In what smells like false flag operations, “KKK” flyers were distributed in two local neighbor-hoods. Local politicians quite reasonably expressed disdain.
The incidents don’t smell right. It’s as if someone wanted others to believe the extreme right wrote them. They might have been, but, written in the style of leftist demagoguery, one wonders. They seem designed not to recruit members, but to seed media over-reaction fueled by politicians.
Ayn Rand called racism “ignorant overgeneralization.” Stupidity is not a midterm campaign issue, but activists try to insert racism anyway.
Such attention-grabbing antics deserve to be ignored but unfortunately the smoldering embers were fanned up the political tree to Governor Andrew Cuomo who misused them to virtue-signal, “Trump and Republicans sow divisiveness and hate.”
Attempts to tie the incidents to national affairs ring as hollow as the incidents themselves.
In yet another political game, a person with a long history of overboard tweets was just appointed to the New York Times editorial board. The appointment seems crafted to generate backlash.
In both cases, the shenanigans disrespect voters. They draw attention away from real election issues like economics, jobs, and previous government excess.
In both cases the best response is, quite literally, to turn your back on the noise. Let ideas from small minds die from being ignored. Don’t hang around with people who write such things, and don’t hang around with people who hype things well beyond their importance.
Free speech does not like, but tolerates distasteful things.