While I definitely appreciate Luckovich’s play on the torch theme, there does seem to be some confusion in the United States today about torches.
PROgressives prefer the one being hoisted aloft by Lady Liberty over the inscription by Emma Lazarus that ends with the famous words, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Trumpers prefer the Tiki torches of white supremacist thugs like the Proud Boys, Boogaloo Boys, Identity Evropa and others who carry Tiki torches along with the flags of the KKKonfederates and Nazis — literally the enemies of the United States that Union Soldiers and the ANTIFAscists of the United States Armed Forces crushed in the Civil War and World War II respectively. The message of Trump and these thuggish brutes who incited violence is: “GO BACK WHERE YOU CAME FROM.”
I’ll stand with Lady Liberty and the real Americans against these thuggish Nazis and Fascists every time.
May 31, 2017