What are the threats Biden’s Department of Homeland Security is concerned about?
Of course, according to a national terrorism advisory bulletin put out this week by DHS, it is all those quacks spreading “mis- dis- and mal-information” about election fraud and COVID-19.
The bulletin warns against:
The proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine
public trust in U.S. government institutions:
— For example, there is widespread online proliferation of false or misleading narratives
regarding unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19. Grievances
associated with these themes inspired violent extremist attacks during 2021.
Though it is one of those “government institutions,” nowhere in the bulletin does the word “police” appear, as in, you know, anti-police riots staged by the likes of those calling themselves Antifa and Black Lives Matter.
Who is the enemy?
This alarm over what the bulletin calls “false or misleading narratives, and conspiracy theories” also hints mightily that such “free speech” needs to be curbed in the name of public safety. The bulletin advises: “Keep yourself safe online and maintain digital and media literacy to recognize and build resilience to false or misleading narratives.”
(Does anyone else wince a bit at the use of the term Homeland Security and hear not too distant strains of “Deutschland über alles” in their heads?)