Jessie, don't always agree with your political point of view but I would have to agree with your premise here, there is a time for everything. I've sat on many meetings where most of the people present knew exactly what was afoot and completely disapproved, but did nothing because they were afraid to take the heat from certain 'nice' power players. Civility and common courtesy in public discourse are important, there is something to be said for the southerner's way of calling someone a jackass without using that word, or being a jackass in the process, Mr. Summy however has certainly failed in that regard. We've all known since our days in junior high that civility and common courtesy can be handy tools for intimidation and manipulation. Interesting article, thanks.
Lynnar; everything you posted is spot on. The #1 hate crime in the United States is anti-Semitism. It is insane and evil, with no rationale other than the need to satisfy a hunger for vindictiveness. It is increasing in Europe because the sickeningly liberal governments in the EU treat migrants from Islamic states with kid gloves, letting them get away with far more than any citizen could. I would also add that there is another factor which is militant secularism which is becoming the cornerstone of a new global ethic, in which any sort of faith in a Divine being is seen as the cause of all of man's problems. Oddly enough this secularism on the offense also leaves Islam alone out of fear, and because it is usually so hostile to all other faiths but its own.
Sounds like we've got someone who pretty much hates everybody.
When an officer is responding to an assault, the whole notion of Sheriff Taylor and Deputy Fife having a nice little chat with some troubled teens goes out the window. I don't want to see kids get roughed up, but bus drivers should be able to do their job without fear for their safety. Keep in mind also that getting arrested is a way of gaining street cred, and that is a huge problem in the African American community. Teens and young adults trying to prove they're black enough to their peers is not a reflection of police practice, but of a decayed culture.
So peaceful in fact that the Clinton campaign had to resort to 'birdogging' Trump rallies to get some violence for the news cameras to show how awful they really are. The fear machine has worked so well that a Clinton campaign headquarters was fire bombed----oh wait.... that was a TRUMP campaign office wasn't it? Fire bombed by all those peace loving leftists in Hillsborough who painted swastikas on a nearby building calling Trump and Republicans Nazis. I wonder if those young socialists will figure out that Nazi was an abbreviation for 'National Socialist?' Probably not. Lots of peace in the U.S., and the stats to prove it, until you get to the statistics that show the #1 cause of death amongst adult black males is not police shootings, but other black men; then we move along and call this the most violent nation on earth because that stat doesn't suit the narrative. And yes there is a disproportionate reaction to some deaths over others, such as the number of black men killed by cops in 2016 (194) vs. 1300 black babies die in abortion clinics every day. No one is outraged about that. And before anyone gets on their high horse about a white male Christian talking about abortion, remember the words of Dr. King: The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety. How can the Dream survive if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate." There's plenty of fear mongering going on from the left as well, as in the 'war on women,' or "they're going to put 'yall back in chains" (Joe Biden 2012) the greatest threat to mankind is global warming, and America is the biggest offender. And lets not forget the doublespeak; that somehow deceives people into voting for people who claim they'll fix the very problems they've caused. And the double standards: If ISlS had happened on the Busch watch, he would be blamed for allowing the greatest threat to humanity happen since the Third Reich, but whenever someone points out that it grew from the vacuum created by the Obama/Clinton policies, oh, that's just wrong, don't go there. If Trump took money from the Saudi's, that would be proof he's a bigoted woman hater who cozies up to leaders with massive human rights problems, but Hillary does it and it's no big deal. America isn't falling apart, but the GDP hasn't grown over 3 percent in 7 years, the poverty rate among African Americans has gone up, the ability to purchase your own home has gone down, health insurance is more costly than ever. But everything is fine, move along, nothing to see here vote for us and we'll fix it all for you. If there is a fear industry, I would also have to posit that there is an ignorance industry as well and plenty of people are benefitting from it.
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