“They probably have me on a list somewhere.”
It’s an expression that could be heard from bar stools or at barbecues across the fruited plain, and reflects a deeply ingrained, even if somewhat flippant and sarcastic, belief that we could all be under the eye of some three-letter agency in D.C. due to some politically incorrect opinion we might voice over a over a couple beers or post on social media.
Make no mistake, this isn’t a joke anymore, its full-on legit.
Organizations getting the taxpayer money include liberal universities, LGBT groups, and organizations located in rural communities.
NEW: DHS is awarding $20M in grants to bolster prevention, funding 34 organizations’ work & building capabilities to prevent targeted violence & terrorism. We are focused on providing support to underserved populations, LGBTQ+, & rural communities. ⤵️ https://t.co/QSgfKQvC52 pic.twitter.com/V4NBE3Tn6H
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) September 7, 2023
The money is aiming specifically to target “DVEs” which is agent-speak for “domestic violent extremists.” The DHS has been quite clear that it seeks to transition its work from the post-9/11 system to