Don’t be a Sucker

There are already a number of better-written (I enjoyed this post by Scalzi and the ensuing discussion), more informed posts on Charlottesville, however, keeping quiet is support, and this all seems crazy to me. I’m horrified by what happened. Here are a few things I’ve come across, and reminders that Canada has a problem too.

Trump is on the wrong side.

Mr. Trump probably has trouble condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis because he hired people with those affiliations to work for him.

He’s un-American.

Some problems with “Free Speech”

 When it comes to protecting the speech of people who are most vulnerable to being intimidated into silence — like people of color and gay people — conservatives either are suspiciously quiet or drive further intimidation with wildly negative news coverage.

Canadian links to hate groups.

Here’s some analysis of the garbage that comes from Rebel Media.

Instead of promoting this kind of behaviour, the authorities used to try to prevent it.

Don’t Be a Sucker! is a short educational film produced by the U.S. War Department in 1943 and re-released in 1947. The film depicts the rise of Nazism in Germany and warns Americans against repeating the mistakes of intolerance made in Nazi Germany.
Some info about solidarity actions (a lot were yesterday, but still lots still to come).
I’m going to see an old friend today, and try not to dwell on the darkness in the world.
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