What if Trump supporters attack any of the 50 States simultaneously? How can you stop millions of people armed to the teeth from starting a new civil war? No one in Washington seems to focus on this harrowing possibility.
Today, all the focus is on fortifying Washington for a peaceful transfer of powers on January 20. But if Capitols around the country fall to armed militias intent on killing Democratic leaders or anyone who is not a White Supremacist, what kind of response, if any, do we have for this terrifying scenario? Such would start a civil war as certain as the Insurrection of January 6.
This possibility is not getting the attention it needs as the U.S. Government stays focused on protecting The Capitol in Washington D.C. ahead of a historic inauguration. Even though the FBI issued a bulletin in which it said:
Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the US Capitol from 17 January through 20 January,
The rage we saw on display from the Trump supporters leads me to believe that if civil war is the answer to their grievances, then they would not hesitate to start one.
STORMING THE CAPITOL EMPOWERED WHITE SUPREMACY
The ease by which Trump supporters stormed and ransacked The Capitol has provided them with an immense energy. They never imagined it would be so easy to actually take over one of the pillars of American democracy, and in doing so, it is hard to believe that they have not planned for more raids and more violence in the days or months to come. Make no mistake about it, the danger is hardly over past January 20, and if I were a betting man, my money is on another attempt in the months to come.
The FBI is working around the clock to arrest those who broke the law on January 6. Some have suggested that this was a dry run since we did not see a serious amount of weapons deployed the way we saw when they stormed the Michigan State Capitol on April 28, 2020. If so, those arrests are meaningless. The real wolves stood behind on a hill overlooking, ruminating, and planning. This is why the possibility of an all out assault on across as many states as they can charge has the potential to ignite a civil war. Again in U.S. history.
Furthermore, the rage we saw on display from the Trump supporters leads me to believe that if civil war is the answer to their grievances, then they would not hesitate to start one. As they attempted to overturn fair elections by storming The Capitol, they would also ignite unrest in the hope they can force a nation to re-install Donald Trump in the White House.
Even though big tech has neutered Trump, he is still capable of sending fiery emails to his followers egging them on to march towards State capitals to protest.
BETTER TO SOUND THE ALARM THAN TO IGNORE THE DANGER
Violence by Trump White Supremacists is a high probability in the coming days or months. We should brace for it across the whole nation as well as ask ourselves: What if Trump supporters attack any of the 50 States simultaneously? Can we respond to their threat? By what means?
It is a fact that the Capitol Police received intelligence three days before January 6 citing the White Supremacist terrorists plan to commit violence. Yet, someone ignored those red flags. Whether because they are complicit, or whether it is pure incompetence, remains a mystery. A commission on the Insurrection of January 6 would tell us, months from now, what exactly happened during this dark period of our history.
However, it is better to sound the alarm about an assault on any of the 50 States than to morbidly ignore the writing on the wall. This nation is torn apart at the seams. Trice politically, socially, and economically. Any spark is bound to be catastrophic now that we witnessed what some Americans are willing to do. Without regrets or remorse.
The Biden Administration must prepare for the worst in the coming months. Even though big tech has neutered Trump, he is still capable of sending fiery emails to his followers egging them on to march towards State capitals to protest. The message may not be violent, but those dumb White Supremacists will hear the violence in the whistle, and they will act accordingly just like obedient and well-trained dogs.