Neo Nazi activist Richard Spencer is someone who overtly promotes hate. He is someone whose philosophies should be rejected by all decent members of the human race (in my opinion). Recently he showed up at the Trump Inauguration and while being interviewed someone came up to him and actually decked him with a resounding right hand. People are having a “field day” with this clip and several have put it together in music videos (there are several of them out there, and I think more may be coming). Many people are celebrating this clip by saying “He got what he deserved.” The problem with him right now is that he may be getting too much attention and that may only make him stronger. People who did not know him before are more aware of his platforms now. Does this negative attention make him more ridiculed or more popular than ever? For those who need more information just check out the link below:
I have to admit that I did find this clip funny. While I do not promote violence there was something about this video that just made me smile. However, in the long run what does this really do for Richard Spencer? We need to keep in mind that Donald Trump “also received an avalanche of negative promotion prior to his election and still managed to win it all.” Can this principle cause some sort of backlash and work in favor of Richard Spencer as well? Time will tell. The real issue is that the more attention he gets the more he can use it to his advantage. “Hate is real” and while the majority of people are beautiful in mind and spirit there will always be an element out there who is in need or prayer. For the record, I do not wish him any harm. To be that way would only bring me down to his level. I would, however, love it if the very next time he wants a public platform for him to have a grand audience of “zero.” I’m sorry, maybe he should have a few pigeons there to listen to him. Please let’s be aware of what this man really needs for him to grow. He already knows that people are against him. He already knows that more people want to punch him as well. He welcomes all that attention. In the long run, he is “only as strong as we make him.” Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Olivia Newton John, Brett Jolly and musical director Amy Skyy