When presidential candidates call Latin American immigrants “rapists” or compare the President to Nazis because he entered into a nuclear agreement, any pretense of polite society has flown out the window.
While this elderly white woman at an IHop in Los Angeles might have a long history of racist confrontations, it’s hard to imagine that she hasn’t been empowered by the racism and xenophobia of Trump, Huckabee, Fox News and conservatives in general.
The woman, who deserves a big ole’ internet tongue lashing, was apparently very offended that a Latino employee spoke Spanish to a Latina woman. Remember, this was in Los Angeles, which has a very large Latino population. The woman kept telling the Latina to go back to Spain (she wasn’t from Spain) and she made several comparisons to Russians, the Nazis and Castro.
The Latina’s son, Carlos Steven Vasquez, posted the video of the woman on Facebook and it’s gone viral.
Here’s the video:
Clearly, this woman has more than a couple of screws loose, but did she before Fox News and our nutty GOP candidates of the last few election cycles? We can’t know, but there are plenty of anecdotal stories of people’s personalities changing after years of Fox. It has been proven that Fox News makes its viewers a whole lot dumber.
World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.
Source: Business Insider
If anything, this woman shows that unchecked propaganda is a parasite on society. I guess we can be thankful that this woman wasn’t carrying a gun.
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