A rant ‘cause folk got their fee fees hurt on FB when I called a racist a racist…..aww…
My father — a combat veteran of WWII. Korea and ‘Nam — was NOT a paradigm of progressive values. He had that racist bone. We could rarely talk politics.
But I gotta admit that I was never prouder than when he had had quite enough of some in-law going on a white supremacist Nazi apologist rant.
“Frank” he said -edged and quiet, “I killed hundreds, maybe thousands of Nazis from Africa thru Italy. And I’d gladly kill one more of those SOBs”
He didn’t have to add “tonight”
And no more of that SOB’s utterances that or any other night.
I think of my old man every time this pretender in the WH — this coward’s coward — basks in the chants of “send her home”. References “shithole” countries …. “M-13 “ … “rapists”…..
Those men , those who fought and died to uphold values of fairness and freedom [we can rightfully discuss the contextual limits of those words ] those men - mostly gone now — they knew this language . The bully hoping to put his jackboot on anyone he deems ‘unworthy’. The inciter of thugs and orc packs. ….. I’m thinking that many of those old GIs would have been tempted to remind a few folks today of what lengths they had willingly gone.
Yeah- likely no coincidence that this revival of putrid ugliness waited til those guys were gone.