January 29, 2017 at 8:09 am (The Serious Stuff) (, , , )

This Donna Hylton crap – she has been as a reason to invalidate every other person who marched or supported the march. Like her sucky assed bullshit past rubs off on them like wet paint. It doesn’t.
It’s like saying you can’t support civil rights because one black guy somewhere at some point in history hit white man.
Can’t support Native American rights because they fought back.
All Japanese – horrible, horrible people because of Pearl Harbor.
All Chinese – also horrible horrible people because they invented gunpowder.
All Russians- untrustworthy, because they used to be a Communist country.
I don’t even have to say anything about Muslims – we already know why they are all assumed to be bad.
No facts, just more divisive bullshit.
Are you not tired of the divisive bullshit yet – on the national level, on the local level, to the point of driving away family and friends, likely permanently? Isn’t there a point when you can let it go?
I’m not talking to anyone I know specifically, I’m talking in general to the world. I fully expect to be ignored.
No one said you had to like the woman – she’s not great, IMO, either. But her and whomever else you want to point fingers at for their choice of how the got the message across, every mistake they ever made, cause you don’t like the color of their hair, FFS, does not take away from the message.
It didn’t in 1848, it didn’t all through the 1960s, it doesn’t now.
And before you start comparing it and saying ok, the the message of the KKK is valid too.There is a difference. The difference of the one or the few vs the many. The difference of legitimate concern for the state of the country, for people’s rights. for the state of the world, vs as pure as possibly ale to be hatred against anything not just like you
Participation in the KKK or the Aryn Nation is being part of a group that was designed as a hate group – a hate for anyone not pure white, Christian. Putting on a pink hat and marching because you’re worried about how things will be in the not too far future for your children – not a hate group.

EDIT – I’ve just been told these are not the same, and that I am “unhinged”.  So I responded.

“Actually, it is. She was one speaker out of 20 some speakers and musicians, in ONE city. And yet she is being used as the example for ALL people who went to that event, no matter what city they were in, or where they were worldwide – because one of these events decided it was a good thing to let her speak. Stupid idea – on that we can agree.

But she is being used as the example of why you cannot trust anyone who marched or has shown support – from government leaders on down to the bagger at the local grocery.
Because a killer and a torturer supports this, EVERYONE who supports it is just as bad as her, so it invalidates everything they have to say.
It’s being used by the right and alt right media, buy people who don’t understand and don’t want to understand, and it’s been used by people we know – and I know you’ve been privy to those discussions. (the person whose thread I was responding to)
It IS the same. Historically we can pull out documents that say the black man is a violent savage because one day, a slave had enough and grabbed that whip out of his master’s hand and turned it on him. There lots of apologists for this before, during and even after the Civil War. These are not hard documents to find.
Just wander on down to southern Colorado and look at the foundations left from the Japanese internment camps in Granada. American citizens, most American by several generations, imprisoned for the actions of a country they’d never called their own.
Now, it’s social media jail for everyone with a differing point of view.
You know, being a white male is considered the best thing ever by Charles Manson – should we start treating all white males as if they were anathema because of his bullshit? I say no, So maybe, someday, people could stop treating everyone as if someone else’s bullshit is their bullshit because they support the same cause.”

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