Last week a religious fundamentalist entered a church and killed an abortion doctor; today an Illuminati-conspiracy deranged Antisemite and white supremacist entered the U.S. Holocaust Museum with a rifle, and managed to kill one man before being shot himself.
Elements of the far-right in this country, with the election of the nation’s first black president, are clearly not just coming unhinged (they have always been unhinged). They are becoming strident. And more than strident. They are becoming openly violent.
I really think that our first black president is in enormous danger from far-right fanatics, and I think that the atmosphere has been stoked by the daily relentless hysteria generated by the Shout Radio and Fox News shit disturbers. Watch this video of Shepard Smith today and see if you see it the way I do. Here is a man who is visibly shaken, and wondering if he’s part of a network that is creating and feeding a movement that will culminate in the assassination of a president:
I admire Smith’s honesty here, and his attempt to dial down Fox News’s most fanatical goons, but this is the Iago-child of the right-wing echo chamber’s ensemen’d bed, and Smith has been a part of it.
No stepping away from your creation, Dr. Frankenstein.