Bemoans how “solidarity, heroism, and brotherhood” are linked with physical training.
MSNBC published an article claiming that shadowy people on the Telegram messenger service are recruiting far-right acolytes by talking about health and fitness.
Apparently, health and fitness is the new gateway drug to the far-right.
An article headlined ‘Pandemic fitness trends have gone extreme — literally’ asserts that online fascist gym bros are colonizing mixed “martial arts (MMA) and combat sports spaces” as some kind of secret plot to amplify “neo-Nazi and white supremacist extremist ideologies.”
“Physical fitness has always been central to the far right,” writes Cynthia Miller-Idriss, who previously wrote articles smearing the Canadian trucker protesters as far-right extremists.
Being into “the male body, training, masculinity, testosterone, strength and competition” and embracing “messaging around solidarity, heroism, and brotherhood” is apparently a bad thing and a precursor to racial violence.
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