The official position of the administration is that the New Zealand killer is a “disturbed individual.” The idea that he was influenced by White Supremacist rhetoric, including Trump’s description of White Supremacist Nazis as “very fine people,” is “absurd.” If the shooter had been anything other than white, especially Middle Eastern (terrorists who hate freedom) or Mexican (rapists and murderers), the administration would be demanding a wall to protect us from the barbarian hordes.
According to the Washington Post right wing White Supremacist violence has surged during the Trump administration. Many of the perpetrators of right wing extremist violence declare they are inspired by Trump, including the New Zealand killer. This is all well documented and undeniable. Yet we live in a time when “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.” The pronouncements of Big Brother on his private Pravda are enough to sweep aside any annoying doubts created by stubborn facts.
White Supremacist terrorism is a threat not just to innocent People around the world but to the idea of liberal democracy itself. Minimizing and encouraging it is unconscionable.
March 17 at 11:13 AM The mass shooting of Muslim worshipers by an alleged white supremacist in New Zealand has underscored the deep partisan divide over President Trump’s rhetoric on immigrants and whether his words serve as incitement for extremist violence.