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Earlier today, I wrote an article about Donald Trump. I posted a link to that article in a discussion thread on Lynda Carter's Facebook page. A man named Travis Small was deeply offended by my article, and responded with the following comment:
Travis Small Did he say that? Or did he condemn them? I guess you're watching CNN... or just being as ignorant as the rest of the haters of America... Who think it's ok to have Black LIves Matters and ANIFTA running freely through the streets burning and destroying peoples livelihoods and personal properties... Get real.. those thugs that were there causing all the trouble are the ones who need to be plowed down. and that is you Black lives matter and anifta.. The ones who was peacefully marching had a permit and it was their right to march... so suck it up.. This is America... and everyone has a right to march or protest PEACEFULLY...
The part that got my attention was where he wants me dead, sorry "plowed down." Did you notice that? "Get real..those thugs that were causing all the trouble are the ones who to to be plowed down. and that is you Black lives matter and ANIFTA [sic].."
So, in the world of Travis Small, Nazis are the good guys, and those of us trying to fight against Nazis should be "plowed down." The Nazis were marching peacefully (with torches while screaming "Jews will not replace us" and "Blood and soil") and the counter-protesters, the people who used their bodies to protect members of the clergy, people like Deandre Harris, Marcus Martin, and Heather Heyer, were causing all the trouble. Heather Heyer who was "plowed down" by a Nazi using a Dodge Charger as a murder weapon, whose memorial service is today.
Travis ends his hateful, violent screed by writing the word "peacefully" all in caps. Is that irony or hypocrisy? How does it work, I wonder, in Travis Small's mind, how can he write that I and everyone else fighting against Nazis in whatever way we can deserve to be killed, and then write about peace?
But I guess this is your typical Trump supporter. Nazis are peaceful protesters, people fighting against Nazis are causing trouble and deserve to "plowed down."
I reported Travis to Facebook, but since there doesn't seem to be a way to share what Travis wrote, his profile will most likely remain up. I think the best way to fight back against someone like Travis is to make sure people know exactly who, and what, he is. Travis is a man who believes someone like me deserves to be murdered.