Domestic terrorism in the U.S.

This is terrorism, isn’t it?  What definition of terrorism would leave this out?

9 Responses to Domestic terrorism in the U.S.

  1. j a higginbotham says:

    The same people who differentiate between “traditional” and “Democratic” filibusters are the people who will not admit this is terrorism. There are plenty in the US who will not call these actions terrorism because they agree with the goals, if perhaps not entirely with the methods.


  2. Ed Darrell says:

    Looks like traditional terrorism to me. Maybe it’s the domesticus genus that confuses us. We have people using guns and threats to discourage Americans from exercising Constitutional rights. It’s a time-tested formula for terrorism, though we usually think of it as being done by people wearing robes and sheets covering their heads — but all the elements of terrorism are there: People with nominally protected rights, other people with guns, afraid to show their faces, issuing anonymous threats of death punctuated with an occasional lynching murder to make the threats real and more terrifying.

    Looks like terrorism, sounds like terrorism, smells like terrorism. Cops have a duty to do, but somehow always seem to be somewhere else when the duty needs to be done.

    Santayana’s ghost mouths the word, “terrorism.” Am I in error some where?


  3. j a higginbotham says:



  4. Nick Kelsier says:

    Oh you mean like how Republicans complained about Democrat fillibusters a few years ago and some of those same Republican officials/leaders are calling for a fillibuster now?


  5. j a higginbotham says:

    Cf. “traditional filibuster” and “Democratic filibuster”.


  6. Nick Kelsier says:

    I’m going to assume that Higgin’s is being sarcastic instead of serious because only people with 50 functioning brain cells would say that what happened to Dr. Tiller isn’t an act of terrorism…

    But in case Higgin’s is being serious…what is “traditional terrorism” and how is what happened to Dr. Tiller not it?


  7. Ed Darrell says:

    Why isn’t it domestic terrorism? We have a population of people whose work is constantly threatened by violence. We have a population of people whose exercise of rights is constantly threatened by violence. How is it not terrorism?


  8. j a higginbotham says:

    Don’t try to manipulate us with your “Democratic terrorism” usages. This is clearly not “traditional terrorism”.


  9. Nick Kelsier says:

    The right wing Republican definition, of course.


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