Welcome to the family, Mr. Winship!
Lots of the human family knew two truths you still seem inclined to softsoap here long ago, long before Trump was elected:
- This man is himself a white supremacist.
This is clear from his documented behaviors and speech over decades, long before he became the POTUS.
To him, terrorism is by definition committed by those who don’t share his perception that a few white dudes have almost all the money on the planet because they are God’s chosen people.
From the POTUS’ POV, terrorism cannot be committed by those who are faithful to God Money, and who staunchly defend His servants.
Terrorism is the exclusive province of those who are faithful to some other God. Those who dare to defy the One God Money deserve what they get. To ram cars into them or slam their heads against them during arrest is not even violent. It is righteousness.
Scary but true. Come on in, Mr. Winship! It turns out we can handle this hard truth. We don’t need to minimize or deny it…
- The POTUS offers no genuine empathy because he has none to offer. Yes, he is heartless and souless. Long term worship of God Money predictably results in these deficiencies.
A lot of your family recognized the disease properly and spoke strongly to its dangers long ago. But for a long time, intellectual elites have refused to hear us. You dissed and dismissed us–because we used words like heartless and soulless.
Intellectual elites insisted such speakers were too emotional, too sensitive, hyperbolic, or outright crazy.
Turns out we were simply seeing something the intellectual elites didn’t want to see.
While you’re calling for the POTUS to take responsibility for the consequences of his actions (good luck with that!), maybe you’d like to do the same.
Why not extend a thank you to all those whose courageous Truth-telling has finally allowed you to see these hard truths? Do you really imagine these brilliant observations originate from you alone? (Looks like the same rampant egotism that afflicts the POTUS…)
Why not offer an apology on behalf of all the intellectual elites like you who disregarded the warnings from such Truth-speakers, and instead subjected them to shunning, shaming and silencing?
Perhaps if a few more intellectual elites had been willing to soften their egocentric pride a bit more a bit sooner, we might have been better prepared to meet the threats this POTUS augurs.
Give a little skin to peacemaking yourself! Then your calls for others to ante up will be more potent.