the Fascist Assault on Congress: Data, Texts, and Context:

1. "The legitimation of violence against a demonized internal enemy brings us close to the heart of fascism."
2. "Some believed that for all practical purposes [Trump] was no more than semi-­literate."
3. "'He's a fucking moron,' the secretary of state said of the president."

The longue durée: from the origins of language to the end of print literacy in the United States

conceptual elements (column A)
the empiricities (column B)

Violence and Cognitive Performativity

1.  The legitimation of violence against a demonized internal enemy brings us close to the heart of fascism. (Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism (Alfred A. Knopf, 2004), p. 84

2.  from "The President Who Doesn't Read," The Atlantic, January 5, 2018

Trump’s indifference to the printed word has been apparent for some time, the depth and implications of Trump’s strong preference for oral communication over the written word demand closer examination.  “He didn’t process information in any conventional sense," Wolff writes.

“He didn’t read. He didn’t really even skim. Some believed that for all practical purposes he was no more than semi-­literate.

Wolff quotes economic adviser Gary Cohn writing in an email: “It’s worse than you can imagine … Trump won’t read anything—not one-page memos, not the brief policy papers, nothing. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored.”

In March, Reuters reported that briefers had strategically placed the president’s name in as many paragraphs of briefing documents as possible so as to attract his fickle attention. In September, the Associated Press reported that top aides had decided the president needed a crash course on America’s role in the world and arranged a 90-minute, map-and-chart heavy lecture at the Pentagon. And amid the hype over Wolff’s book, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough wrote a column Friday saying that in September 2015, he confronted Trump over poor debate performances, saying, “Can you read?” Met with silence, Scarborough pressed again: “I’m serious, Donald. Do you read? If someone wrote you a one-page paper on a policy, could you read it?” Trump replied by brandishing a Bible from his mother and saying he read it all the time—probably a self-aware joke, given Trump’s proud impiety and displayed ignorance of the Bible.

"He's a fucking moron"
Donald Trump and the  theater of deognification

the July 20, 2017 meeting in the tank called by Tillerson, Mattis and Cohn, in which they realize for the first time that Trump was not a modern human, but some kind of intellectually primitive brute.

The headline--"he's a fucking moron"--is from A Very Stable Genius, chapter 9, "Shocking the Conscience," p. 138B.

A close reading of chapter 9, "Shocking the Conscience," can be found here.

The most striking aspects of the Tank meeting are the primitive cognitive performativity of Trump in that meeting, his brutish behavior toward the Joint Chiefs, and the inability of the Joint Chiefs--and the inability of the authors--to undestand what was happening in the Tank.  Only when we place that meeting, and the assault on the Capitol, in historical context, does the awful truth of our situation begin to emerge. 

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In this meeting the Joint Chiefs were stunned by Trump's primitive cognitive processes, his volatile temperament, his brutishness.  

The Joint Chiefs “tried not to reveal the revulsion on their faces” (Genius, 137A).

 The tank meeting had so thoroughly shocked the conscience of military leaders that they tried to keep it a secret.  At the Aspen Security Forum two days later, longtime NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell asked Dunford how Trump had interacted during the Tank meeting.  The Joint Chiefs chairman misleadingly described the meeting, skipping over the fireworks. (Genius, 139A)

"He asked a lot of hard questions, and the one thing he does is question some fundamental assumptions that we make as military leaders—and he will come and question those,” Dunford told Mitchell on July 22.  “It’s a pretty energetic and an interactive dialogue." (Genius, 139B)

from Salon (excerpts from Bob Woodward's Fear):

2.  Mattis quietly went to Washington National Cathedral to pray about his concern for the nation's fate under Trump's command and, according to Woodward, told Coats, "There may come a time when we have to take collective action" since Trump is "dangerous. He's unfit."

In a separate conversation recounted by Woodward, Mattis told Coats, "The president has no moral compass," to which the director of national intelligence replied: "True. To him, a lie is not a lie. It's just what he thinks. He doesn't know the difference between the truth and a lie."

