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OftenBen  ·  909 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bombing Suspect Arrested in Florida; Charged With 5 Counts

Dude you don't even know what hill I'm on.

Yes. These are acts of domestic terrorism. It has been made more effective because of the way it has been treated by the media. I'm shocked there wasn't another incident like the innocents who were internet-convicted during the Boston bombing.

The terrorists win when we act scared. Right wing ones, religious extremists, whoever. When we give them attention and eventually trade freedom for security. Those of high station are protected by so many layers of obfuscation and security that there was never any possible risk of an actual explosive device making it to any of them.

All this is going to lead to is more authoritarianism.