The Boogaloo is mainstream now pic.twitter.com/bdnrL4vqCO— EMPEROR WHITEPILL (@CptBlackPill) November 27, 2019
If you need a good laugh today, the ADL has an article up on the Boogaloo.
“It’s not often an old joke evolves into a catchphrase for mass violence, but that’s just what’s happened this past year when a variety of extremist and fringe movements and subcultures adopted the word “boogaloo” as shorthand for a future civil war.
“From militia groups to white supremacists, extremists on a range of online platforms talk about—and sometimes even anticipate—the “boogaloo.” The rise of “boogaloo,” and its casual acceptance of future mass violence, is disturbing. Among some extremists, it may even signify an increased willingness to engage in violence.
“Boogaloo” has its roots in decades of jokes about an old movie: the 1984 breakdancing film Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. Almost from the moment of the movie’s release, people exploited the format of the movie’s title for humorous purposes, replacing “Breakin’” with some other film, event or person of their choice. …
In 2019, usage spread widely among pro-gun activists on a variety of online platforms, so much so that it was quickly pared down simply to “boogaloo” or “the boogaloo.” …
A range of boogaloo-related phrases also emerged this year, as the term became more popular, including: “showing up for the boogaloo,” “when the boogaloo hits,” “being boogaloo ready” and “bring on the boogaloo.” Boogaloo-related hashtags have surfaced, including #boogaloo2020, #BigIgloo (igloo-related images are now also used as boogaloo references), #boojahideen, and #boogaloobois. …”
As a husband, a father and a Christian, I dread the coming of the Boogaloo. I’ve never even liked the thought of war overseas. Naturally, I am even less fond of the idea of a violent race war breaking out in my own country or the thought of my family getting swept up in it. I have consistently argued against the Boogalootarians for over a decade now.
The Boogaloo isn’t like some fringe belief. 2/3rds of the country now believes that we are “on the edge of a civil war.” Very few people want the Boogaloo to happen but millions of people are either preparing for it, resigned to it out of fatalism due to the polarization or expect fighting to break out at some point like in Bleeding Kansas and for it to spiral out of control. I strongly disagree with the people like Dylann Roof who believe they can “accelerate” the Boogaloo through engaging in violence to heighten the polarization to a breaking point.
No, the Right thinks way too highly of itself to initiate the Boogaloo and anyone who engages in violence to bring that about (Roof, Miller, Tarrant, Crusius, etc.) will be condemned as immoral and treated like a criminal. Those people are just throwing away their own lives and making matters worse for the rest of us in the process. Violent accelerationism doesn’t work.
This is not to say that the Boogaloo won’t happen some day. It has happened in the past and it was the Left that started it when John Brown attacked Harper’s Ferry. John Brown’s attack on Harper’s Ferry brought about a sea change in Southern public opinion. It confirmed Southerners worst fears that abolitionists were preparing to incite a servile insurrection in their midst. It was but a hop and a skip from John Brown to Lincoln’s election to secession to war.
Secessionists in the Deep South had been stymied for a generation when it actually came about. Robert Barnwell Rhett, the South’s leading secessionist, was retired from public life. There was nothing resembling, say, a mass organization of secessionists which took power and reformed the system. It was an emotional kneejerk reaction to John Brown’s raid and Lincoln’s election that created the tidal wave of disgust that destroyed the Union.
If the Boogaloo ever happens, it will be because the Left does something that is similarly so provocative that it will ignite a chain reaction which will prove impossible to stop. Secession and the creation of the Confederacy was cathartic for Southerners. The key was that they felt like they were under siege by abolitionists were morally justified in resistance. Shooting up random old people in a synagogue or gunning down random people in a Walmart will not bring on the Boogaloo. It is not a cause the average person can identify with.
What could possibly bring on the Boogaloo? It could be something like the James Younger case in Texas or perhaps another Bundy Ranch type situation that spirals out of control. I can imagine Texas becoming a blue state could be a psychological turning point.