posted on Dec, 16 2015 @ 10:38 AM
When I visited Auschwitz a few years ago, our tour guide pointed to an open area and said, 'One of the rules of the camp was that any prisoner who
escaped would have his family members brought here and executed, as a warning to the rest of the prisoners. That (pointing) was where they would carry
out those executions.'
Yesterday, Trump and co., with the utmost callousness imaginable, defended the notion that terrorists' families should be 'dealt with' as a
deterrent to terrorism.
I wonder, Mr. Trump, whether you would extend the same 'privilege' to mass-shooters, the vast majority of whom are white, Christian, males. The
number of people who die from gun violence in this country is exponentially more (hundreds of thousands over the last decade) than the 45 or so who
have died as a result of 'jihadist radicals' in the same amount of time. So, clearly, the far bigger threat facing America comes from other segments
Would you also suggest as a deterrent that their wives and children 'be dealt with'? Or is it the case that you feel skin colors and religions
redefine the norms of justice?
It is truly terrifying to see mainstream leaders and presidential candidates talk so brazenly, to the cheers and clapping of mobs who would willingly
and enthusiastically support Nazi tactics because they have been brainwashed and terrorized by a modern breed of fascist demagogues.
It is not the radical jihadists I fear. It is the Radical Right.
The sad reality is that the current climate of Islamophobia is not even meant to directly target Muslims! In other words, it's not emanating from a
religious hatred, much less an existential threat (less people die from 'radical jihadist attacks' in America than people who are killed by
accidents with their furniture).
The fact of the matter is that this climate is being intentionally stoked for political gains. Certain members of the Republican party need to promote
a false narrative: that the Democrats in general, and Obama in particular, is soft on the threat of 'radical Islam' in N. America. Therefore, they
greatly exaggerate this threat, smear the Democrats for not doing enough, and then claim that *they* will be the knight in shining armor who shall
save the damsel of liberty from the clutches of those evil Mozlem barbarians.
The American Muslim community, are merely a sacrificial pawn in a far more sinister game of political chess.
Unfortunately, because they have been chosen as the sacrificial pawn, many millions of Americans genuinely believe that rhetoric, and the hate crimes
will indeed spiral until this election season is over.
This also explains Trump's antics perfectly: he needs to demonize the Muslim community, and then proclaim that *he* shall save America from this
Truth shall always prevail over falsehood in the end. I just hope and pray that no lives are lost at the hands of the Far Right as the level of hate
and paranoia continues to rise to ever-alarming levels.