Feds Warn ‘Violent Attacks’ Against ‘Essential Workers’ Possible
Counterterrorism analysts at the Department of Homeland Security warned law enforcement officers and governors that ‘essential workers’ and authority figures should prepare for attacks by ‘stay at home resisters.’
ABC News first published the report, which noted people’s resistance to face masks.
“Some illicit actors probably will view any continued state-mandated orders as government overreach, and anticipated safety guidelines and policies—specifically the use of face masks—probably also will serve as a driving factor behind continued violent incidents related to the pandemic,” the analysts wrote.
This warning feels more like divisive propaganda that’s intended to fear-monger the nation against shutdown protesters. The mainstream media and many government officials, most notoriously Michigan Gov. Gretchen Witmer, have consistently painted protesters as potential terrorists. Coverage of national protests often focuses on white supremacists language, or the few protesters who open-carry firearms. If you can convince the masses that protesters and those who aren’t supporting the shutdown are terrorists, you win. Both the Feds and mainstream media understand this concept. Hence, they deploy it in their coverage.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.
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