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New York Times bestselling author, Malcolm Nance, offers a chilling warning on a clear, present and existential threat to our democracy… our fellow Americans
“Malcolm Nance is one of the great unsung national security geniuses of the modern era." —Rachel Maddow
To varying degrees, as many as 74 million Americans have expressed hostility towards American democracy. Their radicalization is increasingly visible in our day to day life: in neighbor’s or family member’s open discussion of bizarre conspiracy theories, reveling in the fantasy of mass murdering the liberals they believe are drinking the blood of children. These are the results of the deranged series of lies stoked by former President Donald Trump, made worse by the global pandemic.
The first steps of an American fracture were predicted by Malcolm Nance months before the January 6, 2021 insurrection, heralding the start of a generational terror threat greater than either al-Qaeda or the Islamic State. Nance calls this growing unrest the Trump Insurgency in the United States or TITUS.
The post-2020 election urge to return to a place of “normalcy”—to forget—is the worst response we can have. American militiamen, terrorists, and radicalized political activists are already armed in mass numbers and regularly missed in the media; principally because Trump’s most loyal and violent foot soldiers benefit from the ultimate privilege—being white.
They Want to Kill Americans is the first detailed look into the heart of the active Trump-led insurgency, setting the stage for a second nation-wide rebellion on American soil. This is a chilling and deeply researched early warning to the nation from a counterterrorism intelligence professional: America is primed for a possible explosive wave of terrorist attacks and armed confrontations that aim to bring about a Donald Trump led dictatorship.
MSNBC counterterrorism expert Nance (The Plot to Betray America) alleges in this disturbing if overwrought study that a "political paramilitary insurgency" is preparing to bring down the Biden administration and return Donald Trump to power. Discussing the violent capabilities of the insurgency's "affiliated militias, terrorists, and enforcers," Nance notes that "white rural people" own most of the guns legally registered in the U.S. and recounts previous acts of domestic terrorism, including the 2019 El Paso Walmart massacre. Discussing the role of Q-Anon in the "weaponization of Trump cultism," Nance claims that as many as 15% of Americans believe the Q-Anon conspiracy that the U.S. government is controlled "by a group of Satan-worshipping pedophiles who run a global child sex trafficking operation." Nance also compares the Republican Party to Sinn F in, the political wing of the IRA, and alleges that some Republican lawmakers are too fearful for their own safety to stray from the "big lie" that Trump won the 2020 election. Though Nance forcefully articulates his belief that American democracy is in mortal danger, he overstates the coordination between right-wing groups and oversimplifies the relationship between online posturing and real-world actions. Still, this is a frightening and provocative thought experiment.