This is a worldview that reinforces a contempt for human rights in the name of financial expediency and the cynical pursuit of political power.
The massacre in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh did not take place in a vacuum—it is part of a wave of hate crimes sweeping our country.
Law enforcement frequently keeps tabs on social media to assess potential threats. The task is enormous, and it's an inexact science.
Demagogues rarely commit violence directly. Instead they use blame, fear and ridicule to inspire others to act on their behalf.
"He [Trump] didn't pull the trigger, but his verbiage and actions don't help," says one neighborhood resident.
He's not welcome in their city until he denounces white supremacy.
A tweet by the AP is the latest example in a wave of conspiracy-tinged victim blaming amid tragedy—led by President Trump and conservative pundits.
Robert Gregory Bowers, accused of killing 11 in Pittsburgh on Saturday, told officers after his arrest that Jews were committing genocide, according to charging documents.