Cesar Sayoc van hosted picture of former Sec State, First Lady & Pres. candidate Clinton with rifle crosshairs over her face. We often hear “see something, say something” did anyone call in a tip? Compare to Int’l terrorism tips, what is the difference? Why do we brush this off?
Imagine any hint ISIS/AQ appearing on van, or no sign terrorism & just unrelated Arabic or foreign language writing, what would happen? Immediate call in. Sayoc threatened elected officials & public people openly social media, any call ins? Why not? Answer is all over that van
Throughout history, violent speech, violent rhetoric spewed by those in power or in pursuit of power results in emergence of violence. Americans would never accept such rhetoric from foreign powers/terrorists, but we’ll permit it from each other for partisan political gain. Why?
Levitsky & Ziblatt explain in “How Democracies Die” - discussion forbearance is telling of how far we’ve fallen, because our leaders are worried about “winning” more than “leading”, if our leaders don’t put country over party soon, there won’t be much of an America left to win
Great book I wish our leaders and all Americans would read. The past month and particularly the last 3 days are examples of their discussions and how 🇺🇸 is failing https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Democracies-Die-History-Reveals/dp/0241317983 …
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