4.  According to "Rage," expert immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci — who has been part of Trump's coronavirus task force —  expressed frustration over Trump's response to the coronavirus crisis, describing Trump's leadership as "rudderless" and complaining to others that his "attention span is like a minus number." Fauci, Woodward says in the book, told an associate, "His sole purpose is to get reelected."

from the Hill (excerpts from Bob Woodward's Fear):

Woodward also described Coats as particularly disturbed during his time in the Trump administration, which ended in August 2019. Coats, a former Indiana senator, was brought into the administration by Vice President Pence, the Hoosier State’s former governor.

Marsha Coats, Dan Coats’s wife, recounted a conversation she had with Pence in which he urged her to “stay the course.”

“I just looked at him, like, how are you stomaching this?” she said, according to Woodward. “I just looked at him like, this is horrible. I mean, we made eye contact. I think he understood. And he just whispered in my ear, ‘Stay the course.’ ”

the big three of fascism, circa late 19th to early 21st century

the map is not the terrotory: fascism is a concept, not an epithet

QUESTION: What is Fascism?

ANSWER:    1.  A set of texts and their problematic.
                      2.  A concept (Paxton)

QUESTION: Is "X" a "fascist": the fallacy of represetnation

N texts: Paxton, Weitz
Problematic (Paxton)
Problematic'(Paxton encounters column B)

Hearts  of Darkness:
Some Arrestees from the Jan. 6th Assault on the Capitol

Tennessee: N=10

hermeneutical materials
Matthew Bledsoe
•He is the owner of Primetime Movers
•BBB:  the company's accreditation was suspended due to failure to respond to one or more customer complaints filed with the BBB.
•He was accused of kicking in the front door of his home in Cordova, chasing his wife Kathryn Bledsoe, picking her up by her throat and slamming her onto the floor.


Jack Jesse Griffith
“I’m not a domestic terrorist,” Griffith said. “For all the people slandering, libeling, mislabeling my name, I’m a citizen I had nothing to do with any violence, vandalism, and I love all my fellow citizens.”
Griffith went on to promote his social media handles and Trump video game.  “Have an exuberant evening,” he said, as he hopped in a car to leave.

Eric Munchel
Munchel currently lives in Nashville most likely working at Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk bar downtown. He was accused of assaulting a man and woman in 2013.  He lists his profession as a bartender but Kid Rock’s doesn’t hire male bar staff. This means he is likely working in the kitchen or security. With his connections to others in private security, that could very well be his role there. No record of military service has been found. . . . He spent his summer hanging out with local Proud Boys* and Qanon conspiracy theorists
Blake Austin Reed
From 2004 to 2009, he attended the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership.
From 2012 to October 2013, he was the superintendent of Bluff City Operations‘ human resources management.
From February 2014 to November 2015, he was a superintendent at Regent Homes in Nolensville, Tennessee.
From November 2015 to September 2017, he was a project manager at Blalock Homes in Franklin, Tennessee.
From April 2018 to October 2019, he was a senior project manager at Vintage South Development in Nashville.
He owns Black Lion Brokers, which he established in November 2017 and is based in Nashville.

There is a Black Lion Realty in Nasvhille, NOT Black Lion Brokers
Ronald L. Sandlin
Ronald L. Sandlin, 33, a self-styled internet blogger and protest organizer from Tennessee, sobbed loudly and at one point blurted out, “Judge, have mercy on me,” during his videoconference detention hearing on multiple charges arising from the Jan. 6 breach at the Capitol.
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 On December 31, 2020, he took to Facebook to announce that he was “organizing a caravan of patriots” who were going to Washington D.C., USA to “stand behind” Trump. He shared a link of the GoFundMe page asking for donations for him, Josiah Colt and Nathaniel J. DeGrave and said the three of them had already booked and paid for their trip to Washington, D.C. On January 3, 2020, he revealed on Facebook that their GoFundMe page was deleted.
On January 2, 2021, he wrote on Facebook  that in 2020, he had a “huge financial blow,” “got dumped” by his fiancé, crashed his motorcycle and lost his grandfather.

