We are emerging from a week that has been dominated by tragedy. Three horrific incidents, each carried out by a white, male, conservative, home-grown terrorist, filled the evening news.
A man with a gun tried to enter a predominantly black church in Kentucky. When he could not do that, he went to a local grocery store and killed two people.
A man with a white van covered in pro-SCROTUS pictures and stickers mailed explosive devices to more than 10 SCROTUS opponents (individuals and businesses, like CNN) all across the country. None exploded, but we don’t know if they have all been found. The man was based in Florida; he has been arrested.
A man with an AR15 rifle entered a Pittsburgh synagogue and killed 11 people, injured more (including 4 police officers), while screaming anti-Semitic slogans.
None of these people is still at large. Two are SCROTUS fans. The third, the man in Pittsburgh, is listed as not a particular fan of SCROTUS, but that may be because SCROTUS is not anti-Semitic enough for him. What is the connecting thread? It is that the rhetoric and actions of SCROTUS over the last two years have emboldened both his fans and those even more unbalanced. They have taken their cue from the current occupant of the White House, who publicly approves of violence against others; praises politicians who body slam journalists; bullies anyone who disagrees with him. He encourages his rally audiences to attack others, literally. He also leads his followers down the path of violence by calling the free press “the enemy of the people”. He constantly insults, belittles, and outright lies.
The behavior seen this week is a direct result of the example set by SCROTUS. Before anyone says, “But these are adults. They make up their own minds,” sure – they bear responsibility for their own actions. However, a person in a position to make his ideas known world-wide is pushing an agenda of hate and division. They are following it. SCROTUS is just as responsible.
There is only one solution. VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES!! Midterms are less than 2 weeks away. We aren’t voting for president, but we can take the House of Representatives if we can get out the vote! We need to get a foothold that can keep check on the madman in the White House. Change is best from within; this is how we start. VOTE BLUE!!!
Until next week….