WARNING: Very strong language. I'm fucking furious.
It's all I can think about of late.
There was no shock when the events of Saturday unfolded. No shock at the hordes of angry white arseholes chanting Nazi slogans, carrying flags of oppressive, anti-American regimes, and performing Nazi salutes. No shock at the tragic death of a counter-protester as a Nazi rammed his car through the crowd. No shock at the mobbing and beating of a black man by a group of white cowards.
I was not shocked. I was sad. I was, and am, angry.
I'm angry that in 2017, after two world wars, this shit is still happening. I'm angry at these idiotic cunts who think that an accident of melanin levels in the skin is some sort of basis for prestige. I'm furious at the fuckers in the middle who will not take a stand against it.
Fuck those people.
Fuck them all.
Because by cowering this way, they are giving power to the murderous bastards who are tearing the world apart.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke
Remember them, honour them, by taking a fucking stand.
Or they gave their lives for naught.
It's not asking the world for you to denounce these people.
Heather Heyer, a thirty-two year-old counter-protester, who did have courage, was murdered. Because you could not find the courage to nip this thing in the bud, because it was easier to stay silent, a woman was murdered by fucking Nazis on US soil.
How can you let this stand? How dare you let this stand!
I'm angry. I'm so, so angry.
Don't pretend, either, that you can reason with these kinds of people. They aren't coming at this from a place of reason. Hate is beyond reason.
If they were capable of rationality, they would acknowledge the science that literally says that races are not a thing; we are all some blend of Homo Sapiens and other hominids. If reason were part of their thinking, they would not be angrily chanting about the end of the white race, because they have literally never been under assault in the US. If they were capable of reason then they would be aware of the monumental irony of calling themselves patriots while simultaneously marching under flags that were anything but—the swastika and the confederate flag.... are you fucking kidding me?
Logic and reason means nothing to these people.
What you can do is stand up and tell them that their hateful rhetoric is not welcome here. That their views are unwelcome in civilised society. You don't even have to march to war to do it. You don't have to throw so much as a punch (yet. Don't let it get to that point). All you have to do is stand up and say it. Stand up.
There is no middle here. Stop trying to fool yourself into believing in one. By doing nothing, by saying nothing, whether you like it or not, you're choosing a side. And you're not choosing the good side.
And don't think you're off the hook, Canada, what with these Proud Boy bastards. There are hateful, evil people here too. Now is the time to stand up. If you see these ignorant, hateful asses starting trouble, stand up! Do something! Anything!
Let them know that this will not stand. Not here. Not today. Not ever.
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.
- Ronald Reagan
We're better than this.