During a detention hearing in federal court in February 2021, the judge told him he owes $500,000 in back taxes.  In the same month, the I-Team found that no community where he is known to have resided can find a record of him voting in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Eric Chase Torrens
Torrens appeared in an Instagram video with Matthew Bledsoe and Jack Jesse Griffith (GRIFTER network)
Padilla, Joseph Lino
 a company spokesperson for Wacker Chemie plant told us that Padilla worked at their Bradley County plant until 2016.
former worker?
Michael Lee Roche
He works as a server at Farmers Family Restaurant in Murfreesboro
working poor?
Ronnie B. Presley
looked at 10+ local stories: NO INFO RE. WORK!
Bryan Wayne Ivey
looked at 10+ local stories: NO INFO RE. WORK!

Table 7.1
Succcessive layers in the evolution of human cognition and culture.  Each stage continues to occupy its cutral niche today, so that fully modern socities have all four stages simultaneously present.

Merlin Donald, A Mind So Rare: The Evolution of Human Consciousness (Norton, 2001)

Synoptic Interlude
three meetings

Meeting in the Tank
July 20, 2017

another meeting:
Minutes, Murray Body Committee
Local 2
Executive Board Meeting
April 26, 1939
Toledo Ohio
Addes Collection, Box 14.11

Meeting of Chrysler Executive Boards
and Shop Committees
November 7, 1939--Schiller Hall
Zaremba Box 4

, Reuther Archives

Column B  contains hermeneutical materials regarding  the Jan. 6th Assault on the Capitol.  Ordering the data by states makes it possible to "get to know" the arrestees, and then to compare states.  This we (RB & PF) have begun to do.

A concept of fascism is required to make sense out of Column B.  

So far, Column B has 5 sections

3 states

New Jersey

2 organizations

Proud Boys

the concepts that emerged: grifter, violence, sadism1--PDLV (Performative Domain of "Legitimate" Violence); and related social networks (bars, tatoo parlors, gyms (hermeneutical typologies) and occupational classification.  Attempts are continually being made to match the journalistic materials with

1.  North American Industry Classification System
2.  Standard Occupational Classification System

Certain absences are noteworthy: few were employed at the time of arrest in modern institutional settings: none in manufacturing, none in the building trades, none in the modern corporate sector
nevertheless, there is a small subset of arrestees who are employed in the modern corporate sector

QUESTION: What is Fascism?

ANSWER:    A set of texts and their problematic.  LINK

the empiricities

January 6, 2021: arrestees (Hearts of Darkness)
Semiotic Regimes: the two party system
Elites, Strategic and otherwise
Keynesian Elite in the New Deal State
the UAW, 1933-1943: bildungsproletarians and plebeian upstarts

New Jersey: N=9 Arrestees fron Jan. 6th Assault on the Capitol
Abual-Ragheb, Rasha N.

In November 2020, a Facebook account with display name Rasha Abu participated in Facebook and Telegram group chats involving the New Jersey chapter of the American Patriot 3%. In the Facebook chat, user Rasha Abu advised the revolution will start not by standing by but by standing up. In addition, she advised civil war is coming and they need to show support, and rise up and fight for our Constitution.
Baranyi, Thomas
graduated Trenton State College
In a Facebook post, Baranyi’s father said his son graduated from the College of New Jersey, joined the Peace Corps, and also went into basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps but was discharged.
From 2018 to 2020, he served in the Peace Corps in Albania.
On December 22, 2020, his father took to Facebook to say they have not seen each other in person since 2017.
went into basic training for the U.S. Marine Corps but was discharged.

Fairlamb, Scott
a New Jersey gym owner, Fairlamb held a protest at his Pompton Lakes gym in May in response to Gov. Murphy’s coronavirus restrictions.
Fairlamb, a mixed martial artist who turned pro in 2000, owned and operated Fairlamb Fit in Pompton Lakes. The gym's website has been taken down and the phone number is disconnected. Social media accounts for both Fairlamb and his co-workers have been removed.
gym owner
martial artist
Guthrie, Leonard
(married with a daughter; identified himself as a street preacher.
His father told a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter that his son went to the rally as the chaplain for a group that met in Washington to "pray and support President Trump and the whole movement.”
a street preacher
Hale-Cusanelli, Timothy Lewis
He is an white supremacist and a Nazi sympathizer, according to an informant who contacted Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) special agent Daniel J. Meyers on January 12, 2021. The informant is enrolled as a confidential human source (CHS) with the NCIS.

