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Viral Twitter thread chronicles the long history of right-wing violence

Despite the fact that a right wing extremist just sent a baker’s dozen bombs to prominent democrats and actual research showing the majority of domestic terrorism is from right wing extremists, there is a myth perpetuated by conservatives that the left is “out of control.”

Investigative journalist David Neiwert, who is the author of Alt-America: The Rise of The Radical Right in the Age of Trump, has chronicled violence caused by extremist conservatives, and recently shared it on Twitter.

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And the evidence is… Overwhelming.

Exactly. There’s a huge difference here. We have many, many data points for right-wing violence. We can point at many incidents as evidence. But there are rather few specific incidents of left-wing extremist violence, though you wouldn’t believe that’s the case if you listened to Fox News.

Agreed.

 

And what follows is an onslaught of right-wing violence that you likely won’t hear Fox News talk about.

I wonder why Fox News doesn’t talk about this lovely neckbeard more often? 

Neat.

Lovely.

The fact is that this notion that left-wing violence is rampant isn’t even a myth. It’s an outright lie. It’s simply not true, and there is data that supports that.

And with our president continuing to stoke fear and divisiveness, I imagine we’ll only see this trend worsen.

h/t WokeSloth

Written by Dan Broadbent

Science Enthusiast. Atheist. Lover of cats.

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