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Pitchforks and torches

I read in the Chronicle Telegram that Teresa Fedor, D-Toledo, told *Kirsten Hill to “explain why she planned this trip and what the goal was, if not insurrection.” 

Am I the only one who sees pitchforks and torches in the Anti-Trump Mob?  It saddens me to hear Kirsten Hill’s good name lumped in with the criminals who wreaked such deadly havoc in the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.  But sadder still has been the rush to judgement by some of Ohio’s elected officials, along with the Ohio State Board of Education (please note the misused word “Education” in their organization’s title).

For those of you who don’t understand the pitchforks and torches reference, it’s the story of an innocent man being hunted down by ignorant townsfolk.  I knew Kirsten Hill long before she ran for the Ohio State School Board and although I don’t know Ms. Fedor, I can’t help but wonder what her motivation was for putting out such a slanderous statement. 

Oh, wait!  I do know why.  Fedor (and the OEA board) have no worries about condemning Hill – along with other supporters of President Donald Trump because –  could it be that conviction and sentencing is now the norm in the U.S.?  No need for a trial any longer, eh? 

Kirsten supports the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law, but no matter.  For the enemies of the president (Trump) that’s not going to stand in their way.  Even an honorable American like Hill has to watch her back now that the OEA and others like Fedor have the reins of unregulated power – not to mention pitchforks and torches.

(*Kirsten is the long-time chairman of the Lorain County OH Totally Engaged Americans.)

How would Dr. King feel about boycotting Amazon?

Speaking of Amazon, I wondered how the company feels about me stopping all purchases. So I went to their web site and dug in looking for the “Who we are” page. I found this page, “Celebrating democracy, justice…” and it contained an interview with Harry E. Johnson, president of the MLK Foundation. Throughout the interview I found all that Dr. King stood for – “democracy, justice, hope, and love…” but there was no mention in the “diversity” talk about diversity of thought and what’s to be done with those people who don’t think like you do.

The contrast between the majority of Americans who probably agree with “democracy, justice, hope, and love” and those Americans who prefer the opposite ideals, (like ANTIFA, or murderers, rapists, pedophiles and thieves) is overlooked in our society. If you are an abuser, murderer, thief or rapist, etc. you’re not as important in the arena of public debate as a “racist.”

We just blithely coast over the criminal element and take on those who are the headliners, the racists. We leave those conversations to the people in law enforcement because we pay them to deal with and make judgements about them. But we feel completely comfortable and justified speaking out about the other – more popular – scourge on our society – the RACIST.

After all, who’s afraid of challenging a RACIST? They’re not as dangerous as a murderer, bank robber, check kiter, child rapist, pedophile, gang members… You get the idea. Celebrating democracy, justice, hope, and love in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (aboutamazon.com)

Amazon chooses shoppers – not the other way around

This is “pick on Amazon day.” How ironic that Amazon would tout its “support” of small businesses (Amazon investing over $5 billion in small business success and stability during difficult time (aboutamazon.com)”

I wonder how many of those businesses are run by supporters of Donald Trump? Has Amazon riffed all those Righties and eliminated them from their Vendor lists? Are people going to have only “correct thinkers” to buy from now?

Amazon investing over $5 billion in small business success and stability during difficult time (aboutamazon.com)