That wasn't all he saw. He also saw a big Confederate flag in the back window.
And he lost it.
What comes next is the best damned rant against the haters I've ever seen.
Now granted, this blog post was written in 2011 and some of you here may have seen it already. But considering the atmosphere in America today with the haters screaming at refugee children and wanting to do them all kinds of harm; defying government agents and calling in their armed to the teeth buddies to protect them and their stringy cattle; openly carrying their weapons in stores and restaurants, just waiting for their chance to kill some "bad guy", while terrifying the customers. It seems a good time to dust it off and re-view it.
Step over the orange cloud of cognitive dissonance to check it out.
That was what Jim Wright ranted about. The hate that the people in that truck stood for, lived for; ate for breakfast, lunch and supper; fed to their dog and their children.
He wanted to ask those people in the truck just what it was about America that they loved, when all he could see was what they hated about America.
You hate the President, you call him a Nazi and a socialist and communist and an enemy of America. You’re embarrassed by him. You hate his big jug ears and his oh so white smile and his funny alien name.He speaks of their hatred for Congress and their hatred of the courts, especially the Supreme Court who refuse to allow them to make their hatred the law of the land. Of how they hate lawyers and judges and prisons. Of how they hate the ordinary people...the neighbours, the country people, the city people, the college kids, the working man, the mothers. Well just everybody you would meet in a perfectly ordinary day. They hate them.
He spoke of their utter hatred of the environment, of education and especially the media. He spoke of their hate of capitalism: how they hate the Wall Street bankers and investment gurus, Bill Gates, because he gave away some of his money, the white collar workers, the unions and the entire middle class.
And when someone points out their errors and tries to set them straight: well, they hate the facts and they hate the fact that those who dare question their illogical reasoning are Neo Liberal Commies.
In the end he asks again: What is it you love about America? Because he just can't see anything they love; only what they hate.
I've quoted as much as I can of this incredible rant, but to do it full justice I highly recommend you see the whole thing for yourself: