Today I went to the Donald Trump rally here in Tucson out of sheer curiosity with three of my friends. The four of us went as neither supporters nor protestors, but merely bystanders. It was one of the scariest and most uncomfortable things we have ever experienced. I saw things that will be forever burned in my memory.

Read the letter below.

The interesting thing here is that the crowd’s behavior does not dictate the candidate’s abilities and potential.

(None of the following words are intended to justify or defend Trump and his followers. Don’t vote for Trump. If you really want a better country, don’t vote for any Republican or Democrat. They have failed us for too long. Vote for someone like Gary Johnson. garyjohnson2016.com)

Let me say first I have no doubt people are behaving rudely and with ignorance. Just the same, I have personally witnessed people I would generalize as anti-Trump to have said the same exact things or very similar things.

Just the other night one person wrote a comment on Facebook Trump should be beat up because his fans beat up people.  Don’t they know that two wrongs do not make a right.

Lynching-a Nude Trump effigy. Democrats ate the same as Republicans.The difference is that the media, both professional and social, are not walking around looking for it or reporting it from this opposing group.  They don’t seem to  blow up stories when the Democrats do something unethical during an election.

Actress and feminist Lena Dunham said she faces “more hostility” from fellow liberals for endorsing Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton over Bernard Sanders than she has ever gotten from conservatives.

Aren’t liberals supposed to be open-minded and embrace a person’s right to think for themselves. No matter how wrong one might be?

And its always awkward that the anti-Tump people I know personally say racist things and make bigoted comments all the time. It’s just not about non-whites and Muslims. Year round. Regardless if its election season or not.  Some I have unfriend. Others I have unfollowed. Democrats are not superior to the Republicans or the rest of us.

In a way, I avoid gatherings because I have been face to face with people who said some really nasty shit about stuff I identify with.  The offense is not so much that they think that way, but they judged me to be “safe” to say it too. Like mistaking a person to be white and then making remarks about their racial heritage.

Not sure why anyone who doesn’t support Trump would go to his rally. Curiosity killed the cat.

 


 

Jason Nicholas at Tucson Convention Center.
March 19 at 4:14pm · Tucson, AZ ·

Today I went to the Donald Trump rally here in Tucson out of sheer curiosity with three of my friends. The four of us went as neither supporters nor protestors, but merely bystanders. It was one of the scariest and most uncomfortable things we have ever experienced. I saw things that will be forever burned in my memory.

Multitudes of people were thrown out while Trump supporters yelled and booed at them, some with racial slurs, saying “fuck you”, “go back to Africa”, “go back to Mexico”, “get a fucking job”, the list goes on and giving them the middle finger. There were fights! Peaceful protesters were punched in the face! Every race was attacked by Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, and Trump himself. I was right in the middle of the freak show.

And on top of that, it was far from accessible for the disabled. Bernie’s rally in Tucson last night had an ENTIRE section reserved for the disabled and two ASL interpreters were provided. But Trump’s rally? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Zero. Very telling.

My friends and I became so uncomfortable that we left a little early. We were mocked by people as we walked up the stairs through the crowd to leave (“goodbye!”, “go back to your mommy and daddy’s house”, etc). We all are white and did not have a sign or anything to indicate that we weren’t Trump’s supporters but I think the disgusted look on our faces gave us away.

I have never seen so much hate and ignorance in one room. It was just horrifying.

I am utterly scared shitless of America’s and our future.

Please, please, do not vote for this disgusting, vile human being (if you call that scum a human being).

[EDITED TO ADD: Ever since I posted about my simple yet honest experience at the Trump rally here in Tucson, I have received numerous hate messages from his supporters. I have already gotten a death threat. I have been called stupid, loser, idiot, and a liar (even though there are countless photos and videos that substantiate what I wrote). I have been accused of being paid to do this (lol, what?) and of being a Muslim (how is that an insult?). I’ve had to block numerous harassers already.

I debated taking down the post, then I thought… that’s exactly what they want me to do so I won’t.

All the name-calling just shows how intelligent (or the lack thereof) and ignorant some of the conservatives are. It also shows that they’re unable to effectively communicate as civilized adults. I guess with no logic and education, they have nothing else to turn to.

Trump has created a very toxic atmosphere with an entire army of over-entitled, angry, violent bigots. He needs to be stopped.]