Socially acceptable hatemongering

It was the liberal left that wanted all hate speech banned, yet they demonstrate hate on a daily basis. Over just the past two days, here is some of what people are saying about those with whom they disagree: Rutgers Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Brittney Cooper, “F**K each and every Trump Supporter.” Hollywood Filmmaker Rob Reiner, “For 3+ years, there’s been a cancer on this Presidency. But this cancer has spread throughout America.” On Vice President Mike Pence not wearing a mask while visiting Mayo Clinic, actress Kristen Johnston sarcastically tweeted: “Jesus is his vaccine.” Filmmaker Judd Apatow tweeted: “If they do not lose in a landslide our country has lost its mind.”

Former Obama administration deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes said, “No terrorist could ever kill 50,000 Americans. It’s impossible, right?… with Trump it’s almost like this ghoulish numbers game in an effort to make sure someone looks good or bad.”  House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY): “The president is trying to impose artificial politically motivated deadlines so that the economy can look good before the third quarter for the election, but if that happens, we’ll simply get a lot — thousands and thousands of more people dead, and we can’t do that.” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), “I have ice cream in my freezer. I guess that’s better than having Lysol in somebody’s lungs as he [Trump] is suggesting.”

Drexel University professor Robert Zaller, “We are fighting not one plague now, but two…[Trump] has been responsible for 90 percent of Coronavirus deaths in the country, he will surely cause many more.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups.” MSNBC, anchor Nicolle Wallace: ““So the president and vice president have really revealed themselves as this wacky combination of conspiracy theorists, quack medical proponents and truthers.”

And finally, this tweet from Comedian Billy Eichner referring to Trump supporters and conservatives: “I hate these people. Hate. HATE!!!!!!!!!” These quotes are just in the past two days. In the context of each vile criticism, not one, I’ll write that again, NOT ONE suggestion on how to make things better. Just tearing people down with hateful and spiteful words. Some hate-filled person says it. A hate-filled media person reports it, then it lodges in some hate-filled heart. As 2 Timothy 2:16 says, “But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as does a canker.” This is not how we come together as a nation to defeat a deadly threat. Remember who you are and who you serve that you might be that light in the darkness of these perilous times.

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Bill Wilson