The greatest threat from the fear mongering doesn’t come from the left though. There are plenty on the right who are using the public’s anxiety to drum up political support and undermine the “progressive” movement. And all of this combines to facilitate broad-brush animosity toward immigrants – legal or not – and Muslims. This is creating a very volatile and dangerous situation; one that could erupt and backfire in dramatic fashion on the political right.
Wholesale immigration, particularly of poorly educated and poverty-stricken people from vastly different cultures, is a bad idea. Any suggestion that all, or even most of these immigrants and refugees are violent criminals or terrorist operatives is ridiculous. On the other hand, some will be, and many more will have a difficult time assimilating, finding jobs, or achieving the life they are hoping for. That could leave them ripe for recruitment into terrorist plots.
These are valid concerns and they need to be addressed. But advocates on the right need to pay attention to their rhetoric. There is a real danger that the fiery rhetoric could incite some on the fringe to go over the edge and harm innocents – be they Muslims, immigrants, refugees, or their supporters. The backlash could be catastrophic to the conservative cause.
FK – Some of the comments on this are as frightening as the premise: That one unhinged ‘wingnut’ could somehow undo decades of ‘progress'(loosely defined) on gun rights.
If we’re that weak we’ve already lost this war.
Is this assuming that once the inevitable happens we’ll immediately line up to ‘turn them in?’
There are 300 million plus ‘people'(loosely defined) in this country. The real miracle is that there aren’t many more shootings considering the high percentage of assholes we have here who fully deserve a bullet or a Louisville slugger up side their heads.
The fundie raghead issue is multi-faceted to be sure. We are profiting from the propaganda that is being used to destroy us. Something about ‘un-intended consequences’ in there somewhere. Look up the book.
Too many ‘conservatives’ and ‘libertarians’ still have a lot of waking up to do. I don’t expect to be here long enough to see that process finished. We do need to come to an agreement about who or what our greatest enemies are and what will be required to fix this mess if it can be fixed.
If the survival of our Liberty and our country depends on public relations we’re already dead. See my standard comments on such:
Who’s our greatest enemy? Those who build the Trojan Horse or those who open the gate?
Nothing will get better until we stop worrying so much about the fundie ragheads and start rounding up and at the least deporting our real enemies, our domestic enemies.
So who or what is our real enemy? A tiny no. of fundies who manage to kill a few mush heads now and again or our own white home-grown “Liberal”(commie) trash that works relentlessly to disarm and thus fully enslave millions? What will we do when when a commie SCOTUS rules it’s OK for the “Liberal”(commie) trash, our real enemies, to demand we ‘turn them in?’ How many cowards will comply? Those are the questions that matter.
What’s an ‘illegal gun?’ Those two words are nowhere to be found in the Second Amendment. Was the Inland Center a ‘gun free zone?” Why is commiefornia still a ‘may issue’ state? Why do we seek ‘permission’ to exercise the most basic right any creature possesses, that of self defense?
If the Marxist mutt and other commie extremists that call themselves ‘liberal’ and ‘progressive’ tell us to surrender our weapons and thus our most basic right, they’ll find out what blood really is.
The most important ‘private property’ anyone owns is their own life, health, safety, and no one, anywhere, anytime has the ‘right’ to take that from them or deny them their most basic right, that of self defense.
We all get the elected public servants the brain dead sheeple deserve.
I’ll vote for the candidate that will bring the troops home, activate the militias, and re-invade and re-conquer commiefornia and the other commie enclaves on the left and East coasts.
They’re not ‘leftists,’ ‘liberal’ or ‘progressive.’ They’re communists/globalists. They want us disarmed so we can’t kill them when enough finally wake up to the necessity of doing so.
Our Liberty is dying because of our failure to hunt the “Liberal”(commie) and globalist trash to extinction.
Don’t understand my bad attitude? Start here.
Governments will always be able to get guns so we must always be better armed than them. Act politically but prep for what history shows will have to be done. It’s way past time to prep for what will be required.