Truly shocking! I was horrified when I saw that sign.

Where I live in Michigan, we’ve had some ugly protests. Confederate flags, guns, the works. I think the protesters are very much on board with the mentality you’re pointing out.

But if you want something at least a little uplifting, I learned the other day that only 16% of Michiganders support the goals of the protesters.

And among those 16% are many who are not fully on board. Most people here are down for being responsible and loving their neighbors.

Of course, a number like 16% is still shocking. And we must call attention to the attitudes behind it, as you did so well.

But take heart! Most Americans aren’t down for that “sacrifice the weak” cruelty.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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