Consider this in light of the claims from organizers and promoters (like Ali Alexander) that they were working with elected officials

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11 Jan
This is just straight up gaslighting, there were "Stop the Steal" (for just one example) groups with membership in the thousands to millions that a bunch of people were working their asses off trying to get taken down for inciting ultraviolence…
Like people would report them again and again and again and they would stay up -- until they started pressuring Facebook publicly
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8 Jan
Perhaps six weeks before, I had watched a group of white supremacists rush a Jewish lawmaker, back him up against a pillar, spit on him, scream "JEW" in his face, and punch an aide before I tracked them to Stormfront where they threatened to return with weapons.
My partner, another journalist, took the video in this story (not sure why it kept getting credited to San Diego CityBeat, as the only people who got footage was us and the Southwestern Sun.)…
I was gravely concerned by the rhetoric and violence I had witnessed, and so sent this footage to every contact I had at every news network and begged them to air it and show the sort of violence taking shape in the San Diego Tea Party and likely elsewhere. They threatened us too
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8 Jan
Were it not for the excellent people quietly running interference with what I have come to call "proactive measures" -- brigading and mass reporting groups fomenting violence, exposing bad actors, causing or widening rifts -- this would have been way worse…
These were mostly just volunteers, people who saw the danger and are deeply concerned for our future. They infiltrated violent groups both online and in person, worked their way into trusted positions, and then exposed them all. They worked together to destroy Nazi solidarity.
They fucked them up but good. And that's something everybody can do if you want to fight radicalized, gibbering hatemongers who all feed off one another and off attention from the public at large. Proactive measures are where it's at. This is what war looks like now.
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8 Jan
The militias who pissed on the floor of and smeared shit on the walls of the U.S. Capitol are planning to return to do worse on January 19-20. They're talking about it on all the usual sites. There you go, @FBI
A lot of them also think that the woman who was killed was a false flag because ???????????
There seems to be a split happening right now lol
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