My question is: why does the hairdresser believe that Clinton murdered all those people? She must have received her information from certain sources and shut out others. If we look at those sources — and they are not hard to find — will we not also find the xenophobia, racism, and white identity politics that you are too generously choosing not to ascribe to her? You can all her all the things you said you can — but you can also justifiably call her racist.
We may see violence in the days ahead. Authoritarians divide people. Submission and resistance are the only choices. Standing firm with the powerless, against forces of hatred is not a means to “punish” anyone.