Mon Jun 8th, 2020 at 07:30:33 AM EST
Marking peaceful protesters as antifa terrorists, will the fake god in the White House open the gates of Civil War bloodshed as his legacy?
Truly the long expected "Nero watching Rome burn" epic moment for America. And future presidential candidate Tom Cotton willing to throw fuel on the fire.
Trump takes note as the far right lobbies for violent crackdown on peaceful protests | The Guardian |
As protests over the police killing of George Floyd continue across the US, a slew of influential rightwing figures have been urging an ever more violent crackdown on the demonstrations - and it appears Donald Trump is listening.
Republican politicians, media personalities and rightwing activists have floated ideas including deploying specific units of the military, while one Republican candidate for Congress has even suggested she will shoot protesters.
Tom Cotton, a US senator for Arkansas who is said to be plotting a run for president in 2024, has been one of the loudest voices.
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In a follow-up tweet, Cotton added: "And, if necessary, the 10th Mountain, 82nd Airborne, 1st Cav, 3rd Infantry--whatever it takes to restore order. No quarter for insurrectionists, anarchists, rioters, and looters."
The phrase "no quarter" has historically meant to kill opponents, rather than arrest them, as MediaMatter's Lis Power swiftly pointed out, but Cotton's demand for the US military to take to the streets of cities and towns across the country was cheered by the president.
The agitating hasn't been restricted to Cotton.
On Sunday Noah Pollak, a writer for the conservative Washington Free Beacon, posted a photograph on Twitter of inmates being held in stress positions at Guantánamo Bay - the US naval prison where many Muslim men have been tortured since it opened in 2002 - along with the suggestion:
"We did it with al-Qaida terrorists, now it's time to do it with antifa. Imagine the joyous feeling if you knew the people wearing orange jumpsuits in this picture had face piercings, purple hair, and were from Portland, Oregon. Camp X-Ray, GITMO."
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The statue of Winston Churchill too was targeted, probably his life-long policy to rebuild the British Empire at whatever cost.
A reminder of the Boer War in South Africa establishing White Supremacist Rule, concentration camps and the infamous fight taking no prisoners: "No Quarter".
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Video footage showed a small crowd of demonstrators chanting "Churchill was a racist" and "Boris [Johnson] is a racist".