Danger! Your Neighbor May Be a Domestic Terrorist

Danger! Your Neighbor May Be a Domestic Terrorist

Danger! Your Neighbor May Be a Domestic Terrorist

Be careful! That cheery neighbor next door to you may pose a danger that you never expected. Because that nice man or woman might be a MAGA supporting domestic terrorist.

So warns Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton. Never mind that gangs overrun parts of her city. It’s the Trump supporters you should worry about.

Glanton writes:

“One of the most disturbing revelations from last week’s insurrection at the Capitol is that any of us could be living next door to a domestic terrorist.”

Danger, Will Robinson!

She continues:

“Some of them wear suits. They masquerade as respectable members of our community. They are our neighbors, co-workers and people we might even think are our friends. . . .

But we had no idea how easily some of these people could become terrorists who would carry out an attack on the U.S. Capitol — the sacred symbol of American democracy.”

 And just who are these people? To be helpful to her readers, Glanton provides some names. I won’t identify them, but one was the chief executive of a tech firm who lives in an upscale Chicago suburb, in what Glanton smirks is a “very nice house.” He admitted going into the Capitol building, but said “I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and I regret my part in that.”

Another was a real estate agent who didn’t go into the Capitol, but instead posted a selfie of herself standing on the Capitol steps. But she was wearing a Trump knit cap and joked about “storming the Capitol” online. Fear her, good people of Chicago.

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Tenor.com.

Both these people lost their jobs. Plus, both are also . . . you guessed it . . . white. And yes, they made stupid decisions last week. But they’re not domestic terrorists. They’re a danger only to themselves.

However, Dahleen Glanton looking for a race angle comes as no surprise to readers of the Tribune. After all, her Monday column was titled, “White privilege — and the American caste system — were on display during the insurrection.” Race grievance is her M.O.

But perhaps Glanton shouldn’t be pointing fingers at Wypipo who supported Donald Trump. Or even those who attended that infamous rally on January 6, the vast majority of whom never tried to breach the Capitol building.

Maybe she should look at some of the neighborhoods in Chicago, like those on the south and west side where the gangs rule. Where gangbangers even shoot up funerals, like they did in July of 2020.

She should also be more alarmed at Chicago’s homicide rate, especially during 2020. There were nearly 800 killings in the Windy City at the end of the year. Moreover, the overwhelming majority of victims — nearly 80% — were black.

While Glanton gasps over what happened at the Capitol — “the sacred symbol of American democracy” — she forgets how mobs looted and vandalized the Chicago downtown Loop over the summer. Oh wait — those are businesses there. They aren’t a “sacred symbol.” Besides, they have insurance, right? And it’s “reparations.”

Never mind that people have jobs there — that is, those Chicagoans who were able to work during COVID.

Or take the recent carjackings, even in more upscale parts of the city. Or teenagers being charged with shooting victims during robberies. Talk about danger.

Then there’s this: a woman with CA plates crashed her Honda through police barricades at the Chicago Trump Tower on Tuesday. Needless to say, this idiot wasn’t at Trump’s rally in DC last week.

And now, the liberal geniuses in the Illinois General Assembly passed a bill which includes the elimination of cash bail. Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign it. What could possibly go wrong?

But the real threat are Trump supporters, according to Dahleen Glanton. Beware of them. They are a danger to all Chicagoans.

“Meanwhile, the rest of us will be looking at some of our neighbors with a suspicious eye, wondering if we really know them at all. Unfortunately, that’s the America we’re living in now.”

But when you hate Donald Trump with the heat of a thousand suns, and are obsessed with race grievances to boot, then you’re the hammer. And every white Trump supporter is a nail.

 

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

12 Comments
  • John in Indy says:

    Until they push the nails to all turn points up, because if we are to be hammered down, why not?
    John in Indy

  • NTSOG says:

    “… the American caste system”

    I suspect it’s the Democrats, especially the very rich ones owning multiple estates and mansions [with large refrigerators full of fancy ice-cream], that sit on top of the heap.

