Since people are so keen on claiming that Trump has nothing to do with hate and ugliness and that these things are mere coincidences and/or unruly kids, post the ugliness you find here, so the thread serves as both a reference and historical document.
This part of the state was once Klan stronghold territory. This shit ain’t funny.
There’s a local black Republican politician (nice guy despite our differences) who isn’t taking this lightly. He’s been proposing signs that say, “Klan: if you can read this sign, you better run. If you can’t, run anyway.” It’s an inversion of signs threatening black people before the decline of the Klan here. He posted that and some very serious anti-racist content on a page seen by loads of local Republicans who are alternatively arguing with and threatening him. My respect for the man is at an all time high. He’s got guts.
The only thing 2016 has taught me is that I am surrounded by emotionally stunted, ignorant, bigoted asshats. They are fucking everywhere. I find myself trusting people with my skin color less and less as each day goes by.
Never give a shit about showing the license plate. They’re visible in public, and there’s no reasonable expectation of privacy. Also, if you don’t want everyone thinking you’re a complete asshole, don’t put assholish shit all over the vehicle you drive on public roads.
Disgusting/pathetic/cowardly. Makes me somewhat glad to live in Baltimore as I doubt these cowards would attempt anything so brazen in the city as they’d rapidly be drawn and quartered long before the cops ever showed (and they probably wouldn’t show, anyway).
I am sick with fury right now. You would think there would be anxiety about the prospect of a resurgent Klan in my area, but I keep looking for fear and find only anger. I’m signing onto a newly formed community defense patrol that will walk the streets at night. These are intolerable circumstances and I’ll be damned if I’m going to stand by and let this shit happen without a fight.
They never went away. Trump didn’t bring back racism; he won because it was there waiting for someone to run for high office who would pander to it. That’s what’s really on all of us who were surprised at the election outcome. We got complacent.
The ‘divided we stand’ truck owner is a waste of oxygen. But he or she is right about one thing, this country is more divided now than since the civil rights movement, and possibly even since the Civil War. The coming years aren’t just going to be about Trump and the GOP administration. We can stand up to them all we want, but it won’t do any good if we don’t stand up to the people who voted for them.
And no, I don’t think all Trump voters are racists, but they all supported a campaign that brazenly embraced racism. It’s up to the rest of us to remind them that they too will be judged by the company they keep.
I hope it doesn’t come to civil war. I doubt it will, but it no longer seems beyond the realm of possibility. In which case we would have a severe problem. The only group that will fight fascism that is also largely armed and knows guns are libertarians. Only a small fraction of progressives have ever even fired a gun. The fascists, however, are almost all heavily armed. If it comes to civil war, the only real chance against fascism is if enough armed conservatives turn on fascists they’re currently shielding.
In two years, vote like your country’s very existence depends on it. It does.
The question is which side the US military will be on. Nutjobs with guns are no match for combined arms. The cities have more of the population, and more of the administrative facilities connected to the military, but the military is also beholden to the executive branch, and right now…