As the nation reels in shock and anger against the horrific massacre at a Jewish synagogue on October 26 by a hate-filled, violently anti-Jewish suspect who tweeted his own intentions shortly before this monstrous act took place, some commentators have lost no time in pointing a finger at Donald Trump as if he were somehow personally responsible for this atrocity, as well as for a serious of failed pipe bomb attacks against Trump's most prominent Democratic opponents by another violent fanatic suspect in Florida who allegedly claimed to be Trump's follower.

Of course, it is utterly delusional to accuse or imply that Trump somehow inspired or encouraged these vicious attacks. There is absolutely no foundation for such an absurd and malicious charge, no matter how much one may disagree with Trump's policies on immigration or any other issue. Nor is there the slightest shred of evidence that Trump, a strong supporter of Israel, who also has placed many Jews in influential places in the government and whose own daughter and grandchildren are Jewish, is in any way anti-Jewish.

So what is it about Trump's statements and actions that could, very arguably, have contributed to bringing about the horrible massacre in Pittsburgh and the dangerous attempted pipe bomb attacks on politicians in the opposing party, which Trump himself clearly had no intention of ever bringing about or permitting?

The explanation is in Trump's one sided focus on brown immigrants as the biggest danger to America, that there is, bigger than all of America's other problems combined if one listens to his statements. As the SPLC article cited above states:regarding Trump's constant attacks on Central American "caravan" immigrants consisting mainly of women and children fleeing intolerable conditions in their countries, and who present no danger to the safety of Americans that any rational person can conceive of.

"Hate groups and conservative publications alike have rushed to add their voices to the mass hysteria around the caravan, creating and feeding into the damaging narrative. The far right employs dehumanizing language that frames these asylum seekers as dangerous 'invaders.' New York magazine's Ed Kilgore in an article published this week noted the rhetoric coming from the president and his supporters echoes Camp of the Saints, a 1973 racist dystopian novel that depicts France being overrun by non-white immigrants."

Trump's exclusive focus on keeping America white at all costs is not just a matter of speeches and tweets, but also of policy on almost every imaginable immigration front, as many of my previous comments and those of numerous other ilw.com contributors have written about in great detail. Trump himself has often said that immigration is the biggest issue facing America today, by which he obviously means that maintaining white dominance is his primary goal .

In contrast, one would have to look very long and hard to find any efforts by Trump and his administration to keep guns out of the hands of people such as Bowers and many others in this country who may have been nursing violent racial hatreds for a very long time that have only been waiting to come into the open.

While Trump talks incessantly about the dangers of 'MS-13" and "terror" that might conceivably be posed by a tiny percentage of immigrants, neither he nor his administration have been paying very much attention to the equally, or much more serious, threat of home grown violent extremist with easy access to guns, explosives and other dangerous weapons. 11 dead American worshipers in a synagogue, their families, and their entire community may have paid a terrible price for Trump's distorted priorities in focusing on keeping brown immigrants out of the United States Ueber Alles.

Many more innocent Americans may also pay a similar price for Trump's exclusive focus on vilifying and barring brown immigrants from our shores in order to keep America white,

Roger Algase
Attorney at Law


Let us give the president of the United States every benefit of the doubt and assume that any connection between the suspected mass murderer's Robert Bowers' tweet accusing a prominent Jewish refugee assistance organization, HIAS, of bringing "invaders" into the US,

https://www.newsweek.com/robert-bowe...-going-1190582

and Trump's own rhetoric accusing non-white immigrants of "invading" the US. See, Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) October 25:

Hate groups and extremists cheer President Trump as he vilifies migrant caravan

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/...igrant-caravan






Looked at from that standpoint, not only the 11 synagogue victims and their families, but, the American people may be paying a terrible price for Trump's evident belief that the most important, if not the only really important, issue facing the US today is how to stop more non-European immigrants from coming into this country, and how to expel as many such immigrants who are already in the US as possible, as quickly as possible.