How Soon Until Somebody Gets Lynched?

In this current paroxysm of Establishment-driven hate and fear, how long until a mob of good-thinkers lynches somebody?

I can imagine the subsequent op-eds putting the no-doubt regrettable event into appropriate historical perspective: while the lynching of a suspected racist Nazi white supremacist was unfortunate, we must always remember the thousands of black men (not to mention Leo Frank) who were lynched by, no doubt, blood ancestors of the dead man, so when considering the long sweep of history, this modest erosion of white privilege must be tallied up as, on the whole, part of the arc of the moral universe bending toward justice, etc. etc.

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