These unwavering supporters of Donald Trump are survivalists. They are part of the conspiracy movement that has come to light during the last six months of the campaign. For them, the events of the Capitol marked the beginning of a resistance movement.
Cindy, Ken and Ginger were in Washington at the time. Five people died after the invasion of Congress, but they have no regrets. “This is the price to pay to defend our freedom”, they claim. Facing the police, Ken intervened to allow the demonstrators to escape. He now says he is ready to do battle. No question of “stoop”: “Joe Biden will never be my president”, claims this fifty-something for whom “the civil war has started”.
“They are going to cut everything: the television, the telephones …”
Cindy, she decided to buy a gun when she “heard everything that was going on outside, the police who said they were no longer protecting us, only the government and the establishment, like in Washington”. In addition to the essential rifle and a pair of walkie-talkies, this retired florist has collected food for several weeks.
“They will cut everything: the television, the telephones, she thinks she knows. There’s going to be a giant blackout, and the president will only speak to us through an emergency communications system. ” Civil war … and why not the end of the world? Joe Biden will not fail to rush her, Cindy is convinced.
Extract from “United States: the irreducible”, a report to see in “Special Envoy” on January 21, 2021.