Merrick Garland, the Attorney General nominee, has suggested during his confirmation hearing that we are living in a time where the United States is "facing more dangerous period" in regards to domestic terrorism, then the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 and injured about 800.

They bring up social media and the first thing I thought of was how many people stormed the Capitol, breaking laws, just to walk around on their phones taking selfies so they can share them later.... annnnnnd probably get arrested for it.

WATCH Garland as he agrees "that we are facing a more dangerous period than we faced in Oklahoma City:"



And Axios added this about Garland:
In his opening remarks, Garland told the committee he will "supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6," as he did as a federal prosecutor investigating the Oklahoma City bombing of 1995, which killed 168 people.

I think the ability for people to communicate and coordinate has become vastly enhanced because of social media, making something massive much easier to organize.

But look what happened at the Capitol.

All those people organized and a huge portion of them were literally breaking the law just to take selfies.

Social media made things a lot easier, but maybe it made people a lot dumber in the process. A bunch of clout chasing fools, if you will. How bad do you need "likes" on your page that you're willing to break the law to get them?

All those people walking around, stopping by Nancy Pelosi's desk, strolling around with a podium - what did it accomplish?

Merrick Garland's statement, in my opinion, might be half true in the sense that it's easier for domestic terrorists to plot something - but since it might be on social media, we could see weapons of mass selfies happen before anything else.

PS: Garland still looks sad that he's not on the Supreme Court.
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