Just in case the tweets get deleted, here is what the thread shows:
We need to come together, America.
Finger-pointing, name-calling & screaming with your keyboards is easy, yet…
It solves not a single problem, saves not a single life.
Working as one to understand depraved evil & to eradicate hate is everyone’s duty. Unity.
Let’s do this.
You are “the depraved evil” we need to eradicate.
There’s really no other way to interpret “eradicate” other than @rezaaslan threatening the life of @KellyannePolls.
So then when @KellyannePolls said we need to “eradicate” this evil she meant shoot it in the face? She was threatening the El Paso shooter? We are all so fucking fed up with you racist GOPers and your bad faith bullshit.
After today there is no longer any room for nuance. The President is a white nationalist terror leader. His supporters – ALL OF THEM – are by definition white nationalist terror supporters. The MAGA hat is a KKK hood. And this evil, racist scourge must be eradicated from society.
According to Wikipedia, Reza Aslan is “scholar of religious studies, writer, and television host.” I guess we know what religion he has been studying. His family came to America when the was a child. They were fleeing the Iranian Revolution. He has had a pretty good life here in America, so naturally, he hates America.
Okay, that might be a little unfair. He only hates Trump supporters. Like us. He wants to “eradicate” all 60 million of us. That would be genocide on a scale that makes Hitler look like an amateur.
Reza Aslan is a Leftist. Modern liberalism, progressivism, socialism, and communism are all just variations of Leftism. The key aspect of Leftism is centralized control. The variations of Leftism are all on the same steep slope and the nomenclature just indicates how much control the government has achieved. It is a zero-sum game, and the more power the government has the less freedom the people have. Government (or, more accurately, the people who control government) always wants more power, and once you cede power to the government it will not willingly give it back.
If you don’t believe me, look at Venezuela. The country was once the most prosperous nation in South America. Then they voted for socialism. Now they are poor and the government refuses to yield any power back to the people.
People on the Right (Conservatives and Libertarians) want power to be retained by the people. They are distrustful of government. Libertarians want little or no government while Conservatives want a limited government that is tightly controlled.
According to Leftists, the solution to every problem is more government power. Leftism promises utopia in exchange for freedom. People who resist the government are seen as obstacles to progress and must be eradicated. Leftists are always just a few more executions away from utopia.
The 20th Century provides ample evidence to show that socialism and mass murder go together like peas and carrots. Stalin killed about 20 million people, give or take a couple million. Mao Zedong killed between 30 and 70 million people. That puts Reza Aslan in the ballpark, and with a little effort, he could set a new record.
As Maya Angelou said, “When people show you who they are, believe them.”