Trevor Noah has taken a closer look at the rise of militia groups in the United States following last week’s news that the FBI has suspended a plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
In the video above for The daily showThe host breaks the story of these militias in America from their early roots to their rise during the Barack Obama presidency.
“Wow, militias exploded when Obama became president?”
He continues to discuss what militias look like in the United States today, showing clips of right-wing groups in the American South organizing heavily armed training missions while speaking about the importance of “preparation”.
“What I don’t understand about these militias is if you want to dress in army clothing and train for war, you can do that in the military! and They give you health care, “says Noah.
“Look, it’s clear these guys have a skewed ideology, but a big part of it is that these guys clearly just need friends. They’re lonely, they’re afraid of change, and this militia stuff gives them a sense of community But because of the poisonous masculinity, they can only feel comfortable when it comes to violence. “