June 2, 2020

SO THREE RIGHTWING GROUPS AND ONE THAT FIGHTS THEM? GOT IT:

Four Extremist Groups Suspected of Involvement in Protest Violence (Masood Farivar, June 01, 2020, Voice of America)

White supremacists   [...]

[A] growing number of individuals inspired by far-right ideology have carried out deadly shootings in recent years. The violent elements of the far right are known as "accelerationists" because they seek to accelerate a race war. FBI Director Christopher Wray has said that most of the FBI's domestic terrorism investigations involve white supremacist groups. [...]

Boogaloo Boys  

A relatively new incarnation of the anti-government militia movement, the Boogaloo Boys are an online community of pro-gun activists who advocate for a second boogaloo, their term of choice for civil war. The movement took off last summer when white supremacists appropriated the term for a cause of their own: a race war as opposed to a civil war, according to Megan Squire, a professor of computer science at Elon University. Mostly, though not exclusively, white, Boogaloos have been promoting themselves as libertarians fighting tyranny, according to Squire.  

Antifa   [...]

Organizing on social media, antifa followers show up at right-wing rallies dressed in black and wearing masks and often engage in violent confrontations.      

Antifa sympathizers were among counter-protesters at the 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned violent.      [...]

Anarchists   [...]

"For the most part, the anarchists we see here in the United States tend to be more disenchanted with the progressive left," said Brian Levin, a professor of criminal justice at California State University.   

But anarchists thrive on the right as well. The Bay Area National Anarchists, for example, "envision a future race war leading to neo-tribal, whites-only enclaves to be called "National Autonomous Zones," according to SPLC.  

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