There are growing calls for “civility,” most notably and inexplicably by the Washington Post’s editorial board over the weekend after serial, professional liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders was tossed out of a Virginia restaurant. There is true rage from Democrats (and some Republicans) after hearing audio of young children crying out for their parents, asylum-seeking parents shackled like prisoners, reports of children kept in cages, images of children on prison buses being shipped across the country and the grim realization that some of these children may never be reunited with their parents.
Let’s revisit Donald Trump’s supporters in this photo heavy post because each of these pictures tells a thousand uncivil, angry, homophobic, xenophobic, misogynistic words. Where were the calls for civility then? Now? Why do Democrats and the left have to live up to the impossible standards of civility in the face of cruelty and inhumanity? Fuck your feelings, amirite?
Not fans of political correctness pic.twitter.com/0BnkwIGm2I
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) October 13, 2016
I don’t recall the specific tweet, but I did see someone on Twitter recently saying that those scolding Democrats and outraged Republicans need to be more civil is like telling a woman to smile while she’s being harassed. And calls for civility while people of color are being imprisoned, brown children are being caged and taken from their parents for the crime of seeking a better life and new opportunity? No thanks. Backing off the vitriol and deescalating our anger is a form of upholding the white supremacy that led to the action in the first place.