National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster believes that the tragic event in Virginia should be called ‘terrorism.’ It’s about time that someone in our government uses that term to describe hate groups in our nation. A hate crime is an act of terrorism by definition; “a violent crime for political purpose.”
Trump continually denounces Muslims for terrorist activities. The truth is that far more dangerous is the ‘Trump Effect’ which has resulted in an 800 percent increase in hate crimes. African Americans, Hispanics, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, the LGBTQ community, and women live in fear of domestic terrorists every day. These degenerates have a leader defiling the White House and have come out of the shadows. They are celebrating the fact that they have a white supremacist in control of our nation.
What happened in Charlottesville is not a first, and not unusual. The television media fails to report hate crimes; acts of terrorism; committed in America every day.
“Any time that you commit an attack against people to incite fear, it is terrorism,” McMaster said of the fatal attack, which left a 32-year-old woman dead and several more injured at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. “But what you see here is someone who is committing a criminal act against fellow Americans that may have been motivated by this hatred and bigotry which, I mentioned, we have to extinguish in our nation.”
Of course Trump, Bannon, Sessions, DeVos, and others in the administration will not like McMaster’s verbal attack on white supremacists.
Trump began courting extremists in June of 2015 at his rallies. Hatred and violence were encouraged. Anyone who disagreed with Trump’s twisted views of America was verbally attacked and forcefully removed from the event.
The media must take the lead and be honest with the American people. Domestic terrorism is real, and is often performed in support of religion. Most of these hate groups, including the KKK call themselves Christians.
McMaster is correct; there in no room for this vile hatred in the most diverse nation in the world. The truth is that whites are having the fewest children of any racial demographic. This one truth, along with the fact that mixed marriages are common today, will soon make it difficult to find Americans who are pure white. America will finally appear as it should; a beautiful, multi-race, multinational patchwork of men and women who are unique, and yet the same.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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