The concept of patriotism is fierce devotion to one’s country, and it is supposed to override differences caused by the individual geographical locations and philosophies inherent in varying cultures and ideology within a nation. Nationalism is a form of patriotism based on a group of individuals’ identification with a nation, and it belies the belief that citizenship should be limited to any one ethnic, religious, or philosophical conviction, and yet after the re-election of President Obama, the notion of nationalism and a unified population appears to be non-existent among Republican supporters. After nearly four years, the hate manifest toward President Obama and his supporters is candid and intense, and portends trouble for America.
Over the past three days, there has been a flurry of condemnation aimed at the President and astonishingly, the majority of Americans who supported his re-election. The vitriol against voters who did not support Willard’s bid for the White House is stunning in an alleged United States, and it has engendered calls for revolt, secession, assertions that over half of the country are parasites, and in California, a racist remark accompanied by hope President of the United States gets assassinated.
In California, four miles from this author’s home, a 22-year old woman posted inflammatory comments about the President’s re-election Tuesday night on her Facebook page that led to her summary termination of employment. The woman said, “And another 4 years of the (N—–). Maybe he will get assassinated this term!!!” The woman told a reporter that she would not “go do that or anything like that, but if it was to happen, I don’t think I’d care one bit.” The woman said “a lot of people think I’m racist. WOW is all I got to say!! I’m not racist; I’m simply stating my opinion.”
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