I was talking to someone on Facebook about something they stated.
Their comment was that politically the right is the only side with a body count. I called him on this BS and asked him to show me one attack by a right wing nutjob that happened because of the victim’s political beliefs. I listed the softball attack last year as my counter example and mentioned the number of candidates being attacked in the last three or four months.
His response was a list of racist and anti-Semite attacks. With the definition of a right wing attack being anything that attacks a minority. I could not separate this in his head, or even point it out to him. That just because someone is a white supremacist doesn’t mean they are Republican. He kept telling me Nazi’s don’t vote Democrat as if that meant something.
Finally he came up with the fake, or poorly built, bomb attacks as if that was the trump card to end all trump cards. I brought up the Ricin attacks and he accuses me of whataboutism.
But I wonder how many people agree with him. The SPLC does, MSNBC does, and some other outlets sometimes do. But is this why some leftists are getting violent because they honestly believe every racial attack is by a republican and they are simply defending themselves?
How does someone who believes that reconcile the black gay man who vandalized half a dozen synagogues in NYC?
I am starting to get to the point where I don’t understand the opposition any more and it concerns me.