Terrorists Are No Longer Needed

There was a time when the Islamophobes needed a terrorist attack or the threat there of for them to spread their hatred to the rest of the Americans that fear whatever it is they fear.

Those days are gone!

The Right Wing has sanctuary cities to demonize……and still have immigrants to hate…..without an attack somewhere they hit all the old stand-bys…..

Fearless Fosdick decided to retweet some racist bullshit….. President Donald Trump’s decision to retweet a series of anti-Muslim videos from a British far-right account.  Then afterward his press secretary defended the president saying……”Whether it is a real video, the threat is real,” Sanders told a small group of reporters after appearing on Fox News. “That is what the President is talking about, that is what the President is focused on is dealing with those real threats, and those are real no matter how you look at it.”

When pressed on whether it matters if the video is real, Sanders said reporters were “focusing on the wrong thing.”
“The threat is real,” she said, later adding that “the threat needs to be addressed. The threat has to be talked about and that is what the President is doing in bringing that up.”
So you see terrorists are no longer needed in this country to help drive the Islamophobia……but in case you still cannot see it……
When asked by reporters on Wednesday about President Trump’s retweets of anti-Muslim videos, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “what the President is talking about is the need for national security, the need for military spending.”
Her talking points are out of date. The videos are not about “national security” at all. The first supposedly depicts a Muslim migrant beating up a Dutch boy on crutches. (The assailant may have been neither a migrant nor Muslim). The second supposedly shows a Muslim man destroying a statue of the Virgin Mary. It appears to have been filmed in Syria. The third apparently shows an “Islamist mob” pushing “a teenage boy off a roof.” It comes from Egypt. None involves terrorism against the United States or even Europe. None could have been prevented by more “military spending.”
As disgusting as Fearless Fosdick was by retweet these worthless turds of lies…. the outrage was greater in the UK than it was here in the US.  Did you hear anyone from Congress criticize….from the GOP that is?
That is just so sad on so many levels.
WE live in the so-called “Digital Age” and social media is very conducive for the spread of lies and hate….and NO one does it better than Fearless Fosdick……
For many Americans who woke up to President Trump’s tweets Wednesday morning, these videos seemed unduly hateful, and in the case of the video of the boy on the crutches, even fraudulent. (According to Dutch authorities, the assailant was born and raised in The Netherlands.) But for researchers of propaganda, the historical parallels within the videos were more chilling than anything else. There are, they say, just two differences between the German caricatures and the President’s tweets. First, the social media age has given Trump more readers on Twitter than the Der Stürmer or Der Untermensch ever had. And second, we have no way of knowing how this chapter in history will end
Don’t let yourself be fooled by these types of people and their followers……and anyone that retweets their crap is a follower…..they spew nothing but hate…..every word they utter are lies and every thought is hateful.
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10 thoughts on “Terrorists Are No Longer Needed

  1. Sanctuary Cities? They cannot make laws that contradict, dismiss, defy or deny federal law. This is called the supremacy clause of the Constitution. The President’s oath says he will defend and protect it against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. The doctrine that states need not follow federal law and can dismiss such was called nullification in first part of 19th Century by southern states. That matter was destroyed and settled when Lee surrendered at Appomattox in 1865. This cutting of funds to these cities in rebellion ( think Confederate States of America) is an inadequate and silly response. The elected officials of these cities and states are guilty of treason and rebellion against the Constitution and federal law. The president should send in National Guard, Federal Marshals and what ever forces necessary to arrest every single one of these leaders. They are in rebellion and any state and federal courts supporting their actions are also in disregard of the Constitution. A few decades before the Civil War, South Carolina threatened secession. President Andrew Jackson promised that if such effort were enacted he would come down there with his men and hang every sonavabitch that voted for it in the legislature. The action ceased. I applaud his advocacy to protect the Union and Constitution. I am astonished that the sanctuary cities have not been accosted and subdued and that the president and attorney general have not charged them with nullification (the historical label) and ended it by force and arrest. The states and cities have no legal or moral right to obstruct and threaten the supremacy and sanctity of the Constitution which is exactly what they are doing. No other way to look at it.

    1. First I do not see hungry people as an invasion….I do not think that they Trump-ites willing to start a pissing contest there are several things being done by them that fly in the face of the Constitution……right now it is a trade off…..and NO person has the right to threaten the sanctity of the Constitution but yet some are trying….chuq

      1. I am liberal on one aspect of allowing people to come. Some Central American countries plagued by drug cartels and gang wars. There was a story of a man that was afraid to allow his 11 old daughter go to the store alone for fear of having her raped or kidnapped for slave sex trade. He fears for his 13 year old son because the gangs want to impress him for membership or will beat or kill him. Those people should get priority over any quotas and ship out illegals to make room for them.

      2. But according to some that 13 year would have been radicalized and will be on the hunt for white girls once here….personally I think it is crap….but the case will be made…especially if they are Hispanic….chuq

  2. My motto for years has been “Trust, but verify” as it’s a logical effect of working in Information Security. When it comes to the news however, “Verify then trust” seems more appropriate. What’s sad is that most news never makes it past “verify”.

    Social media has mutated into something that people are starting to reject. I’m a good example; no Facebook, Twitter only because of writing, nothing else. I’ve put social media in my rear view and have started to restart communication with friends and family in person.

    Twitter re-tweet and Facebook like are too easy and turn us all into robots. Those that trust and never verify are as much part of the problem as news outlets being owned by oligarchs.

    1. Mt Twitter is for news only….I do not use Facebook, or any other social media I feel it is a waste….I try to verify the stories I reference and when I can cannot I try state that no verification was found……chuq

  3. Two points to consider here. Despite being a foreigner, I find the concept of ‘sanctuary cities’ a strange one. I cannot imagine living here in the UK, where London had different laws from say, Manchester. (Scotland has some different laws, but mainly civil ones.) I tend to agree with Carl, that your country fought a bitter civil war to avoid such issues, and they should not be allowed to surface again. One law for all states should be the norm.
    As for the retweets of the British Far Right group, this was reckless in the extreme. As well as the dubious content they contained, that group was insignificant; with almost no followers, and zero influence. Now they have been given the approval of the most powerful man in the western world. Not only unforgivable, but also just plain stupid.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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