Does anyone else think a dark side of the right wing is showing its face lately?
Its been one bigoted thing after another with the far right wing in the US. Now first let me say this is not a blanket assessment, and I do know and have heard many famous Republicans/Conservatives/Right wing people who are perfectly sane/non-bigoted and even deride their crazier friends in some situations… BUT…
It seems like they are just out to hate on everyone lately. Now I start with immigrants (though I guess they’ve never been huge fans). The latest thing being this immigration law down in Arizona that lets cops stop people who they “suspect” might be illegal immigrants (aka anyone who looks mexican) and check their papers. Thats ridiculous. Talk about profiling. Why not go after the massive companies that are hiring these illegal immigrants? Oh I forgot, those same massive companies are paying you money.
The big one at the moment is the mosque a few blocks from ground zero. It seems the far right wants to throw all of Islam under a bus because there is a tiny tiny TINY fraction of muslims who are trying to wage war with out country. If you go read the comments section on any article covering the topic on like yahoo news, you’ll get sick to your stomach. There are apparently lots of people who downright hate muslims, want them thrown out of the country, no new mosques and burn down the old ones, muslims are all evil, etc, etc. It really saddens and sickens me.
It also tells me a lot about the Republican party. The economy is recovering but barely, thats a PERFECT target. I mean honestly I think the only reason we’re gaining any jobs is thanks to the Dems, but I don’t think anyone is happy with how slow the recovery is going. They could try and pick on his reactions to North Korea or other national level stuff. They could even argue against his response to the Oil Spill and his energy policy in general…. all arguments where they have valid points and will win support….. And instead they choose to stir up fear about a mosque near ground zero, and immigrants spreading crime/disease and taking everyones jobs. Pure ignorance and fear mongering imo.
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