A 21-year-old electrical engineering student at the University of Illinois at Chicago published this message:
I will be armed with a M-4 Carbine and 2 Desert Eagles all fully loaded,” the online post states, according to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court. “I will execute approximately 16 white male students and or staff, which is the same number of time Mcdonald was killed. I then will die killing any number of white policemen that I can in the process. This is not a joke. I am to do my part to rid the world of the white devils.
He was later arrested and has been released and allowed to return back to class.
If you’re wondering why people are supporting Trump, especially when he’s called a “racist,” this is one of the reasons. Being a “racist” today means thinking what I just described above is insanity. Or allowing it to filter through your cognitive dissonance instead of ignoring it along with other similar instances.
But keep telling yourselves that it’s the reactionaries who are ruining a good thing we had going here in this country (except for this and this and this). If you’re more upset about Trump supporters or their “Make America Great Again” slogan than you are about stories like this, you’re part of the reason for why he’s even registering in the polls much less leading them.
Meanwhile, in my neck of the woods the story of Western Washington University closing due to a racial threat online is being thrown around as proof that all white men like me are still in power and are going to kill to maintain that “privilege.” That certainly doesn’t make me fear for my safety or my freedoms in any way.
I’ll say it again: When a true nationalist movement comes to this country, don’t be surprised. It will, as long this goes on. I won’t condone it, but I won’t shed a tear for a lot of those who get stepped on.