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Civil wars expert: US Capitol riot made 1 chilling thing ‘impossible to deny’

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Civil wars expert: US Capitol riot made 1 chilling thing ‘impossible to deny’

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Barbara Walter, a University of California professor and civil conflict expert, said the US Capitol riot had ‘made it impossible to deny and ignore that there really was this growing cancer’ of anti-democratic sentiment in America.

Walter, after CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan showed his footage of Donald Trump supporters repeating the former president’s lies in the 2020 election and claiming democracy in the United States is dead, said his response to such rhetoric just 10 years ago “would have been shocking and incredulous.”

“I would have thought, ‘Well, she’s an outlier and maybe she’s not representative of anything bigger than a fringe movement maybe,'” Walter said. “But of course that’s not the case anymore.”

Civil wars experts had talked about the warning signs in the United States “but no one wanted to believe it,” she said.

“Citizens believe what they hear and if they hear it long enough and regularly enough and if that’s all they hear, they absolutely don’t think it’s a lie, they think it’s a lie. is the truth,” she continued, referring to the lies spouted by Trump. , right-wing politicians and conservative media, before criticizing cynical leaders for “consistently feeding them lies”.

“They are grooming their followers to believe that democracy is not worth fighting for because they don’t want democracy anymore,” she added.



Civil wars expert: US Capitol riot made 1 chilling thing ‘impossible to deny’

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