The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror

If you enjoyed the Global War on Terror, you’re going to love the new War on Domestic Terror! It’s just like the original Global War on Terror, except that this time the “Terrorists” are all “Domestic Violent Extremists” (“DVEs”), “Homegrown Violent Extremists” (“HVEs”), “Violent Conspiracy-Theorist Extremists” (“VCTEs”), “Violent Reality Denialist Extremists” (VRDEs”), “Insurrectionary Micro-Aggressionist Extremists” (“IMAEs”), “People Who Make Liberals Feel Uncomfortable” (“PWMLFUs”), and anyone else the Department of Homeland Security wants to label an “extremist” and slap a ridiculous acronym on.

According to a “National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin” issued by the DHS on January 27, these DCEs, HVEs, VCTEs, VRDEs, IMAEs, and PWMLFUs are “ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority” and other “perceived grievances fueled by false narratives.” They are believed to be “motivated by a range of issues, including anger over Covid-19 restrictions, the 2020 election results, police use of force,” and other dangerous “false narratives” (e.g., the existence of the “deep state,” “herd immunity,” “biological sex,” “God,” and so on).

“Inspired by foreign terrorist groups” and “emboldened by the breach of the US Capitol Building,” this diabolical network of “domestic terrorists” is “plotting attacks against government facilities,” “threatening violence against critical infrastructure” and actively “citing misinformation and conspiracy theories about Covid-19.” For all we know, they might be huddled in the “Wolf’s Lair” at Mar-a-Lago right now, plotting a devastating terrorist attack with those WMDs we never found in Iraq, or generating population-adjusted death-rate charts going back 20 years, or posting pictures of “extremist frogs” on the Internet.

The Department of Homeland Security is “concerned,” as are its counterparts throughout the global capitalist empire. The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror isn’t just a war on American “domestic terror.” The “domestic terror” threat is international. France has just passed a “Global Security Law” banning citizens from filming the police beating the living snot out of people (among other “anti-terrorist” provisions). In Germany, the government is preparing to install an anti-terror moat around the Reichstag. In the Netherlands, the police are cracking down on the VCTEs, VRDEs, and other “angry citizens who hate the system,” who have been protesting over nightly curfews. Suddenly, everywhere you look (or at least if you are looking in the corporate media), “global extremism networks are growing.” It’s time for Globocap to take the gloves off again, root the “terrorists” out of their hidey holes, and roll out a new official narrative.

Actually, there’s not much new about it. When you strip away all the silly new acronyms, the (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror is basically just a combination of the “War on Terror” narrative and the “New Normal” narrative, i.e., a militarization of the so-called “New Normal” and a pathologization of the “War on Terror.” Why would GloboCap want to do that, you ask?

I think you know, but I’ll go ahead and tell you.

See, the problem with the original “Global War on Terror” was that it wasn’t actually all that global. It was basically just a war on Islamic “terrorism” (i.e., resistance to global capitalism and its post-ideological ideology), which was fine as long as GloboCap was just destabilizing and restructuring the Greater Middle East. It was put on hold in 2016, so that GloboCap could focus on defeating “populism” (i.e., resistance to global capitalism and its post-ideological ideology), make an example of Donald Trump, and demonize everyone who voted for him (or just refused to take part in their free and fair elections), which they have just finished doing, in spectacular fashion. So, now it’s back to “War on Terror” business, except with a whole new cast of “terrorists,” or, technically, an expanded cast of “terrorists.” (I rattled off a list in my previous column.)

In short, GloboCap has simply expanded, recontextualized, and pathologized the “War on Terror” (i.e., the war on resistance to global capitalism and its post-ideological ideology). This was always inevitable, of course. A globally-hegemonic system (e.g., global capitalism) has no external enemies, as there is no territory “outside” the system. Its only enemies are within the system, and thus, by definition, are insurgents, also known as “terrorists” and “extremists.” These terms are utterly meaningless, obviously. They are purely strategic, deployed against anyone who deviates from GloboCap’s official ideology … which, in case you were wondering, is called “normality” (or, in our case, currently, “New Normality”).

