The following is an editorial from Tennessean:
I was formerly a liberal my whole life, but my views changed over time and now I’m a Republican and ardent supporter of President Trump. This is 100% not bullshit.
I have been wearing a Make America Great Again aka MAGA hat almost everywhere I go for approximately the last year. It has become fused to my skull.
In person I have received only positive feedback other than a few dirty looks and under-the-breath mutters. I’m not gonna lie: these give me a little bit of a chubby.
On Instagram I have a little blue check mark by my name so my comments usually seem to get more attention.
Many people have wished me dead, made threats and often call me racist simply because I support the wall and the President of the United States.
My great-grandparents legally immigrated to America as children. I am completely in favor of legal immigration but I am totally against illegal immigration (it’s illegal you know).
The color of a person’s skin has absolutely nothing to do with immigration or the wall. Which is why I, personally, spend most of my free time patrolling the North Dakota/Canada border, looking out at the frozen wasteland of vast plains and pondering the sweet release of death.
It is the Democrats who are obsessed with “people of color” and gender. Republicans look at people for who they are not for their gender or skin color. When I look at people, I do not see color or gender, or even skin. Everyone appears to me as an ambulatory skeleton. I have consulted a counselor about this. My skeleton-counselor says this is quite normal.
Never have I made a hateful or racist comment toward anyone, but, almost daily, I get hateful and racist comments directed at me on Instagram and Twitter.
People say, “You white,” coupled with a variety of hateful expletives or personal insults. I get very hurt and confused because of course I’m white–all skeletons are. I can’t do anything about that.
I’m very proud to wear my MAGA hat. All of the official MAGA hats are made in the USA. The hat is a symbol of wanting to put America first and wanting products to be made in America and wanting them to be made by Americans. That’s why when guys do hate crimes while wearing them they’re always screaming “I LIKE BUYING PRODUCTS MADE IN AMERICA!! MY HAT WAS PROUDLY MADE IN AMERICA BY A GUY NAMED ‘TYLER!'” as they curb-stomp some homosexual–I’M SORRY, “QUEERGAY”–into the ground.
I truly would like everyone to be civil and respectful to one another, but I must admit in one way I get a kick out of the hate I get from liberals by wearing my MAGA hat – it shows either they misunderstand or they’re just closed-minded, hateful and intolerant. And there’s nothing that makes me happier than people being close-minded, hateful and intolerant for some reason.