If it hadn’t been obvious before, it’s long since become a basic reality that those shouting loudest about threats to democracy are the threat.
Attorney General Merrick Garland warned about threats to democracy in the U.S. and abroad in a commencement speech at Harvard University on Sunday.
Threats to democracy in the U.S. and abroad is a convenient way to connect external and internal opposition, and thus use counterintelligence and other tools meant to be deployed against foreign adversaries against Republicans.
We know this is true because this is what Obama/Biden has done. And we’re not just talking Trump Russiagate.
Not all that long ago, AG Garland sicced the FBI on parents speaking out at school board meetings. And that was the second draft. This was the first draft.
Early demands from the National School Boards Association to the White House included calling for the deployment of the Army National Guard and the military police to monitor school board meetings, according to an early draft letter the organization’s independent review released Friday.
I can’t think of a more basic community level form of democracy than school boards.
But here’s AG Garland going on about threats to democracy.
Garland, who is a Harvard alumnus, pointed to efforts to undermine the right to vote, violence against particular groups of people, the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and the Russian invasion of Ukraine abroad as the many ways in which democracy is under threat.
There we go. Conflate Russia with the Capitol riot with state voting regulations, treat them all as a military/intel threat that must be crushed. And that’s how you end up with the Biden admin flirting with the idea of sending the National Guard to school board meetings.
Threats to democracy? Look in the mirror.