By Ed Raymond
28 February 2021
How Can We Reform Victims of Trumpism, QAnon, and the New Ku Klux Klan?
In a Hialeah, Florida grocery store, a Hispanic man asked a white woman standing behind him, in both Spanish and English, to move six feet from him as they stood waiting to check out. She ignored him and “mumbled bad words” at him.
Out in the parking lot, as he was putting groceries in his car, she came within one foot of his face, yelled: “This is not going to be Biden’s America, this is my America. You need to go back to yours.” She then called him a Hispanic slur and said: “We should have gotten rid of you when we could.” She then “keyed” his car, knocked a cellphone from his hand, stomped on it, and then kicked him.
Dr. Jennifer Wright was later arrested on an assault charge. Social media showed a post of her wearing a MAGA cap and saying “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.” She also placed a mannequin of President Biden on her front lawn with a sign “Expose the Biden Crime Family!” She has posted a $1,000 bond.
There has been a huge increase in anti-Asian violence in the last two years, according to the Stop AAPI Hate Emergency Response Network. In 2020 there were 2,800 reports of hate, including 240 physical assaults. The reports keep coming in at a higher rate in 2021.
Recently an 84-year-old Chinese man died of an assault in Oakland, California and a 91-year-old was injured in an attack when he was knocked down to a sidewalk in Chinatown. Attacks on Korean-Americans have also increased. Recently a 23-year-old Korean woman was punched in the face in New York and accused of carrying the COVID-19 virus.
A participant in the D.C. capitol riot from Boca Raton, Florida, who calls herself an “Angry Patriot Hippie” is in a heap of trouble because this was her response to an inquiry from the FBI: “You think I’m going to…let you come talk to me? I’m an American. I know my rights. My First Amendment right to free speech, my Second Amendment right to carry a gun to shoot your f---ing a—if you choose to come to my house.” On social media, Suzanne Kaye has always been a strong supporter of Donald Trump.
Today’s Scientific Frankensteins Can Create Another “Creature”
In 1816 three English writers challenged each other to see who could write the best horror story. Mary Shelley, age 18, won it hands down with Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, a story published in 1818 about a grave robber, the scientist Victor Frankenstein.
He and his assistants dig up human parts and assemble an eight-foot-tall male with “beautiful” body parts. But the assembly has its problems so the creature ends up being pretty horrible. I assume many have seen the 1931 movie starring Boris Karloff, who was made to look pretty hideous. (In the original story, the creature is not called Frankenstein. The male is called “The Creature”).
The “hideous” creature has many interesting contacts with ordinary folks. The…