Right -wing extremism is nourished when the formative culture that makes democracy possible is defunded, commercialized and diminished
– when it is eroded and increasingly ceases to exist.
Right-wing extremism and the fundamentalist logic it embraces is not merely a security threat; it does not simply produce terrorists.
It actively wages a war on the very possibility of judgment, informed argument and critical agency itself.
It opens the door for lies and omissions parading as truth, ignorance celebrated as informed reason and the dismissal of science as just another worthy opinion.
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