America Is Ignoring It’s Far Right Problem Because It Always Ignores Its Race Problem

Rosalyn Morris
4 min readOct 31, 2022
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America has a problem, well she has many. But, right now, the far right is front and center.

Three days ago, an 82-year-old man was attacked in his home by a man with a hammer. This wasn’t just any 82-year-old. It was Paul Pelosi. He is the husband of Speaker of the House — Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi is second in line to be the president of the US if something were to happen to President Biden, after Vice President Kamala Harris.

This is important because during the January 6 Insurrection, a mob destroyed her office after looking for, but being unable to find, her. Pelosi was safe at Ft. McNair while insurrectionists stole her laptop, put their feet up on her desk, and screamed her name asking for her whereabouts. In a selfie video, a woman said, “We broke into the Capitol. We got inside. We did our part. We were looking for Nancy to shoot her in the frickin’ brain. But we didn’t find her…”

Yet, the longest prison sentence thus far for any of the insurrectionists — many with murderous intent upon political leaders — has been ten years. This is inconceivable.

I’m not sure how politicians, well those who the far-right see as enemies, still manage to show up and do their job. They can’t possibly feel safe or protected.

No one should be surprised because during the insurrection rioters also chanted hang Mike Pence — and brought a noose and made a makeshift gallows.

I never thought I would live in a country where you could threaten the life of the active vice-president, and get away with it, under the orders of the then-president.

The men who plotted to kidnap Michigan governor, Gretchen Whitmer, are also basically getting off scot free.

After the attack on Nancy Pelosi’s husband, the media and public response has been dispassionate and unfazed.

Someone, someone with authority, should be screaming at the top of their lungs that these assassination attempts on elected officials will not be tolerated, and an example needs to be made.

I thought this type of political instability, threats on the lives of elected officials, and disregard…

Rosalyn Morris