The Bible asks if Satan casts out Satan how can his kingdom stand? It can’t.
And America seems headed down that fateful and prophetic course without an ability to stop herself, or to save herself. The enemy she has to face is inside her own house.
As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan and his spiritual father and divine teacher, the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, have taught and preached: No outside force will take America. God Himself has put this country as Number One on His list of destruction for her evil and murdering of the once-slave Black people in her clutches and for the genocidal destruction of the native peoples in what is called the United States.
Over the past few days and the last two months, we have seen the house divided against itself, working to destroy itself. But these actions are not happening in a monumental way at the bottom of society but at the top.
With a Jan. 6 seditious assault on the U.S. Capitol seeking to nullify the country’s presidential election and rumors of White domestic terrorists plotting attacks in March to wreak more havoc in Washington, D.C., there is no end in sight to the unraveling of America.
Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California released a report March 5 unmasking the conduct of her fellow federal lawmakers. She pointed out their words and acts in relation to those who tried to take over the Capitol and hijack the American government.
Rep. Lofgren wrote in the report’s foreword: “On January 6, 2021, both chambers of Congress convened in a joint session for what should have been a demonstration of a fundamental feature of our democracy: the peaceful transition of power. Instead, domestic terrorists attacked the U.S. Capitol, and January 6th will now forever be remembered as one of the darkest days in our nation’s history.
“I have deep concerns about the behavior of former President Trump and the actions he took which incited and encouraged the domestic terrorists who attacked the Capitol. I agree with the bipartisan and historic majorities in the House and Senate which concluded that it was both constitutional and necessary to impeach and convict former President Trump for those actions, including his false statements, and to disqualify him from holding future office. … Like former President Trump, any elected Member of Congress who aided and abetted the insurrection or incited the attack seriously threatened our democratic government. They would have betrayed their oath of office and would be implicated in the same constitutional provision cited in the Article of Impeachment. That provision prohibits any person who has previously taken an oath as a member of Congress to support the Constitution but subsequently engaged in insurrection or rebellion from serving in Congress.”
She continued, “Many of former President Trump’s false statements were made in very public settings. Had Members made similar public statements in the weeks and months before the January 6th attack?”
According to what her staff documents from social media accounts of some federal lawmakers alone, the answer is a resounding “yes.”
As NBC News noted, “The document lists members in alphabetical order by state and focuses on posts that either cast doubt on the election results or implored people to ‘fight’ for Trump. The samplings are thorough. The section on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for example, features 17 pre-riot posts, as well as four from Jan. 6, and four after the riot, including original tweets, posted videos and retweets. For other lawmakers, the review includes public statements as well as Facebook and Parler posts. The most prodigious posters, unsurprisingly, were some of Trump’s most outspoken allies, including Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., whose comments include references to then-President-elect Joe Biden as a ‘usurper’ and span 176 pages. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., comes in second in terms of the volume of posts, taking up 123 pages of the review.”
But that’s not all. As part of a series of Capitol Hill hearings to find out what happened Jan. 6, the commander of the D.C. National Guard, a Black man, disclosed how he was essentially handcuffed by the Pentagon and kept from acting for three hours and 19 minutes when seconds mattered. Maj. Gen. William J. Walker testified March 3 before a Senate committee. “Days before the riot, the Pentagon had removed General Walker’s authority to quickly deploy his troops, he testified. He said he was unable to move troops even from one traffic stop to another without permission from Ryan D. McCarthy, the Army secretary,” the New York Times noted.
“In response to questions from senators, General Walker said he believed that a double standard existed in the military decision-making, pointing out differences between the quick and aggressive tactics he was authorized to use during protests last spring and summer of police killings of Black men and the slower response to the violence of Trump supporters. He said military officials had expressed concerns about the optics of sending troops into the Capitol to subdue Americans,” the Times added. “The Army senior leaders did not think that it ‘looked good’ and did not think ‘it would be a ‘good optic,’ ” General Walker said. “The word I kept hearing was the ‘optics’ of it.”
In the end the insurrection resulted in five deaths and over 300 people arrested in connection with the seditious activity.
Now there are questions about how far up support for these attacks on the Capitol went, questions about whether congressmen showed the insurrectionists around the day before the attacks, questions about support for sedition among U.S. Capitol police and even anti-government sentiment among Guardsmen deployed to protect the Capitol.
If Satan stand against Satan how can his kingdom stand?
But armed White groups aren’t new or unknown to the federal government, which has failed to confront White militias, White supremacists, or Whites vowing to violently overthrow the United States. These angry Whites have often had members of Congress protect their right to own weapons, train for combat and even express anti-government sentiment as part of their rights as red-blooded Americans.
These armed movements go back at least to the 1990s but Black groups, Black activists and Black organizers have been those who face the physical wrath and covert surveillance of policing agencies in the United States.
From the Nation of Islam and groups labeled infamously “Black Identity Extremists” by the federal government to focusing on activists and groups that are part of the Black Lives Matter movement, the government is eager to go after those who simply want an end to oppression and injustice—and who are using their legal rights to appeal for change in society. These groups and activists are no armed threat to the United States and don’t advocate violence. Muslims in the Nation of Islam are prohibited from carrying weapons. But while America targeted those who she has always terrorized, the cancer of White domestic terrorism has grown. Can she survive it?