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Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate On Donald Trump’s Nasty Home Grown Terrorism

Terrorism is defined as the use of violence for political ends. Given that definition, Donald Trump’s call to prohibit all Muslims, even American citizens, from crossing the border into the United States, can be categorized as an act of terrorism.

No, Donald Trump didn’t perpetrate the violence himself, but he is exploiting it to gain political power for himself.

Here’s what Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has to say about the matter in contrast:

“As we grieve for the latest victims and their families, we must resist the demagoguery that would turn grief into vengeance and expand the catastrophic war on terror.

We must likewise resist the deplorable expressions of xenophobia and stand up for the civil rights and civil liberties of Muslims who are in no way implicated in the crimes of ISIS. To the contrary, we must ensure a pathway to dignity, self-respect and full inclusion in society that will undermine ISIS recruitment to the path of violence.

We must also look to rein in senseless violence where it occurs. In particular, we must end weapons profiteering, that fans the flames of violence domestically and over seas. Whether by Lockheed Martin, Northrup Gruman or the NRA, the promotion of brutality and violence for profit needs to be stopped. Congress and the White House need to stand up to the enablers of terror at home and around the world.”

12 thoughts on “Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate On Donald Trump’s Nasty Home Grown Terrorism”

  1. Korky Day says:

    I voted for Jill, but this response could be better. She sounds like Obama. Urging calm instead of big changes.
    Not reassuring enough to people who are frightened, including me.
    Self-defence is not terrorism.

    Trump is not the ogre that she implies. Not my first choice for president, but better than Obama and Hillary.

    I say much more in the discussion in Irregular Times called ‘Donald Trump Summed Up in Six Seconds’.

    1. J Clifford says:

      Why are you frightened, Korky? Do you walk outside afraid of bees?

      Bees kill 40 times more people in the USA per year on average than Muslim terrorists do.

      So, if you’re frightened of Muslim terrorists, you ought to be shaking in your boots about the bees that have infiltrated North America, lurking in every flower, plotting revolution.

      Donald Trump is exploiting paranoia. That makes him worse than an ogre.

      1. Korky Day says:

        Of course I’m afraid of bees. If you aren’t, you’re a fool. I take precautions against them and against many other dangers. I wear a bike helmet while cycling. I vote against warmongers like Bush, Obama, and Hillary. Relatively peaceful candidates are Greens, socialists, and Trump.
        Trump wants a strong military not to use it, but to be able to avoid using it while negotiating peace. I presume Sanders would agree.

        Do you forgo a bike helmet, J Clifford, because you’re more likely to die of disease?

        1. Leroy says:

          “The obvious problem, of course, is that the United States already has the most powerful military in the world by a long shot. The U.S. currently spends more on military and defense than the next seven top countries in the world combined. We spend roughly three times more on defense spending than China, and roughly six times more on defense spending than Russia, the two countries that Trump claims he as president would stand up to.

          When Trump says he would rebuild our military to make it the best in the world, what exactly does he think is wrong with it? Who does he think has a stronger military right now?

          But there’s a bigger problem, a philosophical problem. Trump’s military philosophy perhaps gives us insight into his background as a businessman. In his world, every party is a rational actor. Deals get made over dollars and cents; interests and preferences are apparent and communicated.

          In this world, Trump would be right. Why would anyone go to war with a country with a military the size of the United States? In a conventional war, they would get trounced. Of course, people who study international relations know this. That’s why modern democratic societies don’t fight one another. Democratic societies behave rationally, and the weaker party would never commit to a war that it would lose.

          The issue with Trump’s line is that in the real world, there are irrational actors. Wars are fought with both parties seeking asymmetrical advantages. The 9/11 hijackers didn’t compare their might to that of the U.S. military before planning their attack, nor does the rest of al Qaeda, nor does the Islamic State, nor does the Taliban. Terrorism itself becomes an rational act for groups that are so small and so radical that they could never advance their agenda without resorting to violence and fear.

          In this real world, this modern world where terrorism is such an enormous part of national security concerns, it is painfully important that anyone who seeks to run the country understand this. An inability to grasp this reality is perhaps why a tough-talking businessman is not well suited to step into the West Wing.”

          1. Leroy says:

            Also watch the video clip to see where Trump gets his military advice from for real.

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