There is no "Violence is bad" thread.
This thread was meant to discuss a Georgia Militia threatening someone's life. I recommend sticking to the topic. In the Antifa thread, talk about Antifa. In this one, let's figure out who this militia is and what to do about it...
Prosecute them for the laws they’re breaking. Have the FBI watch them diligently. Give mentioned targets extra police protection.
But, the overall context of our political environment isn’t off-topic; it’s implicit within it. The “fabric of our nation” is explicitly mentioned in the OP. Discussing that “fabric” seems appropriate.
The fabric of our nation, to me, means talking about Trump more than anyone else. His mouth is much more of a problem than some yahoo who ranted about Susan Collins after her Kavanaugh vote.
Trump had the charisma to get elected by exciting enormous numbers of people. Crimes against Muslims (other minorities?) went up even during the primaries and race with Hillary. No one on today's Left has 1/4 of the ability to incite people in one direction or another that Trump has.
Right. “My side’s violence is better than your side’s violence”
Is literally NOT what anyone on this thread has said.
Yes, what you've been posting could be characterized as such. No argument there.
Fearmongoring, spreading salacious rumors, targeting ethnic and religious groups, and encouraging hate toward your political opponents, is not the American way.
It is the path to authoritarianism, and will lead, as always, to violence and shame.
No one should tolerate, make excuses for, or vote for this kind of behavior.
Fearmongering: republicans want to take away your healthcare
Spreading salacious rumors: Trump was uriniated on by a Russian hooker.
Targeting ethnic and religious groups: White European Christians
Encouraging hate towards your political opponents: “And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.“
Get off your high horse. Both sides do it. It’s called politics. The difference is your side has the media on their side that demonizes Republicans and praises Democrats. Fake news at its finest. All for profit and ratings.