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The GOAT

One of the most common concepts to arise in political discourse and conspiracy theories is the scapegoat. It is also a very important idea to be aware of when looking at tensions between groups and how utilizing it can feed into some very atrocious outcomes such as hate, violence, and even genocide. From prejudiced thoughts … Continue reading

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On or honor off

Alongside the musings of Hoffer and findings of Allport, a line of research has illuminated one mechanism that might be fueling some of the violence in far-right ideology. This can be found in the culture of the southern United States.  The fact is, the number of hate groups has greatly increased since 2017 and a … Continue reading

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Programming guides

While going through the literature and researching the topic it seems, at times, that the far-right can work with sophisticated methods of propaganda and persuasion, from a broad view it is like cult behavior or mirrors religious fanaticism in its application and practice. The next several posts will be delving into some of the supposed … Continue reading