3-25: The Ugliness of Supremacism

This picture, courtesy of PBS, should scare all of us; it does me. The story is by Walter Einenkel and I plucked it from http://dailykos.com. Its heading included the words:

White Supremacists

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From the stickers on her computer to the shirt on her back, Grace Tilly supports Donald Trump, which is her prerogative. After that, things get fuzzy.
The tattoo “88” is a familiar euphemism–and I use the word cautiously–for double Hs (H being the eighth letter of the alphabet.) HH, then comes to mean in white supremacist tattoo jargon Heil Hitler. Sadly, the master race mentality crosses many borders.
Now there’s a switch.
They (the family) have become energized by the Trump campaign and are participating, for the first time, in politics—actually campaigning for Trump.

The PBS piece quotes patriarch Pete Tilly saying this:

All these protestors and all this stuff, and people saying he’s racist and the Black Lives Matter, well, you what? Red lives matter. Because when you bleed, we all bleed red.

For the life of me I can’t make sense of that quote. But it does reek of racism. Too bad Grace’s husband and father didn’t have the honor to serve with the men of color that I did.


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2 thoughts on “3-25: The Ugliness of Supremacism”

  1. Hi Paul, It is a sad commentary on life, that people believe what is told to them with out finding out for themselves. You cannot understand a race of people until you know them. If allowed to work, serve, or live with various races, so much racism would be eliminated.
    Reaching out is the way to go, learn and understand others.

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