When news broke of American white nationalist, former Louisiana State Representative (1989-1992) and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, Dr. David Duke cast his support behind Republican presidential candidate and incredibly rich moron Donald Trump I sat at my desk unsurprised. Of course a notoriously bigoted presidential candidate from the past would throw their eggs in the basket of the current notoriously bigoted presidential candidate. It just makes sense. Although it's alarming, I thought it was ridiculous enough that it would make excellent fodder for a humorous tweet. So I backed my ears and typed one out. This is what I came up with:
Former KKK dude David Duke supporting Trump for President. Proving not all Trump supporters are racist but all racists are Trump supporters.
— Johnny Taylor, Jr. (@hipsterocracy) February 25, 2016
Funny enough right? I'm biased but I'd even go as far to say "Not all Trump Supporters are Racist, but all Racists are Trump Supporters" would make a helluva t-shirt (someone get on that).
Now I was certain that I'd get some feedback, but I had no idea that like some Orwellian movie script, the racists and bigots would immediately prove my point. Some choice replies below:
@hipsterocracy BLM, ADL, La Raza, all races have advocacy voices/groups. Why can't whites?
— Down Goes Brown (@HeAGoodGoy) February 25, 2016
In this example "Down Goes Brown" chooses to imply that the KKK is not a hate group, but a white "advocacy group". Mmmkay.... Also, I can only imagine what "Down Goes Brown" is implying.
@hipsterocracy That is just as racist as David Duke
— Melba (@iirisheyes36) February 25, 2016
Oh it is? How exactly?
— The Hereticulator (@Hereticulator) February 26, 2016
Jesus. I really hit the mother load of ignorance with one simple tweet.
And my personal favorite....
Beards and tattoos used to be exclusively for tough guys, certainly not hipster queers like this guy😏 https://t.co/9XdnpDESQL
— William the butcher (@bcamp1979) February 25, 2016
Donald Trump fans everyone!!!
That's just a small example of some of the ridiculous, mis-informed, and hateful reply tweets I received yesterday. A whirlwind of passion and ignorance. I agree that we need change. BIG CHANGE. But not this way. Not with this guy.
So in closing, I want to encourage all of my friends and fans with a little bit of brains to register to vote this year, because I fear that these people already are.