They are a violent crypto fascist extremist organization.
They are a radicalization vector.
They reframe their extremism as an assertion of masculinity, which allows them to reach a broader contingent of ppl.
Fighting for 6 months to coninue my #ProudBoys research & coming out of that to see ppl w/ no skin in this particular game get approved for grants to study what I have studied...with no funding.
It’s that many in the field often do not look out for one another.
And it’s a shame, because the far right is much better organized and the left seems fundamentally unable to unify.