U.S. Congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a now removed Facebook image posing with a gun alongside images of U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib saying that she’s the “squad’s worst nightmare.”
You may have heard of Greene by now. She’s proudly Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, and racist. She also embraces the QAnon conspiracy theories.
Oh, and President Donald Trump think she’s a “future Republican star.”
The post included language that stated: “American need strong conservative Christians to go on the offense against these socialists who want to rip our country apart.”
Really, GOP? You continue to promote and vote for exclusionary candidates like Greene, whose racist vision includes silencing people of color and religious minoirities from political discourse?
Members of Congress were quick to call out this hate, but it fell on deaf ears.
“Posting a photo with an assault rifle next to the faces of three women of color is not advertising. It’s incitement,” Omar tweeted.
I couldn’t agree more. Yet, Greene hasn’t apologized for her post. Instead, she told Rep. Omar to “relax” on Twitter because it was “just a meme.”
No, it’s not “just a meme,” Greene. All hate propaganda starts with a time period’s version of a “meme.” People often forget that the Holocaust didn’t just happen. It took several years of anti-Semitic propaganda that led to the genocide of millions of Jewish people. A lot of that propaganda started with photos of Jewish people with big noses depicted as enemies of the state.
Racists don’t really seem to learn, do they?
In a country where mass shootings remain a national crisis and gun control is a partisan issue, it’s absolutely an incitement of violence. The more we demonize women of color and leftists, the more we get people like Kyle Rittenhouse across the nation.
There’s no “relaxing” from propaganda that’s absolutely an incitement of violence. And we need a president that calls that out instead of promoting it, alongside his other hateful propaganda.
Enough is enough. There is no room for Greene’s hatred in the U.S., and we can’t be bystanders to it.