Mind the Gap

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Washington, D.C.


“The demand for White supremacy” coming from FBI headquarters “vastly outstrips the supply of White supremacy,” said one agent, who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “We have more people assigned to investigate White supremacists than we can actually find.”

Wherever demand is greater than supply, usually someone will find a way to be a supplier.

Here are a few but probably incomplete list of possibilities, based on recent history, on how it will be done in this case.

(1) Outright and obvious hoaxes. Whatchya doin, Rabbi? Examples too numerous to list or count.

(2) Hypochondriac paranoia. People who are so hyped up on the zeitgeist that they “hear things” that aren’t there. If that Duke volleyball playerette didn’t totally make it up, and she might actually have, then the explanation there is that she’s so on edge because everyone is telling her that everyone is…

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