Shall We Call It Christian-Caucasian Terrorism? | News Break
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White Supremacist Stockpiled Weapons
Federal authorities have arrested a lieutenant in the US Coast Guard who they say was amassing an arsenal of weapons at his home to carry out a massive terrorist attack. The accused, Christopher Paul Hasson, is a white supremacist who called for using “focused violence” to erect a “white homeland.” His list of targets included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Supreme Court justices, and others.
Funny, I am not hearing a lot of rumbling among the Republicans about how this is a radical Christianity or Caucasian-Christian terrorism. If this Hasson were a Muslim, this would be called Islamic terrorism. If Hasson Latino (or god forbid, undocumented), he would be a criminal Mexican (even if he weren’t Mexican). If Hasson were black, this would be depicted as vindication of racial profiling. So, what gives about Hasson.
Ha, ha. We know.
Smollett and False Police Report
In heartbreaking - and outrageous - news, it turns out that Empire actor Jussie Smollett may have staged the attack on himself in which he described racial and homophobic slurs being thrown at him. Chicago police are now investigating him for filing a false police report.
I don’t know when this saga will end, but should Smollett turn out to have done this, I hope the consequences are severe. Racism and homophobia are real. Racist and homophobic violence happens in this country and across the globe every single day. Using those tragedies as a publicity stunt, faking those tragedies for a stunt, casts doubt on the real victims. Faking such incidences is tantamount to re-victimizing the real victims.
Whitaker Lied to Congress
The New York Times has reported that former Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was pressed by Trump to reassign cases targeting him to friendly US attorneys. Whitaker reportedly declined.
However, Whitaker told a House Judiciary Committee hearing that Trump never asked him about these investigations. If the Times report is correct, Whitaker lied.
CNN reported earlier today that DOJ may be getting ready for the Mueller report to drop as early as next week. We have not, however, seen much consternation about this from people in the know (such as House Intel Chair Adam Schiff), and that could be for many reasons. While many are concerned this may mean the administration is “shutting Mueller down”, I am going to take a wait-and-see approach.
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