While we should be heartened that BART is doing something about this problem, we need to keep up the pressure. This problem is only going to get worse down the road, especially when the suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is complete.
But then again, they’re a reflection of us in how we’re so badly divided in terms of politics and public policy. It’s all thanks to the Southern strategy implemented by Richard ‘Tricky Dick’ Nixon to exploit the growing divisions within the Democratic party following the start of the breakup of the New Deal Coalition. This is why we’re starting to see the far-right expose itself
They’re bankrupt of new ideas, other than parroting the lie that trickle-down economics is the best thing to happen to us and we’ll eventually see the fruits of our labor that have enriched the wealthiest .2% of Americans, and that the homosexuals, transgendered, blacks, latinos, etc., basically anyone who isn’t White Christian is to blame for every problem facing America today.
The only thing the Republicans are succeeding in doing these days is showing how they’re making themselves politically irrelevant in high-turnout Presidential elections and only making themselves politcallly releveant in low-turnout midterm elections. Not a winning national strategy. Especially not one against Hillary Clinton. Based on polls for now, she’d blow any Republican out of the water with the sole exception of Jeb Bush, at least in a non-rigged election. I’m absolutely expecting that in 2016, the Republicans will not only try to rig the election, but will do so to make sure that their standard-bearer +Ted Cruz wins in a 538-0 landslide, or something close enough to that. Of course, that’s wishful thinking on anyone’s part. But I’m still under no illusion that the Republicans will do anything to steal elections through various means of fraud and vote suppression just to continue giving their corporate benefactors our hard-earned tax dollars.
The real irony of blaming Islam for all terror acts is that more and more acts of mass violence are actually the product of Christian extremists looking to start a new set of crusades. Think of how many acts of violence have taken place from the Americas to Africa, Asia, Oceana and throughout Europe in the name of Christianity. In fact, even here at home in America, there’s a big problem with Christian extremists. This article from +AATTP‘s (Americans Against The Tea Party) website lists 8 Christianity-based extremist groups that are just as extreme, or even more so, than ISIS. It says a lot about why Christianity has become the new hot-zone for terrorists, more so than Islam, and why they Christian terror networks make those based on Islam seem sane by comparison.
Again, to re-cap from before, Islam does have a massive problem when it comes to terrorism, but the extent to which it suffers from it is not as widespread as the mainstream media want us to believe. Most Islamic terror acts are generally between the faith’s 2 main sects, Sunni and Shi’ite, more so than with other religions like Judaism and Christianity.