Senator Bill Nelson, currently locked in a tight reelection race with Florida Republican governor Rick Scott, appeared to compare the current political climate in the U.S. to that of pre-genocide Rwanda at a weekend campaign event.
“When a place gets so tribal that the two tribes won’t have anything to do with each other . . . that jealousy turns into hate,” the Florida Democrat said Sunday in a campaign appearance with California senator Kamala Harris at the Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Florida City. “And we saw what happened to the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda. It turned into a genocide. A million-people hacked to death within a few months. And we have got to watch what’s happening here.”
Bill Nelson Appears to Compare U.S. to Pre-Genocide Rwanda
Elections bring out the worst in demagoguery in politicians. Here we have Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat from Florida warning that the divisiveness and hate spread by his party can result in a genocide which if nothing else is a well documented example on how Gun Control helps power-grabbing assholes o eliminate big swaths of the population.
Even the “clarification” does nothing to clear the air, basically “he said that but he did not mean that.”
Nelson campaign spokesman Dan McLaughlin denied that the senator was comparing the the two situations in a statement.
“He wasn’t likening the current political climate in America to what was happening right before the Rwandan genocide,” McLaughlin said. “Senator Nelson and his wife, Grace, have spoken about events in Rwanda for years, because of his wife’s personal relationships there and his own trip to the country. He uses Rwanda as an extreme example of what could happen when a nation becomes totally divided.
I swear I’ll be happy when the elections are over. Of course if results do not go their way, we are going to have at ;east another 2 months of shrieking.
5 thoughts on “Gun Control Senator warns Rwanda can happen in the US.”
There’s lots of things besides politics I want to spend time on.
Since we’re still hashing the election from two years ago while there’s another election going on…
We’re now in permanent political campaign mode.
The “permanent campaign” was invented by Bill Clinton and it’s been around pretty much ever since.
As for Nelson, he may have a point, but not the way he intended. As I recall, the Rwanda genocide was perpetrated by the tribe that owned the government and thus the guns, while the victims had been disarmed.
The genocide was mostly conducted with machetes, but yes, it was the Tutsi lead government that whipped the Tutsi people into a murderous frenzy.
It is best described as an African pogrom. Instigated by the government but undertaken by civilians.
“Dude who wants all civilians disarmed warns of government sponsored violence”.
They will always tell you what they have in mind. Always.
You have one half who knows what MOA means and the other half doesn’t know which bathroom they should use.
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