Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss is a columnist at MSNBC and has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, The Atlantic, and more. This is because she comes up with hot takes like this one:

She writes:

Like the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the trucker protests show how anti-government anger has the power to rapidly draw together individuals and ignite the fringe with the mainstream. What’s happening in Ottawa reflects the same kind of lowest common denominator mobilization that brought groups across the conservative and far-right spectrum together to try to stop the U.S. presidential election vote count. In these situations, groups that are normally not ideologically aligned — conspiracy theorists, unlawful militias, anti-vaccine advocates, white supremacist extremists, anti-government extremists and others — join forces with more ordinary voters and protesters in potentially combustive and dangerous ways.

Frankly, we would have been disappointed if she had neglected to mention 1) January 6 and 2) white supremacy. “Around the world,” she writes, “far-right activists are watching what’s happening in Canada with fantasies of similar resistance in their own countries.”

Yes, the Canadian truckers have inspired similar protests around the world. Get ready.


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