“They believe that in this current moment, the chaos that surrounds us is signaling the potential for an impending second civil war which, believe it or not, they are hoping for because they believe that will rid the United States of all its problems,” Burghart told USA TODAY.
There are mainly two wings of the boogaloo movement, but their objective of overthrowing the government and sparking societal collapse remains the same, Newhouse said. One side is made up of some neo-Nazis and white supremacists, whose plan for destroying the government is by starting a race war.
“They want to spark some sort of confrontation that will kill both sides,” Newhouse said. “They believe, ‘If we start the bullets flying, then they’ll kill each other’ sort of thing,” with no regard for who lives or dies.