Then, every lib on earth went completely insane. They saw a white kid wearing an enemy uniform, and they projected all their fears and hatreds onto him.
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
Back in the old days, white supremacy meant burning crosses, threatening and hurting and killing people, saying racist things, etc. Now all you need to do is stand in one spot, literally saying nothing, and that's white supremacy. It's a lot less work, I guess?
The white kid, who I'm not going to name, didn't roll up on the elderly Native American man. He wasn't trying to intimidate anybody. He just stood there while some dude he didn't know walked up and banged a drum in his face, after listening to some other guys he didn't know screaming insults at him. The kid's big crime was... smirking. That was it. A teenager smirked at somebody who was trying to provoke him, and it's national news because the troll was a designated victim and the kid was wearing the Hat of Evil.
You've heard of "Standing While Black"? Well, this was "Smirking While White." What this country needs is some common-sense smirk control!
This was a highly successful propaganda effort. It's completely unfair to this kid, but the people who created and disseminated the propaganda don't care. They don't care about people as individuals, and they know their target audience doesn't either. They just see a face they're supposed to hate, underneath a hat they're supposed to hate. So that's what they do. They hate. Then they congratulate themselves on standing up to "bigotry."
Orwell was an amateur.
So now what are they going to do? Ruin this kid's life? They're already doxing him, and doxing people who vaguely resemble him. The roaming outrage mob has found its new target. It's MLK Day, and they're judging a young man not by the content of his character, but by the color of his skin. And hat.