I think the author needs to get out of those groups I get what he’s saying and I’ve been observing the growth of certain toxic ideologies for a while too. But like John said, the USA never moved far from the KKK and while its hardly as extreme as that or neoNazism, the senitments have been there as long as I can recall.
Cats out of the bag, it’s true. More local politics are going to shift to the right as are news organizations.
Our politics will be a wrestling match for some time to come.