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Making America Great Again?

By Vickilane
Making America Great Again?
This is where we are now. This is what the Trump regime has empowered.

Armed idiots, waving Confederate flags, wearing KKK robes and hoods, and sporting White Supremacist gear gathered in Charlottesville to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee (who was an avowed enemy of the United States and the American flag which these folks also waved, oblivious to the irony.) Quoting from an article in The Washington Post: Michael Von Kotch, a Pennsylvania resident who called himself a Nazi, said the rally made him “proud to be white.”
He said that he’s long held white supremacist views and that Trump’s election has “emboldened” him and the members of his own Nazi group.

“We are assembled to defend our history, our heritage and to protect our race to the last man,” Von Kotch said, wearing a protective helmet and sporting a wooden shield and a broken pool cue. “We came here to stand up for the white race.”

It should come as no surprise that this sort of deplorable person feels empowered by Trump. Trump seems unable to bring himself to speak out against the White Supremacists and Klansmen -- they're among his strongest supporters, as David Duke reminded him yesterday.

Making America Great Again?
And it should come as no surprise that many good and decent people should have assembled in counter-protest. When evil like this, evil that threatens the basic decency of our country, is on the march, thank heavens for those who stand against it.

There were over a thousand people gathered to say that White Supremacy has no place in Charlottesville, no place in the USA.


Making America Great Again?
Among those who showed up to protest the hate rally was my sister-in-law Fay -- a  resident of Charlottesville and a gray-haired grandmother like me. She was there, bearing witness, when a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one and injuring many others. (Fay got home safely, thank goodness.)

 Desmond Tutu said: "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor."


Fay, thank you for choosing to stand up against hate.
You're my hero.
Making America Great Again?


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