The President of the United States is openly calling for an armed insurrection in his own country. He tweeted these this morning.These tweets clearly are meant to encourage protests against stay-at-home orders in 2020 election battleground states with Democratic governors, appearing to try to take advantage of public restlessness amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump’s tweets have pushed many online extremist communities to speculate that he is blatantly pushing for armed conflict, an event they’ve termed “the boogaloo,” for which many far-right activists have been gearing up and advocating since last year.
“Boogaloo” is a term used by extremists to refer to an armed insurrection, a shortened version of “Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo,” which was coined on the extremist message board 4chan and has been embraced by QAnon, a far-right conspiracy organization claiming there is a supposed secret plot by an alleged “deep state” against Trump.
I’m sorry, folks, if you think I’m sounding like the little boy who cried wolf, but I’m telling you again that the American democracy is dead. This is not a flash fiction post. I think it’s unlikely that there will be a free and fair election in November. And if, by some miracle, there is an election at all, and Trump loses, he will not slink off quietly into the night.
His unhinged tweets today calling for people to “liberate” states will only be the beginning and they will get worse and it will ultimately lead to violence.
Putin is, no doubt, licking his chops as America disintegrates from within and the American “Electric Boogaloo” gets underway.