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Which Dads and Moms taught them to think this way and act it out?

14 Nov

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A New Dawn for Hate?

This morning, in Ogden, Utah, Aaron Feller McFarland and his husband, Nik McFarland, woke up to find the slurs “FAGET” and “HOMO DIE” emblazoned across their car in blood-red spray paint.

Yesterday, Nancy Leong experienced a more casual form of harassment. On her morning run in Denver, as a car whooshed by, a man screamed at her, “Build that wall!” Never mind that Nancy, an associate professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, is an Asian American, born and raised in this country. Her brown skin and dark brown hair were all that were required to raise the ire of her harasser.

STAND WITH US TO PROTECT EVERYONE’S RIGHTS

Aaron, Nik, and Nancy are not alone. A mere three days after the election, reports of harassment and violence directed at people of color, immigrants, LGBT people, Muslims, and others have been pouring in. Shaun King, the senior justice writer for the New York Daily News, has received dozens and dozens of reports of abuse and is chronicling them on Twitter. The Southern Poverty Law Center is also collecting reports of racist harassment, as are various news outlets.

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Bullies don’t like it when all the little kids start keeping their lunch money in their pockets and talk sassy talk.
And of course we Americans who are too busy consuming to understand this stuff only understand that as usual we are expected to react as a collective jingoist entity.
Like mushrooms fed manure in the dark or who are told to ignore the liar behind the curtain, we simply must be offended.
– ‘Cause that’s what Americans do.
– ‘Cause those who bully in our name are only thinking of global peace
– ‘Cause the great American foreign-policy actors tell us that we as the American electorate who collectively ARE the bully are collectively “disappointed”.
And WHY are we disappointed?
Because our badly battered neighbors object to our pillage, rape and extortion in the name of world peace?
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