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The “Boogaloo”, the movement that aims to start the second civil war in the United States

June 27, 2020

The double crisis caused by the coronavirus tragedy and US-led protests against the death of black citizen George Floyd during a police arrest in Minneapolis on May 25 has left society still in the process The extremist group located here is being dissected by experts given the resilience of the ideas that make it up, modeled on the Internet, united by the desire of the vast majority of its members to start a second civil war in the United States, and finally scrutinized of the authorities for their concern integration into the security forces. You are the “Boogaloo”.

The pictures of its members, the “Bois”, taken during the protests describe a militant type: male, armed, Hawaiian shirt, facial hair. However, they are only the visible head of a deeply unorthodox movement that has its roots in the emergence of the recent wave of extremist movements, including many nationalists, in the radical forums on the 4Chan website – the breeding ground for a variety of viral phenomena, the new be attributed to American extreme rights -.

However, the “Boogaloo” movement is not attributed to any particular ideology. Their main idea, the destruction of the US state, welcomes anarchists to libertarians, neo-Nazis to anti-racist sub-groups, members of the security forces who are dissatisfied with the course of the institution itself towards enemies of police brutality and sympathizers from a wide range of extremist organizations: Proud Boys , Oath Keepers, Three Percenters, Sovereign Citizens or the Ku Klux Klan itself.

The “Boogaloo”, the movement that aims to start the second civil war in the United StatesThe “Boogaloo”, the movement that aims to start the second civil war in the United States

One of the main definitions comes from the expert on domestic extremist groups at the American university, Cynthia Miller-Idris, who describes the movement as “a collective united against the tyranny of the government to trigger a violent uprising against the authorities and start a second civil war. “Following the viral and parodic spirit of the forums in which it was born, the term” Boogaloo “comes from a 1984 music film titled” Breakin ‘2: Electric Boogaloo “, which is considered one of the worst sequels in film history applies.