  • Aussie Supporter says:

    Do you see the similarities of this Democrats campaign and the National Socialists’ campaign of the 1930’s?

    But 75 Million Americans are not the same as 1930’s Jews and physically/mentally handicapped people.

    Use your power guys!! Tell the Democrat and Republicans that you DEMAND a full forensic audit of all States votes and Election laws changed to eliminate ALL fraud otherwise a National Strike will cripple the Country until they comply.

    It should not have to come to this but their corruption must be met with resistance, firm and patriotic resistance.

    P.S. Never buy anything off Google, Faceboook, Twitter or Amazon again. Make them pay for their deceit and treachery.

    • GWB says:

      But 75 Million Americans with guns are not the same as 1930’s Jews and physically/mentally handicapped people.
      FIFY 🙂

  • BonHagar says:

    These whack-job leftists won’t even flinch if they actually ever suffer the results of the policies they champion. They’ll blame Wypipo drove those hardest-hit to such depraved actions.

  • Bucky says:

    Glanton’s screed is just the opening gambit in a coming campaign to out subversive Trump supporters to the “authorities”. “Are you now or have you ever been a Trump supporter” will be asked more and more in order to access essential services both from government and from the private sector. Karen’s who turn in non-maskers will soon be reporting suspected closet Trump supporters to the enforcers. Better lose your MAGA hat and scrape off your Trump bumper sticker or you may get a knock on the door at 2 a.m from heavily armed gummint employees.

    Justice for Ashli Babbitt!

  • ChpD says:

    Maybe walking into the Capitol was a “stupid decision”, but what is stupid about standing on the Capitol steps?

    Trump has held 600 rallies, and the only violence at any of them was perpetrated by…Biden supporters.

    So why would anyone with a functioning brain assume violence would occur at rally 601?

    It would honestly be stupid to expect Trump supporters of violence, they usually even pick up the litter Biden supporters leave behind.

    • Kim Hirsch says:

      You’re right, standing on the Capitol steps for a selfie is not a stupid decision. I contend that posting said picture online with the caption “storming the Capitol” is stupid, especially in these days of cancel culture.
      Still . . . that doesn’t make her a domestic terrorist, does it? despite what Ms. Glanton might claim.
      Thanks for reading!

  • […] Danger! Your Neighbor May Be a Domestic Terrorist: Be careful! That cheery neighbor next door to you may pose a danger that you never expected. Because that nice man or woman might be a MAGA supporting domestic terrorist. So warns Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton. Never mind that gangs overrun parts of her city. It’s the Trump supporters you should worry about. […]

  • GWB says:

    last week’s insurrection at the Capitol
    If you think that was insurrection, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet, baby! (So, what has been happening in Portland and Seattle and such is literally civil war, then? They actually seceded….)

    “Some of them wear suits. They masquerade as respectable members of our community. They are our neighbors, co-workers and people we might even think are our friends. . . .
    Wow. Anyone else hear the narrator at the beginning of a B horror or sci-fi movie here? Something about pod people or shape-shifting aliens?

    the U.S. Capitol — the sacred symbol of American democracy
    Uh, no. Aside from the “democracy” misnomer, the “sacred symbol” of our Republic is the Constitution and the DoI. It’s certainly not a building.

    They’re a danger only to themselves.
    And not even that.

    Moreover, the overwhelming majority of victims — nearly 80% — were black.
    Disparate impact! It MUST be because of Racism! And you’re racist for pointing out the data! Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    Meanwhile, the rest of us will be looking at some of our neighbors with a suspicious eye, wondering if we really know them at all.
    Which will really make you stand out to all of us normals. Thank you for making it easy to know who the collaborators are.

    then you’re the hammer
    Or a whole box of them. Oh, that wasn’t what you meant. 😉

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