From McHenry County Blog commenter “Priest:”
Do not miss the forest for the trees.
Trump and Sanders are historical bellwethers.
Constructs of disparate ideas of solution with common ideals of People over corrupt public officials/institutions.
To care about who foments the violence misses the point of WHY the violence is presenting.
When any person loses Hope they lash out.
Anyone knows the wisdom of not fighting a cornered animal as they will fight twice as hard as one with an escape route and they will fight to the death.
The People clearly feel cornered by what both sides describe (for very different reasons) as corrupt political leadership/institutions.
The most foundational institution in a Republic is the Vote. [Emphasis added.]
At this point few people have faith in the integrity of the vote(once again for different reasons).
This may be the last straw in our broken Republic.
A few Senators and Representatives gave voice to the idea work should be done by Congress to restore faith in this foundational act.
The rest selfishly went after specific present instances of faithless acts or just spewed cult of personality hate(missing the historic opportunity entirely).
Without the pressure valve of the populace feeling enfranchised by the Vote and the actual true fights by leadership in all governmental units to serve their public function rather than abusing it(ala DCFS, public employee pay/health benefit/pension, legislative leaders corruptly abusing their law making ability to squeeze “campaign contributions “ out of private entities to enrich themselves….) we are headed for the dustbin of history as an ideal and nation.
Once again, we don’t fear the cleansing violence can bring we just feel it is the very basest of backwards reactions to the evil our government and it’s functionaries are visiting upon us.
To arrogantly believe you’re belief system or values or form of government will rise from the idiocy of anarchy is laughable.
Hold your government and it’s sycophants accountable.
Stop thinking your neighbor is somehow your enemy.
Non functional corrupt politicians…
All of them…
Are your enemy.
Move them out of any position of power so they cannot enrich themselves on your misery and the “divide and conquer” strategy ever again.