You won't believe the calm and deliberateness with which this woman attempted to hurt this Muslim woman at a Trader Joe's.
Woman verbally accosted a Muslim woman at a Trader Joe's
The Trump effect is not going away. The 2016 election unleashed a strain of hate that is durable, and the woman in a Trader Joe's line is probative.
Apparently, the Muslim woman allowed a blonde woman to go ahead of her as a kind gesture.
“I shouldn’t have let you in front of me,” said the Muslim woman who filmed the video.
It is not clear why the Muslim woman regretted her gesture. The blonde lady's response was shocking.
“I wish they didn’t let you in the country,” the blonde woman responded snarkily.
“Excuse me?" replied the Muslim woman. "I was born here.”
It is clear that the blonde woman's impression about President Obama and Muslims was cauterized in her psyche.
“Oh, you were?” the blonde woman responded. “Obama’s not in office anymore. We don’t have a Muslim in there anymore. He’s gone, he’s gone. He may be in jail, too.”
The blonde woman did look as if she believed what she was saying. She follows the modus operandi of those indoctrinated by Trump lies.
“You look a little crazy,” the Muslim woman said. “Maybe you need to get some help.”
“Oh, I’m fine,” the blonde woman replied.
"No, you are not," the Muslim woman replied. "Because you don't just strike up a conversation with people in line talking about stuff like that if you are normal."
"I am very normal," the blonde woman replied with a distasteful smile on her face.
While many of the Trump inspired hate appears on video quite frequently, the reality is that it is much more prevalent than these videos indicate. I have faith that over the next few months, enough of these people will realize that they were duped by Trump. Enough of them will turn to make a difference in 2018. Let hope buttressed by hard political work be the guiding light.
Also published on Medium.