There was a bombing in Nashville this morning.
At this time, we don't know if the bomber was white, black, Latino, Muslim, atheist, or Christian. We don't know if they voted for Biden or Trump. I guarantee that there will be lots of conspiracy theories coming your way, very soon.
My personal hot take is that the bomber was an accelerationist. Accelerationists want to cause chaos so to accelerate the collapse of society. Some of them want to build their own racial or socialist utopia out of the ashes and rubble. Some of them might expect the Rapture to happen as a result of their actions.
They know that America can't be destroyed by one bomb or even a thousand bombs. What they are counting on is for Americans to turn on each other. They aren't satisfied with antifa and neo-nazis brawling in the streets. They want entire cities to burn.
In past years, you might sit down to Thanksgiving dinner with your racist uncle who likes to quote statistics he got from memes and your radical cousin who likes to quote Mao Tse-Tung. Blood is thicker than water and DNA is thicker than ideology, so you get though the turkey dinner. Ten years from now, your uncle is still going to be racist but maybe he might make a few black friends. Your cousin will still be radical, but he'll hang up the Che shirt long enough to stay employed as a barista. And life will go on.
This year, fewer of you had this kind of encounter thanks to both a pandemic and toxic electoral politics. Accelerationists might see this as an opportunity to keep life from going on. They are prepared to sacrifice not just your racist uncle and your moderate cousin, but your conservative dad, your progressive sister, and your moderate grandma as well.
Charles Manson and Osama Bin Laden were both accelerationists. Manson tried to trigger a race war by murdering a pregnant woman. Bin Laden tried to cause a global war between Christians and Muslims. Both men failed miserably. The Nashville bomber might be caught by the police, he might disappear, or he might already be dead. It is up to us all to see that he also fails.