Who are these people? They are followers of the Trump/Putin/QAnon cult with their minor demons, Boris Johnson in London, and soon to be Marine Le Pen in France. The party of lies that is a result of the Russian lies being piped into every country to get people he has under his spell into power. April 19th is a fitting day for this too, for on this in 1995 the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms building in Oklahoma City was shattered by a massive truck-bomb parked outside the building by Timothy McVeigh. Yes, Timothy McVeigh, today's QAnon Poster Boy who was upset over the Waco affair which had happened a year earlier on this day. McVeigh and his White Supremacist buddies thought they would start a revolution after being fed the same right-wing hate stuff Trump and his followers are spitting out today. McVeigh was so brainwashed that he actually told investigators they were lying when they said there was no revolution, and that his bomb did nothing more but kill 168 people including a daycare with children in it.
Well, McVeigh wasn't lying about one thing, his "revolution" wasn't over, it had really just begun. So hold on tightly boys and girls for you are going to get the chance to fight for your freedom if you want it. It is no longer a given in a Right Wing QAnon World.
And to the Putin/Trump/QAnon followers I leave you with this:
"You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Trump supporters are some of the people being fooled all of the time. God, when will this nightmare be over.
From the journal of Esther Hill Hawks, April 19th, 1865
School was hardly open this morning before Mr. Hurley came in and told me that President Lincoln had been assassinated....Several of the large girls who are in classes taught by the white southern teachers, came to me, weeping bitterly and begged to be taken out of classes. I let them go home at the same time and must watch my teachers for any expression of disloyalty. The greatest gloom pervades the city....Minute guns have been firing nearly ever since the news came; flags are at half mast. The colored people express their sorrow and sense of loss in many cases, with sobs and loud lamentations! No native whites are seen anywhere on the streets....For me, I am beginning to be strong in the "fatalistic theory." His work was accomplished and he is removed. I will not doubt but God has other men and means, to finish what is yet undone!
So, who was Esther Hill Hawks, you ask?
She was unable to serve as an Army Surgeon because of her gender and so educated newly freed slaves on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. After the war, she established Florida's first interracial school, but in January 1869 her new schoolhouse was torched; she returned to New England to practice medicine.