The growing inequality in many societies, the overpopulation, the disappearance of job opportunities due to the coming AI breakthrough, climate change, these problems – and many more beyond our horizon –, mean that coming youth generations might have even more reasons to feel disenfranchised in the society they live in. Struggling violently might seem even more tempting than it is now.
I have searched through islamist propaganda videos for gestures that origin in (western) media and paired them with similar gestures from within a western context. These gestures are part of our language and are very much influence by a common media consumption. I find it quite fascinating to see these gestures used in propaganda that aims at the destruction of the west.