Say What?

“If you don’t believe in the country, leave and go somewhere else. If it’s the worst state, why are you here? Why don’t you leave? Go to another — there’s, what, 51 more other states that you can go to?

Herschel Walker, Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate from Georgia

Trucker Convoy of Hate

The group of allegedly unaffiliated truck drivers who recently converged on the Washington, D.C. beltway, via Hagerstown, Maryland, claims to be protesting vaccine mandates (efforts to keep people healthy and safe), but at closer look, it seems their motivation have less to do with their stated passion of-the-day, and instead just more of the same grievances poorly-educated whites have had for centuries. It’s not they’ve tried to hide it. Or, if they have, they’ve door a very poor job of it.

For example, take a speaker at their gathering place at the Hagerstown Speedway.

On Friday morning, a man onstage at the rally site launched into a verbal attack against Black Lives Matter Plaza, urging the crowd to go into D.C and vandalize it. “Everybody needs to go to D.C. now,” the man, who did not identify himself, said Friday.

“Black Lives Matter Street, we’re gonna take it back. All that paint’s coming off that street. Before I get put in my grave, it’s going to get tar and feathers, and then we’re going to tar and feather all our delegates,” the man said. That afternoon, members of the convoy drove their bobtail trucks through Black Lives Matter Plaza.

So, don’t be mislead. This isn’t about vaccine mandates, which are expiring as these idiots drive their fuel-guzzling trucks in a circle around metropolitan Washington, D.C.. This is more to do with a problem that Americans have dealt with before this country was founded. They prove it every day.

Koch Industries Moves to Protect [Russian] Workers

Dave Robertson, COO of Koch Industries

Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries released the following following Russian attacks on the peaceful people of Ukraine:

The horrific and abhorrent aggression against Ukraine is an affront to humanity. It violates our company’s values and principles, which are grounded in the fundamental truth that the system most conducive to human wellbeing, progress, civility and peace is one based on respect for the dignity of the individual, the consistent rule of law and the right to freely exchange goods and services. Principles always matter, and they matter most when they are under pressure.

While Guardian’s business in Russia is a very small part of Koch, we will not walk away from our employees there or hand over these manufacturing facilities to the Russian government…

Dave Robertson statement, March 16, 2022

So, there you have it. Koch Industries, who with the assistance of the Republican Party in the United States has made every attempt to destroy safeguards for American workers will not discontinue business in Russia in the name of supporting Russian workers.

The song by Pete Seeger, “Which Side Are You On” comes to mind, and it’s clear how Koch Industries have responded to the question.