Can A Person Become De-Radicalized?

Get to the heart of the matter: Find out what they really want

Mike Goldberg

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I’ve been pretty outspoken against white supremacy hate groups for a while. But it’s time to explore a bigger question:

Is it possible for someone to become de-radicalized?

This is what I’ve been wondering as I watch an increase in hate group activity. With a heated political environment, extremist groups have been emerging in an attempt to swing the pendulum further toward the edge. They’ve been staging events to get publicity.

One of the recent well known groups is Patriot Front.

When one of their attempted rallies ended in failure in June 2022, I seized at the opportunity, writing this piece to mock and shame them. I wanted to make White Supremacy as uncool as Ed Hardy.

But the bigger question to ask here is: “Why would anyone decide to join one of these groups?”

This didn’t happen in a vacuum. Each person joined for a reason.

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Mike Goldberg

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