Another terribly sad day for our country.
Violence against immigrants, Mexicans, and brown people as a whole, is getting trumpeted from the highest level in our country. Check out Trump's response from a rally in Florida on May 9, 2019 to the suggestion by someone in the audience to shoot migrants (see video and transcript below).
Well, "shooting them" is exactly what happened yesterday en masse in El Paso as most of us already know by this morning from today's news, including this New York Times piece titled, "Day at a Shopping Center in Texas turns Deadly," with 20 people killed and 26 injured, some critically.
Gilroy a week ago, consisting of individuals who belong to a U.S. Nazi movement that specifically encourages "lone wolf" actions like these.
For more information, I strongly encourage you to check out this November 20, 2018, PBS Frontline video that exposes this violent, white supremacist underground movement of terrorist cells that are additionally connected to extremists within the U.S. military titled, "Documenting Hate: New American Nazis."
Among other things, including impeaching our "hate mongerer in chief," our government should do everything in its power to eliminate white nationalist extremists in the U.S. military—as research on these groups and movements draw a straight line from the military to this white nationalist movement.
Moreover, white leadership in all places and locations, clergy and non-clergy alike, need to stand up, in a consistent manner, with well-organized responses against these extremist forces of domestic terrorism that have already taken and shattered far too many lives.
TRANSCRIPT: “You have hundreds and hundreds of people and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great — And don't forget, we don't let them and we can't let them use weapons. We can't.
Other countries do. We can't.
I would never do that. But how do you stop these people?" the president said.
As the president posed that question — a rally attendee in the crowd shouted: “shoot them.”
The president paused and instead of condemning the remark he said: “That’s only in the panhandle, can you get away with that statement.”
The crowd erupted in cheers and laughter — after another brief pause, Trump repeated: “Only in the panhandle.”