Monday, October 14, 2019

Tee shirt hate speech and right-wing propaganda

This week some fine citizen boarded a United Airlines flight wearing a tee shirt with this message you can read below:

"Rope, Tree, Journalist
Some Assembly Required"

You've got to wonder how the airline could have allowed it to happen. 

How could they have heard the complaint from another passenger who correctly believed that the message on the shirt was calling for the lynching of journalists and then done nothing to stop the wearer from boarding their flight?

The reason is simple: right-wingers bitch, whine, moan and complain every time anyone demands any accountability from them about anything.

They'll scream that you're trying to muzzle them, take away their 1st amendment rights and so on. Even if you're merely calling them out on their hate speech or something like this where there can't be the slightest doubt that they're advocating violence.

And clearly targeting specific groups of people.

Because their accursed president does these things--quite literally--on a daily basis, this is even more of a problem than it was before.

And it's going to get worse. Much worse.

There are militia-types and haters of every stripe who're itching to begin "cleansing" America of people they hate.

They want to do this very badly and there's every indication that they will.

And all the while, they'll say that they're the good guys and that they're just being patriotic.

And you can bet that their propaganda outlets and web sites will echo that insanity.

I'd say it's likely to happen soon, especially if we're successful at holding Adolph Twitler accountable for all of his treachery and crimes.

I wish I could say that what I've written in this post is hyperbole, but it's not. It's the sad truth.

They say this things out loud every day.

If you're not listening, you should be.

Here's a link to The article in Forbes about this outrageous event on that United Airlines flight.

Bulldog Ben

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