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Haven’t seen it yet but I wish they’d titled it “Right-wing Terrorist Bombing.” There’s been lots of other American bombing overseas but this was an anti-American attack by right-wing terrorists. Btw, 1/6 should be “Right-wing terrorist attack” as well. When will our headline/title writers learn?

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Apr 18Liked by Stephen Robinson

Just finished watching it. On a macro level, it serves as a warning. I agree with this, from your review: “disturbingly like something commonly heard on today’s right-wing media.” Or from the current GOP candidate. I’ve spoken to conservative friends who’ve fallen for the Fox talking points about Antifa and tourists and a divisive Joe Biden. My arguments fall on deaf ears.

On a micro level, the stories of empathy and forgiveness could also be a lesson too. As one family member noted, Nichols became the son of a friend instead of JUST the bomber. Maybe we just need to see each other as people.

To quote Hemingway- isn’t it pretty to think so

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Thanks so much for the thoughtful response, Eva!

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Watched it & it reminded me how we all got here. Racism, slavery, civil war, more racism, world wars, more racism, voting rights, equal rights, Ruby Ridge, Waco, OKC, Citizens United, gerrymandering, packed courts & TFG.

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I’m planning to see it now after hearing about it on Nicole Wallace’s show.

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Apr 18Liked by Stephen Robinson

If you haven’t seen “The Unsocial Network” I highly recommend you do. Shows the seeds of Qanon and how it all started mainly by a lot of geeky hackers just having inside jokes and turned to something very malevolent that we see today.

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I’ll never forget the horror of this, just like I’ll never forget 9/11. I’ll be watching this tonight.

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Apr 17Liked by Stephen Robinson

Yup. Sure it was all the way back in 1994 but these people also drive around in trucks with American flags and play country music. Who knows what is cooking in their crazy heads.

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“These people” join stupid gun felating camo cults, rant about The Great Replacement, and respond affirmatively to poll questions asking if violence is justifiable when necessary to achieve one’s political objectives. Country music and pickup trucks got nothing to do with it.

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And yet not a single one of them will think, hey I’m just like McVeigh but they are.

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