The Pandemic Was a Boon For Right-Wing Extremism


by @vice

@vice— The report from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue says that they expect more extremist activity as society begins to reopen.

www.dailykos.com—Right-wing outlets did what right-wing outlets do: Lie, this time on U.S. Women's Soccer. Early on Monday, Breitbart News and Fox News put out a story that the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team “disrespected WWII veteran before send-off match.” How did the entire U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team accomplish this feat? According to the braintrust that is Fox News, the entire team “turned their backs” to a 98-year-old WWII veteran Pete DuPré, who was playing the national anthem on a harmonica, before the start of an Olympic “send-off” match against Mexico. Whoa! You would think that...

ABC News—William Regnery, who funded right-wing extremism, dies at 80. The heir to a family publishing fortune who was known for his quiet, but influential support of extreme right-wing causes in the United States has died at his home in Boca Grande, Florida

Alternet.org—How the pandemic put the final nail in the coffin of the right-wing idea of liberty. I'm still stuck on the idea that if we're nicer to Americans refusing to get vaccinated, they'd be more likely to get vaccinated. That seems akin to hostage-takers being more likely to release hostages if we meet their demands. Anyone who thought about this morally for five minutes would realize anyone willing to take hostages in the first place is untrustworthy, much less committed to releasing hostages after their demands are met. Meeting their demands actually incentivizes them to take even...