After the election I put my MAGA hat on a shelf in the garage. It has remained there ever since. The harassment I received for wearing it was quite a headache. Trump was president, he needed my help no longer. I raise my glass to his success.
Recently I have read that people should be ashamed to have a MEGA hat in their attic. To have MEGA hat in storage is the same as having a KKK hood. I have read this more than once. I have personally heard people compare President Trump to Hitler on multiple occasions. Typically I respond that I shook his hand. Sometimes the attacks get worse. It is my opinion that the hat for some reason makes people crazy.
I was not offended by Hillary or Bernie hats. At times I have found the Muslim headscarf distasteful. My best man was murdered by Islamic extremists. I also view it as a symbol of the subjugation of women. However I can also accept the headscarf as a stylish accessory. I guess it may be a matter of context. However I have never harassed anyone for their headgear. My pain is my own.
If people are just minding their own business in a public setting, their headgear should not be an issue. Or should it?
I am thinking of the pink hats. Pink hats seem to have been a public call for the overthrow of a legitimately elected government, because of, well hate. Millions of people do not spontaneously don matching headgear and take to the streets calling for violence. Such coordination is not a sign of independent thought. Sorry to say this, but after some reflections the pink hat movement is a sign of singular thought. My definition of singular thought is Fascism. Something that I do not support.
At first I was impressed by the creativity of the pink hat crowd. They are talented people. I also was impressed that they had the time and money to protest like they did. I had to assume that they were members of a privileged class.
It is my observation that the well off are anti Trump, the working poor are very pro Trump. Then there is the geographical differences. Trump had his rallies, and then there were the protests, and protests, and protests…
Endless protests of the false flag variety. The privileged are upset. Why? They call me names because?
White Supremacy? Never met one. According to a website that tracks such things there were fewer than two thousand instances recorded last year. That includes anything like a swastika in a bathroom stall. Any report is tabulated, I looked it up. Compare that to the millions of people with pink hats running around. Their hate has modified my behavior.
I made my own hat. I have never worn it in public, I look at on the shelf next to the MEGA hat, and wonder what to do.