Someone firebombed a Republican Party office in North Carolina over the weekend, and added some graffiti telling “Nazi Republicans” to leave town. Police are investigating; I don’t know why, since Donald Trump, responsible and fair as ever, already announced that the Clinton campaign did it.
Inspired by a tweet from University of North Carolina’s School of Information Science’s Zeynep Tufekci, David Weinberger of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Technology launched a campaign on GoFundMe to rebuild the ruined office. He wrote on the fund’s page,
“As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, North Carolina Republican office to re-open as soon as possible. Until an investigation is undertaken, we cannot know who did this or why. No matter the result, this is not how Americans resolve their differences. We talk, we argue, sometimes we march, and most of all we vote. We do not resort to violence by individuals or by mobs.”
The fund reached its goal of $10,000 within 40 minutes, and closed with a final total of $13, 117, from over 552 decent, democratic, compassionate, ethical Americans. Said Weinberger, “The funding campaign was a way of saying out loud that we are all in this democracy together, and that we stand together against those who would destroy it through violence and intimidation.”
This is the way a democracy is supposed to work.
Ah, those were the days…
Then there are the bitter total war partisans like the Democrat who tweeted,
“I’ll donate to @NCGOP if they promise my donation won’t be used to keep trans people out of bathrooms and black people out of voting booths.”
That nice: terrorism is acceptable when it’s directed against those with whom you disagree.
Funny; you’d think someone like that would be voting for Donald Trump.
Pointer: Amy Alkon