For many Americans, the sudden interjection of politics into our everyday lives has been tough to deal with.
We have to remember that only a few decades ago it was considered impolite to even talk about politics in company. Nowadays there are online dating sites that are meant for only conservatives and only liberals. These folks are getting that awkward conversation out of the way before the first date.
Society is still catching up to this new notion that politics are to be worn on our sleeve, like the badge of some imaginary army that we’re all a part of. The generations can’t see eye-to-eye on how much of our lives should revolve around discussion of government, with the youth taking their cues from the activism-heavy 60’s.
In any case, what this all boils down to is that we’re living in a political pressure cooker where the crazed among us will find themselves ever more frequently involving the government in their episodes.
Like this next gentlemen.
A Pentagon police officer was on patrol just before 11 a.m. Monday when he saw Matthew Dmitri Richardson, 19, of Fayetteville, attempting to light on fire a piece of fabric that had been inserted into the gas tank of a 2016 Land Rover, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Eastern Virginia.
When the officer confronted Richardson, he said he was going to “blow this vehicle up” and “himself,” court documents say.
Richardson sprinted away from the officer, but was caught a short time later, according to the court documents.
Federal prosecutors said the owner of the vehicle is an active duty servicemember who doesn’t know Richardson.
Richardson could be facing a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence for his attempts to destroy government property.