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Thu Oct 8, 2020, 03:57 PM

17. I believe Right-wing Terrorists is how these illegal groups should be described by the media.

They are, after all, "militias" by traditional definition. And, based upon our country's own history, the patriots of the Battles of Lexington and Concord were "militiamen." Therefore, attempting to change the definition of what a "militia" is has uncomfortable consequences.

I also agree that these people are "White Supremacists," "White Terrorists," and "White Supremacist Terrorists."

However, I believe that labeling them instead as "Right-wing Terrorists" would be the most effective way of purging them from our society. My reasoning is that while their being "White Supremacists" and "Terrorists" is certainly true, many of their vast redneck brethren become defensive, and sympathetic to them simply because of the "White" parts of those labels.

But, if instead, we and the media were to label them "Right-wing Terrorists," the redneck, knee-jerk response to defend the "White" parts of the alternate labels would be far less likely to be triggered. In addition, it would place the right-wingers, and especially the far right-wingers, in the position of either having to defend these "militias," or renounce them. And, I can't see where defending them would be very popular. As, after all, isn't "populism" what these right-wingers and their leaders are really all about?

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