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Woman Faces Backlash After Posting Online What She Did To A Confederate Statue

The events in Charlottesville have horrified the nation, and they’ve managed to spark up some major debates. Two topics have sailed to the top of the list. First up, President Donald Trump has been completely ripped to shreds by the mainstream media and scores of others for his remarks. Each and every one of his words has been parsed ad nauseam, and there doesn’t seem to be anything the president can say to quell the angst.

Second, the debate over Confederate monuments and what to do about them has come back to the forefront. While it’s clear that some open and honest dialogue needs to be had about them, that’s not happening thus far. There’s been a whole bunch of yelling and finger pointing, as well as some folks that have been consumed with a mob mentality to remove the statues as they see fit.

As the Daily Mail shares, some folks are taking the creative route, including Rebecca McHood, 37, from Gilbert, Arizona. She notes that she’s a registered Republican and an activist, and she recently decided to personally respond to Arizona governor Doug Ducey's refusal to remove Confederate memorials from state grounds. She adorned one memorial outside the capitol building with banners that read '2nd place participant' and 'you lost, get over it'

“Trump and the other White Supremacist Nazis DO NOT Speak for me!” she wrote in a post on social media, which was complemented by photos of her handiwork.

While it’s quite clear that McHood feels passionately about the issue, she’s not handling it in a constructive manner. For starters, she’s taking liberties with public property near the capitol building. That’s generally frowned upon, regardless of the issue at hand. Why should that be ok here?

Second, she’s implying that the commander-in-chief is a ‘White Supremacist Nazi.’ Why? Because he had a heated press conference?

“I was just so outraged by Trump's press conference. I thought, I have to do something. I know we have some white power people who like to have little rallies, but they get, like 20 people, so I wasn’t too concerned for my safety. White supremacists don't speak for me, and it's not okay that Trump is condoning it. It's disgusting.”

This is where it becomes awfully slippery, as Trump has not specifically condoned the behavior of white supremacists. Could he have done a better job expressing that in the wake of Charlottesville? Yes, one thousand percent! Should he be called out for that? Absolutely! However, it can be done in a way that’s not so over the top, and that’s what’s been happening here.

Reaction to McHood’s handiwork was mixed.

“This is seriously amazing. I thank you for this,” shared one user. “You managed to make me smile in a time where I've been so upset and angry with what I'm seeing happening in our country. Again, thank you so much.”

“Slippery slope... So do we ban any statue of the founding fathers that at the time had slaves?” shared another user.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Rebecca McHood/Facebook

Rebecca posted her handiwork online.

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