Good guy, bad guy

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The guy on the right is succumbing to heat stress. He’s outside because he’s attending a rally to protest removal of the confederate flag — a rally organized by the Ku Klux Klan. Notice the swastika on his shirt?

The guy on the left is helping him up the stairs, into the shade.

The black guy.

9 responses to “Good guy, bad guy

  1. arch stanton

    The Klan showed up to demonstrate the lack of racism represented by the confederate flag.

  2. ‘Burning coals of fire…’

    Perhaps that’s why Mr. Klan is turned away from his helper.

    • Also quoted, famously, by St. Paul:

      http://biblehub.com/romans/12-20.htm

      [Response: Personally, I dislike the idea that one of the reasons to love one’s enemies is that it will heap burning coals on them in the afterlife.]

      • I’m not much of a biblical scholar, but my understanding of that passage is that such charitable acts will cause shame to the enemy *now*… basically a point related to that of the parable of the good Samaritan (which was told during a time of hostility between Samaritan and Judean Jews).

        You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. Al Capone (maybe)

      • Understood. My idea was more that some have the grace to be ashamed in this life.

  3. I daresay the only problem the guy on the right has with that is that the guy on the left is being paid

  4. God bless that officer for doing his job regardless of personal feelings.

  5. “If you don’t mind my saying, sir, in this sort of heat the old white robe might have been cooler.”