On Saturday night in Moore County, North Carolina, power was interrupted by the deliberate damage of power transfer stations.
Roughly 40,000 people are without power and law enforcement has no suspects or motive.
With no suspects or motive announced, the FBI is joining the investigation into power outages in a North Carolina county believed to have been caused by “intentional” and “targeted” attacks on substations that left around 40,000 customers in the dark Saturday night, prompting a curfew and emergency declaration.
The mass outage in Moore County turned into a criminal investigation when responding utility crews found signs of potential vandalism of equipment at different sites — including two substations that had been damaged by gunfire, according to the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
“The person, or persons, who did this knew exactly what they were doing,” Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said during a Sunday news conference. “We don’t have a clue why Moore County.”
Regardless of the lack of suspects, the radical Left on the internet has their own pet theory as to the cause.
LGBT hatred and Transphobia.
While police have not identified suspects nor provided a motive for the “targeted attacks” on two energy substations in North Carolina over the weekend, one theory has quickly taken hold on social media: The outages were intended to shut down a drag performance.
The theory, which sprouted up almost immediately after the power went out in Moore County around 8:15 p.m. on Saturday, came after weeks of threats and hours of protests from far-right activists against the “Downtown Divas” drag show set to take place at Sunrise Theater that night. And it was seemingly buoyed by a cryptic post from a vehement opponent of drag performances.
Now the Left is working overtime to make that narrative the reality.
Perhaps you haven't heard over the weekend, MAGA terrorists urged to violence via Republican rhetoric about "grooming" blew up a power transistor to prevent a drag show from taking place in NC and the reason you haven't heard is because our media is failing our democracy.
— Rachel Bitecofer 📈🔭🇺🇲🇺🇦 (@RachelBitecofer) December 5, 2022
Weeks after falsely predicting the Club Q attack was an anti-LGBT hate crime, MSNBC is now claiming — again w/o a scintilla of evidence — that the hacking of a North Carolina electrical substation was orchestrated by anti-trans activists pic.twitter.com/XbgbqGeaze
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) December 5, 2022
Now, let’s say you have spent a good deal of your spare time studying the tactics of irregular warfare.
For entirely honest, law abiding, academic reasons, of course.
From an irregular warfare standpoint, this attack makes no sense of the target was a drag show.
Looking at attacks carried out by groups like the IRA, they were specific in the locations they targeted to damage their enemies.
The point was to send a message.
When they caused collateral damage, such as in the Shankill Road bombing, popular support turned against them.
When Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City Federal Building, he targeted the federal government in retribution for Ruby Ridge. That was a specific target to send a specific message.
Radical Leftist environmentalists burn cars in dealerships or attack logging equipment.
Antifa seized the Portland Federal Courthouse because they were mad at Trump and the Federal Government.
There is a pattern to politically motivated violence.
If your goal is to shut down a drag show abd send the message that you don’t tolerate kid friendly drag shows, taking out the power for 40,000 people for several days isn’t a direct message to the supporters of drag shows and turns the popular opinion of the people who lost power against you.
My suspicion is that this was either vandalism to cause havoc or a false flag that inconvenienced a lot of people but didn’t actually cause casualties to the LGBT community.
Either way, I don’t believe the motivation the Left is pushing is accurate.
I believe this is a crisis that they won’t let go to waste and will use to get the government to censor Twitter now that Musk uncensored it.