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Woman expertly schools white supremacists on everything they’ve got wrong

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We’re all too aware of the fact that President Donald Trump and his team of ultra-right-wing cronies have apparently made it their mission to alienate large sections of the population.

We’ve seen POTUS employ violent and sweeping rhetoric to plug his proposal for a travel ban, halting refugees from entering the USA, as well as immigrants from seven “majority-Muslim countries,” including Syria, Somalia, and Iran. And, more recently, Trump came under fire for refusing to condemn the white nationalists who descended on Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, for a rally they called ‘Unite the Right’.

But one woman has eloquently called out white supremacists and racists in a letter that has gone viral.


Read more: The most defiant and uplifting tweets about the Charlottesville violence


Despite the fact that the far-right rally ended in violence and chaos (one man drove into a crowd of counter-protesters and killed one woman, Heather Hayer, while injuring some 19 others), Trump claimed that there was blame “on many sides” for the violence, and that there were “very fine people” among the neo-Nazis.

“I think there is blame on both sides. You look at both sides. I think there is blame on both sides,” he reiterated during a press conference.

“You had a group on one side that was bad and a group on the other side that was very violent.”

But, while Trump has refrained from calling the Charlottesville attack an act of terrorism, there are plenty of others who have – and now one woman’s powerful letter, simply addressed to the white supremacists of America, has struck a chord in the days since it was published in a regional newspaper.

The letter, published in The Salt Lake Tribune 26 August and submitted by Jonna Ramey, begins: “I am a 67-year-old American white woman.

“My parents enlisted in World War II to fight fascism. They both served; my mother was a nurse, my father navigated bombers.

“They lost friends in that bloody war so that all the world could be free of fascism. They did not fight so that some white people could claim supremacy or that Nazis could openly walk the streets of America.”


Read more: JK Rowling takes down Trump on Twitter following Charlottesville violence


Ramey continues: “White person to white supremacist person: What is wrong with you?

“People of European heritage are doing just fine in the world. They run most of the world’s institutions, hold much of the world’s wealth, replicate as frequently as other humans. You’re not in any danger here. The world is changing, that’s true. Others want a piece of the pie. They work for it, strive for it and earn it.

“Technology (robotics) is having a greater effect on your job prospects than immigrants. Going forward, tackling corporate control and climate change will need all of our attention, ideas and energy. Put down your Tiki torches and trite flags and get involved in some real work.”

Ramey ends her powerful missive by writing: “By the way, the world won the war against Nazi fascism in the 1940s, just as America won the war against the Confederacy in the 1860s. Aligning with two lost causes just labels you as profound losers.

“And finally, white person to white person: Like my parents before me, I will not stand idly by nor give up my rights or the rights of other Americans because you think you are better than some of us. It doesn’t work that way.

“All Americans stand shoulder to shoulder against your hatred and bigotry.”


Read more: How to stop negative news stories impacting your mental health


Ramey’s letter has had a huge response on Twitter, with many social media users coming forward with similar stories of their own.

 

Others called for the letter to be published in a more prominent space:

 

 

And many simply took the time to praise Ramey’s expert blend of facts, logic and shade:

 

Fingers crossed Ramey’s words continue to have a profound effect upon her fellow citizens – and that they wing their way to the ear of Trump, too. Although we can’t promise that he won’t do anything more than dub her a “nasty woman”, sadly.

Images: twitter.com/realaliciameyer / Rex

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