In a completely and totally surprising, not at all expected, development, the media and politicians from both parties have agreed that Donald Trump ‘saying inappropriate things’ is worse, much worse, than the recent massacre of 49 people in Orlando.
Isaac Chotiner of Slate tells us, with his headline, that “Trump’s Fearmongering, Hate-Filled Speech on Orlando Is the Scariest Thing He’s Done Yet.”
Trump’s behaviour we’re helpfully informed is “so horrifically grotesque in so many different ways that it is easy to become emotionally immune to his hideous and bigoted comments, and the soullessness of his response to tragedy… his speech on Monday afternoon was the most terrifying of the campaign.”
Chotiner’s article contains a fascinating cornucopia of words that vary between the meaningless, the unexplained and the inexplicable, “demagoguery, fearmongering, outright lies—… disgusting … disturbing…”
In contrast with Isaac Chotiner’s inchoate rage and fear in response to a speech by Donald Trump, his response to the massacre of 49 people was an Islam-apologetics-special article telling us that the killer was a ‘lone-wolf’ and, therefore, nothing to do with any identifiable group, sub-culture, religion or race.
Ron Fournier at The Atlantic, comparatively unbothered by the massacre of 49 people in a club in Orlando, was apoplectic at Trump. For Trump had the gall to blame the massacre on radical Islamic terrorism. Fournier, in a rage, corrected this pernicious accusation, pointing out to Trump: “You were not right on radical Islamic terrorism. But you are doing right by radical Islamic terrorism. You are giving legitimacy to ISIS’s nefarious interpretation of a peaceful religion. You are helping ISIS recruit terrorists. You are dividing Americans at a time when all Americans most need to be united.”
Fournier teaches us that whereas the text of the holy Koran, with its instructions to destroy the infidel, have no effect whatsoever on Muslims, the words of Trump have a devastating effect. It is The Word Of Trump that impels otherwise peaceful Muslims to join ISIS and go massacre-crazy on a regular basis.
Trump’s words, we’re told, have incredible power; “your words do undermine the commander-in-chief. Your words do exploit fears, stir prejudices, and divide Americans.”
A representative of The International Conspiracy of Journalists clarified these points for us earlier today: “If Trump just stopped talking, there would be no more violence from lone-wolfs who are pretending to follow the peaceful religion of Islam.”
The representative of The International Conspiracy of Journalists goes on to explain, “a club full of people being shot-up is pretty bad and all but what you have to understand is that it was caused by Trump saying things.”
“That’s why we agree that Trump is worse than the massacre. Insinuations that Islam might be a violent religion, is much much worse than the actual violence. See?”
“I’m absolutely appalled,” said one liberal commentator as she looked over photographs of the dead, “that Donald Trump said anything negative about Islam. This is 2016!”