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I am already seeing people dismiss my article as “simplistic” or “inadequate” — even though the purpose of writing this short article (written in 20 minutes) was to clarify the conceptual frame at the heart of this problem.

My prediction is that this article will not spread very well or be widely read… and many who do read it will be quickly dismissive rather than seeking to connect the dots for themselves.

We have much work to do on the reframing of terrorism and mass shootings. It will not be done overnight and may require several more years of gradually evolving the discourse before we get there.