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Capitol Breach The Road to Riot

Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol, in Washington, on Jan. 6. Right-wing extremism has previously mostly played out in isolated pockets of America or in smaller cities. In contrast, the deadly attack by rioters on the U.S. Capitol targeted the very heart of government. It brought together members of disparate groups, creating the opportunity for extremists to establish links with each other.

The United States of America has long been synonymous with freedom and equality. A strong sense of patriotism has been at the core for centuries, but when political parties begin to war, a civil unrest is bred. A civil unrest that is fueled by hate and fearmongering from both sides — hyperpartisanship is dangerous and leads to unmitigated disaster.

In all debate, it is important to go in with the mindset that you are not intrinsically correct. That every human has a margin of error and that for years doctors prescribed cigarettes (in other words, we all have our lapses in what will one day be deemed as correct ideology). When one or both parties involved enter a discussion believing wholeheartedly that their approach is infallible, it is not only dangerous but ignorant.

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