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Do not think of radicalization as an on or off switch. It’s more complicated than that, but it feeds off an environment of legitimacy from the top, a legitimacy that allows for violence as a form of political expression.
#stochasticterrorism 1/
It is a radicalization that is given voice in this remarkable and piercing article by @AsteadWesley. 2/2
Or one that casually remarks about the relative “Jewishness” of Trump critics, a casualness that must be called out lest it’s anti-Semitic roots are just allowed to sit there as the mere rantings of the unstable lawyer for the President. 3/
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Maybe there's a billionaire not running for President who could create some ads showing the devastation Trump is causing. Separate ads could feature:
- A farmer bankrupted by #TrumpTariffs
- A family devastated by #StochasticTerrorism
- A child whose family lost #FoodStamps (1/5)
- A senior whose #SocialSecurity disability benefits have been cut
- A #Kentucky coal miner whose mine shut down
- A parent who lost his job after his company used the #GOPTaxScam to buy back stock
- A #MinimumWage worker falling deeper into debt despite working 2-3 jobs (2/5)
- Residents in one of the communities like Key West, FL being devastated by #ClimateChange
- A family hit with a medical emergency who have to resort to #GoFundMe for to pay bills
- A synagogue targeted by the #AntiSemitism Trump has unleashed (3/5)
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What does #stochasticterrorism mean?

Stochastic terrorism is “the public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted.”…

Terrorism=violence motivated by ideology.
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#ProtectTheWhistleBlower from Trump, @realDonaldTrump.
We The People will lock up your butt, Mr. Trump, if you or your gang does anything to harm the #Whistleblower or corroborating witnesses.
Mob Boss Talk ⬇️ which never give a direct order, all orders are implied
We, The People, are reading the full Whistleblower Complaint minus the redactions released today Sept 26, 2019.
#HowDareYou @realDonaldTrump who today compares a #Whistleblower acting in 'Good Faith' as testified by Trump's own DNI & in accord to Whistleblower Law, to a Spy who was shot in the old days. #ProtectTheWhistleBlower
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As if #MoscowMitch doesn’t already have that territory covered. 🙄
Spoiler Alert: Trump is about to abuse every ounce of power that he possibly can until he can’t anymore. He won’t be able to handle the narcissistic injury of impeachment proceedings and in his rage he’ll destroy every single thing his tiny hands can grasp. #AmericanSociopath
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Trump: "Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat – I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty."

Disloyalty to whom? And how is this not anti-Semitism?

An invitation for another Pittsburgh or Poway. #stochasticterrorism
In a chilling (and blasphemous) echo of the same anti-Semitic tropes that inspired pogroms and genocides, Trump promotes claim Jews love him like the 'King of Israel and second coming of God'…
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I'm not going to mince words: The Dem leadership is on track to botch 2020 and re-elect Trump.

Nearly 2 dozen presidential candidates, instead of recruiting strong senate challengers.

DCCC blacklisting progressives.

#Impeachment turned into a farce of dithering and delay.
Trump's favorables are rising and he's raising boatloads of money.

#Nadler and #Pelosi are still groping around for "evidence" to support #impeachment while Trump and Miller and Pence and McConnell promote #WhiteNationalism.

All the while, immigrant children are abused...

He has disgraced his office. He has engaged in #StochasticTerrorism against people of color. He has called the media "enemies of the people."

His presidency is an affront to human dignity. But Dem leaders can't find the spine to oppose him.
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Wm Barr endorsed VIGILANTISM (in popular culture) in an interview that came out the day before Epstein supposedly took his own life.🤔If Barr stops short of endorsing vigilantes, he says it satisfies a basic human need; a desire for justice, as an innate human trait, so strong 1/
that vigilantes are applauded in movies. Barr was functioning as a Greek Chorus, telling us it's ok to applaud 'rough justice,' such as what we believe happens to pedophiles in prison, as a good thing, after all we are only human.
I read this at the time (2 days ago) in the 2/
wake of #ElPaso & w/in the broader context of what, e.g., some radical white nationalists could take away from comments by the AG saying he understands why acts by vigilantes occur. Especially In this age of #StochasticTerrorism, propoganda, scapegoating & white supremacist 3/
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Like clockwork...
The use of #stochasticterrorism allows for faux outrage against those who call Trump and supporters out, a "how dare you suggest that I support this violence." But the failure of people to shame this rhetoric or those who fund him has let it fester.#shameit 1/
On a personal note, I've changed about Trump's supporters. 2019 is different than 2016. Today, all of them -- the Boston businessman or the coal miner -- know that they are choosing between a vision of America that is inclusive or destructive. 2/
So whatever motivated voters in 2016 -- maybe they believed in a pivot -- is just not true for 2020. Trump doesn't pivot. Those who support him, publicly in terms of money or at rallies, know what they are doing and can't use faux outrage to suggest otherwise.
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Antifa isn't murdering people. MS-13 isn't gunning down hundreds.

The Trump regime set the stage for these #massshootings.

They have vilified their critics while ending programs that track dangerous, fringe groups.

These ARE #TrumpsTerrorists.
First Trump shut down programs to counter violent extremism.

