What is stochastic terrorism? It is the incitement of violence towards a group. It is done by public demonization for example using the media, like Twitter or Fox News to spout white supremacist lies about a group of people. Traditionally demonized and targeted groups in the United States are Jewish people and Black people.
The result is violence that appears random, but nothing is random about stochastic terrorism
Trump is already killing people on the streets. He is just not doing how they do it in comic books.
In real life, comic book reasoning and comic book logic will get you killed.
In real life, there are no heroes and villains? Well, I would say they exist, but they aren’t obvious, but Trump and his villainous administration is rather apparent.
On June 3, 2020, the FBI arrested three individuals associated with the Boogaloo movement, for conspiring to set off a bomb in Las Vegas in order to start the second Civil War. Boogaloos are a white supremacist, far-right, pro-gun, anti-government, and extremist group.
He made this “joke,” referring to himself in the third person.
“You know he’s going to win, don’t you? And you know, at the end of his second term, you know he’s not leaving. He’s not leaving. You know that.”SLATE
“Should we go back to 16 years? Congressman, can we have that extended? Last time I jokingly said that, the papers started saying ‘He’s got despotic tendencies.’ I’m not looking to do it.”NEWSWEEK
And another one.
“Do you think the people would demand that I stay longer? KEEP AMERICA GREAT,” he tweeted.FRONTPAGE LIVE
On June 21, 2019, Trump tweeted a video from Time Magazine that showed his campaign signs extending from 2020 to 2024 all the way into infinity.
He has made this “joke” 18 times. I shouldn’t have to say this now, but he is not joking about killing our Constitution, he plans on killing it. Past actions predicts future actions.
Trump knows what he is doing. He is setting up a dog whistle situation to get us killed by a “random” gunman if he loses. He’s done it before.
On June 7, 2020 Harry H. Rogers, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, for drove his car into peaceful protesters.
Regarding the police murdering Black people; he said, “they kill white people too, and the confederate flag is freedom of speech.”
A person does not randomly bring up the confederate flag in a conversation about Black people being murdered . You’d do that to single to your base they have the freedom to do what the confederate flag stood for, white supremacy, which includes murdering Black people.
But he is also targeting anyone who can rile up his base so that he can introduce a generalized fearful environment for anyone who disagrees with him or to anyone not white, by white supremacy’s definition.
“They scattered like cockroaches,” said Harry H. Rogers, 36, on Facebook live.
In 2015 Trump said regarding Mexican Immigrants:
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Then in 2018, at a Pennsylvania rally, he reminded an audience what he said in 2015:
“They’re sending, I mentioned words — I won’t even mention them tonight because there’s a lot of young people here — but I mentioned words, and everyone thought it was wonderful.”
Rogers was convicted of six misdemeanors, but no hate crime.
After the Christchurch mass shooting in New Zealand by a white supremacist in March of 2019, he made the following comments about Mexican Americans:
“Last month, more than 76,000 illegal migrants arrived at our border. We’re on track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders. People hate the word ‘invasion,’ but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs and criminals and people. You have no idea who they are.”
Then On August 3, 2019, a mass shooting occurred at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, United States. A white supremacist shot and killed 23 people and injured 23 others in the predominantly Mexican American community.
And at least seven white supremacist attacks were thwarted since El Paso. There is little doubt the targeting of people by race and ethnicity are inspired from Trump’s speeches and tweets.
As the United States began to protest around the injustices behind the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Trump again began with his stochastic terrorism.
The protests which at the end of the spring and the the beginning of the summer were not marked with physical violence against people .
Neo-Nazi ideologue James Mason, states that the goal is not just to kill minorities but, rather, “to FAN THE FLAMES!”
So Trump took it upon himself to blow a dog whistle so loud that Twitter flagged his account for inciting violence.
Trump tweeted, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen,” following with, “Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”
In June 2019, at a Tulsa event, Trump said, “We had some very bad people outside,” “thugs.”
Shortly after his speeches, white supremacist groups began showing up armed at protests.
In Portland, someone was killed.
Then, Kyle Rittenhouse a 17-year-old white supremacist was driven from Illinois by his white supremacist mother to kill protestors in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He proceeded to murder two people and went back home to Illinois after the Kenosha police gave him a bottled water.
Violence is not over at protests, thanks in large part to Trump.
Trump has a military, a white supremacist one.
Trump is engaging in classic stochastic terrorism, and now he’s gearing up against reporters.
When Trump visited Bemidji, Minnesota last week and Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, a few days ago while campaigning, he just randomly brings up at both visits MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi being shot with rubber bullets by the Minneapolis Police department while covering George Floyd protests in May.
Trump said it a ‘beautiful thing’ when referring to Velshi being struck during a protest in Minnesota.
He’s actively stroking white supremacists, encouraging them to kill Mexican immigrants, Black people, protesters, and reporters.
We need to name what he is doing and amplify why him remaining in the White House is a dangerous proposition for anyone who stands up for justice and the US Constitution.