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Monday, May 31, 2021

A New Study Shows Us the Single Biggest Motivation for the Jan. 6 Rioters


If you have not seen this yet, please take a few minutes to have a view. This research hammers the final nail into the coffin of the theory that white supremacists are motivated by economic anxiety.  

It has never been the case that democracy in this country has been wide open. There [has] always been some kind of presumption that certain people are fit for self-government and certain people aren't. And that's a phrase that we don't use anymore. In fact, from the beginning, democracy and racism have been [inextricably linked, and] the notion of democracy was based on racial presumptions, about fitness for self-government for that very narrow circle in the late eighteenth century of "We the People," and that circle has been expanding over two centuries and more now. But I don't think that the presumption [is] that democracy is just something you can throw the doors open to and allow anyone to participate. And I think that's something that a lot of Americans misunderstand about their political culture.  --Mathew Jacobsen

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