In earlier times, these “terrorists” and “extremists” were known as “heretics,” “apostates,” and “blasphemers.” Today, they are also known as “deniers,” e.g., “science deniers,” “Covid deniers,” and recently, more disturbingly, “reality deniers.” This is an essential part of the pathologization of the “War on Terror” narrative. The new breed of “terrorists” do not just hate us for our freedom … they hate us because they hate “reality.” They are no longer our political or ideological opponents … they are suffering from a psychiatric disorder. They no longer need to be argued with or listened to … they need to be “treated,” “reeducated,” and “deprogrammed,” until they accept “Reality.” If you think I’m exaggerating the totalitarian nature of the “New Normal/War on Terror” narrative, read this op-ed in The New York Times exploring the concept of a “Reality Czar” to deal with our “Reality Crisis.”

And this is just the beginning, of course. The consensus (at least in GloboCap circles) is, the (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror will probably continue for the next 10 to 20 years, which should provide the global capitalist ruling classes with more than enough time to carry out the “Great Reset,” destroy what’s left of human society, and condition the public to get used to living like cringing, neo-feudal peasants who have to ask permission to leave their houses. We’re still in the initial “shock and awe” phase (which they will have to scale back a bit eventually), but just look at how much they’ve already accomplished.

The economic damage is literally incalculable … millions have been plunged into desperate poverty, countless independent businesses crushed, whole industries crippled, developing countries rendered economically dependent (i.e., compliant) for the foreseeable future, as billionaires amassed over $1 trillion in wealth and supranational corporate behemoths consolidated their dominance across the planet.

And that’s just the economic damage. The attack on society has been even more dramatic. GloboCap, in the space of a year, has transformed the majority of the global masses into an enormous, paranoid totalitarian cult that is no longer capable of even rudimentary reasoning. (I’m not going to go on about it here … at this point, you either recognize it or you’re in it.) They’re actually lining up in parking lots, the double-masked members of this Covidian cult, to be injected with an experimental “vaccine” that they believe will save the human species from a virus that causes mild to moderate symptoms in roughly 95% of those “infected,” and that over 99% of the “infected” survive.

So, it is no big surprise that these same mindless cultists are gung-ho for the (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror, and the upcoming globally-televised show trial of Donald Trump for “inciting insurrection,” and the ongoing corporate censorship of the Internet, and can’t wait to be issued their “Freedom Passports,” which will allow them to take part in “New Normal” life — double-masked and socially-distanced, naturally — while having their every movement and transaction, and every word they write on Facebook, or in an email, or say to someone on their smartphones, or in the vicinity of their 5G toasters, recorded by GloboCap’s Intelligence Services and their corporate partners, subsidiaries, and assigns. These people have nothing at all to worry about, as they would never dream of disobeying orders, and could not produce an original thought, much less one displeasing to GloboCap, if you held a fake apocalyptic plague to their heads.

As for the rest of us “extremists,” “domestic terrorists,” “heretics,” and “reality deniers,” (i.e., anyone criticizing global capitalism, or challenging its official narratives, and its increasingly totalitarian ideology, regardless of our specific DHS acronyms), I wish I had something hopeful to tell you, but, the truth is, things aren’t looking so good. I guess I’ll see you in a quarantine camp, or in the psych ward, or an offshore detention facility … or, I don’t know, maybe I’ll see you in the streets.


CJ Hopkins
February 8, 2021
Photo: Bryan Myhr/US Army National Guard

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103 thoughts on “The (New Normal) War on Domestic Terror

  1. ‘to deal with our “Reality Crisis.”

    Once it was: “we get the governments we deserve”
    The new term now is “we get the reality we deserve. It compasses everything. If we let it happen.
    And the ever prescient Philip K. Dick (Horselover Fat) knew….May he rest in peace


    1. We are now an entire year in a “let it happen” mode!

      By “we” I referring to the very few fellow modern slaves that didn’t bought this FAKE PANDEMIC “OPERATION COVIDIUS”. Unfortunately our numbers are so tinny that we are just like a bucket of water trying to stop an incoming TSUNAMI HERD of not fellow modern moron slaves.


  2. As might be expected, the Pentagon has forged into the lead, as Helen Buyniski writes in “Pentagon goes rooting for ‘extremists’ among its 3.6mn trained killers”

    It’s fascinating to hear some say that ‘the new breed of “terrorists” do not just hate us for our freedom … they hate us because they hate “reality”’. And yet we reality-denying terrorists are the same people that the Shrub administration official called “the reality-based community”. Confusing…

    The moat around the Reichstag, the “angry citizens who hate the system”… it’s all part of the same syndrome. Funny, I’m old enough to be part of the generation that believed the system was made for citizens, not citizens for the system. Still, I suppose when hard-working professors, critical theorists and government officials have finally perfected The System, it would be mean-spirited and downright wrong for mere human beings to complain about it.


