Well, well, well. Since the leftist media has gone full blown hysterical over the Capitol Hill events of January 6 (despite the fact that BLM activists also breached the Capitol), it will be interesting to see what, if any, attention is paid to an active plot to terrorize Trump supporters.
Dishonorably discharged Daniel Baker, a self-professed leftist, has taken his anti-America mission to an extreme, including travels to East Turkey to fight alongside militant Kurdish groups, as well as travels throughout the United States as a “hardcore leftists” ready and willing to participate in the “revolution”.
Very fortunately, federal law enforcement officers were actually allowed to do their job, which meant that they were able to arrest Mr. Baker promptly.
“[Daniel Baker has been arrested] for transmission, in interstate commerce, of a communication containing a threat to kidnap or injure …
Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday. He specifically called for others to join him in encircling any protestors and confining them at the Capitol complex using firearms.” [Source: Daily Wire]
Apparently, part of Mr. Baker’s “revolution” included “encircling” protestors outside Florida’s Tallahassee Capitol on January 20, as illustrated in a charming flyer he posted to social media. Of particular concern is the open call to violence, as demonstrated in the following text:
“We need ALL FLORIDA RESIDENTS to RISE UP! Here in Florida we must encircle terrorists who attack the Capitol! Let them take the capitol and fight with cops, SURROUND THEM AND TRAP THEM INSIDE!
We WILL protect capitol RESIDENTS and CIVILIANS from armed racist mobs WITH EVERY CALLER AVAILABLE.” [Source: Daily Mail]
Interesting. If this post isn’t “a call to violence”, then it is unclear what is. One thing is certainly clear: This message is the polar opposite of Trump’s message.
Yet Trump is the one who is banned from social media.
In other social media posts, Mr. Baker also bragged about how “these cops have been keeping eyes on me since I fought against ISIS in Syria outside of the us government”, which leads one to wonder how DHS hasn’t bothered to investigate Mr. Baker more closely (never mind the social media platforms that are supposedly devoted to fighting “violence” on their platforms).
In addition, Mr. Baker also charmingly filmed YouTube videos of himself shooting AK-47 assault rifles and pledging to return to Syria to “shoot people”, per the FBI (curiously, Mr. Baker’s YouTube privileges haven’t been suspended either, although Trump’s privileges have been).
Fortunately, Mr. Baker’s plot was thwarted. However, Mr. Baker is hardly the only ardently anti-America leftist out there, and one is left with the uncomfortable realization that other plots may be festering, particularly since social media giants are far more intent on suffocating conservative speech than they are on monitoring violent leftist speech.
After all, the photos in this story alone reveal that Mr. Baker’s rather violent, threatening posts are clearly available for the world to see, to this day.
Meanwhile, Twitter decided it was more logical and “safe” to suspend yet another GOP representative from its platform, following through on Dorsey’s perverse promise to eliminate far more than just “one account”, referencing Trump’s account.
The US Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, Lawrence Keefe, urged the public to focus on the fact that violent extremism can occur from any end of the political spectrum. Per Keefe:
“This arrest serves as a message to anyone who intends to incite or commit violence in the Northern District of Florida: If you represent a threat to public safety, we will come for you, we will find you, and we will prosecute you … Daniel Baker’s actions show that he is a dangerous extremist, and the law-abiding public is safer now that he has been arrested. We are, and will remain, on high alert and will take all appropriate actions against credible threats to the people of our District.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Clearly, this message is a message that the federal government, mainstream media, and social media platforms should all support, assuming their real intent is to reduce violence, that is.
Then again, one does wonder if that is their real intent or not, particularly given the rather violent, fiery riots that engulfed the nation for months on end.