The Most Terrifying Threat to America Is Middle-Class White Guys Cosplaying a Fascist Uprising

We have seen the enemy, and he is Greg from Accounting

Some of the pro-Trump supporter mob who broke into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

These are guys with midlist foreign cars and podcasts and real estate jobs — weekend warriors who think they’re ready to die for the cause and are unprepared for the taste of prison food.

White people — white men especially — are susceptible to fantasies of power because those fantasies are the basis of whiteness and masculinity.

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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