Thanks for the post! It’s closely adjacent to an idea I’ve had floating around for years but haven’t yet put into words. Also, stylistically, I appreciate the concision and the clear structure. It made it really easy to read.
Nitpick: You said ‘the average individual could not have known anything about BLM until their rise to prominence over the Summer of 2020’, but BLM has been a thing since 2014. I was in college at the time and as far as I could tell the BLM protests were fairly well-known in the mainstream.
Appreciate the feedback—and have edited that section accordingly to refer to Antifa only, versus BLM.
My impression with them is that they have deeper historical roots than BLM, though their emergence into public consciousness is probably much more recent.