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@jimc91 wrote:

The hate that is poisoning America began when the democrats refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 election and launched their hateful campaign focused rejected our newly elected President.  

 

And its gone downhill at a breakneck speed.  You folks should be so proud of yourselves...

 

 


Or, the problem started when close to 50% of the voters decided to elect a name calling bully who ran on a campaign of hate, divisiveness, exclusion and fear.  Trump voters should be so proud of themselves.  Nominating the bully instead of another candidate was and is like throwing gas on a fire.

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The hate that is poisoning America began when the democrats refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 election and launched their hateful campaign focused rejected our newly elected President.  

 

And its gone downhill at a breakneck speed.  You folks should be so proud of yourselves...

 

 

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

Would the left have posted this thread if this awful crime was committed during the Obama Presidency?


Yep - the hatred, bigotry, and racism of republicans and conservatives - the political right - was noted and commented upon all throughout Obama's Presidency...

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Would the left have posted this thread if this awful crime was committed during the Obama Presidency?

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@ChasKy53 wrote:

The mantra "build a wall" and blaming Mexican/Latino immigrants distracts from the real problem. The problem is from within. White supremacists and Anti Semitics have been unleashed and emboldened by trump tapping into them for their votes to get elected, bringing them under the Republican tent. They feel they have gained legitimacy. The Washington Republicans and the Party remained too silent, they need to admonish this extreme right boil that has festered and is erupting inside their Party and spilling onto our streets. Do we hear the Washington Republicans as a whole standing up and vocally rejecting this? It needs to start, and needs to start right now.


You will NEVER hear the neoRepublicans denouncing the racist, sexist, anti-semetic hate mongers BECAUSE without them GOPers could not win an election.

 

neoRepublicans since 1968 have worked to conceal the fact they are taking all the income and wealth that belonged to the Middle Class and handing it to the very top of the 1% by blaming the redistribution on Civil Rights and Affirmative Action.

 

The only solution to save the Middle Class from this is to stop electing neoRepublicans in any capacity. No matter where they serve, WHO they serve does not change.

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The mantra "build a wall" and blaming Mexican/Latino immigrants distracts from the real problem. The problem is from within. White supremacists and Anti Semitics have been unleashed and emboldened by trump tapping into them for their votes to get elected, bringing them under the Republican tent. They feel they have gained legitimacy. The Washington Republicans and the Party remained too silent, they need to admonish this extreme right boil that has festered and is erupting inside their Party and spilling onto our streets. Do we hear the Washington Republicans as a whole standing up and vocally rejecting this? It needs to start, and needs to start right now.


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Question, @gruffstuff  Do you feel complicit in this problem? 

 

 


Do you?


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Question, @gruffstuff  Do you feel complicit in this problem? 

 

Do I protest, yes.

 

Do I look at the ground and keep my mouth shut? No

 

Do I punch people, run them over with cars, beat them with pipes, mail bombs to them, or shoot them as they worship? No

 

There is no equivalency between protest and violence, don't try to create one.

 

Don't try to tell me I can avoid beatings if I have dinner on the table on time.

 

 

 

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Question, @gruffstuff  Do you feel complicit in this problem? 

 

 

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/opinion/pittsburgh-shooting-synagogue-bowers.html

 

The Hate Poisoning America

 

After Pittsburgh, Americans need to ask more of their leaders, and of each other.

 

 

 

What is going on in this country? Can’t we be safe in our homes, in our schools, in our most sacred places? Once again, Americans are left to ask each other these sorts of questions, after a gunman burst into the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on the Jewish Sabbath and opened fire on families in the contemplation of their faith.

 

Armed with an automatic rifle and three handguns, he killed 11 people and wounded six more, including four police officers. “Jews must die,” he was said to have shouted.

 

The attack came a day after a man was arrested in Florida for mailing pipe bombs to politicians and journalists across the country. In both cases, the suspects had nourished their animus online, on social media platformswhere they could easily connect with people who shared their hatreds.

 

Violent crime remains at historic lows across the United States. But by various indexes, hate appears to be on the rise. Over the past two years, anti-Semitic attacks have more than doubled, according to the Anti-Defamation League, which says it believes Saturday’s attack was the deadliest against Jews in American history.

 

After the attack on Tree of Life, Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and dean of Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Times, “I’m afraid to say that we may be at the beginning of what has happened to Europe, the consistent anti-Semitic attacks.”

 

“If it is not nipped in the bud,” he said, in a remark that should make every American pause and think, “I am afraid the worst is yet to come.”

 

Anti-Semitic claims have acquired new energy online, to the point that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently cited one — that the Holocaust never actually happened —  as an example of offensive but good-faith argument on his social-media platform. “I think there are things that different people get wrong,” Mr. Zuckerberg said in an interview with the journalist Kara Swisher. “I don’t think that they’re intentionally getting it wrong.” He subsequently clarified that he “absolutely didn’t intend to defend the intent of people who deny” that, within living memory, Hitler’s Germany killed six million Jews as part of a systematic campaign to kill them all.

 

The suspect in the Pittsburgh killings, Robert Bowers, had found a home for his hate on Gab, a new social network that bills itself as a guardian of free speech, unlike somewhat less permissive platforms like Twitter. There his online biography read, “Jews are the children of Satan,” a statement of personal values that he evidently expected to earn him not opprobrium but followers.

Alongside anti-Semitism, anti-black hatred appears to be rising. It has been expressed recently not only in incidents in which white Americans have harassed black Americans for gardening, coming home, swimming, working or campaigning for public office, but in deadly attacks like the one by a bigot who shot two black people at a Kentucky grocery last week, after he tried but failed to enter a black church.

 

And time and again, Americans have seen videos of nativists angrily accosting dark-skinned people they believed to be immigrants. Mr. Bowers’s hatred of American Jews was apparently motivated in part by the generosity and empathy many of them have shown for non-Jewish refugees of conflicts worldwide. In their humanity, he found cause to dehumanize them. “It’s the filthy EVIL jews Bringing the Filthy EVIL Muslims into the Country!!” he wrote online, according to The Times.

 

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 “I am afraid the worst is yet to come.”

 

I agree, Trump, Republicans, Nazis, the Atl Right, the White Supremacists, the White Nationalist, are not going to stop.

 

Trump has said, after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, that he won't tone down or back off  on the violent rhetoric.   

 

Trump / Republicans will not call their Nazis to heel, they will continue to attack.

 

Don't allow them to intimidate you, go to the polls and vote.

 

Watch out for your neighbors.

 

The worst is yet to come.

 

 

 

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