It’s probably not a huge surprise that the people most worried about recent comments made by divisive figures like Donald Trump or Alex Jones are those who belong to minority communities. Jones was recently accused of inciting violence against those who identify as Democrats — and especially the president — during a Pro-Trump march. At other events, violence between protesters and counter-protesters has led to dozens of arrests.
This is all in the wake of a Texas lawsuit that failed to take much notice after the Supreme Court nonchalantly decided not to hear arguments. The lawsuit in question would have overturned the election results in several swing states that Trump continues to say he won (he didn’t).
Those who believe in the conspiracy theories suggest that liberals are acting outside of the law, and that their votes were illegally cast.
Conspiracy theorist and InfoWars owner Alex Jones referenced other conspiracy theories as well when he said, “We will never back down to the Satanic pedophile, globalist New World Order and their walking-dead reanimated corpse Joe Biden, and we will never recognize him.”
He continued to spin madness: “President Trump had zero connection to Russians. No proof. Four years of investigation. With the Bidens, it’s open and shut.”
Jones also said that Joe Biden “will be removed one way or another.”
He’s not the only person ranting and raving without the facts to back up the allegations, nor is he the only one condoning violence in the wake of the elections. Rush Limbaugh said that perhaps now is the time for “law-abiding” states to secede, stoking fears of another Civil War, which would have seemed unimaginable a decade ago.
Should these words turn into action, it’s not difficult to see why members of the Muslim, Hispanic, or LGBTQ communities are worried. When Trump first ran for office, attacks against minority communities rose in parallel.