Flashback: Sept 1975, Van Buren ,Arkansas: Serving in the US Army processing Vietnamese refugees at nearby Ft Chaffee Arkansas, I was sitting in a very small restaurant, in a booth, having lunch with an African-Amercan Army buddy, when from behind me, in the next booth, the voice of a young child, maybe 5yo, asking mother, “Mommy, whales is that bigger doing sitting here…”
1975, my lifetime, my experience.
Today still, this ignorant hatred festering and smoldering in this country. Hatred for simple skin pigmentation. Hatred for gay, trans, LBGTQ community.
Ignorant, uneducated hatred. Narrow, closed-minded, reality/truth denying hatred. Violent people.
Hatred so ingrained, generational, hereditary.
It has gone on long enough. I do not blame these protesters for their anger and rampaging. Justifiable anger and rebellion.
Maybe the time has come. Maybe Trump is going to manifest this correction to humanity twisted.
I have heard right wing extremists and propagandists pushing this narrative of “civil war” for 10+ years. People so ignorant of their own position of privilege and, entitlement, and how comfortable and secure their spoiled, friviolous life is, that they want to burn the country back to the dark ages rather than share oxygen with people of color, LGBTQ,
That level of ignorance.
Antigua is NOT the problem.
Antifa is a response to hatred and intolerance.
Antifa is nothing more than self defense. Before Donald Trump, and the uneducated, white supremacist hate type bigots, racists, and co-splay militia wannabes who support him, No one had ever heard of “antifa” in America.
Most of the violence in these protests are Trump supporting “boogaloo” cowards who support Trump, who are trying to impersonate and infiltrate peaceful protests.
That is who are supporting President Coward.