The Problem Isn’t Just One Insurrection. It’s Mass Radicalization.

February 11, 2021 ☼ white-grievancedomestic-terrorism

Source: POLITICO

Link: The Problem Isn’t Just One Insurrection. It’s Mass Radicalization.

But experts say the attack is hugely worrying for reasons beyond what the Senate is debating. Unlike other recent spasms of American violence, this was not the work of a lone wolf, nor of a small cell of radicals. The pathway to an attempted government overthrow unfolded in public, out loud on the internet, in a process that experts call mass radicalization.

A good article on the difference between the current right-wing extremist violence and others from the past. Social media is an accelerant.