The New York Times has discovered something that many already knew. But they knew it from various defects of character – because they were racists or right-wingers or some other primitive life form. So what they knew wasn’t fact or truth but superstition or prejudice. The headline on the Times story reads:
In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Extremism
Up until yesterday’s attack in Canada these things were classified as “workplace violence,” or by some other euphemism.
Now, we learn that it is “extremism" that is behind the attacks. Progress of a sort.
Next question for the Times: What kind of extremism are we talking about here?