Monday, June 20, 2022

Stirring The Pot Of Hate

When the you spew forth hate violence will follow, NPR reported that, 

Hate Crimes Reach The Highest Level In More Than A Decade
By Joe Hernadez
September 1, 2021

There were 7,759 reported hate crimes in the U.S. last year — the most in 12 years, the FBI reported this week. But some experts and advocacy groups say the true number is probably even higher.

The number of recorded bias incidents reported by the FBI was the highest since 2008, when 7,783 hate crimes were reported to the agency, federal data shows.


The sudden increase in reported hate crimes against Asian people was attributed in part to the scapegoating of the Asian community for the emergence of COVID-19, which originated in China and which former President Donald Trump called the "Chinese virus."

And now we are still seeing the increase continuing this years of racially motivated violence attacks against Black churches, and Black neighborhoods. We are still seeing the increase in violence crimes against Asians increase. We are still seeing violence attacks against Jews and Muslims increasing. And we are still seeing attacks against the LGBTQ community still increasing.

The harrowing, homegrown American threat connecting Jan. 6 and Pride Month
The domestic terrorism that led to the Jan. 6 attack hasn't abated.
By Evette Dionne, MSNBC Opinion Columnist
June 18, 2022

Those of us concerned about the future of our nation’s democracy have been riveted by the revelations from the Jan. 6 House committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Over the course of the three hearings that have aired, the committee has revealed startling, never-before-seen footage of the insurrection itself, while also using that evidence to craft a compelling narrative about the underlying lie that fueled that day’s violence and is still wreaking havoc on our politics.

While the committee has not yet made this point — and may never make it — it’s important to connect the white nationalist undertones that bolstered former President Donald Trump’s election and the insurrection to recent events that threaten marginalized communities and suggest more violence to come.

The violent rhetoric coming out of the Republican party is frighting, they don’t care where their hate speech leads to.

In recent months, state legislatures have been doing everything from banning books by and about queer people to outlawing gender-affirming treatment to forbidding trans children from competing in sports leagues. It’s an all-out legislative assault on the community our country purports to celebrate this month, as lawmakers refer to children and their elders as “groomers” and treat them as threats.

The Republican party knows that their anti-LGBTQ policies are leading to violence and anarchy. As I wrote yesterday that political hate speech is fueling a rise in demonstrations and attacks against LGBTQ communities and this morning the Texas the Log Cabin Republicans were booted out of the Republican convention there and the Republican party platform calls homosexuality 'abnormal' and includes explicitly anti-LGBTQ ideology.

Yesterday was Juneteenth where we remember when the last vestige of slavery ended in 1865 only to be replaced by Jim Crow laws.

Please tell me what has changed in over 150 years? The only thing that I see changed are the words, instead of calling it segregation we call it "redlining" and "gerrymandering."

Talking about violence...
Kansas City Star
By Daniel Desrochers
June 20, 2022

Former Gov. Eric Greitens put out a video Monday that showed him and a group of men in tactical gear with guns hunting Republicans who they do not deem adequately conservative, ramping up the war-like messaging of his campaign for U.S. Senate.

In the video Greitens, a Republican, carries a gun and identifies himself as a Navy SEAL. He says he’s hunting RINOs, an acronym that means “Republicans in name only.”

“Today, we’re going RINO hunting,” Greitens says in the video. “The RINO feeds on corruption and are marked by the stripes of cowardice.”
How sick is that!

Some comments about the article on Yahoo.
  • What is wrong with these right wingers nowadays?  We are regressing as a nation.
  • If erectile dysfunction was a person
  • A lying domestic abuser adulterer with a sick gun/violence fetish - ladies and gentlemen, your ideal GOP candidate in 2022!!!
  • What a perfect MAGA candidate. "We is not wrapped tight."  Frank Zappa
  • Similar events occurred in 1933 didn't end well.  People need to wake up to the new Fascism in America before history repeats itself.
Almost all the comments were against the ad.

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