UPDATED: 8:35 PM EST
The shocking violence that broke out at a Donald Trump rally in Chicago, IL is actually not shocking at all.
It is the by-product of 7 years of race baiting by the far right of the Republican Party and the conservative movement.
It is also the by-product of one of the most racist political campaigns over the last 50 years.
Not since the campaign of 1972 have we seen so much hate and vitriol spewed by one leading candidate for this nation’s presidency.
He’s attacked Mexicans.
He’s attacked women.
He’s attacked the disabled.
He’s attacked Muslims.
He’s attacked blacks.
He’s attacked the press.
And he’s going to get somebody killed.
Donald Trump’s racist, ugly campaign will get people killed and he will be responsible.
We as a country have to stop playing around with this guy.
He’s a threat to our democracy and to our way of life.
We are a nation that has rallied against the forces of racism and has still not defeated them.
Racism has been the greatest scourge of our Republic since the very beginning and yet we still have leading political figures who are trying to further their careers by dragging us into the fire.
It is disgraceful and it is dangerous. It is also deadly.
“Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date,” the Trump campaign said in a statement. “Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.”
Our country can’t go in peace.
We have to go to war and fight against Donald Trump and his neo-facist agenda.
The time for peace and appeasement is over.
We have to fight for our country.
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