OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
So by now, y’all have probably heard about the FBI’s heroic efforts of thwarting an anarchist terrorist plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer. I have some thoughts and questions I’d like to share. I’ve combed through many pieces of the story, and I remain confused. Something about this story does not add up. So grab a cup of coffee or two, read the longer form detail I’ve compiled here, and share your opinion in the comments section.
My first reaction was, “Wow; this is the type of action we like to see.” An FBI success story on stomping out crime, and in today’s world of big tech, with contact tracing for the CCP-Virus and all, it’s nice to see the Trump FBI stopping crimes before they happen.
So that was my initial take, but I’ll be honest; it didn’t take long for my suspicion to rise higher than Pelosi’s brows.
If only the FBI had been similarly vigilant in thwarting the plot to overthrow the presidency of Donald Trump instead of being part of that plot.https://t.co/x9tCHdmLBb
— Hans Mahncke (@HansMahncke) October 8, 2020
Let me preface all of this by stating the obvious. This anarchist terrorist plot was batsh*t crazy unacceptable, and the people behind it – in whatever ideology tribe they belong to – are nuts. Any form of terrorism sucks. I condemn any form of violence – as does President Trump, his administration, and fellow Trump supporters. Moreover, I also denounce the Antifa/BLM/Marxist violence and rioting that has gone on across America for nearly six months. Terrorism in any form is unacceptable, so again, kudos to the FBI for a win, and it’s great news that Governor Whitner and others are safe.
When this story broke, I was still suffering a Kamala hangover from Wednesday night, after which the media spent most of Thursday talking about ‘Kamala vs. Fly.’ That was seriously their primary talking point. So by Thursday afternoon, my bullsh*t meter was hot.
As I scrolled through Twitter, others asked similar questions about the Whitmer story, which made me feel comfier that my questions were not unique in their level of suspicion. I decided to give the story at least 24 hours to brew and percolate because this entire story is extreme, insane, and doesn’t add up.
The videos and elements of this story are all over the place, but allow me to repeat this point: What pulls this entire story into suspicion is that Democrats and the media have labeled theses terrorist plotters as only extreme far-right whackos.
Why? Are the Dems using this as yet one more way to get at Trump? If so, that itself is sick and warped and crazy extreme.
Here’s ‘Mommy Dearest’ Whitmer blaming it all on Trump:
Because of all that, honestly, I feel the same way about this story as I did 24 hours after the Jussie Smollett story went viral.
…I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 9, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) October 9, 2020
For months, we’ve watched Antifa terrorize the streets, and we’ve listened to the media, and Democrats refer to them as ‘peaceful,’ and we’ve heard people like Jerry Nadler say Antifa was a myth. Now, the media narrative redirects this event to the opposite far-right extreme? I’m sorry, it’s very suspect.
Is the media still not calling out Antifa? Oh, that’s right, the media and liberals have labeled them as only an idea. Do ideas have flags like the one behind this guy?
Suspect Charged in Gretchen Whitmer Kidnap Plot Had Anarchist Flag. https://t.co/oYQhj9uPDG
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 9, 2020
It appears that perhaps several, if not all of these "militia" guys who threatened to kidnap @GovWhitmer are actually ANTIFA possibly? They are certainly anarchists. And I'm learning not even from Michigan. That would certainly put a whole new spin on things wouldn't it? pic.twitter.com/W1K18rjVR1
— Mike Detmer – Michigan Patriot (@DetmerMike) October 9, 2020
If you review all of it, it’s crazy how two extremes had seemingly blended and united to work together to plot the Whitmer kidnapping. (Notably, they’re a bunch of whackjobs to want to kidnap ‘Mommy Dearest Governor,’ but I digress.)
I’ll repeat it: There are wackjobs at both ends of the political spectrum. No matter who was involved, their views are warped versions of extreme right AND extreme left. It’s not one or the other in this case, but for Democrats and the media, they’re blaming white supremacy…and TRUMP. THAT is what creates a BIG political stink factor.
