A friend and new dad once told me he was fighting in Afghanistan so his son never would have to. This was in 2011. We have sixteen years to go.
I'm angry because fascism is wrong. White supremacy is wrong. Anti-Semitism is wrong. These ideas represent fundamental denials of human rights. The language these groups use is that of fear, hate, repression. Cleansing, purity, taking "it back,"--what version of America is this? A version minorities have for too long been too aware, now naked and exposed for all. And yet, our President himself subscribes to blame on "all sides?" There are only two sides, Mr. President--wrong and right. Where do you stand amidst history?
A frog dumped into a pot of boiling water will quickly jump out, but if you slowly heat the water, the frog will not notice until the poor guy is cooked to death. Are we the frog?