What is Domestic Terrorism?
Let me get to the bottom of this domestic terrorism problem right now. Exactly what is domestic terrorism? Is every garden variety psycho that commits an assault and rampage a terrorist?
What was Timothy McVeigh’s act of domestic terrorism? We know for fact that soldier McVeigh was protesting the federal law enforcement actions at Ruby Ridge and Waco. McVeigh’s quid pro quo rationale of killing all those totally innocent children was that a fourteen year old boy was illegally shot and killed by FBI sharpshooter Lon Horiuchi at Ruby Ridge. Many children perished at Waco. So now psycho Tim does the only thing he knows how to do and that is make bombs and continue killing. Tim McVeigh was dead wrong.
Protest of the federal law enforcement actions is justifiable, taking the law into your own hands and deploying munitions as a private citizen is the death penalty. Timothy McVeigh was an uneducated, unsophisticated malcontent whose only contact with the world was as a trained killer for the United States military industrial complex. Loser McVeigh just played right into the hands of the police state he was protesting. Timothy McVeigh just needed to go to college and get a girlfriend.
McVeigh’s protest really was an act of domestic terrorism because nobody even knew what it was at first. Do you remember your initial reaction to the OK City bombing? Didn’t you first think it was a foreign terrorist? I did. That is why McVeigh really was a terrorist, it was out of my frame of reference that an American would bomb a Federal Courthouse.
Genuine Political Protest is Not McVeigh Style Terrorism
Therefore protesting can be terrorism but not all protesters are terrorists. There are a lot of people here in California protesting Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign. The anti-Trump protesters are not terrorists. If the anti-Trump protesters should change tactics and resort to violence against innocent third party bystanders then than could be considered a form of terrorism.