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Apparently glass can only be seen through from one perspective or one side. And I’m speaking on the subject of hate speech and the ridiculous double standard present in today’s politics.

Any one of the 20 presidential candidates are echoing each other on how racist President Donald Trump is and calling out anyone who supports him. But they apparently can’t see the hatred spewing from their own mouths and the danger they are presenting to the American public. Not only is their rhetoric going on about how racist conservatives are, but there is an attack on the First, Second and other amendments our nation holds dear.

The latest attempt to shut down the conservative movement and call Trump supporters out for supporting the president came from U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, who doxxed supporters. What is dox? It means search for and publish private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the internet, typically with malicious intent.

Castro published information that was open to the public, but takes some looking to find, concerning who donated to Trump’s campaign – from a mom and pop donation of $200 on up. The information was allegedly released so Trump supporters would be harassed into not supporting him again or even pulling that support out of fear.

Foxnews.com reported, “They don’t want him receiving donors. They don’t want us out there talking about illegal immigration. So what do they do? They demonize anyone who is a supporter. It’s why Hillary Clinton called us all deplorable. It’s why Joe Biden said we are the dregs of society ... That is their motive.

“Demonize us so we back down. But we are not backing down. We are showing up. It’s why President Trump has thousands waiting outside his rallies and many camping out the night before.”

Scarier than that was the production of a movie called “The Hunt” from NBC Universal that centered on a group of “elite” liberals picking 12 strangers and taking them to an island where the strangers, conservative Trump supporters, would be hunted for sport.

Wikipedia states, “The film was scheduled for release on Sept. 27, 2019. It was, for a time, moved back to Oct. 18 before shifting back to its original release date of Sept. 27. 

“On Aug. 7, 2019, Universal announced that in the wake of the Dayton and El Paso mass shootings, they would be suspending the film’s promotional campaign. Several days later, the film was pulled from the studio’s release schedule.”

The write-up goes on to state, “Trump issued a tweet on Aug. 9, 2019, saying that, ‘The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos.’ Although Trump did not specify the name of the film, The Washington Post said it was ‘most likely’ a reference to The Hunt.”

Prior to hearing that the film was being pulled, social media were blowing up concerning impending bloodshed between liberals and conservatives – not the type of film created to fill the ever-widening chasm that seems to be increasing as days go by.

Timing is everything they say. What I found very interesting was the timing of the Democratic presidential debates and the mass shootings, one of the shooters a known Antifa member. 

So suddenly we have two active shooter events prompting immediate speech from the left on banning guns, removing the Second Amendment and large-scale “new” gun laws proposed to supposedly “protect” the public – or disarm them at least.

Intimidation has backfired on the latest moves by the liberal left. Trump is raising a record amount of money for his 2020 re-election campaign, that while attacks on his supporters continue, the name calling continues, and we “deplorables” resist the bullying we’re getting supporting the president of the United States.

Only heaven can help us through this; we can only pray we don’t follow Argentina, Venezuela or other countries down the socialist path.

Jackie Taylor

Linn County News

jackielcn@ckt.net

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