Ever since the raid on Trump’s Florida home by FBI agents, the right has turned their already-heated rhetoric up to 11. Their leading elected officials are calling for investigations of Merrick Garland and the Justice Department, and for de-funding the FBI. (Irony died a long time ago.)
It’s the reaction in the insurrectionist social media, though, that is getting the attention. Calls of “Time to shed some blood” and “Lock and load” are all over those channels. Various pundits are writing pieces talking of the possibility of a new Civil War, and there are predictions of violence of all kinds. Some on the left are talking of freshly arming themselves in anticipation of the coming battles.