Dictionary.com defines the word patriot as someone who defends individual rights against violation by the government. Unfortunately, the Trump administration seems to be going out of their way to prevent people from exercising their rights. Therefore, those who are protesting and otherwise advocating against the Trump administration are patriots as outlined by the definition, right? Right.
However, for some reason, Trump supporters seem to think that a patriot is merely someone who dresses up in hunting clothes, confederate flag clothing, camouflage, Nazi flags, and generally white supremacist attire, then waltzes around shouting at people who are exercising their true patriotism. The former group has it all wrong, though. They’re not patriots, they’re hatemongers who have been given life by an administration that campaigned on the foundational principles of America’s hateful past.
As a result of Trump having breathed a new, federally-supported life into those he seeks to rally around his cause, a new breed of racist has been born and, with the help of social media, they’re spreading their toxic messages like an aggressive form of cancer. Such is definitely the case with Craig “Sawman” Sawyer.
An ex-Navy SEAL who fancies himself as a “defender of the defenseless,” Sawyer’s Facebook page is packed full of race-baiting, homophobia, racism, and general hate. On Friday, Sawyer took to the social media site to provide his predictions of what will happen if Donald Trump is removed from office.
In one of the most disgusting rants you’ll ever read, Sawyer insults just about every group that has exerted their right to protest Trump and is actively working to hold him accountable for the multiple allegations against him. At one point, Sawyer even seems to make a threat that if Trump is impeached:
‘My prediction is it will be a gruesome massacre. Why? Because one side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets & the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.’
He doesn’t stop there with his demented rhetoric. He adds:
‘It will likely only take a few hours. Lessons will be learned. History will take note. Order restored. Patriots, We The American People stand united as one, against ALL enemies.’
Then, like a true Trump supporter, he totally contradicts himself. Having already made a statement about how many bullets Trump supporters have, Sawyer then says they’re “peace-loving people.” Claiming:
‘We are peace-loving people who abide by the rule of law. Prepare yourselves in case this ridiculous insanity actually gets played out and the rule of law goes out the window under their gross miscarriage of our legal process. Shaking my head…United We Stand! At the ready. USA! ‘
Wait. Are you confused by that wishy-washy message? They have “eight trillion bullets,” and if Trump is removed, “law goes out the window,” however they love peace? Okay.
That’s what patriotism looks like to Trump supporters and the Trump administration is perfectly okay with that madness. Crazy, hunh?
Sawyer’s full post is below:
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