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In case you new folks are interested in the relationship between violent non-state actors like ISIS and neo-Nazi movements, here's an old thread.

I've long referred to this parasitic relationship as "symbiotic extremism."
Same topic: 'symbiotic extremism'.

The relationship between ISIS & far right mobilization (from 2018):
The problem of shared radicalization between ISIS and the far right is not limited to the US or the UK.

It's on the rise globally, more than ever - especially now.

I touch here on similar trends across India, China, and beyond (Feb. 2020):
One of the clearest examples of what I'm calling symbiotic extremism - which Trump has eagerly fueled - took place in 2019.

Christchurch, New Zealand.

A neo-Nazi, Islamophobic zealot massacring Muslims on a live video-feed, just like... ISIS.

If you're interested in what to DO re symbiotic extremism (ISIS / Trump insurgents, far-right, etc.), I wrote about Shamima Begum in this mega-thread.

A different view on how to combat radicalization and emotional manipulation and, I believe, find hope.

This thread is from the summer, but it tackles the danger of "insurrection" discourse in the wake of BLM, and - unsettlingly enough...

... the parallel strategic programs and objectives of Trump's very own Steve Bannon - and Al Qaeda in Iraq's Zarqawi:

I. Just. Want. It. To. End.

If we don’t end it, it will end us. All of us.

Mark my words.
If we want to stop it, we cannot forget that people change.

We can’t lose sight of hope - for our collective survival.
The last thing I want to say for now: that post-Christchurch thread on Shamima Begum resulted in neo-Nazis targeting me for death, and a host of other cataclysmic events like job loss.

I don’t regret writing it. I would not change a thing.

It helps me keep hope alive.
Don’t forget: from COVID to the Capitol, from ISIS to neo-Nazis, and the military industrial complex to the BJP:

“One insight that injury affords is that there are others...on whom my life depends, people I do not and may never know" - Judith Butler
Forgot to add this one - a quick explainer on mass culpability and how optimism should be cautious in light of how political divides work (in response to Jeff Sessions’ firing):

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10 Jan
Neo-Nazi dork ‘Baked Alaska' stormed the Capitol with COVID

... he’s planning on suing the bar where he says he caught it.…
See also: Baked Alaska

- “you gave me COVID so I’m suing”
- “it’s my right to give you COVID as I commit sedition”

What was it the Dear Leader said? “They’re not sending us their best.”
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10 Jan
These are the people paid to analyze situations for us.

Good God, how frustrating.

Call me with questions, Chris. Happy to fill you in on a decade or so of work on the matter.
Twitter is infested with some of the absolute dumbest takes I have ever seen on the issue of white supremacy, insurgency, and political violence.

Please vet your sources.

People are falling for so much utterly ridiculous shit, my God.
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10 Jan
Quick thread on the Capitol siege and media culpability (it's not what you might expect) incoming.
Recently, we've heard A LOT about media culpability for platforming and laundering the ideologies of white supremacists like Richard Spencer. All fair.

I won't rehash the other list of grievances.

But there's another issue that's older: the death of print media and paywalls.
Contemporary media rests on two foundations:

1) access
2) profit

Obviously, the need for each corrupts the entire enterprise. But their convergence raises an urgent problem we need to address ASAP.
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10 Jan
"What Should Happen to the Capitol Invaders? [...] it’s important to separate feelings of anger from of justice."'s the (one) thing:

Unless compassion / empathy extends to ALL, this cycle will continue, and worsen - it's already entrenched.… Image
Serendipitous timing, given my last thread with the thread about rationality in propaganda analysis and the War on Terror.

Obviously, I am 100% behind the need for logic, rationality, and wise strategy over the passion of emotion.

Post-9/11 came the question of prosecution: "terrorism" as criminal act, or war? And that went well.

I'm not arguing for "making a lesson" (etc) out of Capitol insurrectionists, but something to think about:

Entitlement and expectation of no consequences played a huge role.
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9 Jan
The state of higher education:

Adjunct position, required materials

- Cover Letter
- CV
- Teaching Philosophy
- Sample Syllabi
- Reference Letters
- Diversity Statement
- Student Evaluations

Duties: full-time teaching load

Renumeration: $5000 per year
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9 Jan
Update (with correction):

“The rest of the world is laughing at us right now.”

- the first American President to catch a permaban on Twitter and then get the actual official POTUS Twitter account also suspended the same day
Guys I am super excited to see what January 9 and 10 has in store.
Okay but hear me out was watching Rome burn this funny
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