Think of them as the 21st century version of Hitler's Brown Shirts. As the deviant president continues to rail on about how Joe Biden and the Democrats stole the election he's inciting his thug followers to violence and they're dutifully responding to Trump's dog whistle. On the weekend it was the Proud Boys rampaging through the streets of Washington, beating, and sometimes stabbing protesters. They didn't spare women either. These are rabid dogs and, in a better world, they would be behind bars for a long, long time. You can watch a couple of the videos here . Proud Boys founder, Canadian Gavin McInnes, was recently profiled in The Tyee . I think it's time for America to reinstate a sedition law, something with real teeth in it. There's too much at stake, too many lives at risk, the very future of democracy in America at stake not to put people like McInnes and Mike Flynn away for a couple of years. This dog whistle business is getting out of control.
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