Two days ago, British Labour MP Jo Cox was brutally murdered by a Tommy Mair in West Yorkshire. She was stabbed, beaten, and shot to death in broad daylight despite passersby's attempts to stop the assault. While details are still emerging about the horrific case, we know that Mair had far right political leanings and was heard to be shouting "Britain first!" during the attack -- an indication of his support for the ultra nationalist party.
The attack happened during an intense political battle in Britain between those who want the nation to stay in the European Union, and those who want to leave. Cox had been a campaigner to stay in Europe and may have been targeted because of her pro Euro stance.
In response to the horrific killing, Prime Minister David Cameron canceled a pro EU rally he was set to attend and gave the following statement on the tragedy:
"This is absolutely tragic and dreadful news. My thoughts are with Jo's husband, Brendan, and the two children, and their wider family. We have lost a great star. She was an MP, a great campaigning MP with huge compassion and a big heart/"
David Cameron is conservative, while Jo Cox was liberal, yet in a time of tragedy both major political parties in the UK have come together to mourn Cox and express their condolences to her family. The EU referendum campaigns on both sides have also been suspended.
Days ealier in America, 49 people were gunned to death in an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida. While President Obama gave a dignified, heartfelt statement urging unity and pledging to act on gun crime, major figures from the Republican Party responded with the following:
"Barack Obama is directly responsible for it [the Orlando shooting] because when he pulled everybody out of Iraq, al Qaeda went to Syria, became ISIS, and ISIS is what it is today thanks to Barack Obama's failures -- utter failures, by pulling everybody out of Iraq, thinking that conflicts end just because you leave. So the responsibility for it lies with President Barack Obama and his failed policies," - John McCain
"The solution to these Islamic attacks that would hurl us toward transforming into an intensely frightened, cowering nation? No, it is not more “gun control” that further strips us of the responsibility and means to protect the innocent. The solution begins with acknowledging the threat, for it creates a dark and deadly situation for every American when the leader of the free world leaves Islamic terrorism out of our calculations, when they are among us."- Sarah Palin
If you needed further proof that the right wing in America is not actually conservative, but an intransigent fascist movement dedicated to stirring up racial and religious tensions while undermining the function of government, here it is.