So the Muslim travel ban that isn’t Muslim and isn’t a ban, according to Trump, though sometimes it is–the ban on refugees from several majority Muslim countries–is supposedly meant to keep America safe from Muslim extremists who aim to kill us. It has been pointed out ad nauseam that no refugees from those countries have killed anyone in America in at least twenty years.
Plenty of Muslims and others have been killed, injured and harassed by American extremists in America, though. The latest incident: A white American male–no doubt a “real American”–shot and killed one man and injured two others, because two of them looked to him to be Middle-Eastern. “Get out of my country!” he yelled before he shot them. The two men whom the killer thought were Middle-Eastern were in fact Indian or Indian-American. Clearly nobody with dark hair, dark eyes and brown skin is safe anymore. The third man was shot when he tried to intervene.
I can’t begin to imagine what the families of the victims are feeling right now. I’m screaming in my head half the time, lately, and I’m relatively unaffected by everything. And Trump is silent. Considering that he usually jabbers like a syphilitic monkey, his consistent silence when it comes to hate crimes committed by his followers is loud and clear: haters, you have the backing of your chicken-eyed chump-in-chief.
I’m a humanist, in theory, but fuck that right now. Thrice-used ass-wipes like this latest killer and everyone who thinks like him are write-offs. Fuck trying to understand them. Just impeach Trump already and drive these imbeciles back under their rocks! And I suggest we start calling them what they are: Trump extremists.