Before our Bloviator in Chief declares there are fine people on both sides of the Charlottesville affair and before he suggests that there should be condemnation of violence “On both sides,” I suggest he try a little experiment. In 1961 white journalist John Howard Griffin artificially darkened his skin to pass as a black man in the racially segregated states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. This journey was documented in the book Black Like Me.
I suggest our Orange President try this experiment and then stroll casually through a group of tiki torch and swastika waving neo fascists, KKK enthusiasts, and alt right supporters. Try this and then report back to the American people about the fine folks who are just interested in the artistic and historic value of the statues of the failed Confederacy.
Or, take a slightly lighter dose, learn Spanish, and see how you would fare under Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. “Just doing his job” may take on a new meaning
Come to think of it, maybe those tiki torch and swastika waving neo fascists, KKK enthusiasts, and alt right supporters should try this as well…Steve Bannon? Stephen Miller? Sebastian Gorka? Have fun boys.
Leland Stilson, Olympia