"DP", my own research shows that the majority of these "militias" have white supremacy views, OR anti-federal government attitudes OR both. And a few go so far as wanting (and in Montana trying) to form the own sovereign governments. That last item is treason, pure and simple. As far as your trope about far left looters and vandals, here in Las Vegas three of these people arrested in Las Vegas (before they committed the crimes they were planning) were FAR RIGHT people attempting to put blame on the demonstrators. But yes, there were Anarchists, who were separate from the peaceful demonstrators, who vandalized and looted. And in Chicago they were just plain damn looters with NO political agenda. And finally some vandals as in Portland, OR, who were just angry and willing to create destruction of Federal property. So you see, extremists on BOTH sides have a pardon for the Feds. And BOTh extremes have had conspiracy theories for decades. i.e. John Birchers on the right and Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) on the left. "Nothin' new under the sun." Howsomever... if you don't like things the various levels of government are doing we have campaigns and the ballot box and the courts to permit change in an ORDERLY fashion, not through force of arms. Hells' bells, the Trumpers will have seated over 300 conservative Federal judges and THREE conservative Supreme Court justices before Trump leaves office IF he loses. Likely many more Federal judgeships filled if he wins. So take heart "DP", that ultra-conservatism will continue on in the US for decades through court decisions despite Progressive administrations. But I also see the Democrats resorting to "court packing" of the Supreme Court to balance the Republicans' previous court packing. Eye for an eye politics.