There is just a single post at this blog. But it says it all: Stochastic Terrorism: Part 1, triggering the shooters.
The stochastic terrorist is the person who is responsible for the incitement. For example they go on radio or television and stir up hatred toward a particular person or group.
The random actor, or “lone wolf” as the term is used in law enforcement and intel, is the person who responds to the incitement by carrying out the violent or terrorist act against the target person or group. For example they shoot someone or detonate a bomb. While their action may have been statistically predictable (e.g. “given sufficient provocation, someone will probably do such-and-such”), the specific person and the specific act are not yet predictable.
I was going to write some words about this, but I think Zig Ziglar said it best with the fewest words:
Previously at Mike Cane’s xBlog: