Hope

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – AUGUST 13: Flowers surround a photo of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, who was killed when a car plowed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacist Unite the Right rally, August 13, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville is calm the day after violence errupted around the Unite the Right rally, a gathering of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan and members of the ‘alt-right,’ that left Heyer dead and injured 19 others. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.”
— Heather Heyer

Saturday August 12th, 2017
The 203rd Day of dONALD tRUMP’s Presidency,
there is a White Supremacist March in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Waving Nazi Flags and Confederate Flags, they came from everywhere.
As we have seen in the past, but the differences were noticeable:
No Hoods.
Their Faces were exposed.
They were emboldened by our current President and his HateSpeak.

I do not want my Blog nor my Writing to be about Political Rants.
My Goal is to offer something Positive out into the World.
But when one lives to witness such things as this in the United States of America…
And so many things like this…
One must speak out about it in whatever venues one has available!
And that, of itself, can be a positive thing.

To those who would say to me, “Oh, it isn’t that bad!”
“The media is making too much of it!”
“They were just exercising their Freedom of Speech…”
NOPE!

There were Demonstrators counter-protesting this rally.
JAMES ALEX FIELDS, JR., a twenty year old who came all the way from Maumee, OH, drove his car into the Demonstrators who disagreed with his point of view, killing HEATHER HEYER, and wounding nineteen others.

dONALD tRUMP had this to say:
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. This has been going on for a long, long time.”
NOPE!

A meme from the internet

In response, DAVID DUKE, former head of the Ku Klux Klan, stated,
“This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in, that’s why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. That’s what we gotta do.”
NOPE!

tRUMP was asked if he would condemn White Supremacists, and he just walked out of the room without answering.
NOPE!

As GADY EPSTEIN tweeted:


But we are Stronger than this!
Our Faith is Humanity is Bigger!
And our Ability to Love is Powerful!
Whether it surfaces under the name “Alt-Right,” “White Supremacist Movement,” “Neo-Nazi,” or “The bannon White House,”
We will not stand for this!
HOPE!

Image gone viral of a police officer doing his job and protecting the lives of those who hate him for the color of his skin.

Yesterday, protestors stormed the White House with shouts of “Shame! Shame! Shame!”
My Social Media Feed has been a steady stream of Outrage, Sympathy, and Hope!
A Line has been drawn.
The People will not accept this!
We the People!
We the People!
We the People!
HOPE!

A meme from FaceBook

It is out in the open, now!
We see them.
We see their faces.
Reports tell us that many of these White Supremacists, their faces circulated on Social Media, will lose their jobs, due to public outcry to their employers!
Their Actions have been condemned by so many!
HOPE!

MIKE SIGNER, the Mayor of Charlottesville, came out right away with the following statement:


HOPE!

Do not forget that this Alt-Right, Nazi, White-Supremacist Ignorant Hate-Mongering Unenlightened Basket of Deplorables are not the majority!
The Popular Vote Loser in the White House knows this too.
His Disapproval Rating is at 60%.
HOPE!

A Protest Sign from a March against this Nazi Attack, via Instagram

Even people I have never liked
And do not remember ever agreeing with,
Are Standing Up for what is Right:

Senator CORY GARDNER (R-Colorado) tweeted…

HOPE!

Senator MARCO RUBIO (R-Florida) tweeted…

HOPE!

Senator ORRIN HATCH (R-Utah) tweeted…
HOPE!

We are Standing Up!
We are Being Heard!
We are COMING TOGETHER…
HOPE!

A tweet from MIKE AUKAMP

We will not tolerate this kind of Hatred, Bigotry, Misogyny, and Intolerance.
Not from the Losers who showed up in Charlottesville,
Nor from the Current Occupant of the White House.
HOPE!We are America.
We are People of Color, White, Black, Brown, Red, Yellow…
We are Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Straight, Queer, BiSexual, InterSexed!
We are Old and Young and everything in Between.
We are Rural and Urban and Remote, in TownShips and Villages and major Metropolitan Centers!
We are Free!
We are Loving and Kind!
We do Not Accept the Actions of those who marched in this Nazi Hate Rally on Saturday,
And we do not accept dONALD tRUMP’s pathetic and weak response.
We have Better!
We can do Bettter!
We must be Better!

We the People!
We the People!
We the People!

HOPE!

 

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