He has served in the U.S. Army since 2009 but has never deployed.
In 2011, when he was 19 years old, he was arrested after stabbing a man he and his mother were living with in Pepperidge Court, Jackson, New Jersey. With a wound to the abdomen, the victim underwent surgery in the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, New Jersey.
As a contractor at Naval Weapons Station Earle, he maintains a secret security clearance and has access to a variety of munitions. He is enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves. He is a human resources specialist with the 174th Infantry Brigade at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Trenton, New Jersey.
He was a regular poster on anti-Semitic social media groups Jackson Strong and Rise Up Ocean County.
Hazelton, Stephanie aliases Ayla Wolf and Ayla Wolfe
a prominent right-wing activist from South Jersey, one of the loudest supporters of Atilis Gym, that Bellmawr business that refused to follow New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s shutdown orders.
Hazelton has helped organize protests against New Jersey’s shutdown orders and is active in the anti-vaxxer movement.
Hazelton’s LinkedIn says she is the founder of New Jersey for Medical Freedom, the state chapter of an anti-vaccine network.
Stedman, Patrick Alonzo
a self-described “dating [and] relationship strategist”
In addition to offering relationship advice and touting his $500 master class—which he claims is the “fastest and most effective way to change your outcomes with women”—Stedman frequently writes about political topics and his affinity for Trump.
Suarez, Marissa A.
worked as a correctional police officer in Monmouth County since 2019 but resigned after her arrest.  At the time, Suarez was a probationary corrections officer at the Monmouth County Corrections Facility
correctional police officer
Todisco, Patricia
the performative domain of “legitimate” violence
pdlv   PDO"L"V      PDLV
correctional police officer

3.  from Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America (Penguin, 2021), chapter 9, "Shocking the Conscience", p. 138,
"He's a fucking moron," the secretary of state said of the president.  The plan by Mattis, Tillerson, and Cohen to train the president . . . had clearly backfired.

The meeting in the tankkk--figure 1 prefigures that meeting, but it requires

To understand the awful signifcance of the meeting in the tank (in vital ways more significant than the assault on the capitol), the Meeting in the Tank and the Mob assault on Jan 6, must be contextualized.  Figures 0.1 and 0.2 do this.

PDF  and line by line analysis
SOOL to contextualize it
Line-by-line (Tank1, Tank)

the meeting in the tank through the eyes of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy: was Trump's performance below basic?

In context: semiotic regimes

Luria-Ong brought to bear
and Piaget

In a separate conversation recounted by Woodward, Mattis told Coats, “The president has no moral compass,” to which the director of national intelligence replied: “True. To him, a lie is not a lie. It’s just what he thinks. He doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie.”  PRE-OPERATIONAL!


Florida: N=19 Arrestees fron Jan. 6th Assault on the Capitol
Adams, Howard Berton 

Anderson, John Steven
Courthouse records on the Clerk of Court website show ANDERSON involved in contentious divorce litigation alleging  domestic violence, as well as dismissed charges of assault, and fines paid for driving without wearing a seatbelt, driving with an expired license tag.

Biggs, Joseph Randall
Proud Boys, Ormond Beach, Florida.  is supporting his ex-wife and child
Camargo, Samuel
Like many of the MAGA fanatics who have been arrested in the two weeks since the insurrection, Samuel Camargo implicated himself by bragging about his participation on social media, authorities said.

Counsil, Matthew
A Tampa Bay resident

Curzio, Michael
spent time in prison for attempted murder.VIOLENCE VIOLENCE
Garcia, Gabriel Augustin
ran as a Republican in District 116 in Miami-Dade
a former U.S. Army captain, ran for Florida House District 116 as a Trump backer.
a student at Gallaudet University
Katherine Jankowski, his mother, was formerly an administrator at Gallaudet.

Honeycutt, Adam Avery, 39
works as a bail bondsman in Northeast Florida
Honeycutt has three prior arrests on charges of drug possession, domestic battery and breach of peace, but he was only found guilty of that last charge.
Johnson, Adam
Johnson Is a Stay at Home Father Who Makes Furniture
Maldonado, Steven Omar
Maldonado alias Emilio Maldonado is a Puerto Rico native and lives in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida, according to Conan Daily. Previously, he was arrested for a couple of misdemeanors in 1998 and is a real estate sales associate. The site also listed him as a diver and he worked at the Treasure Coast Dive Charters as a boat captain where he offered diving and spearfishing trips on the Treasure Coast in Florida.

