Politico: Gun Violence Far Worse in South than in NYC

I urge everyone that reads this to click the link in the first paragraph of the original post I’m reblogging. That link will take you to the original Politico piece.

If you do not have the time to read that long piece because of a short attention span or not enough time for whatever reason, take a minute or two (such a short period of time for an investment in reality) to scroll through looking at the comparative maps and charts.

Those graphics are worth 10,000 words, EACH!

As you reach the last one, your jaw should be gaping in shock at what you have learned about how violent the extreme-right is in their homeland RED states.

Maybe those Republican dominated RED states should be called what they are: wild, lawless, ruthless, without justice, insane, and bloody, ruled by liars and thugs.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Southern politicians like to boast that their states are safer that big cities like New York City. But as Politico shows, the reverse is true. In an article by Colin Woodard, he attributes the differences to the founding cultures of different regions.

Listen to the southern right talk about violence in America and you’d think New York City was as dangerous as Bakhmut on Ukraine’s eastern front.

In October, Florida’s Republican governor Ron DeSantis proclaimed crime in New York City was “out of control” and blamed it on George Soros. Another Sunshine State politico, former president Donald Trump, offered his native city up as a Democrat-run dystopia, one of those places “where the middle class used to flock to live the American dream are now war zones, literal war zones.” In May 2022, hours after 19 children were murdered at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott swatted…

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