The most telling exchange was this: When Joe Rogan asks Jack about a “path to redemption,” Jack responds, “There’s redemption, and there’s rehabilitation.”
When people begin to assume the worst of any given outgroup – the rate of which is increasing between today’s political tribes – that group becomes subject to attacks by the ingroup. Its members are often perceived as vile or sub-human. This designation can be used to justify even the most horrific acts against them. It is the catalyst which turns passionate hate to violent action. And it has.