect the party does a nice job of screening them out. What’s the GOP version of being suicided by the Clintons?

    • no one here thinks the republican party is anything other than the controlled opposition to the DNC. I feel sorry for anyone who didnt realize that in at least in 1994

      • Understood but…can we agree it would be nice to have a functional republic? I know, I’m more likely to start shitting gold coins. Still…

        • I don’t know. I’m done with all that shit. Any form of government is detestable to me now. I am a pure accelerationist now. But I don’t begrudge you the idea of a functioning republic full of mostly honest people. It’s a pipe dream, though.

          • The solution rhymes with Ricochet.

            Greetings from your home state, Shawn. We are traveling cross-country and stopping off at Noah’s Ark up in the northern part of the state.

          • I hope you enjoy your time in the Blue Grass State. I wish you were passing by closer and we would have a nice visit

    • They are the unitary.

      They mean republican voters or at least not Democratfor life voters. Which means you and I.

      At some point the party became the tribe and not the nation. Rs will turn in fellow Republicans if they do wrong or they feel it is in the national interest – Democrats never have, they do the opposite. That right there tells you who the threat is. That threat dominates every institution, agency, and the media.

      We will have to burn it all to have America back as founded and I don’t know if enough have the stomach for it.

  2. Kirk, I hope you are wrong about the timing, and I hope I am too.
    Soon, I fear.
    Our reptilian overlords are acting with genius level stupidity but won’t be the ones paying the price.
    They never do.

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