Deprogram provides an insider's view on growing up within and understanding militias, extremism, and domestic terrorism. It combines personal narratives, critiques of patriarchal and racist ideologies, and experiences with sectarian groups to explore the impacts of extremism on individuals and communities.

Extremism Militias Domestic Terrorism Patriarchy and Meritocracy Cults and Sectarian Groups Political ideologies Racism and Discrimination Family Dynamics and Influence Community and Social Dynamics Religious Extremism

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137 implied HN points β€’ 29 Jul 23
  1. The author shares a personal story of being stung by a bee and reflects on their connection and empathy towards bees.
  2. The author discusses their experience with militia training and the lack of real tactical knowledge or preparation.
  3. The author humorously describes the chaotic and embarrassing situation of being stung by bees during a training exercise in the woods.
137 implied HN points β€’ 22 Jun 23
  1. Religious organizations are prone to exploiting labor, especially among the devoted followers.
  2. Local cults with hidden agendas can infiltrate communities through seemingly harmless outlets like fast food chains and obscure ministries.
  3. Vigilance is crucial to prevent the spread of harmful ideologies and control tactics within communities.
117 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jul 23
  1. A compound may be characterized by a community that is very insular and owned by a single radical church.
  2. In some cases, warning signs of a compound include affiliation with extreme ideologies and the promotion of militant activities.
  3. Despite the concerning aspects, sometimes unexpected experiences like free cheesecake can make interactions in cult-like settings more tolerable.
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117 implied HN points β€’ 03 May 23
  1. Meeting with a local community group revealed underlying tensions and potential for racial profiling.
  2. The complexity of racism in rural America includes individuals holding racist beliefs despite exhibiting kindness in daily actions.
  3. The narrative of redneck America can be polarized, but there is a spectrum of viewpoints within rural communities.