Good Day World!
Violent extremism has always been a thorn in the side of governments worldwide.
America's battle with extremism in the 21st century has taken on worldwide implications.
Since the attack on 9-11, Americans have been willing to give up some of their freedoms to suppress extremism. But not all of our freedoms.
President Bush and President Obama formed task forces to fight terrorism, both homegrown and foreign.
One of Obama's anti-terrorism programs was just called "Countering Violent Extremism" with no reference to Islam.
The reasoning for not singling out Islam was simple; Obama didn't want to ostracize any world religion because some of their believers turned violent for political reasons.
He knew that terrorists could also be Christian, Jewish, Catholics, or even Evangelical extremists. It was just common sense.
Under Trump's regime common sense has scurried to the corners of the White House and is studiously ignored.
Trump and cronies are changing the name of that task force to "Countering Islamic Extremism."
Quick example: Trump, or more likely chief puppet Bannon, came up with a list of terrorists incidents for the press and guess what?
They were only Muslims involved with no mention of White Supremacist attacks. Why do you think that was?
That list of terrorist attacks was handed over to the press after Trumpanzee Spicer claimed the media didn't even cover them. That, of course, was a bald-faced lie.
That lie was quickly exposed:
Trump Claims Media Don't Cover Terrorist Attacks, Archives Say Otherwise
There's no doubt Trump will come up with more task forces that will be thinly disguised attacks on minorities in this nation and abroad.
It's up to the main stream press and independent bloggers like myself to investigate and expose Trump's nefarious attacks on our freedom.
The key word to what's happening in Washington is: RESIST.
Time for me to walk on down the road....