It may be the year 2017, but there are factions of humans that still believe some races are superior to others. In fact, it is this attitude which resulted in a violent protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.
To decry the removal of a Confederate statue, members of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists descended on the town, quickly spurring a counter protest. The condition of Charlottesville was in such disarray, the state governor quickly declared a “state of emergency.” One woman was killed during the rally, and at minimum of 30 people were injured.
Disgusted that the country he fought for during WWII is experiencing a resurgence of white supremacy, Congress’ longest-serving veteran Former Rep. John Dingell, 91, took to Twitter to send a clear message. As Huffington Post reports, Dingell tweeted that he enlisted once to fight Nazis, and he’d do so again if necessary.
I signed up to fight Nazis 73 years ago and I’ll do it again if I have to.
Hatred, bigotry, & fascism should have no place in this country.
— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) August 12, 2017
Dingell told NPR that he enlisted at age 18, back in 1944. Though he did not see combat and cited the atomic bomb as the reason, Dingell said the he would have been part of the ground attack on Japan had the bomb not been dropped. The former congressman served as a politician from 1955 to 2014, and was one of the last WWII veterans to leave office.
Even though the United States is incredibly divided at present, let us hope no opportunity is presented in which Dingell feels he must keep his promise.
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