Kurt Braddock

Words have consequences

Words have consequences

We must call the chaos on Capitol Hill an attempted coup, an insurrection, and domestic terrorism. We must also recognize President Trump for what he is: a stochastic terrorist.

Terrorism takes many forms - from violent high-profile attacks to sophisticated cyber-intrusions. Yet there is another, more insidious form of terrorism - one practiced by President Trump that was on full display on Jan. 6 on Capitol Hill. It is called stochastic terrorism.

Stochastic terrorism is a process in which a speaker makes comments that promote terrorism without explicitly asking people to engage in violence.

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