Violence, oppression, even the encouragement of violence towards other groups shouldn’t be tolerated, yet the dotard encourages everything White Supremacist groups stand for. It has even been suggested in some sources that the dotard is a white supremacist. He probably is, but that’s another topic. The thing is, supremacist groups have increased since the dotard took over the Big House and the NAACP since the dotard began his occupation of the Big House, has had a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Supremacist groups don’t accept those who are different from them by way of complexion, culture, religion, heritage, and probably some I missed and will resort to violence if other groups don’t “stay in their place” and accept their “supremacy”, which they do not have. Oppression of others is what they do mostly by violence and instilling fear. This article was from February 2019
The law center said the number of hate groups rose by 7 percent last year to 1,020, a 30 percent jump from 2014. That broadly echoes other worrying developments, including a 30 percent increase in the number of hate crimes reported to the F.B.I. from 2015 through 2017 and a surge of right-wing violence that the Anti-Defamation League said had killed at least 50 people in 2018.
“Trump has made people in the white supremacist movement move back into politics and the public domain,” Ms. Beirich said. “He is a critical aspect of this dynamic, but he is not the only reason why the ranks of hate groups are growing. The ability to propagate hate in the online space is key.”
This quote from the article refers to an ADL report, which agreed with SPLC’s report:
That report said that right-wing extremism was linked to every extremist-related killing the group tracked in 2018, at least 50, and that jihadist groups were linked to none. It said that made 2018 the deadliest year for right-wing extremism since the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
So Jihadist are not the problem in the U.S., but Right wingers like to make people believe this. Instead White Supremacists are the issue. The Extremist groups target Jews, Latino, Native Americans, anti-LGBT and others. However, there was also a rise in Black Supremacist groups (AKA Nation of Islam) too, which basically are similar to White Supremacists, but are anti-white, instead of anti-black. They all use violence of some sort (AKA bombings, beatings, lynchings etc) and that’s just one of many reasons why such groups should not be tolerated.
However, as said before, the dotard encourages Supremacist groups and that too should not be tolerated. People in the U.S. should all be able to practice their religion and cultural activities, as well as have their celebrations of their heritage, without fear of harm. To me diversity is the U.S.A. and that should be accept. The issue is how do we eliminate Right Wing Supremacist groups without doing the same thing they are attempting- harm, oppression, forced assimilation (unless your complexion is dark then separation), discrimination etc.? How do we stop the increase hate crime and teach others to be accepting and tolerant of diversity? IMHO, assimilation shouldn’t be the goal, but rather living with each others differences in a peaceful manner, learning and sharing our diversity with each other. I think it is fun learning about other people celebrations, traditions, languages, and ways of life, instead of trying to make everyone cookie cutters of everyone else. It is, as in Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek, the Vulcan IDIC (Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations).
“Until humans learn to tolerate -- no, that’s not enough; to positively value each other -- until we can value the diversity here on Earth, then we don’t deserve to go into outer space and encounter the infinite diversity out there.” -- Gene Roddenberry
Gene Roddenberry Jr. says the entire show was
“…based on the idea of IDIC, which was one of the backbones of the original series. It’s the philosophy that’s always really kind of resonated with me. I did not grow up watching Star Trek. I liked Knight Rider and The Dukes of Hazzard. It wasn’t until later in life, through the fans, that I got a different perspective of what Star Trek was, and then I went back and I’d start to get it. We all know the term “IDIC,” which means “infinite diversity in infinite combinations.” It’s the idea that it’s universal acceptance.”
See to my husband, many fans, and myself, what has become the Roddenberry philosophy, which is very humanistic (Gene’s views were humanistic) and far more than just IDIC, it’s more than a show, the philosophy is a way of life and even a goal or dream of how we want the world to be. Until Majel died, there was a whole community, with a forum and we all shared Gene’s philosophy. Rod and Majel continued the philosophy after his death. His philosophy can be found in the humanist manifesto and have even been the topic of many humanist podcasts, so what I’m talking about I’m not at all alone in and as I said, we can find this idea in the Humanist Manifesto, albeit not in exact words.
Well, I guess I should turn this topic over to everyone else for discussion and put more of my two cents in as we continue.