You asked about WHY the Feds came after me so hard. Like I said, Obama had given the FBI a bunch of use-it-or-lose-it money to go after conservatives, libertarians, gun owners, veterans, Christians, and pro-lifers.
As part of this, they had a graduated scoring system that the FBI used to evaluate the potential of their targets. It went on a scale from one to five. A tier one is just someone who holds beliefs that the Deep State doesn’t condone. A tier five is someone who has the potential to organize and lead a major social movement that the FBI could not control.
They scored people based on factors such as: Communication skills, administrative abilities, natural leadership talent, charisma, understanding of state craft, personal discipline, existing influence, education, organizational thinking, ability to delegate tasks, IQ, lack of personal vice, life achievements, financial stability, ability to influence others, ability to broker political alliances, speed of learning, international experience, likeability, age, health, etc.
I have heard that there were supposedly less than six people in America who this FBI project scored at tier five. Less than two hundred people that they scored at tier four. Less than five thousand who they scored at tier three. And the tier ones and tier twos are in the millions.
I was scored as a five. Whether this is all a bunch of bureaucratic fantasy or not, it made available to the FBI a lot of money for going after me. It wasn’t about anything I had done; it was about the FBI’s perception — real or imagined — that I had the potential to lead a large number of people.
That’s not all of it. But it is part of it.