Everybody Knows

Here is a pretty good article from CNN which summarizes the major, hate crime investigations so far.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/10/us/post-election-hate-crimes-and-fears-trnd/

Here’s what I would say to Trump supporters.  I know that the vast majority of you don’t support this kind of thing.  I know that.  But, facts are facts.  This is happening.  It’s happening because the racists and white nationalists are coming out of the woodwork.  Stand up against it.  Vocally.  Put it on your Facebook page.  Condemn it!

Every time there is a terrorist attack perpetrated by a Muslim, there are outcries that the Muslim community should “police their own” and “keep their eyes open”.  There’s a feeling among some on the right that it’s all Muslims or that all Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists.  This is, of course, ridiculous.  But, if that’s how you feel, then let’s turn it around.  You’re white and you’re Christian.  Fix this.  Police your own.  Stand up against the haters.  I’ve seen plenty of Trump supporters on Facebook that are happy their guy won and doing various forms of virtual celebration dances, and that’s perfectly fine.  Your guy won.  You have a right to be happy about it.  Show the rest of us though, how enlightened you really are.  Post a link to a hate crime article and condemn it.  You want to bring the country together?  Little things like that will help.

RIP to the great Leonard Cohen.

 

Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died
Everybody talking to their pockets
Everybody wants a box of chocolates
And a long-stem rose
Everybody knows

Everybody knows that you love me baby
Everybody knows that you really do
Everybody knows that you’ve been faithful
Ah, give or take a night or two
Everybody knows you’ve been discreet
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

And everybody knows that it’s now or never
Everybody knows that it’s me or you
And everybody knows that you live forever
Ah, when you’ve done a line or two
Everybody knows the deal is rotten
Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton
For your ribbons and bows
And everybody knows

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming
Everybody knows that it’s moving fast
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past
Everybody knows the scene is dead
But there’s gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows

And everybody knows that you’re in trouble
Everybody knows what you’ve been through
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary
To the beach of Malibu
Everybody knows it’s coming apart
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows
And everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows

Everybody knows

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4 thoughts on “Everybody Knows

  1. I would not have any issue doing something like that. I am not blaming Trump for any of this hate crime bullshit that is going on. Those people either have another agenda, Trump haters trying to start trouble, or they have a screw loose and are meatbags that truly hate people that are not like them.

    But you also need to do the same with regards to the riots, protesting because your candidate did not win a fair and legal election and the harassment and beating of people that supported Trump or did not vote for either. I do not recall the right taking to the streets when Obama won, twice.

    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/11/11/orange-is-new-black-actress-lea-delaria-says-wants-to-take-out-trump-supporters-with-baseball-bat.html

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/11/11/anti-bullying-advocate-charged-with-assault-after-nyc-anti-trump-protest-arrest.html

    That crap does not help. Both extremes feed of it what the other side is doing.

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    1. I’m trying very hard not to post political stuff on Facebook right now but I’ll say it here. I have no problem with people protesting, although it seems pointless and it makes me wonder where that energy was before the election. I am 100% against any sort of violence or rioting. It’s wrong and it certainly doesn’t help.

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  2. No it does not. But to protest a fair and legally elected president seems childish and something people in a third world country do. Not here in America. One of the biggest problems with people today is they would rather react than interact. Social media has made us a reactionary society.

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    1. Back to my original point. If Trump voters want to convince the rest of us that their votes were not about racism and bigotry(and I know most were not), given what is already taken place this week in hate, it’s incumbent upon them to loudly and forcefully take a stand against the racists and the bigots. Obama was blamed for everything under the sun for the past eight years, to the point where “thanks Obama” was a common joke. I blame Trump for this. It’s no coincidence that these awful things are happening now. The southern poverty law center has already reported a dramatic increase in the reporting of hate crimes. We need to stand together, all of us, against this hateful ignorance.

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