Three Hate Crimes in 1 Week—How Long Before This Insanity Ends?

There’s a saying that in life, things happen in 3’s. In the USA, from all of last week, 3 hate crimes came out one after the other which I felt was too much already.

The first was in Kentucky where 2 black  people were gunned down in a store.

The second was in Florida where a deranged man had attempted to kill off 14 Democratic Party critics of the current US administration with man-made pipe bombs.

The third was in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania wherein 11 elderly Jewish parishioners were gunned down in a synagogue by an anti-Semite.

In all 3 episodes, they were all fueled by tons of hate speech which became aggravated and intensified with the upcoming US mid-term elections for the purpose of pandering to a certain minority electorate so as to achieve the purpose of election and the fulfillment of both personal and political agendas.

For change to happen, it has to start at the top of US leadership sans hypocrisy,denial ,arrogance and defiance.  Tamp down the harsh and nasty rhetoric! We are more civilized than that! Some lives have already been lost!

If such reforms do happen, these lost souls would not die in vain.

Karma’s a bitch. Take note to those who can initiate the change.

God help us all!

 

Josie

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11 comments
  1. It can’t help having a leader who behaves like a petulant child whenever he can’t get his own way!

    • He was voted by his people . They knew him well, warts and all. They will have to live with it and the consequences until he can be voted off. There’s no pill to cure an egotistical ,bigoted yet thin-skinned chap like him. Can’t fix stupid as they all say.

  2. Ray V. said:

    Josie, one of the biggest conundrums I see is how people can interpret the same data so differently. I recently got a better feel for it when I (self-defined as a 58-year-old, white cisgender Christian male who believes in the Constitution and that right and wrong, with rare exceptions, isn’t subjective) forced myself to watch news/commentary from “the other side”. It was enlightening as the day’s events were reported quite differently. So, if you only get your information from one side, you are more likely to be jaded in that direction. There is probably a smattering of truth on both sides, but most of us prefer to live in an echo chamber and hear and believe what we want to. I will politely observe that there is absolutely no proof that your comment, . . . “In all 3 episodes, they were all fueled by tons of hate speech which became aggravated and intensified with the coming US mid-term elections for the purpose of pandering to a certain minority electorate so as to achieve the purpose of election and the fulfillment of both personal and political agendas” is true.

    It may be your opinion and it may be the opinion of a part of the population, but there is absolutely no proof that is the case, at least that I can see. I would suggest, that making a broad generalization like that is as much part of the problem as any political figure speaking out and we can illustrate just as much so-called hate from the last President as from this one.

    I didn’t offer this opinion to start a fight and hopefully, someone may read it, scratch their heads and think that maybe I’m on to something there. Thanks for the opportunity.

    • No problem,Ray. I understand what you are saying. There is no tangible proof per se but based on what I observed, snippets of hate speech as perceived especially by mentally ill people who then act on it like what had happened to the victims last week is proof but not tangible. I would call it as a stimulus response but definitely, its getting out of hand now. It has got to stop before another person acts on it in a horrible way.

      • Ray V. said:

        And it still is entirely possible that the attack’s had nothing at all to do with the President and were just, albeit sadly, individuals who lost their grip on reality.

      • Yes,it’s entirely possible. The President has no control over a mentally ill person’s mind. Neither of us anyway can control that person either. Much less read that person’s mind. Perception in this case can be so flawed that any stimulus would trigger a flawed response based on such a flawed perception. It becomes instinctual,not rational. Just gut response,no thinking through,

  3. It’s sad to see how we’ve all devolved as a society rather than get along well in harmony.

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