Well here we go again, two more shootings and a lot of rhetoric. It sounds like the same old story played over and over again, with the end results is nothing done.
These past two shootings were a result of Trump’s racists attacks on people of color and Hispanic community. After spending the last three years dividing the country and allowing the white supremacist group to operate in public instead of behind closed doors, Trump has stoked fear in most of the minority communities.
He has spent the past month stoking racial resentments, tweeting that four US congresswoman of color should “go back” to the countries where they came from, holding a rally where the crowd chanted “send her back!”, and deriding the majority African American district that contains part of Baltimore as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
Words like this count in a country that has more guns than people, where you can get military assault rifles without a permit or background check and even through the US mail. Sadly these shootings has become as American as baseball and apple pie. El Paso and Dayton were the 21st and 22nd mass killing in America this year, according to an AP/USA Today/Northeastern University mass murderer database, which tracks all attacks involving four or more people killed. We also have the highest gun ownership rate in the world to coincide with the highest mass murder rate.
Yet again our elected officials refuse to act because of the gun lobbyists and the campaign contributions from the NRA.
They were a key part of Trump’s campaign by spending $30 million to help defeat Hillary Clinton. They use the same talking points as previous years by resisting basic measures like background checks and exaggerates the democrats plan to take away American’s guns.
His acts of dividing the country has fomented a toxic agenda around immigration and race. He questioned Obama’s birthplace, launched his election campaign calling Mexican immigrants “criminals”, “rapists”, and out to destroy the country, which brought forth the moral equivalence between white supremacists and anti-fascist protester in Charlottesville, Virginia and couldn’t even bring himself to denounce the white supremacy group for creating the violence.
He uses the word “invasion” many times when tweeting about the US-Mexico boarder, which the gunman in the El Paso shooting linked him in a manifesto complaining of a “Hispanic invasion of Texas.”
The FBI and many of the Intelligence Community lists the White Nationalists and White Supremacy Groups as domestic terrorism and is now the number one threat in America.
In my previous article I wrote about how Trump used his discriminatory rhetoric against migrants that were crossing the border saying they were bringing diseases and turning the cities into filthy diseased ridden communities. That was right before he started taking children out the the hands of their mothers and putting them in cages that was not even fit for a dog.
Last but not least you have Tucker Carlson claiming that white supremacy driving domestic terrorism in the US was a hoax.
He stated in a recent show, “The combined membership of every white supremacist organization in the country would be able to fit inside a college football stadium.” “This is a hoax, just like the Russian hoax. It’s a conspiracy theory used to divide the country and keep a hold on power.”
According to Trump, not only is his rhetoric not to blame for the recent violence and a spike in hate crimes, but it’s actually unifying the country.
“I think my rhetoric brings people together,” he told reporters on Wednesday at a memorial event in El Paso that no one wanted him to attend. He added that the only people criticizing him for all but giving the El Paso shooter a ride to the Wal-Mart where 22 people were killed are politicians, vastly underestimating the number of Americans who think he’s a plague on society. “My critics are political people trying to make points,” he said. “No part of me right now is thinking about politics, is thinking about any campaign or election. All of me is with and thinking about this community.” (Shortly before leaving Washington for Texas, the president tweeted, falsely, that “Beto (phony name to indicate Hispanic heritage) O’Rourke, who is embarrassed by my last visit to the Great State of Texas, where I trounced him, and is now even more embarrassed by polling at 1% in the Democrat Primary, should respect the victims & law enforcement — & be quiet!”) Slipping into the third person, he said that Saturday’s shooting “had nothing to do with President Trump. So, these are people that are looking for political gain. I don’t think they’re getting it. And as much as possible, I’ve tried to stay out of that.”
He has used every tragic event as a political campaign rally about him. Take the Puerto Rico Hurricane where he threw paper towels at the victims affected by the storm. Turned the Philadelphia shooting into a campaign rally for a republican friend.
Every time someone comes out with an opinion or fact that he doesn’t like he attacks them and falls them “enemy of the people”, or “Fake News”.
When all said and done, they will say they are going to pass gun legislation like background checks, and other items, but it will never come to pass. They like blaming video games, the democrats, even the Hispanic community for the shootings.
It will never end until we get rid of these white nationalists and end this American Apartheid to bring back democracy.
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