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DemocratSinceBirth

(99,729 posts)
Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:08 AM Dec 2022

Do you think the domestic terrorists who targeted the NC power station were MAGA or MAGA adjacent?


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28 (97%)
No
1 (3%)
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Do you think the domestic terrorists who targeted the NC power station were MAGA or MAGA adjacent? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2022 OP
There's a MAGA suspect spedtr90 Dec 2022 #1
MAGA/Hyper-Fascists..... magicarpet Dec 2022 #2
Republicans are soft hate crime Walleye Dec 2022 #3
I voted, no. 3Hotdogs Dec 2022 #4
I think the groups you mention are MAGA-adjacent. intheflow Dec 2022 #8
DVE groups often have agendas that have little or nothing to do Hortensis Dec 2022 #5
I chose not to select an option because I don't know. MarineCombatEngineer Dec 2022 #6
Well an insurrectionist claimed responsibility...Is there any reason NOT to believe her? Runningdawg Dec 2022 #7

spedtr90

(719 posts)
1. There's a MAGA suspect
Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:14 AM
Dec 2022

In 2021, Rainey was investigated by the Army for leading a group of people from North Carolina to the rally in Washington that led up to the deadly riot in the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.

https://www.wral.com/moore-county-authorities-investigate-vandalism-that-left-thousands-without-power/20612783/

3Hotdogs

(12,680 posts)
4. I voted, no.
Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:32 AM
Dec 2022

They re more along the lines of Oaf Keepers or Boogaloo.

Magaloons spend their time watching Fox, putting stupid flags on their front lawns and sit like that. Most are still within the political structure.

These assholes have rejected the political structure and look for race wars and Armageddon.

intheflow

(28,568 posts)
8. I think the groups you mention are MAGA-adjacent.
Mon Dec 5, 2022, 12:24 PM
Dec 2022

They are “informed” by Fox Noise even if they’re not just armchair warriors. These folks all run in the same circles.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
5. DVE groups often have agendas that have little or nothing to do
Mon Dec 5, 2022, 10:57 AM
Dec 2022

with tRump's MAGAs, or with each others for that matter. Some of them have existed for decades.

Sorry, no click for your poll, tho. To my mind, MAGA-adjacent would have to include some hostiles adjacent from the left and I guessed that wasn't what you meant it to mean.

I.e., since MAGA's a populist movement, adjacent would also include the kind of illiberal, phony "Progressive" populists who called for others to refuse to vote Democratic (like MAGAs) and throw HRC in prison (like MAGAs). They're so "adjacent" that a significant percentage even chose to vote MAGA (like MAGAs). And, of course, some LW extremists "adjacent" enough to RW extremists are prone to violence also, though my guess is most of those just throw in with the much more numerous RWers who bring so much more to it.

MarineCombatEngineer

(12,733 posts)
6. I chose not to select an option because I don't know.
Mon Dec 5, 2022, 11:14 AM
Dec 2022

I don't know should have been a option to choose along with yes/no.

It probably was, but I just don't know, as does everyone else here.

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