RIP Heather Heyer, Martyr for Justice

Down with fascists, bigotry, and oppression.

By AgnosticPreachersKid [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

On this anniversary of a white supremacist rally that featured racists from around the US invading the town of Charlottesville, VA to honor a man who fought to preserve slavery culminating in the murder of Heather Heyer, I’d like to remind everyone of Donald Trump’s unscripted response. In short, our president defended the rally and condemned the counter-protestors.

This man deserves zero respect. The empire he leads and its trappings (its flag, military displays, and anthems) should be treated with contempt. And his supporters should absolutely be lumped in with the neo-Nazis, neo-fascists, klansmen, and right-wing bigots of all stripes who killed Heather Heyer.