Are both right and left extremes now pairing up and identifying as Antifa? That theory doesn’t make sense. Celebrities and other well-known politicians had been allegedly bailing Antifa thugs out of jail for months during the ongoing riots. There’s no way celebrities were bailing out far-right-extremists. Or were they?
Does anyone else sense the MSM narrative switching to "White Supremacists are trying to overthrow the government?"
Deflect, deny, pivot…. 🤔
— 🇺🇸Eric Carmen🇺🇸 (@RealEricCarmen) October 9, 2020
They tell us this Trump hating anarchist is “right wing” just like they keep telling us “white supremacist” are causing the riots…
— Todd Lyon (@ToddLyon8) October 9, 2020
The men charged were named as Adam Fox, Barry Croft, Ty Garbin, Kaleb Franks, Daniel Harris, and Brandon Caserta. Brandon Caserta is definitely not a right winger. Typical upside down gas lighting from the left. Even Caserta is gaslighting in the video.
— Mark Stephens (@alketamark) October 9, 2020
Remember the ‘Bernie Bros’ and the Project Veritas videos that outed many of Bernie’s campaign staffers claiming to be Antifa too? Remember how ‘Bernie Bros’ admitted on PV undercover tape their plan to overthrow the government and burn everything down if Bernie lost the Democrat Primary ticket??? The media quickly squashed the Project Veritas videos and branded them as a conspiracy theory…but why?
ANARCHIST FLAGS, ANTI-TRUMP & ANTI-POLICE sentiments expressed by Whitmer abduction suspect Brandon Caserta in two videos sure do tell a story—a different story than what the corporate media is telling. pic.twitter.com/UtuAeMYwqi
— Mad America (@Mad_America) October 9, 2020
A fundamental problem with Democrats for some time now is the inability to understand that anarchists are not on anybody's side. That's why anarchists can get away with looting and rioting under the BLM banner in Democrat cities.
— Mad Bogeyman (@MadBMan) October 9, 2020
In the Whitmer case, it seems as if we have two wacko tribes of extreme left-wing and right-wing terrorist thought uniting in a melting pot with a shared mission to overthrow Michigan’s government.
If Antifa and right wingers agree to work together to kidnap you, maybe the problem is on your end.
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) October 9, 2020
Why did it take me to pull all these videos to give people access to the truth about the ideology these guys have? It says a lot about the state of journalism that a director/producer had to dig these clips up because we all know we can’t trust mainstream news to do their job.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 8, 2020
Democrats and the media say President @realDonaldTrump inspired these idiots who plotted to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. They’re lying. As this key member of the plot makes very clear, he hated Trump too. They’re government and police hating anarchists. Don’t fall for the lies!
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 9, 2020
Why isn’t the mainstream media informing us all about these anarchists? They’ve scared liberals into believing these guys are only on the extreme far-right…and I’m beginning to wonder what the mainstream media’s objective is behind that. They’re stoking up some pretty big conflicts, and it’s a dangerous game. If I worked for the media companies stoking that fear, I’m not sure I’d want to own that narrative.
If Trump is somehow responsible for the Whitmer terror attempt, then Bernie is responsible for the Congressional baseball shooting, and Obama is responsible for the Dallas police massacre. This is a stupid and dangerous game.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 9, 2020
A terrorist sent an envelope laced with ricin to the White House & was arrested.
You never heard about it.
But I'm sure you heard about the plot to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer 100 times by now.
— Mike Yoder (@Yoder_Esqq) October 9, 2020
Again, why use this to blame Trump? SO many people on the left immediately chimed in on Friday to do just that: “Get Trump.”
“Words Matter.” Really? Like last weekend when liberals were shouting out loud on Twitter how they hope Trump dies from COVID?
They’re not “militias.” They’re domestic terrorists endangering and intimidating their fellow Americans. Words matter.
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) October 9, 2020
And this one, from Auntie Max, sealed the deal for me. Give me a flipping break:
The president is a deranged lunatic & he’s inspired white supremacists to violence, the latest of which was a plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer. These groups have attempted to KILL many of us in recent years. They are following Trump’s lead. Dems & GOP must agree to push for 25th Amdt!
