I was half-joking yesterday when I said that these people would use their anniversary of 911 speeches to condemn white people as terrorists.
Kind of ripped off of Star Wars, no?Former President George W. Bush has used his speech on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to call out “violent extremists at home.”
While visiting Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday, Bush, who was president at the time of the deadly terrorist attacks, compared the foreign terrorists behind 9/11 to the supposed domestic extremists in the US today.
“We have seen growing evidence that the dangers to our country can come, not only across borders, but from violence that gathers within,” the former president said.
The Republican admitted there is “little cultural overlap between violent extremists abroad and violent extremists at home,” but claimed they are “children of the same foul spirit” and seemed to reference the January 6 Capitol rioters when he said one “cultural overlap” is an interest to “defile national symbols.”
Bush urged people to “confront” these threats and touched on the cultural gaps and partisanship that has grown in the country since he left office.
“When it comes to the unity of America, those days seem distant from our own,” he said. “Malign force seems at work in our common life…so much of our politics has become a naked appeal to anger, fear and resentment.”
Kamala also spoke. I didn’t watch it, but the media isn’t saying that she mentioned white terror.
I guess they left it to Bush, as they figured that would seem more powerful.
It’s just all so ridiculous.