Recently, Tomi Lahren the 22 yr old news anchor at One America Network News had a viral ‘Final Thoughts’ segment that took the country by storm. Her follow-up to that segment is itself going viral across social media. At issue is the almost pathological desire of government officials to mitigate any connection of violence to Islam. Tomi Lahren and Donald Trump seem to have tapped into the American psyche in a way that typical politicians seem to be unwilling or incapable of achieving.
In her latest segment, like Trump, she points out the obvious in regards to Muslim terror while the politically sensitive continue to obfuscate and mitigate the connection other than as an afterthought… ‘Oh, by the way the suspect was a devout Muslim, but…’
Americans seem to be getting tired of, fed up with or just plain annoyed by the propensity of politicians to avoid accountability for themselves and seemingly for Islam as well. Identifying a person who is Muslim and commits a terrorist act as a “Muslim Terrorist” seems like a no-brainer to most Americans. Just as saying that criminals, like rapists and murderers, are coming across the border illegally is equally obvious to most Americans. The disconnect seems to be in not speaking the truth about certain individuals for fear of alienating or offending the rest of the group.
Speaking the truth about Mexican Criminals does not besmirch every Mexican in America, legally or illegally. Speaking the truth about a Muslim Terrorist does not besmirch the reputation of all Muslims or Islam in general. The American people know that, Donald Trump knows that, Tomi Lahren knows that, but for some reason the majority of politicians in Washington D.C. can’t seem to grasp that concept.
Donald Trump’s blunt speaking style has catapulted him to the top of the Republican Presidential race. Tomi Lahren’s no-nonsense style has made her a social media sensation. Has political correctness finally run its course? Is society changing in a way that people can speak their minds again, freely and frankly, without being demonized (or without caring about being demonized) as what Dennis Prager calls SIXHIRB – Sexist, Intolerant, Xenophobic, Homophobic, Islamophobic, Racist or Bigoted?