Patriot or Deplorable

There are not “many sides” to America. You either believe we are a nation in which all men, regardless of race, gender, religion or national origin are free and equal, or you don’t. You either believe in the Bill of Rights that put the great American experiment in motion, or you don’t. You either believe in “we, the people” and all the freedoms that follow are bestowed on ALL Americans, or you don’t. You’re either a patriot or deplorable.

That’s right. Those who chastised HRC for placing the label “deplorable” on Trump supporters pay attention today. These are the people Donald Trump spoke to today. The dregs of society who play victim and whine that life handed them a tough break because America has progressed enough to where you actually have to compete with overqualified minorities and women in life. The wife beaters, alcoholics, small dicked pistol packing mouth breathers who think the color of their skin grant them special privilege in life. To hell with the words of our founding fathers! Hillary Clinton knew who our so called President is and she tried to warn you.

That said I still believe most of us, regardless of political party, stand on the right side of the battles that lay ahead. That most believe in the ideals this country stands for and understand its great history. That we unequivocally condemn white nationalists, police brutality and systemic racism.

The majority of us recognize how we came to be the most powerful nation in the world. We take pride in the knowledge that America IS a great melting pot. That diversity IS the American identity. We can’t change that anymore than a tiger can change its stripes. A list of all the great contributions immigrants, refugees, and minorities have made to this country would dwarf a list of their misdeeds a million times over. Americans are waking. We know who we are. And we like it that way.

Those who continue to support our current POTUS understand this. All you are doing is publicly identifying yourself as a dinosaur. Painting a scarlet letter on your sleeve that your way of thinking and very belief system will soon be relegated to the history books. Think carefully about your next move.

Whatever your choice, know this. We are the majority and will act as such! We will not be divided or tore down. We will continue to protest and resist hate. We will not be silenced or ignored. We will continue to engage and speak out against false equivalents. We will not be intimidated or bullied. We will remain active but peaceful. We will not be stilled or marginalized. We will demand transparency, justice and accountability.

Dinosaurs fight hardest the nearer to extinction they are, but make no mistake. The war is won. Progress is perpetual and by definition it doesn’t include the word “again!” It knows but one direction #Forward

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