Well, this has been quite a week here in the US. We have had a conservative sending bombs to famous liberals from his van plastered with all of the hate that Trump has spouted, and then we have had a conservative shooting up a synagogue here in Pennsylvania.
I went to college in Pittsburgh for a while and walked by this synagogue often.
Now we have conservatives doing their best to deny that Trump’s constant hateful diatribes encouraging violence be done to anyone who disagrees with him had anything to do with this. They keep bringing up the shooting of the republican Scalise at the baseball game. What they forget is that they can’t point to a democratic president constantly saying people should be harmed or anyone else of any similar vein doing what Trump is doing. It is a false equivalency, nothing more than an attempt to ignore reality and cause and effect. They want the hate and divisiveness but don’t want to take responsibility for it.
Of course, Trump and Pence have spouted just how concerned they are about the Jewish folk being shot. It comes from one Christian who needs to believe that all Jews will be killed for his fantasies about the idiotic “end times” and a man who claims he is Christian but pretty much fulfills the definition of “anti-christ” at least if you just look at the good parts of the bible. They both have no problem in blaming the synagogue for not having a armed guard ( oh what a freudian slip, I initially typed “god”, not guard) to protect them from angry stupid white men who need military grade weapons to get out their frustrations of their own failures.
This is domestic terrorism by conservative Christians, just like when they blow up abortion clinics and murder doctors.
If you support Trump and you support the NRA, you are the problem. You are those who support wannabee Nazis and confederates on these days leading up to Veterans’ Day, where those people fought against everything you now stand for.
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There was also the white nationalist shooting in Kentucky. Quite the week. MAGA!
ah, yes forgot that one. it is tragic that these things keep happening so often that one is forgotten.
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Trump is making people numb.
I find the proposal to have armed sentries everywhere after each shooting quite strange. Will it solve the problem or is it a way to create employment?
no, it’s just a way from ammo and gun companies to fleece their fearful consumers.
It’s the definition of madness, this one
Should we just give in and invest in the weapons industry?
certainly feels like it. I drove behind a pickup truck with the usual hateful conservative stickers this morning. That’s who we need a wall against here in the US.
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It feels like we are edging up to civil war.
that it does.