A Lefty with a Gun
It’s been a long time since lefties were running around shooting, kidnapping and bombing.
I recall some of it during the Vietnam war in the early 70’s.
America was sorely tested by an avalanche of tragedies including the murders of MLK, RFK and the war.
Richard Nixon, a figure once thought of as polarizing, was president.
He now seems absolutely collegial in comparison to Trump.
Nixon may have been vulgar and small-minded but he has been totally eclipsed.
Trump’s rhetoric of hate is causing people to react in unimagined ways.
James T. Hodgkinson, from Belleville, Ill., apparently used an assault rifle to attack members of Congress in Alexandria, Virginia, in an act of terror.
He was 66.
When our terrorists qualify for social security old-age pensions it’s time to perk up and take notice.
Throughout his campaign and into his fledgling presidency, Trump has proudly flaunted civil discourse encouraging his followers to assault those whom he does not like.
His words are “inspirational” but perhaps not in the way he thought, if he even does think.
As far as guns are concerned, well, here we are again–it’s worth noting that at roughly the same time of the Alexandria shooting three people were murdered in San Francisco by a shooter at a UPS facility.
Finally, it’s especially troublesome when post-shooting, our leaders talk of oneness and unity when it is their everyday actions and words which are driving us apart.
Their kind words divert our attention from the fact that they are responsible for both the national mood and its effects.