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Sticks & Stones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” A chant from childhood that wasn’t really true then and is even less true in the era of Trump.

Echidne provides a synopsis of the death and destruction last week caused in part by resurrection of many buried facets of the American psyche by the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

It started before last week with a man citing the ‘Trump Defense’ after being accused of groping a woman on a flight. It continues with Nigeria’s army citing Trump to justify shooting Shia protesters.

Donald Trump’s words can get people killed…


1 Badtux { 11.03.18 at 10:59 pm }

And yesterday an arsonist sets fires at seven Brooklyn synagogues and Jewish schools and scrawls “kill all Jews” inside a Brooklyn synagogue, causing an event to be cancelled due to lack of police protection.

It’s almost as if the Jew-haters are being empowered by someone in high office, someone who regularly says hateful things about people who aren’t white Protestants. I don’t know who that person could be… 🤔

2 Bryan { 11.04.18 at 4:26 pm }

“Stochastic terrorism” has come into its own under Trump. The racists think he’s a racist. The anti-Semites think he’s an anti-Semite. The misogynists think he’s a misogynist. Islamophobes and xenophobes rally to him.

If he goosesteps like a Nazi…