Judge of Characters: We Gotta Be Civil to These Supremacists for What?

Why is it an issue of civility when Auntie Maxine Waters says this to a crowd of people:

Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents.

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It reminds me of the “both sides” argument your boy Donald Trump tried to make after the racially motivated violence that happened in Charlottesville, Va..

“I think there is blame on both sides,” Trump said during a back-and-forth with reporters in the lobby of his midtown Manhattan building in New York City.

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“What about the ‘alt-left’ that came charging at, as you say, the ‘alt-right’; do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs? Do they have any problem? I think they do.”

He’s preaching a similar sermon when it comes to basic civility between parties. Waters’ urging comes on the heels of the zero tolerance border policy that left many migrant children getting ripped away from their parents. Meanwhile, Waters’ call for civil disobedience was met with fury, which is hilarious because she’s only giving the supremacists in the Republican Party a tiny taste of their own medicine.

Which party’s members send death threats to Waters? Which party’s member plowed through protesters in Charlottesville? Which party decided that orphaned children were better than having people cross the southern U.S. border seeking asylum? I’ll wait.

So all of this has me asking, be civil? For what?!

Pretty. Witty. Girly. Worldly. One who likes to party, but comes home early. I got stories to tell. Prince (yes, that Prince) called me excellence. Achievement unlocked.

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This false equivalence shit has me seathing. We were talking about this earlier at lunch. Auntie Maxine has been around for a long time.

She’s been around long enough to have lived through times when the accepted way to fight the fiery racism was to simply survive. Hopefully long enough to see things start to get better for future generations. Then thru the Civil Rights movement, and all the advancement that eventually brought, including multiple simultaneous people of color - men and women - in Congress, and many other advancements.

And now she’s been been around long enough to see a black man elected President, and see that black President hold his head high and work his damned hardest for this entire nation, even through all the undue vitriol, and the racism.

She’s been around long enough to see a bitter, mediocre white man, who is unworthy even to even follow Obama on social media, be elected to be President after him and proceed to dismantle nearly everything Obama did. They are attempting to erase the nation’s only non white President, and to erase many of the advancements we’ve seen in the past 60 or so years. Maxine Waters saying push back on this bullshit is RIGHTEOUS. It is not the same as this Milo chucklefuck calling for violence on reporters, or Trump calling the media the enemy of the people.

There is no comparison whatsofuckingever.

In the face of all this, FUCK CIVILITY.