Seriously, what year is this that we’re living in? Is this really happening in the good ‘ol USA in 2017 or have we somehow been transported back to 1940 Germany?
I wrote quite a few posts in the months leading up to the election about Bannon and the so called alt-right. I wrote about Trump and his dog whistling, wink and a nod, bullshit and how it gave cover to the haters. How it made the KKK, the Nazi’s and the white nationalists feel empowered and how it encouraged these scumbags to crawl out of their holes and gave them cover to express their collective hate in a more public way. Some readers commented at the time and said that I was overstating it. I wasn’t.
What we’re seeing in Charlottesville is a sickening display of hate. Don’t believe me? Check out the pics from last night of these scumbags giving Nazi salutes and chanting, “blood and soil”. In case you’re not familiar with that term:
This is a sickening display of hate. Here are my takeaways:
1. Good for the students and everyone else who is counter protesting. I’m with you 100%. I wish I was there in person to join you.
2. Anyone who thinks this shit doesn’t come straight from the top is blinded by their own delusions. We have a white supremacist steps from the Oval.
3. Have you ever wondered what it might have been like to be alive at certain points in the past? Have you ever wondered what you would have done personally to oppose slavery or the Holocaust? What you would have done during the civil rights era? Look in the mirror. You’re doing it now.
4. The silence from our tweeter in chief is telling.