As I was reading the news over the weekend and into the beginning of this week, I couldn’t help but recall our visit to Alabama last year. We spent several days in Montgomery and one day in Birmingham visiting civil rights museums, monuments, and memorials. When I read about and saw the video clips of the Biden-Harris campaign bus being surrounded on the highway in Texas, forced to slow down to 20 mph, my mind went to the Freedom Riders bus that was attacked by similar means.
Of course, the Biden-Harris campaign bus did not meet this kind of ending. They were able to call 911 for help. However, the lack of law enforcement on Highway 35 is telling. This wasn’t West Texas (miles of nothingness); this happened on a busy stretch of highway. The parade of Trump supporters, with their vitriol and hatred of anyone not just like themselves, reminds me of other parades.
It’s 2020 in America. I’m trying to hold onto the hope that we can be better and do better, but this past week has me hanging by the tips of my fingers. I cannot understand why so many of my fellow Americans voted for hatred, disrespect, and cruelty.
It’s absolutely incredible and disgusting that this could happen!
I’m still trying to understand how so many people could vote for and continue to support the person who is egging on this behavior.
I’m with you, Karen. It boggles my mind that Trump has so much support when he is such a sorry excuse for a human being and clearly unfit for the job.
It was really scary there for a while, reading the news with one eye closed and wondering what violence might break out. We dodged a bullet. Now hopefully this new administration will crack down on domestic terror groups and the discourse can become less volatile. SO relieved to hear Biden speaking and even though I don’t agree with everything he wants, none of his plans are pointedly cruel and divisive.