Friday, August 28, 2020

When the Klan Did (And Rarely Still Does) Burn a Cross on Someone's Lawn

 It was a form of terrorism.  Move out or else!  (If you were a Unitarian, the joke went "They burn a question mark.")  But what does this say about the Democratic Party's commitment to respectful disagreement?  8/28/20 Newsweek:

The clip, shared on Twitter by a reporter for conservative-leaning outlet the Daily Caller, shows a life-sized Trump doll with its head through a guillotine. Protestors dressed the doll up to wear a prisoner's jumpsuit, a straightjacket and the sort of mouth-covering mask made famous by the character Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. The Daily Caller reporter said that there was a piece of paper on the presidential effigy that read "Fascist, Rapist, Criminal."

Oh, that's right, the Klan was the Democratic Party.  A burning cross was not a direct threat, unlike this.  As many others have pointed out, if Trump was a fascist, these clever people would already have joined the "disappeared." 

No comments:

Post a Comment