Still talking about this topic this week due to the Pittsburg synagogue shooting. More political violence, oh joy.
I am so sick of those who want to blame this president for everything. ‘He didn’t express sympathy or express it fast enough’. STOP IT.There is a deep sickness taking root in this country and it is spread here. Twitter has become a white van covered in despicable bumper stickers. https://t.co/W5LiKnUQx7
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) October 28, 2018
That’s one of the better takes I’ve seen and he’s right. I’ve tuned out the criticism of Trump over this, partly because I think it’s cynically being used to misdirect attention away from the political Left’s direct incitements of violence but also because it has no basis in fact.
It really doesn’t matter what Trump does or doesn’t do. The people who hate him are going to blame him for whatever happens, even if it is demonstrably proven that he had nothing to do with it and the perpetrator didn’t even like the president. I’m serious. Remember when all those Jewish cemeteries were being desecrated and Trump got blamed for it? Then it turned out once an arrest was made in one case that it was apolitical?
It also happened with the threats made to Jewish Community Centers. Trump was blamed both for instigating it and for not denouncing it quickly or convincingly enough or whatever. Turned out that it too had nothing to do with him.
So yeah, whenever something happens, such as the recent bomb hoaxes, I’m suspicious of the anti-Trump narrative of the day the more obviously it serves the purposes of his critics to frame it as being helpful to their efforts. When I do, it proves right more often than not.
Everything Trump does is pointed to as proof that he’s supposedly trying to engineer hate crimes against Jews (besides the ones he’s directly related to and those living in Israel who like his policies) and other people and honestly, I’ve almost entirely droned it out.
I’m tired of it just as I’m sick people pushing for reward and advantage on the bodies of victims. It has become such a feature of the news that I’m long past the point of being numb to it whether it’s Democrats smearing Trump, Silicon Valley attempting to silence a competitor as is being done to Gab, or any other number of twisted causes whose adherents are always delighted by death and destruction if it helps them gain political power or fulfill an agenda.
Nobody who does this deserves to be listened to or taken seriously on any platform or in any media.