The Department of Homeland Security has come up with an idea to train people to spot domestic terrorism threats and prevent them from happening by reporting people who fit government profiles. The report said, “Most of the scripted scenarios showcase people with conservative beliefs and values as the radicalized threat.”
The recently discovered training videos teach the general population how to watch for and be wary of – those “radicals”. Shocking internal documents from the Office of Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention reveal the game and its training videos.
The “Choose Your Own Adventure Game” is designed to help people to make “real-life decisions” based on “radicalization” scenarios, and to spot and report these “radicals”. They present the observers with difficult choices that approximate real-life scenarios.
“For example, one of these characters is ‘Ann’ who is described as a “middle-aged pro-life advocate,’ and another is ‘Courtney,’ a ‘budding conspiracy theorist.’ They also outline ‘Pete,’ the ‘Anti-gov/authority Abusive Parent/Stepdad.”
Ann, the government charges, “Has always been religious but since the death of her mother, she’s become increasingly devout. She’s a regular in the small-town community, active in several church groups. While she has always been protective of her four kids, she has become increasingly more concerned about the welfare of other children including the unborn.”
“Courtney,” the government complains, “made new friends after moving to a new city. But she also “joined volunteer groups for underprivileged youth. She has become fixated on conspiracy theories regarding government connections to child abuse and trafficking.” Pete has a family, works nine to five and mostly hangs out at a local bar.
The videos present scenarios where citizens “might encounter potentially ‘radicalized’ individuals. Citizens are then asked to choose what they think should be done…”
The series also targeted ‘old high school friends’ who believe in ‘conspiracies’ as examples of radicalized citizens in need of bystander intervention.” In other words, anyone who has doubts about any of the governments narratives is a potential threat.
As truth seekers and followers of Jesus we should expect the world to hate us. We should look for ways to encourage and prepare each other for more and more “legalized adversity” and persecution. We should consider it a privilege to suffer for the sake of Christ, and to truly count it all joy!