Fuck. Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck fuck. What the fuck. God damn fucking Nazis.
I thought I was appalled last night when the baby Nazis marched at the college.
I thought that would be the worst of the “Unite the Right” bullshit, I thought the worst we’d deal with today was some overweight KKK members and god damn Nazis running around.
I was wrong.
(I am having a very hard time actually writing my thoughts out on this one.. I am. My brain is just screaming FUCK!)
The posts/notifications started flooding in this morning, counter-protesters and the goddamn Nazis were clashing. Well. Yeah, I expected that. I just monitored what was going on and was impressed with the amount of antifa protesters that were out there.
As time went on, some of my Facebook groups started alerting about brawls breaking out. I started paying more attention, how could I not? Video, Audio, and frantic FB/Twitter posts were flying, Fights. Nazis jumping protesters, college kids, anyone. Assault locations, and safe streets/alley ways to meet and get into a group.
Then, the video. You know what video I’m talking about. I’m not going to link to it at this point, because:
- Three people died in that incident, and their family and friends should not have to see the crash repeatedly, so I won’t contribute.
- The Alt-Right (aka: God Damn Nazis) are already disputing what has happened, and at this rate I’m not going to argue with anyone over it.
- BECAUSE FUCK THIS! WHY THE FUCK AM I EVEN HAVING TO WRITE ABOUT THIS SHIT IN 2017!!
I hoped onto my Facebook groups and was immediately accosted with several cell phone videos of the accident. After watching/reading about Nazis marching, swastika flags waving, Spencer getting maced (yay), I watched a car plow through a packed street, through people in my own country.
I read through Trump’s (FUCKTRUMP) statement. Our “President” refusing to even ACKNOWLEDGE that Nazis were marching, that swastika flags were waiving in Charlottesville, that we had a TERROR ATTACK on our own soil.
I scrolled through pictures of wounded men and women being treated by EMTs, I scrolled past the (soon to be) iconic picture of the Black Police Officer guarding the KKK. I scrolled past tears, dead, and god damn nazi’s chanting. I scrolled past posts from stormfront applauding the president. I scrolled past men marching with quotes from Hitler on their jackets/shirts and swazis on their arm bands.
IN MY OWN COUNTRY. HERE.
Racism has never gone away, I’m not sure it ever will. I had honestly never expected that large of a KKK/Alt-Right rally in my lifetime… much less .. all of it. Everything. This is the kind of thing that’s not supposed to happen anymore.
So I’m stuck. In my suburban haven above Chicago. Explaining Nazis to my 10 year old, and worrying about my grandchildren reading about how much of a failure our generation has become in their history books. I’m stuck, wanting to help, wanting to do anything at all, wanting to make a stand. Lace up my grinders, and march, fight. Yet.. I’m here. With my family, far away from anything. Talk about feeling useless.
Those of us who have families to protect, and logistical issues.. we CAN do something. We can educate, we can fight back with intelligence. We can fight back with facts and exposure. We can TEACH our children how horrible racism is, and help them see past color and hate and violence, and embrace each other so maybe some day this will be a distant memory, never to happen again on our soil.
We can show everyone what’s happening. There are plenty of people on my friend’s list alone, followers of this blog and many others, who are simply putting their heads into the proverbial sand and pretending this isn’t happening. We can make the United States and the POTUS face what our country has become. This is not something to be ignored, racism, Nazis, HATE must be stopped.
So those of us at home, those of us who can’t march, we can inform. We can move forward. We will make the world change, one child, one person at a time.
Fuck Racism, Fuck Nazis, Fuck the KKK, Fuck the Alt-Right, and FUCK THIS SHIT.