  3. Superbly said, Mr. Hopkins.

    Around April of 2020 I thought those in my small cen Cal community weren’t buying it, but
    now they almost fully are.. masked-up, vaxxed-up, and very ready to call out™ all us apostates..

    This maybe-uncharacteristic short story by E.B. White seems *so* apposite now (hope the link works):

    The way we (may I still use the word “we”, or is it now-Wokely disallowed?) were betrayed by the organized Vichy/mole “left” has been ahem, notable.
    And after all, as I sarcastically said at Naked Cap. shortly before being banned from there: “Solidarity must be Destroyed!”…

    The 2003 film- not a great one by any stretch; but still worthy, in these dark times- ‘Masked and Anonymous’ is worth a watch, esp for Mickey Rourke: “’s a New Day.. God Help You All.”
    J Goodman does yeoman work in it, too.

    ‘Brazil’, ‘Blade Runner’, and the film mentioned above: they tell us what they’re going to do to us. “like it, Proles!”



  4. You were going so well… just to fu ck it up right in the end.

    or, I don’t know, maybe I’ll see you in the streets.

    You are either sleeping or you don’t want to do what actually needs to be done!

    The day “walking on the streets” – just waiting to be beaten-up by a bunch of scum copigs slaves – solves a SINGLE PROBLEM of the current MAIN SYSTEM or any of its sub-systems… YOUR VOTE ALSO COUNTS!


  5. Adding- if what I said above wasn’t clear enough: No, your mcVote doesn’t count for Sh!t, and neither do you. We live under capital-F Fascism now, and Pure Force rules; while those who wield it claim utter
    Kindness and Benevolence toward we-their-Subjects.. because They Can.

    “It’s a New Day.”


      1. I had to reread your initial comment where you accuse Hopkins of “either sleeping or….” a couple of times (I had to connect the beginning and ending directly, ignoring the middle) to catch the SaRcaSm. The mixing of upper and lower cases seems to be a new(er) way to convey sarcasm online. The first commenter, Carey, seems to suspect/understand that you were being sarcastic about “voting/your vote matters/counts.” I think he was attempting to clarify. Then things got muddled and a bit heated between both of you. I benefitted from the confusion. It helped me understand your comment, finally. That is, if you were being sarcastic about YoUr VoTe AlSo CoUnTs!


        1. I know that was a very short comment with a couple of realities people aren’t able to detect/understand (MAIN SYSTEM or any of its sub-systems) so I can see that a careful reading/rereading is necessary to understand what I wrote.

          YOUR VOTE ALSO COUNTS!” is the best representation of delusion happening nowadays, and so those that believe that “see you in the streets” is one of the solutions to what the SRF & Billionaires are doing is indeed sleeping or utterly unaware of Reality.

          The purpose was to incite Critical Thought! Something rare nowadays… because your vote never counts. Except for a couple of things that have nothing to do with what one expect form that act.


          1. No “comment EDIT” tool available to the writers just means switched letters remain “forever” (well, at least until the site isn’t deleted from the WWW because it was inciting violence!).

            “form that act” — “from that act”.


  6. But it’s all about our deepest concern for your public health and respect for the environment. The nuclear testings all over the planet belong to yesterdays normal, today’s new normal is to add chem-trailing, GMO’s and vaccines into the fallout mix. Those who don’t pass through this non-natural selection process don’t deserve the Malthusian future that will be cleansed of deviants for the pleasure and space of the survivors.


  7. Thanks – we have to face it: In a way I’m looking forward to meet a lot of people who are still able of thoughts of their own (and don’t care much about »looking good no matter what«) somewhere in a detention camp, a psychiatric ward … or in the streets.

    All the rest may feel even better – being slaves but feeling like kings, having no problem whatsoever with the »New Normal«, enjoying their next level of »sovereignty« as biological parts of their smart devices …


  8. Excellent summary of where we are and where we may be headed. The entire COVID-19 response is the implementation of a very effective psychological operation (PSYOP). Confinement due to fear propagated by the MSMrection. What a great plan!, masks to restrict clear speech and remove individual identities, and vaccines for a mostly non-lethal virus to form compliance habits per government di


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