Trump’s Election Is Emboldening Hate Crimes & Hate Groups
Unfortunately for minorities, women, and those on the margins, Trump and his followers are giving powerful license to commit hate crimes and discrimination. Due to Trump not rejecting endorsements from leaders of groups like the KKK and other hate inspired organizations, additional fuel was added to the fire to encourage hate and violence against minorities. If Conservative leaning courts increase, then police and intolerant groups and their members will have further permission to get off “Scott Free” from their heinous crimes. The bellow examples are one of the key elements to our continued road to destructive Fascism in America.
Quoted from the Southern Poverty Law Center recent article on increase in hate crimes as a result of Trump ascendency:
David Duke (former leader of the Ku Klux Klan) was equally exultant, tweeting that “our people played a HUGE role in electing Trump!”
Andrew Anglin, proprietor of the Daily Stormer, a truly sickening website popular among neo-Nazis, declared, “Our Glorious Leader has ascended to God Emperor. Make no mistake about it: we did this.”
Kevin MacDonald, an outspoken anti-Semite and former professor, wrote, “This is an amazing victory. Fundamentally, it is a victory of White people over the oligarchic, hostile elites.”
via Southern Poverty Law Center continued – “But it’s not just ‘sieg-heiling’ Nazis and cross-burning Klansmen who should trouble Americans concerned about what a Trump victory portends. It’s also the more polite, suit-wearing extremists who move in mainstream political circles and already have their nose under the Trump tent.”
“They’re people like Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who birthed the viciously discriminatory, unconstitutional anti-immigrant laws enacted by Arizona, Alabama and other states several years ago; and Ken Blackwell, the former Ohio secretary of state who is now a senior fellow at the rabidly anti-LGBT Family Research Council. Both are reportedly serving as key members of Trump’s transition team.”
Trump’s Vice President Mike Pence was the most anti-gay right Governor in the US according to Rachel Maddow. Trump’s new White House Chief Strategist is the famously anti-Semitic Stephen Brannon, who ran the ultra right website www.breitbart.com, and who has also been quoted saying things like feminists are “a bunch of dykes”.
The above effect is that our nation may regress to the days of Reconstruction after the Civil War and Fascist Nazi Germany. Is this the type of blueprint that we want for America? History has shown that when we hold groups back socially and economically that it damages the positive spirit of the nation and destroys economic progress. The fact many major corporations have endorsed LGBTQ rights and more specifically Same Sex Marriage is not just a testament to their social responsibility, but more so that discrimination hurts our nation economically. Typically locals that are LGBTQ friendly enjoy more educated populations, higher economic growth, and better cultural participation.
Trumps interview with Lesley Stahl, where he says we should leave the legalization of same sex marriage alone shows his pragmatic position on this issue. In the past Trump was Pro-Choice, Pro LGBT rights, and less vocal about bashing of minorities. Hopefully his “Cooler Head” will prevail. On the other hand his uneducated bigoted followers will feel betrayed and thrown under the bus.
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