What do these 3 men have in common? They are intentionally using hate to provoke angry simple people. It’s 2016 America. How is that bigotry is still such an acceptable, potent political strategy for politicians and professional provocateurs to employ? Have our schools failed? Have scared, impotent conservative religious leaders who know their thinking and preaching is out step with the times contributed to this climate of fear, blame and intolerance?
Has having an African-American President who is more loyal to universal values of love and respect than tribal chauvinism and hate pushed some Americans to the breaking point?
Is the ever diminishing power and influence of the White conservative Christian Americans pushed some to engage in a holy-war for the heart and soul of this country?
Maybe the more important question is, are reasonable moderates, liberals, progressive and tolerant conservatives willing and able to address this dangerous challenge to America’s moral compass?