MARIOTTO, Anthony R. (aka, Tony Mariotto)
fort pierce

PERT, Rachael Lynn

Pert, who is the assistant manager of a Circle K convenience store in Middleberg, requested time off work to go D.C. with Winn. “We’re on our way to DC because us as American patriots, we’re tired of this shit,” Winn allegedly said in their live-stream. “It’s time to make a stand. I never really knew how deep and corrupt all this crap was and how far back it’s gone. But American needs to wake up. We’re on the verge of fucking losing it.”

RIVERA, Jesus (aka, JD Rivera, Jesus Delmora Rivera)
U.S. Marines (Former)

Stepakoff leads Temple New Jerusalem, a Messianic synagogue in Palm Harbor. He is also a former attorney.
Palm Harbor, Florida, rabbi

Sweet, Douglas
She said Douglas was a self-employed man who does "handyman stuff" but spends most of his time with his extremist groups.  attended the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville
see photo!
“The Daughter Of A Trump Rioter Arrested At The Capitol Says She Is "Ashamed And Disgusted””

Douglas Sweet from Hudgins and Cobbs Creek resident Cindy Fitchett

Weeks, Bradley W., 43
a Clay High School graduate who attended the University of North Florida

WEEKS then sets up his camera to show his face and launches into a speech declaring both the actions he has taken and his intentions. “We’ve reached the steps. We’ve had to climb scaffolding. We’ve had to climb ladders. We’ve had to break things to get through, but we’ve gotten through. We’ve gotten through, and we are going to take back the Capitol! We’re taking back our country! This is our 1776! This is where it’s gonna happen! This is where Tyranny will fall! This is where America will rise! Look at this, America! Look at this!”

firefighter paramedic

WINN, Dana Joe

A Lemon Bay High School graduate
see Pert.

history of reading;
Luria, Ong, and Olson
, makes one realize what a gigantic but most impercptible cataclysm has beent unflding, left its traces, and now this process is so advanced--this process of decognification--tht humans are ill-situated to understand it.


"Thoughts without intuitions are empty; intuitions without concepts are blind."

"Philosophy always arrives too late . . . .  The Owl of Minerva takes flight only as the dusk begins to fall."

"Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."

History without philosophy is only a screen on which to project the shibboleths of our time.

Hitler is to Trump as tragedy is to farce.
*Wolfram Eilenberger, Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade that Reinvented Philosophy (Penguin, 2020), p. 108

Jan 6 riot/insurrection
campaign contribution
Keynesian elite in New Deal
DLC and Clinton Foundation
the Cleveland Connection
As we add states and other datasets in the right-hand column, it will become increasingly evident that this analysis out of the University of Chicago (and "mainstream" media coverage in general) fails to comprehend the major features of the dataset Arrests Arising out of the Assault on Congress.


Oathkeepers N=14 Arrestees fron Jan. 6th Assault on the Capitol
Kelly Meggs
general manager at a car dealership

Connie Meggs

Kenneth Harrelson
Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Harrelson

Donovan Crowl
Marine veteran, militia
a self-employed carpenter
Prosecutors said he does not have a stable address

Jessica Watkins
bartender who runs a self-identified militia, joined by three others in her unit, drove to Washington D.C. last week

Joshua James
window washer

Robert Minuta
tatoo parlor

Stewart Rhodes
Stewart Rhodes grew up in the Southwest and joined the Army after finishing high school. He became a paratrooper, receiving an honorable discharge due to an injury in a night parachuting accident. Then Rhodes attended college at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, graduating in 1998. Rhodes has said that he taught street crime survival and rape prevention at the college women’s center and also worked as a certified Nevada concealed-carry firearms instructor.

