I’m not sure when or where or how Islam became what it is in its current form. There’s a billion or so people who claim to be Islamic and, despite what you might hear, not all of them are terrorists or support terrorism. I’m fairly certain most of them wonder how on earth things got to be as screwed up as they are, and I’m equally certain there’s a good many who wonder how to stop it from getting even worse.
This has been an interesting presidential election here in America. Despite the fact that the man has said some things that are way of the charts of civilized behavior, Donald Trump continues to lead in polls that suggest that Republican Americans want to hear the language Trump is speaking.
The reality of it all is that Trump isn’t saying very much at all that makes sense but the other candidates are saying even less and Republican Americans are sick to death of their party standing for one thing on the campaign trail yet doing quite another once elected. President Obama, who the Republican Americans truly hate, has outmaneuvered the GOP lead house on the Affordable Healthcare Act and Planned Parenthood with practiced ease.
Nearly nothing that has been reported about Planned Parenthood is true but like the burning of the Koran to the Islamics, abortion is one of those hot button lose your mind and forget about reason topics that Republican Americans love to hate. Now, the Death to Planned Parenthood movement is picking up the same sort of rabid fan base as those people who shoot cartoonists for drawing Mohammad has.
Donald Trump, in exploiting the twin weaknesses of the American election process, which would be unregulated campaign money and a grossly uninformed electorate, has inadvertently shifted an already disgruntled and rattled right wing party hard and away from middle ground on many issues, and severely to the fringe on hot button lose your mind and forget about reason issues.
I started noticing this about three months ago when reading comments on the internet. No topic was so far away from the Planned Parenthood issue that some wingnut couldn’t connect it and Obama in a single sentence. The myopic focus is just about what you’d expect from those people who think women should be stoned in public because their family pissed someone off in the village.
Colorado Springs Officer Garrett Swasey was murdered because of this mindset. An anti abortion Christian, who nevertheless put service to his community and his country first, Swasey was on the first to die when some moron brainwashed by the never ending jihadist rhetoric of the Internet and talk radio of the far right Republican Party decided to start shooting.
Now, we discover, it’s not enough to merely oppose abortion, or vote your conscious, oh no, now the Islamified Republicans have decided that there are no civilians, there are no innocents, and only murder serves the greater good.
How long before someone wearing a Trump hat flies a plane into a building?