The history and current state of racism and fascism in our society and how that is codified by many laws and industries is familiar to many of us. I would like to consciously avoid overly fixating on (or unintentionally promoting) the notoriety of specific insurrectionist terrorist cells or individuals whenever possible. The idea of this thread is to be a general repository for observations, discussion, and information to educate ourselves and the people in our immediate spheres of influence.
Many of us here have the inherent privilege to not have to deal with being directly assaulted by racists or fascists on a daily basis as a part of our lived experience; millions of others did not and do not get the same afforded to them. Please be actively conscious and considerate of that when discussing such a complex, nuanced, and delicate topic.
Gamerg*te, Pr*ud Boys, Q*non, tr*mp insurrectionists, whatever you want to call them, they're cut and cultivated from the same white nationalist cloth. Let's not mince words and do what we can to educate ourselves and each other on how to think critically about this, and be agents of change within our own spheres.
Conversations about the Biden administration and governmental shift after January 20th, 2020, belong in the Welcome to the Biden Administration thread.
Conversations about post-presidential Tr*mp and the disturbing legacy he left behind go in the Impeachment, Legacy, and Discussion of Individual 45 thread.