After college, his first politically oriented job was supervising interns in Washington, D.C., for libertarian Ron Paul, then a Republican congressman from Texas. Rhodes subsequently attended Yale Law School, graduating in 2004, and clerked for Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan. A trial lawyer and libertarian, he later volunteered on Paul’s 2008 presidential campaign.
more: SPLC

Tanios, George Pierre 39
a West Virginia sandwich shop owner

Tarrio, Enrique
Roger Stone
Grayden Young
an Army and Navy reserve veteran; a brother, husband and a small business owner; brother of Steele; Manager at Young Children's Academy

Laura Steele
a former High Point police officer; sister of Young

Sandra Parker

Bennie Parker*

Proud Boys: N=13 Arrestees fron Jan. 6th Assault on the Capitol
Enrique Tarrio
"Arested Proud Boys chairman has history of business failure, apparently lives with mom" (WAPO JANUARY 8, 2021)

Joseph Biggs
Ormond Beach, Florida.  is supporting his ex-wife and child

Ethan Nordean
•Auburn, Washington.has been a Proud Boys chapter president and member of the group’s national “Elders Council.”  willing to stake the home where his wife and child were living (?)
•Proud Boy activist who was fired by his father, Mike Nordean, over his membership of the group. Mike Nordean owns Wall’s Chowder House and Wally’s Drive-In in Des Moines, Washington.

Zachary Rehl
Zach Rehl biography: 13 things about Proud Boys member from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles Donohoe
presidents of his local Proud Boys chapter

Ashlock, Ryan
Gardner, Kansas.  Kansas City metro chapter of the Proud Boys

Chrestman, William

DECARLO, Nicholas
In some photos, DeCarlo was seen with Nicholas Ochs, one of the founders of Hawaii’s chapter of the Proud Boys, neofascist group.
In addition to his work for Murder the Media, DeCarlo said he also worked trading bitcoin online currency.
DeCarlo said he was not a member of the Proud Boys. But he said the Proud Boys had raised money for his defense
posible Grifter
GARCIA, Gabriel Augustin
a former U.S. Army captain, a 2020 candidate for the Florida State House and a reported member of the Proud Boys  /  ran for Florida House District 116 as a Trump backer

A San Francisco freelance web developer who calls himself a Proud Boy and has an extensive history of COVID denialism has been charged for his alleged involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Goodwyn has a large digital footprint. According to his personal website, he attended City College of San Francisco and works as a freelance web and app developer. He lists Jews for Jesus as one of his clients and, strangely, posts links to everything from his Gab, Parler, Venmo and Pandora accounts to his dating app profiles.

On his Twitter account Goodwyn claimed in September he was "arrested and cited" for not wearing a mask on Muni. Afterward, he posted video of himself on YouTube, maskless, reading a statement in front of the Hall of Justice. In it, he repeats a number of lies about the coronavirus pandemic, including denying it outright and falsely claiming COVID vaccines will contain "a microchip.”

He used the citation to fundraise for himself on a Christian crowd-funding site used by other far-right extremists like Stop the Steal founder Ali Alexander. Goodwyn raised $1,689 of his $5,000 goal.

Greeson, Kevin
On Jan. 4, Kelly allegedly wrote, “I’ll be with ex NYPD and some proud boys. This will be the most historic event of my life.”

KELLY, Christopher M.
works for a fixed wireless company in Cedar Rapids

Pezzola, Dominic
“The Proud Boy Who Smashed a US Capitol Window Is a Former Marine”                     The Aquinas Institute in a suburb of Rochester, New York.               

One person who has known Pezzola for over 20 years described him as a hardworking father of two daughters whose politics grew increasingly extreme over the last two years.  VICE News attempted to contact Pezzola via phone numbers connected to his business

  “Out of everyone in our class, I would have picked him out as a domestic terrorist,” one classmate, who asked to remain anonymous for her safety, told VICE News. “He was always a bit machismo,” remarked another, who had the same request for anonymity.

Pezzola, of Rochester, N.Y., also has been named in state tax warrants totaling more than $40,000 over the past five years, according to public records. His attorney declined to comment.

MSNBC on violent extremist groups in lieu of deploying the concept fascism.  concepts/compare; not-concept--can't compare, contextualize.  cannot think.  can only accuse, defame, label

from CNN newscast, 4:00 to 6:00 PM, 9-15-07: pro- and anti-war demonstrators' signs (applying the concept of semiotic regime):

pro-war demo signs:
"Traitors Go to Hell!"
"Deport Anti-war Protesters!"

anti-war demo signs:   
"End the War Now!"
"U.S. Out of Iraq!"
"Support the Troops!  End the War!"