“…Facebook right now continues to host boogaloo groups who are getting around just the basic level of content moderation they’re doing for these groups….” — MSNBC reporter Brandy Zadronzny
“[DemocracyNow.org]...we have seen the boogaloo movement congregating on Facebook for several months now…. they’ve been organized really since the outbreak of the coronavirus,… they think this could be kind of the moment to spark civil unrest and this civil war.”
The term boogaloo – often used sarcastically – is a pop culture reference to a second civil war, its origins traced to a 1965 hit song – Boo-Ga-Loo – and the 1984 Hollywood cult classic Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Boogaloo sympathizers say they’re law-abiding citizens determined to protect their constitutional rights and to fight tyranny.
In a recent video introducing “Top 5 Boogaloo Guns,” the unnamed host of the YouTube channel, Iraqveteran888, sporting a Hawaiian-inspired shirt, described Boogaloo as a “potential standing up against a tyrannical government” and taking to the streets “to take care of business.”