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) October 9, 2020
Auntie Max, please share your sentiments with Michelle Obama because she seems to think the anarchist violence stirred up for months is peaceful, and Trump is lying about all of this.
This lying linebacker… pic.twitter.com/4BajcmQ0FW
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 8, 2020
Now hopefully y’all democrats will start condemning the BLM/Antifa rioting? Regardless of what your pal Michelle Obama says?
This Dworkin tweet is rich. Really?
Governor Whitmer‘s leadership in the face of adversity yesterday was presidential. #StopTrumpsTerror
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 9, 2020
The mainslime media will never learn. Do they want to?
This morning I watched CNN uncritically interview guests who blamed the threats against MI Gov. Whitmer on Trump. It didn’t matter that the group is anarchist and can’t stand Trump. Journalism today is more about blaming Trump, and less about being accurate. MSM doesn’t learn.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) October 9, 2020
Gretchen Whitmer seems like the type of woman who would plan her own kidnapping to get the attention off of her for unlawfully locking up Michigan citizens.
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) October 9, 2020
This story stinks on ice. https://t.co/MxL9HIbayS
— David J Harris Jr (@DavidJHarrisJr) October 9, 2020
For the past few months, liberal socialists have wanted to ‘defund the police,’ and they’re suggesting we rely upon social workers and therapists to come to our rescue. No thanks. I am genuinely glad Governor Whitmer had her police and the FBI watching over her so carefully. It would have been a shame if all she had to call for help was her therapist.
With all sincerity, Governor Whitmer, I’m glad you’re not my Governor, but everyone is happy you’re safe. Notably, the news is developing that the plot was not only about you, Whitmer. So it’s great that the FBI saved a number of people, including law enforcement, from harm’s way.
Reports are plot targeted law-enforcement & elected officials, not just Whitmer. Singling her out was effort to pin on Trump. “Unearthed videos of suspects in kidnap plot suggest they are anything but pro-Trump right-wingers” https://t.co/phJlqMDc84
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 9, 2020
Now let’s address the Obama FBI’s persecution of a three-star General, Michael Flynn, shall we? Let’s face it–because of Obama’s FBI frauds we dealt with a Russian media narrative for three years. I’m not suggesting at all that the Governor Whitmer kidnapping plot is a lie. Antifa anarchists are alive and well in America. The media has been labeling them as peaceful for months–until Thursday when they had the chance to try and pin the anarchist violence on President Trump.
Seriously, after so many fake stories over the past four years, what are Americans supposed to believe anymore? Smart people have to be asking the same questions. Because I ask these questions, it does NOT suggest I support anarchists or any form of terrorism. I believe Antifa is more than an idea, and liberals are frauds for downplaying the dangers of Antifa, and I condemn white supremacy.
I am merely waiting for the media and the FBI and the Democrats to condemn Antifa and stop telling us that the only group that could plot such a thing against Whitmer are extreme far-right whackjobs. When the media stops blaming Trump for the Whitmer attack, maybe then I will listen.
Have a great and peaceful weekend, everyone. I will continue to watch this story develop. But to be honest, I’m in Juanita’s camp. It’s not about Trump’s ‘white supremacy,’ it’s about Anarchists, and it’s a shame that Whitmer and the Dems and the media had to use this to go after Trump YET AGAIN.
No one gives a damn about Whitmer. She had to blame “Trump Man bad” for attention.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 9, 2020
Hey, if you have kids or grandkids, especially if they’re liberals, make sure you share with them the bedtime story about the boy who cried wolf. It’s an excellent story to keep close to your bed at night because adulting is hard.
I don’t believe the Gretchen Whitmer “kidnapping” story and I’m not going to fake act like I do.
— samanthamarika (@samanthamarika1) October 9, 2020
I feel like I know where this story seems to be heading and, with that, I’m heading to Subway; I’m craving a sandwich.