Sunday, August 13, 2017

Identification, Please

By Sniffles

We cats are sure that the FBI and the US Attorney's office investigating the killing in Charlottesville on Saturday will lay it all at the feet of the Nazis. (It certainly wasn't a police riot. The cops pretty much just stood by.) Meanwhile, we're waiting for Donald Trump to tell Mayor Michael Signer that yesterday will be a terrific boost to Charlottesville tourism.

Here's something to cheer us up, though. Folks on our side are figuring out who the white supremacist demonstrators are, and are outing them on the Interwebs. They're being identified by name, by home town, and in one case, by school. We've even seen them beaming in old photos as they pose with Trump or their Congressman or their Senator. (Hello, Dean Heller! You've got another problem on your hands.)

No one should feel ambivalent about fingering these assholes. As we said yesterday on the Twitter thing, free speech is a responsibility as well as a right. It has consequences. The Tiki Torch Brigade needs to own their racist views — or wear their hoods next time. We cats HISS.

(PHOTO: Yep, that's the Charlottesville killer on the near left. And who are the other guys?)

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