Make America Hate Again: Connie Chastain is right...
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Folks, this is probably the most truthful thing Chastain has ever said. In a Democracy, there are winners and there are losers. We can't be the winner every time. We lost. We lost big, but it's not the end of the world (not yet at least), and starting today we have to work even harder than before to ensure that the authoritarian state Trump has promised does not ever become reality. Folks, a Neo-Fascist was just elected President, these are scary times, but the scariest thing is the defeatist attitudes that are so prevalent right now. Having a defeatist attitude is not going to prepare for 2020. We are talking about four years, that's not a long time. We had eight years of W, and we lived, and now we're going to have four years (minimum) of Donald J. Trump. I accept that Trump is our President because that's how it works in a Democracy, but that doesn't mean that our work stops. Our work is just beginning. Folks, we have Nazis who are openly organizing as we speak and who are using Trump as a stepping stone to their own power. This is not a joke. In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, just last weekend, cuddly and cute crypto-Nazi Matthew Heimbach railed from the steps of the statehouse with the National Socialist Movement. They literally Sieg Heiled from the statehouse steps. It was disgusting, but what was more disgusting is that average people didn't even care. Average people paid no attention to what was going on in Harrisburg. It's time to start caring. I said this weeks ago, racial politics have hit the big time, and they aren't going away. Changing demographics are forcing a change in our politics. Trump is the response to changing demographics. White nationalism is rising around the globe. We can't continue to pretend that we aren't going through these undeniable cultural and political changes. Folks, it is time to accept that we just witnessed one of the biggest political shifts ever in this country. Yesterday, this country took a giant step closer to the Fourth Reich. I am not joking. It is happening as we speak. This is not rhetoric, this is reality. The work that we are doing to expose these Nazis and everyday racists is important work, but it only means something if people pay attention and use this information to learn and as motivation to act against our enemy from within. These racists have come together under the slogan "Make America Great Again", which directly implies that they want to turn the clocks back. Nothing would make them happier than to re-segregate our country (at a minimum) or to repatriate anyone not like them (or in other words, non-white). They have won a battle, but we cannot let them win the war. Folks, we have another battle coming in January, in Lexington, Virginia as the Confederate Heritage and Hate movement threatens the minority population with a full weekend of intimidation and harassment. I urge anyone who cares to converge in Lexington on Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend to send a clear message to these racists that they are not welcome. Please go support the important non-violent work that C.A.R.E. Rockbridge is doing to push back against this tidal wave of hate that is sweeping through our nation.
Restoring the honor!