Facts Leading to Today’s Bomb Threats

I wanted to write about a novelette I just finished, but then a bunch of bombs went to Trump’s political opponents this morning and I felt like I should probably get my thoughts out of my head while it’s still fresh.

I’m going to state a series of facts.  It might look at first like I’m playing the “both sides” game, but I’m not.  I’m just going to lay out a series of facts, with links when I can find them, and then state my thoughts and conclusions based on those facts at the end.  If it looks like I’m cherry-picking the news, it is not my intention.  Please let me know what I’ve missed, but only if you can provide a link to a credible source.  I’m not interested in spreading or engaging in bullshit.

  • Trump encouraged violence at a rally in 2015 and said later on Fox and Friends that he should have been roughed up

 

  • Trump incited violence at a rally in 2016.

  • February of 2016, Trump said as a protester is escorted out of a rally, “Knock the crap out of him, would you? I promise you, I will pay your legal fees.” (Not posting more videos… there are plenty of these Trump quotes and they are easily verifiable)
  • March of 2016, Trump said “Part of the problem is no one wants to hurt each other anymore.”
  • March of 2016, Trump said “The audience hit back. That’s what we need a little bit more of.”
  • March of 2016, another rally, Trump said as a protester is escorted out, “If you do (hurt him), I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it.”
  • June of 2017, Sara Huckabee-Sanders says that Trump has never encouraged violence.

  • A couple of weeks ago, Fox News and other right-wing leaning bloggers and journalists play half of Eric Holder’s speech, making it look like Eric Holder was inciting violence.  Here’s an example:

  • But here’s the rest of what he said that say.  He said “Don’t do anything inappropriate.  Don’t do anything illegal.”

 

Those are facts.  In summary:

  • Trump has a long history of encouraging violence at his rallies
  • His staff lie for him
  • Right-wing supporters lie for him
  • Right-wing activists have acted out violently, killing people
  • Left-wing activists have upset people’s dinners
  • Every person that received a bomb today was someone that Trump has targeted with his rhetoric

Even tonight… TONIGHT… people at Trump’s rally were shouting “Lock her up.”

There is no “both sides” to this.  The fish rots from the head, and Trump has lead his party and his supporters to this violent end.

If you consider yourself a Christian, you should not be a Trump supporter.

If you consider yourself a decent human being, you should not be a Trump supporter.

Trump has built his entire campaign on hatred and fear.  Fear of Muslims and immigrants and Democrats and Obama’s legacy.  And the Republican party is supporting him.

We obviously have to vote the Republican party out.  We need to peacefully reject all of the people that continue to prop up an incompetent, lying, ignorant, egotistical, violence-inducing proto-fascist so that he can be removed from power and tried in court.

We also need a new conservative party to replace the Republicans.

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