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Uprising Meme called “Boogaloo” starting to hit mainstream

Postby Kargintina the Third » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:44 pm

What is the 'boogaloo?' How online calls for a violent uprising are hitting the mainstream

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An anti-government movement that advocates for a violent uprising targeting liberal political opponents and law enforcement has moved from the fringes of the internet into the mainstream in recent months and surged on social media, according to a group of researchers that tracks hate groups.

The movement, which says it wants a second Civil War organized around the term “boogaloo,” now includes groups on mainstream internet platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit as well as fringe websites including 4chan, according to a report released Tuesday night by the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI), an independent nonprofit of scientists and engineers that tracks and reports on misinformation and hate speech across social media.

While calls for organized and targeted violence in the form of a new Civil War have previously circulated among some hate groups, the emergence of the term “boogaloo” appeared to be a new and discrete movement. NCRI researchers analyzed more than 100 million social media posts and comments and found that through the use of memes — inside jokes commonly in the form of images — extremists have pushed anti-government and anti-law enforcement messages across social media platforms. They have also organized online communities with tens of thousands of members, some of whom have assembled at real-world events.

The report “represents a breakthrough case study in the capacity to identify cyber swarms and viral insurgencies in nearly real time as they are developing in plain sight,” John Farmer, a former New Jersey attorney general and current director of the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience at Rutgers University, wrote in the report’s forward.


The numbers don’t account for how many are memes and many are serious ofcourse, but I don’t think violence is the best way to solve problems. I don’t think a civil war is looming but I think this shows how divided the country really is right now.

The best way really to bring people is to encourage unity and working together with the other side even if you don’t agree on every issue. Demonization is never helpful and it solely enraged people and alienated them.
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Postby Celritannia » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:48 pm

I mean, when Obama was trying to bring the nation together the right wingers and die-hard republicans used rather awful images and racial slurs.

No, violence does not work, however, the Republican Presidential Administration has been highly inept from the beginning.
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Postby Qizilistan » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:51 pm

Bring on the boogaloo.

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Postby Meriwhether » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:54 pm

Are these people affiliated with the right-wing terror organization known as I.N.C.E.L?

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Postby Kaystein » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:03 pm

Get out of here. Using the word boogaloo is fascist now? Dammit.
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Postby Trollzyn the Infinite » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Kaystein wrote:Get out of here. Using the word boogaloo is fascist now? Dammit.


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Postby Ors Might » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:39 pm

Ah shit, are boomers and normies gonna get mad over memes again?
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Postby Andsed » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:42 pm

I mean it is just a meme. I doubt most of the people spouting it are serious.
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Postby Costa Fierro » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:45 pm

Celritannia wrote:I mean, when Obama was trying to bring the nation together the right wingers and die-hard republicans used rather awful images and racial slurs.

No, violence does not work, however, the Republican Presidential Administration has been highly inept from the beginning.


Violence doesn't work except when it does.
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Postby Ors Might » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:47 pm

Costa Fierro wrote:
Celritannia wrote:I mean, when Obama was trying to bring the nation together the right wingers and die-hard republicans used rather awful images and racial slurs.

No, violence does not work, however, the Republican Presidential Administration has been highly inept from the beginning.


Violence doesn't work except when it does.

A line most commonly used by those that not only successfully use violence and the threat of violence to solve their problems, but do so regularly.
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Postby Ostroeuropa » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:49 pm

Civil war 2 electric boogaloo?

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Postby Valrifell » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:52 pm

Bring on the second civil war, I've always wanted to burn down Georgia.
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Postby Ors Might » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:54 pm

Valrifell wrote:Bring on the second civil war, I've always wanted to burn down Georgia.

if your name happens to be grant, i’m running
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Postby Costa Fierro » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:06 pm

Ors Might wrote:
Costa Fierro wrote:
Violence doesn't work except when it does.

A line most commonly used by those that not only successfully use violence and the threat of violence to solve their problems, but do so regularly.


People seem to forget entire nations were founded on violence.
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Postby Ifreann » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:07 pm

Andsed wrote:I mean it is just a meme. I doubt most of the people spouting it are serious.

Irony is a great way to introduce people to extreme ideas.
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Postby Valrifell » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:08 pm

Ifreann wrote:
Andsed wrote:I mean it is just a meme. I doubt most of the people spouting it are serious.

Irony is a great way to introduce people to extreme ideas.


At some point you can't tell who's joking, so the ideas become normalized.
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Postby Celritannia » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:09 pm

Costa Fierro wrote:
Ors Might wrote:A line most commonly used by those that not only successfully use violence and the threat of violence to solve their problems, but do so regularly.


People seem to forget entire nations were founded on violence.


When the idea of nationhood was new, sure.
But now?

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Postby The Chuck » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:10 pm

I'll be right back, rallying the boogaloo boys...

Should be noted that I'm a 1st generation non-white American immigrant and proud 2nd Amendment supporter who lives in a US city with one of the highest murder rates per capita in the Union... guess wanting to exercise my right to defend myself and my livelihood from shitheads makes me a white supremacist according to these folks.
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Postby Meriwhether » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:12 pm

Imagine how out of touch you have to be to think that memes are somehow dangerous or corrupting people. Is rock music subverting society too?

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Postby Ifreann » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:16 pm

Meriwhether wrote:Imagine how out of touch you have to be to think that memes are somehow dangerous or corrupting people. Is rock music subverting society too?

Imagine how out of touch you have to be to think that ideas can influence people.
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Postby Meriwhether » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:19 pm

I suppose all those people on reddit who upvote stupid "like this to die instantly" posts are actually suicidal.

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Postby Bienenhalde » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:21 pm

Trollzyn the Infinite wrote:
Kaystein wrote:Get out of here. Using the word boogaloo is fascist now? Dammit.


Fascists are the exact opposite of Anti-Government and Anti-Police.


It seems like some Fascists are perfectly fine with commiting crimes against governments and police forces that don't enforce their preferred policies. I am not sure how compatible such praxis is with Gentile's theory, but the reality is, not all self-identified fascists are necessarily good law abiding citizens.
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Postby Stellar Colonies » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:21 pm

I guess that explains all those posts referencing a "boogaloo" in the Virginia thread.
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Postby Qizilistan » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:22 pm

Ifreann wrote:
Andsed wrote:I mean it is just a meme. I doubt most of the people spouting it are serious.

Irony is a great way to introduce people to extreme ideas.

It's extreme to resist a government hell-bent on violating rights...?

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Postby Otira » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:25 pm

Valrifell wrote:Bring on the second civil war, I've always wanted to burn down Georgia.

Judging from their last election for governor, they'll beat you to that.

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