This week a number of people protesting the state of Michigan’s shutdown in the midst of the COVID-19 stormed the state capital in Lansing demanding that Governor Gretchen Whitmer rescind the quarantine orders and allow anyone to return to work and shopping if they want. In other words, they don’t like that a global pandemic has usurped their presumed placement as the center of the universe. Many of the protesters arrived with guns and rifles; some wearing Nazi swastikas and others adorned in Confederate regalia (those morons keep fighting the 19th century American Civil War and damn! They still haven’t won!)
A few stood in front of law enforcement officials – the latter wearing face masks – and screamed profanities. This photo is just image of the virulent mad (mostly White) men unleashing their vitriol. Faux-President Trump has expressed support for them.
I keep thinking if a group of Black or Latino residents had shown up in the Michigan state capital building with firearms protesting something, how long would they last?