An article at Small Wars Journal examines what would happen if an insurrection on U.S. soil emerged. It’s obvious that suppression of the tea party movement is on the minds of more than just Democrats like Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and actor Morgan Freeman who implied tea party supporters are racist.
The authors of the article set up a scenario for an insurrection on U.S. soil led by none other than sympathizers of the tea party.
In a fictional scenario, “an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the ‘tea party movement’” takes over the town of Darlington, S.C.
Two things of note.
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the union—it happened more than 150 years ago. To the Left, that’s like yesterday.
The town of Darlington is symbolic. In the minds of Palmetto Staters Darlington is automatically associated with NASCAR. It’s not a very big town despite the famous NASCAR race. However, there is no town more symbolic of the South.
It’s worth mentioning that although South Carolina did play a sizable role in events leading up to the U.S. War Between the States, the state actually integrated fairly peacefully. Then Gov. Robert McNair, a Democrat, set a good example of leadership during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
The South, unlike the North, was challenged by federal integration directives because the South lacked the broad parochial school system the North had. I’ve mentioned before that when I was in college, not a single one of my friends from the Northeast had attended public school.
At any rate, it's hard to avoid being seriously concerned about the article explaining how the government would respond to a homegrown insurrection.
You can’t access the link to the U.S. Army document the article is based on, however; apparently that’s been blocked.
The authors said:
While mainstream politicians and citizens react with alarm, the “tea party” insurrectionists in South Carolina enjoy a groundswell of support from other tea party groups, militias, racist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan, anti-immigrant associations such as the Minutemen, and other right-wing groups.
Considering the sporadic violence and property damage from Occupy and threats to civil order issued by some other Leftwing groups, it’s hard to believe the federal government views the tea party movement as a threat. That should give every American genuine concern about a government that has for quite some time turned a deaf ear to “We the People…”
It won’t be the tea party, by the way, who leads an insurrection on U.S. soil. If I had to make a prediction, I’d predict the Left would do that.
After all, in September, 2008, a threat of sorts was issued by Fatimah Ali, a writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, who advocated for the election of President Barack Obama:
If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness - and hopelessness!
You can read the article Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A "Vision of the Future," at Small Wars Journal.
As for Ms. Ali's prophecy, it's more applicable to the politician she supported if Democrats continue to fan class warfare and racial divisiveness.
Regarding domestic terrorism, it's useful to note most individuals on the FBI Most Wanted Domestic Terrorist list are Leftists.
~~Hat tip to a reader for alerting me to this article.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/August 6, 2012)
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