Trump’s Followers In the Grip of Nameless, Unreasoning, Unjustified Terror

By now, you’ve probably seen the video of the Trump supporter who cold-cocked a protester as he was being led out of the rally.

The stunning part was not the punch itself – although an old white man hitting a black protester is loaded with meaning – it was his later comment:

And when asked why he punched the protester, he said: “Number one, we don’t know if he’s ISIS. We don’t know who he is, but we know he’s not acting like an American, cussing me… If he wants it laid out, I laid it out.”

He added: “Yes, he deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to kill him. We don’t know who he is. He might be with a terrorist organization.”

We don’t know if he’s ISIS.

Think about that for a moment. Behind that statement lies a world class ignorance and mind-numbing fear. It’s the statement of a man so uninformed that it beggars the imagine.

“We don’t know if he’s ISIS.”

Nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror. That’s the breathtakingly stupid statement of a man who has next to no idea about the world. He only knows he’s been told for years to be afraid and he has faithfully obeyed.

I’m less shocked by the punch than the breathtaking ignorance that motivated it.

  1. #1 by Richard Warnick on March 18, 2016 - 5:46 pm

    Sadly, the Hillary campaign is running on fear of… Trump! It’s all they’ve got. Nobody is buying the “progressive Hillary” act.

  2. #2 by Larry Bergan on March 18, 2016 - 11:17 pm

    Pretty astounding reactions from Trump.

    Some of the protesters to the Trump rally went a little too far and hurt the otherwise good cause a bit, but it’s interesting that the Trump protests were large enough to take up at least half of the local reporting here. Trump is poisonous and I think it’s a good thing people are standing up against him.

    Funny thing is, our Utah politicians are all doing the same thing after Romney’s suggestion to ruin his vote here. Greg Hughes is an exception.

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