Paranoia on Parade: How Goldbugs, Libertarians and Religious Extremists Brought America to the Brink

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“But Spencer Sunshine, writing for Political Research Associates in 2014, said, ‘It is a mistake to view these right-wing groups and people as ‘infiltrating’ Occupy, since in some cases they supported and helped organize it even before it started. Others were simply participating in a demonstration that loudly proclaimed that it was open to everyone and refused to define even its most basic concepts or demands.’”

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The seeds of the January 6, 2021, insurrection can be traced back to the early 1900s, when industrialists concerned with the erosion of their wealth and power attempted to control the currency and restrict government spending.