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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:41 AM

Hillary Clinton: Trump should be impeached. But that alone won't remove white supremacy from America

Wednesdayís attack on the Capitol was the tragically predictable result of white-supremacist grievances fueled by President Trump. But his departure from office, whether immediately or on Jan. 20, will not solve the deeper problems exposed by this episode. What happened is cause for grief and outrage. It should not be cause for shock. What were too often passed off as the rantings of an unfortunate but temporary figure in public life are, in reality, part of something much bigger. That is the challenge that confronts us all.

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So how do we move forward as a country? What does it say about us that so many were complicit, while those who sounded the alarm were dismissed as hysterical?

The generous explanation is that itís hard to comprehend the danger of what seem like ridiculous conspiracy theories until you experienced that danger firsthand. This is a lesson Iíve learned myself. Iíve had my share of unpleasant experiences with people who believed I was evil incarnate ó everything from being burned in effigy for fighting for health-care reform, to claiming that I was running a pedophilia ring out of a pizza parlor, to receiving a mail bomb from a rabid Trump cult member.

Fanatical ideas can lead to real, even deadly harm. Thatís something the people of Michigan realized last year when armed militia members plotted to kidnap their governor. Itís something Nashvillians saw when a conspiracy theorist blew up an entire city block. Now, itís something all of America has experienced.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/01/11/hillary-clinton-impeach-trump-capitol-white-supremacy/#click=https://t.co/AO5lVaFM2A

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:47 AM

1. K&R!

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Tue Jan 12, 2021, 12:51 AM

2. She writes so well! This is a compelling and superb essay.

The way she sums it up sticks with me:

We have the strength, the ability and ó yes ó the imagination to confront what happened and ensure that nothing like it ever happens again. Thatís what real patriotism looks like.

She would have made a superior President.

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