The DHS Domestic Terrorism Memo

By Olivia Murray

Published: February 10, 2022 Noon EST

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On February 7, the Department of Homeland Security issued a public memo summarizing the “Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland.” The federal agency declared the United States is facing “heightened” threats, primarily inflamed by “an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories.”

The document enumerates “key factors” contributing to the threat of unrest, with the first being “The proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine the public trust in U.S. government institutions.” According to the document, there is extensive online chatter of ‘misinformation’ regarding “unsubstantiated widespread election fraud and COVID-19.”

Although not always the case, in this moment, the federal government has determined truth to be objective, and their version of events is the correct one (despite continuous revelations to the contrary). The propaganda machine of the U.S. government is set to rival that of Joseph Goebbels.

The memo ends with the response of the DHS to these “threats.” The DHS and the FBI “continue to share timely and actionable information and intelligence with the broadest audience possible,” asserting this collaboration spans across “every level of government” and even into the private sector.

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis created a new branch specifically targeting perpetrators of wrongthink, and has “expanded its evaluation of online activity.”

In layman’s terms, unconstitutional federal agencies are coalescing into an amorphous blob of Big Brother surveillance and indoctrination. How long until these agencies consolidate in the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda?