For every one you see, there are hundreds you don’t

Remember the post Miguel made a few days ago about Kino Jimenez, the tolerant Liberal who believes that “love trumps hate” so much he attacked a 16 year old kid for wearing a MAGA hat?

He was arrested.

He tried to justify his actions saying thatseeing the hat had the same effect on him that a Ku Klux Klan hood would have had.”

Two points.

First: it is not legal in the US to attack someone for simply wearing a Klan hood or Swastika or anything else.

Sorry Antifa, you can’t just “bash the fash” if they have peaceably assembled.  It is within their right to do so.  Every civics and history teacher in America should spend a couple of days each school year teaching a segment on National Socialist Party of America v. Village of Skokie.

If Nazis attack me, I’ll shoot the fuck out of them. If they are just standing around waving their flags making “Heil Hilter” salutes, they’re a bunch of assholes but I can’t and won’t don anything to stop them.

Even if a bunch of Klansmen were sitting in a booth, ripping the white hood off of one and throwing a drink in his face is still assault. In America, you have no right to attack someone over their ideology.

Second: show me one MAGA inspired lynching.  One group of Trump supporters who burned a “T” on a Liberal’s lawn.  One  pogrom carried out by people in MAGA hats.

That’s because 63 million Americans are not Klansmen or Nazis for voting for the President of the United States.  That is not an objective or reasonable equivalent in a rational universe.

But those two points are not why I wrote this post.  I wrote this post because of a horrifying fact observed on social media.

Yes, that does make him a bad person.

She thinks that a MAGA hat is fire that must be met with fire.

As they say “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander” and I don’t think she’ll like the fire that fights her fire.

Mark Lamont Hill is a reporter with CNN, just so you know.

At least he’s honest.

This is only a snippet of the support Jimenez is getting online.

For every asshole who throws a drink on a kid, or a woman, or anybody else over ideological or political differences, there are hundreds of people who support that person.

As this continues to escalate, keep that in mind.

This is why Florida style stand your ground laws are more important than ever.

You never know who on the jury might secretly be thinking “it’s totally fine to try to stab someone with a steak knife at a restaurant for wearing a MAGA hat, that’s practically a swastika armband.”

 

 

 

 

 

One Reply to “For every one you see, there are hundreds you don’t”

  1. I know I sound like a broken record (on my blog) but when someone says things like “your MAGA hat reads like a swastika to me.” I say, “if you’re the one who hears the ‘dog whistle’, you’re the dog; if you’re going to assault someone for wearing something you don’t like you’re the fascist“.

    It’s a meme that has no basis in truth. They have to wait for actions and they’ll wait forever.

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