The Department of Homeland Security Late To The Game 

The Department of Homeland Security Late To The Game 

Offers PSA or Did They?

Cristal M Clark 

You can always count on the United States Government and Law Enforcement communities to head off to the party, arrive late and offer a PSA literally thousands of people are already talking about. Thanks though, thanks. 

The Department of Homeland Security is certainly no stranger to the above and today in its infinite wisdom came out with a little PSA for us all, how heroic and brave. But really, let’s look at the real issue and ask the question before we get to the PSA shall we?

Why not put the PSA out last week like myself and several others did? Would it be just a might bit fair to suggest that this PSA was purposely put out in an attempt to sway the public opinion with regards to oh…what is that hot topic right now, no, no not abortion…what is it, oh, right, Gun Rights. 

The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Tuesday warning of a “heightened threat environment” over the next several months as they monitor both risks of domestic terrorism and foreign adversaries looking to sow discord within the U.S. to promote acts of violence.

The bulletin in part stated that “individuals in online forums that routinely promulgate domestic violent extremist and conspiracy theory-related content have praised the May 2022 mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas and encouraged copycat attacks.”

Yes, yes in part that can be somewhat true, we did see that play out a little last weekend where at least 17 were killed and, 62 were injured in mass shootings across the US over the weekend. 

What the PSA that the DHS released is telling you, is that if you are not in line and promptly on board with the narrative of law enforcement, DHS, the president, more gun control, that you perhaps feel a little discord and may or may not become a concern for them. Which is honestly, quite absurd. 

The simple fact is that we have been talking about increasing violence, for years. For fucks sake man, I’ve been doing it since 2016, warnings have gone out wide and far and from many experts, this is not getting better, so many of us predicted it worsening. Extremists are far from the issue, Law Enforcement is the fucking problem. Period and end of story. 

Sadly, the PSA that the Department of Homeland Security issued comes at a rather ill timed moment and that is, after multiple failures within our law enforcement community to thwart such attacks, many of which featured individuals known to law enforcement to be of a concern. To Thwart: prevent (someone) from accomplishing something. Like an individual you know may go off the rails and go on a mass shooting spree, someone you have interviewed, talked to friends and family about, perhaps a doctor. The mass shooters our law enforcement seems to be incapable of thwarting. 

The PSA does however, strangely enough fall on the hells of a promise by the Senate to quickly get something done in the way of more gun laws.

So to be clear and in case I need to spell it out for everyone, we are going to completely ignore the failures of the law enforcement community here, create more gun laws and the DHS is going to be watching right? 

Well, what happens when they blunder and fail to thwart another domestic attack? Who or what will they blame then? A killer that is hell bent on killing will find a way after all. 

Cristal M Clark

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