The administration has hobbled the infrastructure designed to prevent atrocities like Pittsburgh and Christchurch.…
When Fighting Domestic Terrorism, You Get What You Pay For

The Trump administration has gutted the budget for fighting far-right extremists, making it harder to stop attacks like the Pittsburgh massacre.…
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The folk who blame mental illness for terrorist shooting attacks should be forced to delineate which specific mental illnesses they think are responsible for radicalizing all these White men into mass murderers. Make them cite the DSM criteria and applicable treatment options.
Historically, the vast majority of mass shooter terrorists who live to stand trial are deemed competent to stand trial b/c the “insanity” y’all think they have is rooted in a toxic combination of narcissism, sociopathy and/or impulse control dysfunction.
They know the difference between right and wrong but make a *willful choice* to do wrong. Giving them the tools to put their sociopathy into bloody action only furthers the carnage, and America gives them not only the guns but nukes and control of the entire federal government.
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Face The Nation asked @CoryBooker if Trump was trying to incite violence against @IlhanMN. Booker evaded the question. But Trump's track record of such attempts to incite violence tracks back to unambiguous calls, during his rallies, to his fans to beat up protestors. Indeed...
2) ...Trump is now looking into paying the legal bills of a Trump rally attendee who assaulted a protester (…), which is consistent with Trump's pledge that he will pardon border patrol agents who employ illegal violence.
3)...based on multiple, incriminating data points such as these, a very strong case, which I think would hold up in court, can be made that there was demonstrable intent behind Trump's recent, notorious Tweet, to incite violence against @IlhanMN. Now...
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There's a dual campaign now running against @IlhanMN and @AOC to provoke stochastic terrorism against these two female politicians.
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"We must save Americans from these immigrant criminals!" - Stephen Miller

#MAGA #WhiteSupremacy #StochasticTerrorism #NewZealand
#NewZealand 🇳🇿 It's called #StochasticTerrorism. Click here 🔖 to look up the term on Google. Among other things, it's how ISIS, and other terror networks, use genocide code propaganda to recruit and trigger lone wolf assassins and terrorists.
"Understand that white supremacy is as much a threat to this country and the world as any violent ideology." | @RexHuppke @chicagotribune…
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1/ Christopher Hasson, the Coast Guard officer who plotted to murder prominent Democrats & journalists, is facing up to 31 years in jail. Prosecutors call him a ‘domestic terrorist’ but he hasn't been charged with terrorism. By Luke Barnes @LukeBarnes_92:…
2/ This excellent but disturbing piece by David Neiwert @DavidNeiwert explores Hasson's case and the rising numbers of radicalized, violent white supremacists in the US. I recommend this article:…
3/ The MSM didn't spend much time on the story. Maybe they were uncomfortable with the possible link between Hasson's unhinged actions and Trump's inflammatory rhetoric. Aaron Rupar @atrupar explores Trump's history of violent rhetoric in this piece:…
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So I was traveling for work, and I happened to turn the hotel TV on Monday night. It was initially turned to Fox News 🙄 and just then the #TrumpRally in #ElPaso was on. I watched for a few minutes and happened to catch the following sequence...
Trump decries "fake news" and specifically points out the press section.
Minutes later, a Trump supporter in a #MAGA hat attacks a BBC journalist.…
We are lucky this time that it wasn't worse. With things out there like "Day of the Brick," it's easy to predict that attacks on journalists will continue, and worsen.…
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"The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." - Albert Einstein 🔖 @FBI @TheJusticeDept @GOP @DNC @SenateGOP @SenateDems @HouseGOP @HouseDemocrats
CALLING 📣 #TheResistance #Resistance. Retweet this graphic, copy and use with your own texts, tags and hashtags! Generate leads for the media @FBI @TheJusticeDept. It may help make the criminals who have overrun our government think again! #BlowTheWhistle @FBI @TheJusticeDept
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Since people have been asking I thought I'd recap my #dystopia talk at @theuxcrunch from Thursday. The examples used are not what if scenarios. These all happened. #triggerwarning's apply. If you can make it thru to the end I have suggestions for how we can claw back some hope.
This is a quote you’ve all probably seen a million times. #Advertising & #techie shitheads love quoting it before they do trends porn. What they never seem to understand is how politically subversive the last bit is. B/c those wankers abuse it I swore I’d never use it.
Still, paraphrasing it is useful for my point. One person’s future is another person’s dystopia and thanks to the fundamental power of the Internet as a tool for distribution we can spread dystopia far and wide. Often before we know it, realise it, or even imagine it.
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Conservative Bret Stephens calls Trump’s midterm stunts “fascistic.”
He’s dead right.
What defines fascism? Ethno-nationalism, authoritarianism, plus the embrace/fetishizing of violence.
3 for 3.
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1/ Earlier today, @RVAwonk referenced a study that showed the correlation between Trump's rallies and violence, further supporting the concept of #StochasticTerrorism and shedding light on the events on what has occurred since Trump's public embrace of nationalism.
@RVAwonk 2/ In contrast to this well designed study, @Ali_H_Soufan describes a distinct yet equally problematic issue. A biased report that was shown to decision makers.…
@RVAwonk @Ali_H_Soufan 3/ #Statistics tip: If you choose a sample that contains members outside of the target population, you will collect meaningless statistics.
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