Hold Extremists Accountable
Last updated 1/18/2021 at 3:16pm
The assault on the Capitol was a brazen act of right-wing political violence, led by insurrectionists bent on mob rule. What took place there last week looked like a scene from a Third World dictatorship. It should not cause us to wring our hands; it should make us mad as hell and determined not to accept or normalize it.
The political establishment has been much too tolerant of incipient fascism. We must change our approach to violent extremism if we want to preserve our struggling democracy. Extreme rightwing politicians, such as Madison Cawthorn, are enablers of this violence (shades o...