February 2023

Crimes And Enabling

If you haven’t observed, were undergoing, a time period of increased amounts/ quantities of hate – crimes, it is likely you haven’t been paying enough attention! Many feel, this can be occurring, at a rate, we’ve not seen, in recent memory, and, this might be more dangerous, than – ever, because, numerous politicians, and elected officials, often believe, enabling, and entitling the haters, etc, serves their personal/ political agenda, and/ or, self – interest! It has gotten to the actual, where, sound judgment indicates, after we don’t reduce this partisan behavior, hatred, bigotry, and prejudice, we risk the identity and character of the nation, and lose, most of what, we’ve considered the protections, and Constitutional guarantees, which differentiate us, all over the world! When haters feel enabled, unfortunately, their anti – social behavior, increases, both, in – frequency, and also, severity/ danger! With, that planned, this document will attempt to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and discuss, 5 regions of concern, which we should address, sooner, in lieu of later.

  1. Antisemitism: In the 1930’s and 1940’s, the earth witnessed, what the results are, when antisemitism, becomes prevalent, and permitted! We have seen this dangerous behavior, on lots of occasions, after that, but, it seems like, how many hate – crimes, committed against Jews, continues to grow, in the number/ frequency, along with, in how these haters, seem, more enabled and entitled, than in the past! If we hope, to guarantee, We’ve seen this before, and, Never again, be a little more – than – empty rhetoric/ slogans, we need to enforce laws, created to criminalize a lot of these behaviors, and actions!
  2. Voting rights: While some claim, they seek changes, in voting rights, and corresponding laws, it appears to be, it really is more about restricting the privileges, and rights, only, to selective groups (minorities, and/ or, others, minus the same political perspectives/ agendas)! How can we say he is, for, liberty and justice for all those, unless/ until, after we don’t insist, every citizen, has the ability to cast his vote, fairly, and without interference?
  3. Systemic racism: Although, occasionally, systemic racism, is very much, some of those, over – used, slogans, etc, denying, it exists, in policing, Courts, employment, etc, is, a type of dangerous – denial! If, we enable this behavior, and invite it, being, the so called, standard behavior, we risk, losing an essential component within our democracy!
  4. Polarization/ political rhetoric: We witnessed how, somebody, served his personal/ political agenda, and, self – interest, for four years, as President of the United States, and, how, when someone because type of responsibility, and thus much power/ influence, can cause polarization, and divisiveness, if we need, public officials, who prioritize, bringing us, together, with the greater good! When public leader uses the rhetoric, of hatred, it enables his core supporters, inside an unhealthy way!
  5. Encouraging/ enabling haters: Referring to violent, White Supremacists, etc, in such a way, which, equates them, to peaceful protestors, saying, Good people on both sides, or, constantly, lying and making false claims, while using apparent intention, of, encouraging these haters, creates a setting, which does enable them, and earn this behavior, acceptable, inside their perceptions!

Wake up, America, and protect the integrity individuals nation, as well as the core principles of democracy! If we don’t do so, proactively, and very soon, it can be, in its final stages, and we will lose our basic direction, perhaps, forever!