Still No Terrrorism In The USA – So Why Does Trump Have People So Afraid Of It?

Confused Donald Trump

Donald Trump keeps on talking as if the United States is in terrible danger from foreign terrorists. He declares, in his weekly address, that “My administration is committed to your security, which is why we will continue to fight to take all necessary and legal action to keep terrorists, radical and dangerous extremists from ever entering our country. We will not allow our generous system of immigration to be turned against us as a tool for terrorism and truly bad people. We must take firm steps today to ensure that we are safe tomorrow.”

Listening to Donald Trump, a person would assume that there are terrorist attacks killing people in the United States every day. The truth is less dramatic.

Actually, there has not been one single terrorist attack in the United States this year. Not a single one.

That’s not to say that there won’t ever be terrorist attacks in the USA again. Every now and then, a mentally unhinged person will commit an act of violence in America, as the Christian terrorist Timothy McVeigh did in Oklahoma City.

However, such violence is exceptionally rare. On average, Dogs kill more people in the USA than terrorists do.

Yet, we don’t see Donald Trump talking about plans to take “all means necessary” to protect Americans from dogs. That’s because Trump knows that foreigners and Muslims make people afraid, and that he can use people’s fear to maintain political power for himself.

What Americans really need are political leaders who are willing to protect us from demagogues like Donald Trump.

Have Trump Supporters Turned To Terrorism?

Peaceful anti-trump protest

Traditionally, Thanksgiving weekend is a time of peace, but Donald Trump’s political ascent has overturned all manner of American traditions. Now, it appears that Trump supporters in the Philadelphia area may have decided that the Thanksgiving should become a time for violent punishment of political dissent.

When Jim Alden, a 62 year-old gay Philadelphia man, picked up and opened a package left on his front stoop, the package exploded, causing injuries to his face, chest, and arm.

Although there had been speculation that the explosion may have been caused accidentally by a faulty inhaler, this possibility has bow been ruled out, as police are now referring to a device designed to explode.

In other words, the package was a bomb.

Why would anyone want to hurt Mr. Alden? By all accounts, he was a friendly and polite man with many friends and no known enemies. However, he also did not make any efforts to conceal his strong opposition to the election of Donald Trump.

The only thing that appears to have made Jim Alden a target for attack was a rainbow-colored sign he placed in his window, featuring the anti-Trump slogan “Love Trumps Hate”.

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump spent months and months whipping his supporters up into a violent rage. Trump encouraged his fans to physically attack anti-Trump protesters, to the point where the victims would have to be carried away on medical stretchers. Trump even promised to pay the legal fees of any one of his supporters who was arrested for attacking one of his political opponents.

If indeed the bomb attack against Jim Alden was motivated by his display of an anti-Trump sign, then it’s an act of terrorism. That would mark a dangerous new step in the radicalization of Trump supporters.