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In Charlottesville, after shouts of "Jews will not replace us!" & anti-racism activist Heather Heyer's murder, Tr*mp said "very fine people on both sides" and helped normalize violent anti-Semitism & white supremacy. This is his legacy. His followers still refuse to see it.
On Wednesday, the day the first explosive devices were found, a white gunman tried to walk into a black church in Kentucky to shoot worshipers. When he couldn't get in, he went to a parking lot and killed a black man & woman." WEDNESDAY.
No, mass shootings are not new. But the deadly combination of poor gun control and a president who uses rhetoric to activate violence has created a crisis Congress has REFUSED to address. TR*MP is all of the worst things we said he would be, and Congress has done NOTHING.
Shame on Congress. Shame on Republicans who are complicit in their silence and inaction. IT'S UP TO VOTERS TO PUT A STOP TO THIS ADMINISTRATION and set our course toward a nation where we can live in less fear while we at least ASPIRE to toward values of freedom and justice.
To refuse to "politicize" this synagogue shooting is to miss the point of how the Tr*mp political era is giving unhinged racists and anti-Semites permission and ENCOURAGEMENT to act on their violent impulses. Look to history to see how bad this can get. It's already far too bad.
Please also exercise the nuance to understand that violent anti-Semites can be activated under Tr*mp's general encouragement of violence even if they don't care for HIM. Tr*mp is encouraging hate. Read up on stochastic terrorism:…
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