Oh there’s a good reason for a distinct phrase of “stochastic terrorism” rather than incitement and it has to do with the focus.
Person A is a public figure who is inciting group B to violence against any member of group C.
Person A is a public figure who is engaging in stochastic terrorism against any member of group C.
Stochastic terrorism as a concept ELIMINTES the need for a specified group-being-incited.
This puts the responsibility on Person A and away from “Group B”, which is usually where the blame ends up at and the Person A gets off scot free under a “just joking” defense normally.
By using stochastic terrorism as a concept, it takes the blame off the people being led by a leader and focuses on the leader and also on the defense of Group C.
I was wondering if anybody’d been talking about it recently, as stochastic terrorism is a phrase I heard more frequently around 2016-7 and haven’t heard the phrase as much lately – but I may be behind in the news – I don’t know if this is what brought it to your attention and interest as of late but a quick search showed up he was recently talking about it. Probably coincidental.
Stochastic terrorism and incitement describe similar phenomena; Stochastic terrorism would be a “type of” incitement but still incitement.
Where does it switch worlds into “salesmanship of censorship”?