I used to think the term “radicalization” was referring to a small number of astray individuals who were influenced by extreme groups, such as the terrorists, in joining their causes. I stand corrected. It is way more prevalent.
The radicalization of America en masse has happened already and is best exemplified by the election twenty days ago. The election’s record turnout seemed a sign of participatory democracy at first is really motivated by something else – fear.
The Democrats fear for a Trump second term, and the Republicans fear for the Socialist agenda from the other side. Little trust but plenty of hate. And the extreme social media are fueling the flame. Now, this radicalization comes to a blow post-election.
70% of Republicans believe the election process was not fair. Mr. Trump would not concede. And the others are calling it a coup. The real problem is that even if Mr. Trump does concede, how would Mr. Biden, et al deal with a radicalized America?
What societal change happened that made the American people so radicalized?