Harboring malicious energy leads to increased attacks

Tamonda GriffithsNews Writer

This past week adversaries of President Trump – CNN correspondent John Brennan, Hillary Clinton, former President Bill Clinton, former President Barack Obama, and former Vice President Joe Biden, to name few – have received homemade pipe bombs by mail.

At 10:52 a.m. on Friday, October 26th a suspect was taken into FBI custody.

Naturally, before any arrest was made many wondered who the next target was going to be and who was behind the mailings.

In a segment on his show the Rush Limbaugh show, Limbaugh said, “Would it make a lot of sense for a Democrat operative or Democrat-inculcated lunatic to do it? Because things are not working out the way they thought.”

Conservative political commentator, Ann Coulter tweeted the pipe bombings were, “a liberal tactic.”

Limbaugh, Coulter, and other conservative public figures seem to think Democrats and liberals are scrounging for sympathy and support in order to win the upcoming November 2018 midterm elections. Days after the bombing suspect was brought into custody, the President vowed to end the “political violence” that has plagued the nation. In that same speech, President Trump said the media has stoked the tension with “constant unfair coverage” and are using the incident to, “undermine healthy debate,” between both sides of the aisle.

While I do not think this incident should blanketly define, supporters of the President as completely crazy, it does not look favorably upon them.

During his presidential campaign, then- presidential candidate Trump said to an Iowa rally, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.”

As President, his words and/or tweets hold weight to the world. Advocating violence in one way or another, and then being upset when one of your followers takes your advice is no one’s fault but your own.

News flash: Mr. President, your words matter.

Star Trek character, Spock said, “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”

Unfortunately, in this case, and others similar to it, the actions of one can represent/define the whole group.

Throughout his presidency, President Trump has expressed animosity against the media – especially when he is not looked favorably upon – as “fake news.”

The President asking for the news to objective when he himself seems to be incapable of such is hypocrisy at its finest. These bombings just continue to assert how divided we are as people, as a nation.

There are no gray areas; you are either for something or against it. Bi-partisanship is a thing of the rapidly forgotten past.

You can support whoever you so choose: President Trump, former President Obama, Bernie Sanders, Taylor Swift, but blindly taking marching orders without consideration for the consequences of your actions is the job of a robot, not a human being.

If the President truly encourages “healthy debate,” then he needs to show not tell us he vows to end the political animosity that plagues the country.

No more “falsehoods.” No more encouraging protestors be dragged from your rallies. No more “loving Trump’s hate.”

Photo Credit: David Videcette

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