History Almost Repeats Itself

Yesterday was the anniversary (?) of the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre. Last night we learned that some hate group called Patriot Front was planning an attack on Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a city of about 50,000 near the border with Washington. Coeur d’Alene was having its Pride celebration:

Police in Idaho arrested 31 people who had face coverings, white-supremacist insignia, shields and an “operations plan” to riot near an LGBTQ Pride event on Saturday afternoon. Police said they were affiliated with Patriot Front, a white-supremacist group whose founder was among those arrested.

If the name sounds familiar to you, well, it might be because…

Many of those arrested were wearing logos representing Patriot Front, which rebranded after one of its members plowed his car into a crowd of people protesting a white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville in 2017, killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens.

Look, it’s all happening again. America got lucky because someone noticed something and tipped the police. We might not be so lucky next time. No one’s right to exist should be up to debate, not LGBTQ people, not people of color, not women, no one, and in a country awash in guns and empowered theocrats, history is going to repeat itself.

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9 Responses to History Almost Repeats Itself

  1. spotthedog says:

    Ha ha! Kudos to the police there.

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  2. purplehead says:

    It must have been painful for [some of] those cops to arrest people with whom they sympathize.

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  3. roket says:

    Human contraband. The traitors should all be deported to their paternal ancestral homeland. Hopefully, one that doesn’t speak English.

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  4. Saw one wag on the tweeter box:

    “Whose Knees?
    Whose Knees?

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  5. MDavis says:

    I saw somewhere a theory that they had a government mole, otherwise how could they possibly have been busted?
    The call allegedly came from someone who saw them loading up the UHaul.
    So their hiding place was compromised by their own preparations.

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  6. RWW says:

    I’m hoping at least one of them is named Brandon. “Let’s go (to jail) Brandon!”

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