Do You Not Hear Yourselves?

I am sure this will get disagreements but seeing all the comments on the posts about the blockades is making me sad. People suggesting that protesters should be beaten, chased by dogs, sprayed with fire hoses, arrested, clubbed…

I understand if you disagree with the blockades. I respect your frustration at being displaced and having your day interfered with. If my brother and sister-in-law hadn’t happened to be downtown today, I would be taking several hours of unexpected buses. I hear you, it’s frustrating. But do you hear yourselves? Do you know who turns fire hoses on protesters and threatens to beat them? Do you not recognize that you are repeating the words of the Nazis, the fascists, the people stopping African-Americans seeking the right to vote?

Do you not hear yourselves? You don’t have to agree, but you don’t have to be so hateful, either, do you?

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