Donald Trump and his bigoted supporters have made it easy to lump all white males living in America as a bunch of racist Islamophobes. Two brave men made the ultimate sacrifice to prove that is not the case while a third also risk is life and was seriously injured.
When a crazy Trump supporter released a verbal assault on two young ladies he suspected of being Muslims, three white males came to her rescue with to paying the ultimate price with their lives. Unless we want things to back to the way they were in the 1860s Jim Crow era, more men of all ethnicities and religious background will have to step up to the evil that is covering the United States.
Ricky John Best, 53, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, 23, and Micah David-Cole Fletcher, 21, were on the train in Portland, Oregon on Friday afternoon when they heard another passenger racially abusing two Muslim women.
When they stepped in to stop him, the abuser, 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian turned on the three and brutally attacked them.
Police are now looking into the extremist ideology of Christian, whose posts on social media indicate an affinity for the Nazis and political violence.
It’s believed he is a known white supremacist in the local area.
‘These two men died heroes as a result of a horrific act of racist violence,’ Portland mayor Ted Wheeler said in the wake of the attack.
The attack sent shockwaves through Portland, which is famously liberal. Vigils were held in the city for the victims.
“That people feel emboldened to come out and show their racism and bigotry in that way is horrifying to me,” Christopher Douglas, who attended the memorial, said.
This racist incident should prove to non-Trump supporters that they have to get more physical against Donald Trump’s evil Klan that is starting to terrorize the country. The war mongering followers of Donald Trump should also realize that good people will not sit idly by and watch them terrorize the country.
Donald Trump might have embolden many to publicly spew their hatred but men like the heroes in Portland will have to step up and prove that the real while will be good against evil, not Christianity against Islam or Black against White.