A shooting in Alexandria, Virginia last week raises the prospect that the nation’s terrorism experts need to expand their vernacular when it comes to terrorist groups. And regrettably, this brand of terrorism is completely homegrown, and one of the major political parties, as well as the mainstream media, are accomplices in fomenting and facilitating this domestic brand of terrorist activity. Last week James T. Hodgkinson, a 66-year-old unemployed home inspector, who was virulently anti-Trump and anti-Republican, sought out and opened fire on Republican congressmen and aides who were practicing for an annual charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia. Hodgkinson shot House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, from Louisiana, and four others, before he was shot and killed by the Capital Hill Police security detail assigned to Rep. Scalise, and two local police officers responding to the scene. Earlier this week, an FBI spokesman explained in a news conference that Hodgkinson had no ties to terrorism. We’ve grown accustomed to Islamofascist terrorism, perpetrated under the guise of jihad, and intended to extirpate infidels from the world. But when thoroughly analyzed, Hodgkinson’s attack is a whole new genre of terrorism, one which the FBI and other law enforcement should be much more aware. The U.S. Intelligence community defines terrorism based on Title 22 of the US Code, Section 2656f(d), which states: “The term ‘terrorism’ means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents. The term ‘international terrorism’ means terrorism involving the territory or the citizens of more than one country. The term ‘terrorist group’ means any group that practices, or has significant subgroups that practice, international terrorism.” The objective of terrorism is “the use of violent acts to frighten the people as a way of trying to achieve a political goal.” As the FBI explains on their website, terrorists are not just Islamic jihadists, but can also be “homegrown violent extremists who may aspire to attack the United States from within. The terrorist threat against the United States remains persistent and acute, and preventing terrorist attacks is the FBI’s top priority.” They may want to start monitoring more closely the extremist fringes and membership of the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media who foment and seemingly encourage violence against those who believe differently, politically. Hodgkinson was a member of the Democrat Party and a devout Bernie Sanders supporter who volunteered to work on his campaign. Before he started shooting at the ball field last week, he reportedly asked one of the bystanders whether those practicing were Republicans or Democrats. It was only after he had ascertained they were Republicans that he commenced his attack. And Hodgkinson is far from being alone. The New York Times is sponsoring a theatrical production in Central Park that places Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in contemporary America, complete with a Donald Trump lookalike playing the role of Caesar. In the end, of course, Brutus, and the rest of the Senate, turn on Caesar, stabbing him brutally until he collapses in death. College campuses are filled with ideological extremists who riot in opposition to the very appearance on their campuses of anyone whose speech or ideology may be anathema to contemporary liberalism. Such riots and demonstrations are replete with hate speech, threats of violence, and assaults on the persons invited to speak to them. The Huffington Post recently published an article calling for the “execution of Trump,” and everyone “assisting in his agenda.” And erstwhile comedienne, Cathy Griffin, was fired by CNN for publishing a photo of her holding a decapitated head depicting Donald Trump. And this is the tip of the iceberg. https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2017/06/democrat-party-classified-terrorist-group/ Well there's a lot more in the source not here to consider as we deal with domestic political matters. Please be polite and civil in discussing this seed. Maintain comity as we explore how to end the violence.