With Wednesday’s shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three others by James T. Hodgkinson, a Bernie supporter, everyone is taking a step back to analyze just how toxic political discourse in our country has become.
In the article, Fuller opens with “Impeachment and removal from office are only the first steps; for America to be redeemed, Donald Trump must be prosecuted for treason and — if convicted in a court of law — executed.”
Talk about taking it from zero to one hundred, real quick.
Fingers have been pointed in both directions over the environment that led to Scalise’s shooting. Fox News host Sean Hannity called it a “Left-Wing Assassination Attempt On GOP Lawmakers.” Meanwhile, the New York Times Editorial Board tried to peddle the insane lie that Sarah Palin was to blame for Gabrielle Giffords being shot when addressing the Scalise shooting. Meanwhile, MSNBC host Chuck Todd admitted that “we are all to blame” for the “toxic stew that passes for political discourse.”
How can anyone not see that the attack yesterday against congressional Republicans was not only politically motivated, but stems from the mindset that all of our political leaders should be prosecuted and executed, if they can’t be subject to a revolutionary firing squad?
Fuller makes his execution argument about morality, writing, “Anything less than capital punishment — or at least life imprisonment without parole in a maximum security detention facility — would send yet another message to the world that America has lost its moral compass.”
Trump, his supporters, conservatives, and libertarians need to realize that they’re no longer dealing with rational people anymore.
Many people argue that the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders is that Trump demonized minority groups throughout his campaign, and that Bernie’s “political revolution” preached hope, love, and change. But the unintended consequence of pushing for a “political revolution” is that you end up demonizing those who are currently in power to the point where someone can fire a gun at them while they’re at baseball practice.
Demonization of the other doesn’t have to come from the politicians themselves when they have the media to do that for them. If HuffPost has any sense of decency, they need to stop running crank articles like this.