Our nation has reached a strange point within its history. A place that we may have been only a few times before. A dangerous place, where ideologies don’t merge, but they meet in violence like ram’s heads butting one another.
We see it nearly every day, from some corner of the country or another, or, more likely, from the darker and more worrisome corners of the internet.
Now, as the threat of real violence continues to rise, the Department of Homeland Security is issuing a rather bleak warning.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Tuesday warning of a “heightened threat environment” over the next several months as they monitor both risks of domestic terrorism and foreign adversaries looking to sow discord within the U.S. to promote acts of violence.
“The United States remains in a heightened threat environment, as noted in the previous Bulletin, and several recent attacks have highlighted the dynamic and complex nature of the threat environment,” DHS said in a new bulletin from the National Terrorism Advisory System.
The trouble looming over the horizon could very well be heinous in nature.
“In the coming months, we expect the threat environment to become more dynamic as several high-profile events could be exploited to justify acts of violence against a range of possible targets,” DHS said.
The bulletin listed potential targets to include “public gatherings, faith-based institutions, schools, racial and religious minorities, government facilities and personnel, U.S. critical infrastructure, the media, and perceived ideological opponents.”
Further throwing fuel on the fire, the January 6th select committee will begin what they’re calling “blockbuster” hearings this week, in which one side of this political fracas will be vilified heavily.