The reaction to the shooting in San Bernadino is sadly predictable, but it differs in one way: Instead of Americans pretending to care for several days before we forget, like we usually do, we now get to deal with the contingent of lunatic genocidal GOP brownshirts.
These two-faced, venal brownshorts are demanding action after the shooting but did everything possible to stymie action after the senseless murder of 20 elementary school children and the school staff.
And among them is 2016 GOP candidate George Pataki, who issued his own fatwah on Twitter: All Radical Muslims must die. Who defines “radical”? Well, if recent days have been any indication, the right-wing seems to think any Muslim is radical.
“I’m declaring we kill them”
Anti-Muslim tendencies run high in the United States; between calls for registering all Muslims in a database and forcing them to wear patches to identify themselves, one could be forgiven for mistaking us for Weimar Germany in the 1930s.
Since it’s a slippery slope, it was only a matter time before someone made the last leap and called for genocide:
Pataki’s reason for including Loretta Lynch is because Lynch found herself on the receiving end of right-wing hate when she called for people to maintain a level head, something the right-wing is physiologically incapable of doing:
I think it’s important, however, that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America they are not who were they are not what we do and they will be prosecuted, so I want that message to be clear also.
It got through clear, Pataki is just extraordinarily dense and spewing nonsense so that he can win votes from people who didn’t even realizing he was running.
Yes, yes, right wingers will dodge and say “but we’re only talking about radical Islam,” but who gets the privilege of defining “radical”? Is it killing American citizens? Last I checked, Robert Dear was a “radical” Christian who killed Americans. Where are the people claiming that we need to kill all radical Christians — all reconstructionists, dominionists, and other theocratic radicals who hate America?
You won’t find them, and that’s because it’s easier to target Muslims, as they’re a smaller percentage of the population. It’s a bullying tactic, because that’s all the right-wing is now.