Are conditions — or police — that bad that the lanky Old Left must be compelled to promote the latest in anti-authoritarian lunacy, i.e., “Defund Police!”?
I don’t think so.
Christian conservative and thoughtful Americans have been jumping off the Republican bandwagon too.
Echoes from American Business and Political History
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/America_First_Party_(1943) | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_L._K._Smith | https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/mvke38/all-the-evidence-we-could-find-about-fred-trumps-alleged-involvement-with-the-kkk | https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/02/28/in-1927-donald-trumps-father-was-arrested-after-a-klan-riot-in-queens/ | https://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/us/politics/donald-trump-housing-race.html | https://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2017/02/trump-fbi-files-discrimination-case-235067
Institutionalized and systematic racism, private or public, leaves lasting impressions in the cumulative online media memory of the world.
Mr. Smith, whose career as a master extremist began in 1934 and continued until his death, seemed mystified that because he was anti- black, anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic and pro-Fascist, he was shunned by many persons he would have liked to know.
“There is nothing worse, nothing more deadly,” he said in an interview a few years ago, “than never getting to talk to anyone but people who agree with you.”https://www.nytimes.com/1976/04/16/archives/gerald-lk-smith-dead-anticommunist-crusader.html – April 16, 1976.
America’s Greatest Post-Civil War Civil Rights Milestone
https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/summer/civil-rights-act-1.html & https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/summer/civil-rights-act-2.html