“Very Fine People” Don’t Tolerate Racism

I have been trying very hard to find a way to articulate my thoughts on what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend and the aftermath of those events without launching into a full blown tirade of curse words. There is angry and then there is a level above anger and I am not sure what it is called, but that is where I’m at.

After yesterdays press conference I want to make a few things clear to Donald Trump defenders/supporters.

  • Very fine people don’t wake up in the morning and decide to attend a rally planned by known Neo Nazi/White Supremacist.
  • Very fine people don’t march with people holding torches shouting “Jews will not replace us“. They leave, say something (like the counter-protesters) or stay home
  • Very fine people don’t march with people holding torches shouting “Blood and soil” a well known Nazi slogan
  • Very fine people look at what happened in Charlottesville and they are appalled, heartbroken, angry, scared that this is 2017 and this behaviour is being excused

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At the press conference yesterday Trump also said:

“I would do it the same way, because I want to make sure when I make a statement that the statement is correct. And there was no way of making a correct statement that early. I had to see the facts, unlike a lot of reporters.”

There are many examples of Trump jumping to comment without all the facts when he thinks a Muslim is responsible for example:

  • Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, less than 24 hours to comment and he called it a terror attack before the police released any information
  • The terrorist attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester it took Trump less than 24 hours to comment calling it “evil”.
  • After the London terror attack it took less than 24 hours for Trump to comment

In 181 days he has made 836 false or misleading claims, yet now he wants all the facts before making a statement? Here are some examples where Trump has flat out made up shit with no facts:

  • He lies about the Chicago murder rate
  • He lied about an attack in Sweden that never happened
  • He called an attack in Manila a terrorist attack when it wasn’t
  • He claimed that hundreds of people from foreign countries have been charged with terrorism related offences in the US
  • Rise in the murder rate in the US

But when it is a white person who is responsible for the attack or it is an attack against a Muslim he needs facts first, or takes days to respond, if he responds at all.

And in Charlottesville he refuses to call it Terrorism! A reporter flat-out asks him and he dances around the question putting the ownest on the reporter to call it terrorism!

REPORTER: Two questions: Was this terrorism? And can you tell us how you are feeling about your chief strategist Steve Bannon?

TRUMP: Well I think the driver of the car is a disgrace to himself, his family and this country. You can call it terrorism. You can call it murder. You can call it whatever you want. I would just call it as the fastest one to come up with a good verdict. There is a question. Is it murder? Is it terrorism? Then you get into legal semantics. The driver of the car is a murderer. What he did was a horrible, horrible, inexcusable thing.

This man has shown people who he is again and again.

He is a bigot.

He is complaisant to racism and he isn’t making America great again, he turning America into a time bomb that is about to explode!

Lastly, I want to make this perfectly clear very fine people don’t make excuses for racists.

I Finally have the words

Hand gun StatsI know it has been awhile since I have posted to my blog and my New Year’s resolution is I will post once a week. I have a lot going on right now that I  want to share, but today I need to just say my piece.

It’s sad that a horrific tragedy in Newtown, CT is what inspired me to post again, and it took some time for me to be able to string together a proper sentence to describe how heartbroken and angry I am over this needless violent act. …Until now.

This shouldn’t be happening, period.

Guns DO and once again HAVE killed people. This time it was children… 5 to 10 year old children.

He went to THEIR school, similar to the one many of you send your kids to thinking they will be safe and happy and come home to tell you all about what they learned. 5 to 10 year old children won’t be coming home to their families because a mentally unstable man got his hands on a gun, not meant for hunting but meant for killing, decided today was the day they would all die.

How many more tragedies like this have to happen before WE as a society don’t just SAY its enough but DEMAND change?

Does the death toll have to climb to 100 before we look at better psychiatric treatment? Or maybe 40 innocent children must be mass murdered before people stop defending “their right” as a private citizen to own a hand gun or automatic weapon?

And then I hear people saying, “Well if the teachers were armed…” Yes, cause that’s exactly what this world needs…MORE people with guns shooting at each other around CHILDREN!

Am I naive enough to think that this can happen overnight or with a simple ban… No, I’m not. Continue reading