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TRUMP TOUTS VIOLENCE AS 50 MUSLIMS SLAUGHTERED

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Terrorism this week in New Zealand took the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers.  The villain was a gun touting white supremacist .. what we now call a Trumpist.

Before the red hats call me an extremist, read the words to the left.  Two Senators, one a Presidential candidate, express the outrage all good people must have.  Meanwhile the POTUS foments violence.  Is he really innocent?

This image taken from the alleged shooter’s video shows him as he drives and he looks over to three guns on the passenger side of his vehicle in New Zealand. (AP)

The shooter, Brenton Tarrant, in his video.  Tarrant published a manifesto expressing loyalty to Donald Trump and Anders Breivik.  Brevik is the Norwegian white supremacist who murdered 77 Norwegians.  Tarrant  praised Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose”.(AP)

To be fair .. although why should I

This image taken from the alleged shooter’s video shows him as he drives and he looks over to three guns on the passenger side of his vehicle in New Zealand. (AP)

be? … the official statement by Trump .. for once not a tweet … touted compassion for the people who suffered in Christchurch.  The non Tweet was not limited to 148 characters but somehow managed not to call attention to the fact that the 49 were Muslims at prayer in two mosques.  The White House also failed to use the work “terrorist” or identify the assailants as white supremacists.

And now, a day later Trump again comforts the racists, “Asked by reporters whether he views white nationalism as a rising threat, Trump replied, “I don’t really,” and blamed the sort of white nationalist violence that occurred in Charlottesville and Christchurch on “people with serious problems.” And then, without breaking stride, he shifted the conversation to the “invasion” at our southern border and “crimes coming through our southern border.”

Brenton Tarrant’s gun.

Echoing Trump and his American red hats, read what a senator from nearby Australia had to say ... “As always, leftwing politicians and the media will rush to claim that the causes of today’s shootings lie with gun laws or those who hold nationalist views, but this is all cliched nonsense. “The real cause of bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place.”  Senator Fraser Anning has also appeared at a  far-right rally attended with Nazis Like Trump. this Redhat got votes.  More than 250,000 voted for the red hat along with the right wing One Nation Senate ticket in Queensland, winning the Pauline Hanson-led party the highest vote after the major parties.  After Anning delivered a “final solution” speech to the  parliament his defenders, echoing Trump,  dismissed any criticisms as overreactions.

Of course Anning is not alone. The US has a plague fo these red hatted bigots. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has spoken of his own fears of the ‘great replacement,’  the same term  Tarrant used as a title of his manifesto. Then there is the Donald’s Rasputin ..

Trumpism is a form of fascism .. click on the redhat

Stephen K. Bannon.  Mr. Bannon voiced admiration for a novel, ‘The Camp of the Saints,’ that imagines France being overrun by nonwhite newcomers. Then there are France and Hungary.  Trump’s foreign policy adviser, Sebastian Gorka, had to resign after the press noted that this red hat proudly wore a medal he got from the nwonazi movement in Hungary.  Then there is Trump’s own support for  Marine Le Pen,  Echoing her the leader of the French far right, Mr. T has said ‘Islam hates us,” praising white supremacists as ‘very fine people’, and waning of an ‘invasion’ of undocumented immigrants.”

Back in New Zealand, after the New Zealand red hats dismissed as jokes the symbols Brenton Tarrant inked them on ahis weapon of death he deployed the synagogues in New Zealand closed.  The official statement was that my Jewish brothers and sisters did this to express cohesion with the Muslim community.  Perhaps, but I suggest that Jews remember all to well the words of Martin Niemöller:

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 


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