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Sat Apr 25, 2020, 07:51 PM

Amid The Pandemic, U.S. Militia Groups Plot 'The Boogaloo'

A report published Thursday by the watchdog group the Tech Transparency Project found 125 Facebook groups devoted to the idea of the “boogaloo,” a far-right term used to describe what they believe is an inevitable civil war in the U.S. Members discuss weapons, combat medicine, and how to develop explosives, the report says. One group even shared a document detailing how to disrupt U.S. government supply lines and discussing the possible need to assassinate government officials. 

These groups have proliferated during the pandemic, according to the report, as right-wing extremists grow more agitated over lockdown orders aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, measures many militia and “patriot” groups view as the oppressive maneuverings of a tyrannical government. 

Over 60% of the groups were created in just the last three months, according to the report. The 125 groups have nearly 73,000 members, though it’s unclear how many individuals may belong to multiple groups. 

About 50% of the groups’ members have joined within the last 30 days. 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/boogaloo-facebook-pages-coronavirus-militia-group-extremists_n_5ea3072bc5b6d376358eba98

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Reply Amid The Pandemic, U.S. Militia Groups Plot 'The Boogaloo' (Original post)
EarthFirst Apr 2020 OP
LakeArenal Apr 2020 #1
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #7
C_U_L8R Apr 2020 #2
no_hypocrisy Apr 2020 #3
dhill926 Apr 2020 #4
stillcool Apr 2020 #5
alittlelark Apr 2020 #6
farmbo Apr 2020 #8
GulfCoast66 Apr 2020 #9

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 07:52 PM

1. Why aren't they in jail?

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 10:05 PM

7. Probably

for the same reason the GOP-hired "protesters" blockinhg hospital roads weren't charged with domestic terrorism.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 07:54 PM

2. Let's hope they get shutdown with extreme prejudice

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:08 PM

3. This has been the plan of the NRA for years.

The NRA was advocating on behalf of weapons manufacturers to create a market and found that insurrection really sells guns.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:23 PM

4. so I know it's asking a lot....

but if these mental defectives give it any thought, they'll realize it's a REPUBLICAN administration that is the tyrannical government. I know, I know...

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 08:24 PM

5. Facebook groups?

color me not afraid. How many Russians?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 09:30 PM

6. Treason. Sedition. They belong in Jail.

Wish we had a govt with the balls to do it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 10:19 PM

8. How do these upper level Facebook Execs even look themselves in the mirror?

First they conspired with CA and the Russians to hand Trump the 2016 electoral college on a silver platter and now they’re transforming themselves into the go-to platform for ethno-fascists organizing the next American Civil War.

Yep... move fast and break things!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 10:37 PM

9. But won't they be so surprised when the truth hits them.

Hopefully not at 2200 feet per second. 77000 thousand of them?

Where I live almost everyone I know owns guns. Myself included. I’m a hunter. Democrats and republicans.

And no republican I work with would sit still while some group of nuts tried to violently overthrow society.

And say what you want about Florida, you wont see the Hilljacks and White Trash walking around at protest with their firearms. Straight to the hoosegow they would go. No open carry here.

On the bright side, these protests have totally backfired. As you can tell by trump running his bus over Kemp in Georgia. Their big money backers thought they could re-ignite the tea party movement. Instead they have become today’s Bull Conner.

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