Much has been said about politicians who are stirring animosity against us. But what about the voters? Around half the voters voted for them, what does it say about our country?
The voters decided put party before integrity.
The voters decided to put party before civility.
The voters decided to ignore vulgarity and put the party first,
The voters decided to ignore discrimination and put the party first.
Five people died in the mass shooting, and she attacked Biden for caring.
By Alex Bollinger
November 21, 2022
Colorado Public Radio
By Caitlyn Kim
November 22, 2022
Saturday’s massacre is the latest in a string of attacks on the community
By Kelsey Butler and Ella Ceron
November 21, 2022
By Brooke Migdon
November 21, 2022
The 'parental rights' movement is upending school board races, leading to book banning and a growing sense of dread among the small number of children who are gay or transgender.
NPR Wisconsin Watch
By Matthew DeFour and Mario Koran
October 31, 2022
Theses are just some of the headlines in the last couple of months don’t let the Republicans and their pundits try to gaslight you into believing that they are not stirring up right-wing rhetoric against not only us but other minorities, just look at who Trump had lunch with.
Donald Trump dined with white nationalist, Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes
The former president hosted Fuentes and Kanye West at Mar-a-Lago. He said it was “quick and uneventful.”
By Meridith McGraw
November 25, 2022
Former President Donald Trump hosted white nationalist and antisemite Nick Fuentes at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach on Tuesday night, according to multiple people familiar with the event.
Fuentes, who frequently posts racist content in addition to Holocaust revisionism, was brought as a guest of rapper Kanye West, who now goes by Ye.
It underscores how few guardrails currently exist within the former president’s political operation, with few aides there to screen guests or advise against and manage such gatherings.
Indeed, after POLITICO first reported the sighting of Fuentes at Trump’s club, people in Trump’s orbit denied the former president met with Fuentes at all. Only later was it revealed that he not only met with Fuentes but dined with him.
Reuters in 2016 reported that this wasn’t the first time a Trump was seen with white supremacists.
One of Donald Trump’s sons appeared alongside a white supremacist while giving an interview on a conservative radio show, adding to concerns that the front-runner in the battle to be the Republican candidate in November’s presidential election is willing to accept support from extremist supporters.
During the show he was questioned by James Edwards, another radio host whose show “The Political Cesspool” is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a leading U.S. civil rights group, as “racist and anti-Semitic.”
Welcome to the new Republican party!
You know we saw this before, in the 1930s when voters put party first.
The British newspaper The Telegraph had an article about how the Germany people went along with Hitler.
Mobilising Hate: why the German people bought into the Holocaust
By Saul David
November 26, 202
On November 8 1942, on the eve of the 19th anniversary of the failed Beer Hall Putsch, Adolf Hitler gave an infamous speech to his most fanatical followers in the Löwenbräukeller, in Munich. Having rounded on the Allied leaders – the braggart Winston Churchill and the “half-Jew” Franklin D Roosevelt – he explained that both were mere puppets of the real enemy: “the international Jew”. He had warned the Jews that the consequence of starting a global conflict would be their destruction, but they had laughed in his face. “They are not laughing now,” said Hitler, to thunderous applause. “And those who are, won’t be for long.”
Martin Davidson begins with Hitler’s 1942 speech for two reasons: it took place at the very moment that the industrial slaughter of Europe’s Jews was at its height, with more than three million men, women and children gassed and shot that year; and Hitler’s willingness to speak so openly to ordinary Germans about what was happening – he used the term “extermination” three times in one sentence – was because he knew he had convinced enough of them that his malevolence towards the Jews was more than justified: they had humiliated Germany at the end of the First World War and were now getting their comeuppance.
Do we know of two demigods who are now using the same rhetoric against LGBTQ peoples and other minorities?
Could it happen again? Davidson is in no doubt. “No principle is so under attack, or so the object of fear and contempt, than the liberal commandment that prohibits dividing humanity into ‘us’ and ‘them’, and militarising the gap in-between.”
He cites as warnings the election of Trump in the US and Brexit in the UK, and makes a spurious link between Nazis in the 1930s – lining the streets “showering adulation on the passing motorcade, racked by resentment, rocked by economic insecurity, and only too ready to racialise their grievances and cheer those offering desperate remedies” – and the “max reflex” or “aggrieved self-pity” that “became visible once again in 2016 and even 2020 across the US, the UK and, more recently, across Russia too”.
To juxtapose the Nazis with Trump supporters, Brexiteers and pro-war Russians is a historical nonsense, and a sour note on which to end a very good book.