Monday, May 16, 2022

Where Did He Learn GRT?


The young man who killed 10 people in Buffalo singled them out demographically--he did homework in order to take human lives. This young man was handed coursework for a tragic and fatal assignment by people with no conscience. He was basically groomed for white supremacy and violence, in a society where guns and fantasized violence and casual racism are given a pass by a particular party. And what about his parents? Were they concerned about his mental diet? Did they wonder why their gun-loving son got body armor (as if deer ever shot back)? 

I don't think the GOP will denounce great replacement theory after they just called for starving brown babies in immigration detention. They have excused everything else, so why not double-down on their rhetoric even after tragedy? I mean, after a brief pause for thoughts and prayers, of course. It will be turned around--why are poor conservative victims being called racists!? The infamy of being called out like that!

I'm not feeling eloquent about the thing I keep writing about--how demagoguery and gun worship are priming the US for increased violence.  


StringOnAStick said...

Eliminationist rhetoric is definitely increasing. I admit that I am hesitant to display my political leanings or do any public facing organizing; I live in a blue city in a state with mail in ballots and D dominated at the state level (OR), but very close by are the ungovernable rural areas and these people are angrier every day and their media diet is pushing violent revolution. I fear a very hot summer in the US.

Vixen Strangely said...

Same, but in PA (where it seems like every other GOP primary candidate is an actual insurrectionist and/or cult member). They've had time to brood on the 2020 election without any resolution; I think promises that the election could be overturned were deliberate to keep a kind of expectation going, and that this restlessness will be channeled into other demonstrations like the People's Convoy, probably to create provocations ahead of November to discourage turnout.

Meanwhile in Texas

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