|Van of Cesar Sayoc|
On news that an explosive device was found on Monday in a mailbox at the Westchester County home of the extreme left billionaire global funding activist George Soros, I wrote:
The current civil war is targeted in nature and can include either leftists or rightists disturbing political figures while dining or otherwise in public, to social media outlets banning generally rightists high-profile platform users, to now explosive devices.
The civil war is about individual-targets and event-driven targets rather than geographical in nature. It remains to be seen how aggressive the war will get, escalation is almost certain.Since then, a dozen more devices have been discovered in the process of being delivered to various high profile lefties and Cesar Sayoc has been arrested for the mailings.
It appears that Sayoc is heavily pro-Trump based on his social media accounts and the decals and bumper stickers on his van.
Whether he is a lone nutjob (most likely) or a tool of false flag operatives, given the political undertone to his actions, it can be safely said he is part of the current civil war.
On the heels of the arrest of Sayoc, Robert Bowers walked into The Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started shooting. He killed eleven and wounded many others.
His social media accounts indicate he was radical anti-semitic and anti-Trump but it should be noted that he also raged about the immigrant caravan, highlighted by Trump, that is heading toward the U.S. border.
Indeed, even after the Pittsburgh shooting, Trump highlighted the caravan. "This will be the election of the caravan, the Kavanaughs," Trump said at a rally on Saturday.
In any period nutjobs exist that will find a reason to go on some kind of mad rampage. The 2012 mass shooting executed by James Holmes inside a Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, for example, does not appear to have been politically motivated,
But during this period of extreme divide between leftie power seekers and rightie power seekers, it is not unreasonable to argue that mad acts will intensify. Those living at the edge of sanity are being provided with the excuses they need to go over the edge.
However, the great danger for most of us will not be from direct exposure to these nutjobs but from the government responses to these horrific acts. Government loves an excuse to expand. Witness that New York State Governor Mario Cuomo bizarrely deployed additional National Guard throughout New York City pre-the arrest of Sayoc even though there was no indication that Sayoc's modus operandi was anything beyond mailed packages to easily identifiable high profile lefties.
And then, of course, there was the reaction of the private sector lefties who are active in the civil war.
Bowers had an account at the open speech social media site Gab. As a result, Pay Pal has suspended Gab from using its services. This will make it very difficult for Gab to operate. There are indications already that it may shut down. Which will do nothing but drive the Bowers of the world into deeper darker venues and thus make it more difficult to understand who they are, how many of them there are and what they are generally up to.
Wesley Lowery reports:
Gab account under Robert Bowers' name was full of white supremacist and anti-Semitic postings and memes. His most recent postings railed against the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society - a prominent Jewish organization working to resettle refugees in the U.S.Doesn't this Bowers' post provide valuable information to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society that they are on the radar of the Bowers-types and should step up security? Do we really want this type of intel hidden?
As I pointed out in my original post on this, the current civil war is not geographical in nature. It won't be the north against the south or east against west. It is a dispersed war with no one leader giving direct orders. Targets will be specific events and locations. Those who are potential targets should take precautions.
And the attacks will not all be acts of direct violence. Indeed, both sides will use the occurrence of direct violence events as object lessons to use against their opponents. Most of the actions will be protest type in nature but with a very evil underlying purpose---to use government to shut down the actions of the opposing side through government power.
The left, for example. will use gun-related attacks to intensify gun control. The right, for example, will use social media bans as a reason for government intervention against social media firms.
In the end, this civil war is about two sides seeking to gain and expand government power to control others. It is as anti-libertarian as one can get. Neither side is a friend of liberty.
This is the point libertarians need to make---while they still easily can.
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of