The recent events involving the Oregon militia which resulted in the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Harney County Oregon, resulted in the killing of Northern Arizona rancher, LaVoy Finicum.
A Police Intelligence “fusion center,” heavily funded by the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning about domestic terrorism, complete with imagery for officers to be on the lookout for.
But, the weirdest thing that I noticed is some of that imagery is iconic of military veterans, conservatives, and patriots – and calling it a mark of “violent extremists” has many people upset.
The Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center released this report (PDF link) while at the same time saying they found “no credible threats to law enforcement are present at this time.”
But the authors paint a picture including “caravans” of “armed extremists” as well as the list of visual indicators including:
– The Gadsden flag, a legendary Revolutionary war banner featuring a coiled rattlesnake and the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me”. In recent years it has become revived as a rally cry for conservatives, libertarians, and patriots.
– Oath Keepers, the icon of a group of veterans and first responders who have made the commitment to continue their oath to defend the constitution.
– A Grateful Dead logo, with no reason given other than calling it “common sovereign citizen imagery”.
That’s right my friends, these patriotic symbols of freedom are being labeled as possibly being connected to domestic terrorism.
Who’s running this misfit outfit? How is this government agency, which is being paid with American tax dollars, turning around and labeling patriotic symbols as signs of the enemy? There’s a larger threat with the Black Lives Matter movement racing across America, targeting active duty police officers and business owners.
When you see these symbols, do you see domestic terrorist propaganda? DHS has lost it and I needed to show you just how far our government is going to the extreme to silence the opposition.
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