How would history judge us, though, if we used military jets against our own people, flying low and fast over crowds of civilian protesters in order to confuse and disperse them?
Where am I going with all this? Not where you might think.
True enough there’s never been an election like this in our country. It’s unbelievable, save for the fact it’s happening right in front of our eyes.
It would be entirely in character for Trump, in a fit of loser spite, to pull the trigger on the kind of white supremacist street violence we saw last night.
I believe the stories, but haven’t any such encounters myself. I’m a large white man who dresses conservatively and keeps his hair cut short, perhaps a less tempting target for MAGAT assholes.
I’ve always believed racism is baked into human nature. I also believe we can, if we choose to, control it.
Guys with guns. There’s your problem, America, right there.
I don’t have a high opinion of presidents in general, but I didn’t appreciate the importance of the leadership they provide until Trump took office and there wasn’t any.