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Charles Blow Eviscerates conservative Bigotry

14 Jun

A teachable moment. Trump continues his racist based attack on President Obama…

To conservative bigots it isn’t about the 100 lives destroyed, because those lives were “others”, and to conservatives less than fully human. It is to conservatives about advancing their hatred of another group of “others” – in this case Muslims. There is little difference between evangelical or fundamentalist christian hatred of Gays, whether it is “Praying away the Gay” or beating it out of them – and the fundamentalist and radical Islamic. They are both rotten fruit from the same diseased tree. You don’t have to be Gay to respect human life. There is no morality or respect for shared humanity in the Chump’s vein of the right wing…Only evil. Hatred and bigotry against one – is hatred against all.

“Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Watch Charles Blow teach Donald Trump a life lesson on spreading hatred in 30 seconds

CNN commentator Charles Blow asserted on Tuesday that Republicans were allowing hate to spread by downplaying the idea that homophobia contributed to the terrorist attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

On Monday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested that President Barack Obama was complicit in the attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, saying, “Look, we’re led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,”

Speaking on CNN’s New Day, Blow pointed out that Donald Trump had always questioned President Barack Obama’s “identity, his religion, his kind of fealty to this country.”

“If you put it into that sort of context, it is very clear that he means to question his loyalty, his patriotism, whether he has some sort of intimate knowledge of Islamic terror,” Blow said. “And that is outrageous.”

The commentator argued that it was “not sufficient” for Trump supporters to condemn the billionaire’s words while continuing to support him.

“This is a zero sum game, either you fight against hatred or you advance it,” Blow insisted. “Is it correct to say people are distorting a particularly religion, Islam, the Muslim faith? Absolutely. Is it correct to say there is a strand in the faith of people exploiting it to turn people into weapons? Absolutely.”

Blow observed that Americans who hate Muslims contribute to the radicalization of Muslim Americans. He also noted that the people who were criticizing Obama for not saying the words “radical Islam” were same people who refused to bring themselves to say that the attack occurred at a “gay” nightclub.

And then in only 30 seconds, Blow delivered a lesson on how hatred spreads:

We cannot downplay the idea of homophobia being linked to other phobias and other hatreds and other isms, that all of these things are connected, that once you allow yourself to hate one person, once you allow that into your spirit, once you allow that to become part of your and normalized in you, it allows you to hate anyone, to hate everyone, to be able to hurt anyone.”

 

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2 responses to “Charles Blow Eviscerates conservative Bigotry

  1. CNu

    June 14, 2016 at 10:59 AM

    When and how, (on what scientific basis?) did homosexuality cease to be classed as a mental illness?

    At best, one would be forced to consider homosexuality, gender dysphorias, and pedophilia as developmental disorders, coming as they do demographically with double or more the number of uncontroversial mental illnesses, substance abuse, suicide, and other profound symptoms of deep underlying malaise.

    La Raza is not my natural ally.
    Al-Islam is not my natural ally.

    Why again – in the context of economic and ecological musical chairs on the deck of the Titanic – would I seek a political alliance with the least capable cohort(s) in my cultural and political space?

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    • btx3

      June 14, 2016 at 12:08 PM

      The enemy of my enemy may not be my friend – but casting our bloated enemy off the boat and drowning him in he perfect storm, certainly raises the gunnels higher than the angry sea, preventing the boat from sinking in the storm.

      I don’t know of any recent scientific study which classifies homosexuality or the various different sexual orientations of the LGBT community as “mental illness”, although it is certainly true that some people in that community may suffer from mental illness, just like anyone else. Current research suggests that Homosexuality may have both a genetic and environmental component, buttressed by the fact that historically it has occurred in a consistent portion of the population throughout history. That percentage btw is nearly 10% of the population, 10 to 1,000 times greater than any of the various recognized classes of “mental illness”.

      http://www.slate.com/blogs/outward/2015/06/11/the_science_of_sexual_orientation_the_latest_on_genes_chromosomes_and_environmental.html

      La Raza is our ally – if only in adding their knives to gut the bloated feral beast. We will settle our differences shortly after killing the monster that is trying to kill us both. The knives neither have to be long, or very sharp – “Quantity has it’s own quality”.

      Al-Islam is neither friend, enemy, or ally.

      Your basic Sun Tsu is to fight one enemy at a time. Fighting multiple wars on multiple fronts is not only foolish…It is a losing proposition.

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