Pathological troublemaker and avid race-baiter Shaun King is at it again in heaping racist animosity upon Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The Black Lives Matter affiliated, Cam Newton jock-sniffing, grievance mongering New York Daily News columnist has outdone himself with his latest screed. There is perhaps no more pernicious of a Trump hater outside of the Republican Party establishment than Mr. King and he has now compared the billionaire iconoclast’s campaign to some of humanity’s darkest moments.

The column  is entitled “Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is latest setback for humanity in long list that includes the Holocaust, Rwandan genocide and 9/11” and he really lays it on thick in this one:

The quality of our humanity, instead of looking like a steady growth chart, looks more like a roller coaster. Sometimes we, as a people, treat one another in beautiful ways. We address our core problems, we avoid war, and act like generally civilized creatures. At other points in human history, we appear to abandon all principle, and devolve into something altogether ugly.

Those periods are dips.

The trans-Atlantic slave trade, in which millions and millions of Africans were bought and sold like property, bred like animals, and forced to provide generations of free, forced labor — that was a dip in humanity.

The Holocaust, in which millions of European Jews were first dehumanized in their homelands before being rounded up and sent to torturous concentration camps where they were starved and worked to death — before being brutally exterminated — that was a dip in humanity.

Rwandan genocide, in which nearly a million Tutsi’s (nearly two thirds of their total population) were brutally hacked to death in a period of just three short months — that was a dip in humanity.

9/11 — which was the deadliest attack ever on American soil — that was a dip in humanity.

The racist attack on the AME church in Charleston last year – which killed nine peaceful churchgoers — the most ever for any American hate crime — that was a dip in humanity.

Those periods are dips.

The trans-Atlantic slave trade, in which millions and millions of Africans were bought and sold like property, bred like animals, and forced to provide generations of free, forced labor — that was a dip in humanity.

The Holocaust, in which millions of European Jews were first dehumanized in their homelands before being rounded up and sent to torturous concentration camps where they were starved and worked to death — before being brutally exterminated — that was a dip in humanity.

Rwandan genocide, in which nearly a million Tutsi’s (nearly two thirds of their total population) were brutally hacked to death in a period of just three short months — that was a dip in humanity.

9/11 — which was the deadliest attack ever on American soil — that was a dip in humanity.

The racist attack on the AME church in Charleston last year – which killed nine peaceful churchgoers — the most ever for any American hate crime — that was a dip in humanity.

A crowd of people pray after a memorial in Charleston, S.C. where thousands gathered after nine people were shot to death at the church in 2015.

It is my belief that we are currently in one of those dips.

The rise of Donald Trump is a dip. His call for the “rounding up” of 11 million undocumented Americans is a dip. His call for banning Muslims, which has actually been widely accepted by millions of Americans, is a dip.

The fact that white supremacists openly attend his rallies and that a young black college student was repeatedly called racial slurs and assaulted at one, this is a dip.

The fact that our prison population, from 1970 until today has ballooned from 200,000 to over 2,200,000 is not an improvement — it’s a dip.

The fact that a record 1,207 people were killed by American police last year — without one single conviction of an officer — is a dip.

The fact that racist white fans at high school sporting events all over the country are openly and boldly chanting racist chants at black and Latino students — that is a dip.

King really scrapes bottom with this one so it just may be his magnum opus of bullshit, especially since a picture of doomed Jewish women and children being herded up in the Warsaw Ghetto is used to help make his case in a way that is so tasteless that it borders on anti-Semitism.

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The end of the piece though is ominous in that it cryptically references political assassinations and is an early indication that some may believe that there are options for change beyond the ballot box:

The beautiful part of being in this dip is that we cannot stay here. We rebound. We recover. We do eventually improve. After our greatest dips, we fight back, we rebel, we rise, but the dips do not change for the sake of changing.

Slavery was a dip that lasted hundreds of years and only ended with a bloody civil war. By the time the 1960s were over, and our country emerged from the dip of Jim Crow, Medgar Evers, JFK, Malcolm X, Dr. King, and Robert Kennedy had all been assassinated.

Emerging from this dip is going to cost us something.

Stoking the flames of racial resentment – and perhaps inciting violence – is a key strategy for Democrats and especially for the Clintons who have been dealing the race card from the bottom of the deck. In order for them to reoccupy the White House they need an agitated black vote to push them over the top and there is no better way to do that than having guys like King egg people on with his incendiary columns – like a mulatto Julius Streicher. It will only get worse too because the New York Daily News just endorsed Queen Hillary.

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