Imagine you were a US citizen and you wanted to protest the removal of a monument to your hero.
Imagine you joined a group that advocated protecting it but you had to use a pen name so you wouldn’t be fired from your job.
Imagine you took off from work to advocate for your cause in public.
Imagine you made reservations to stay somewhere only to have those reservations canceled at the last minute.
Imagine you got a permit to hold a peaceable assembly only to have that canceled at the last minute.
Imagine you got a court order that said you could still have your assembly but the police arrived at the beginning and dispersed it anyway.
Imagine the police laughed as they threw you to a mob where you were pepper-sprayed and beaten, and those police just stood by and watched.
Imagine journalists took pictures of you and your enemies used those pictures to try to get your employers to fire you.
Imagine you knew all this would have been illegal, if you hadn’t been White. You knew the laws don’t protect you because you’re White.
Imagine the godless Media said you were evil—and that’s the exact word they used.
Imagine companies tweeted out pictures of you with gun sights on your head. Imagine they joked about killing you and all your friends.
Imagine a governor, who used convicted criminals to rig an election, said that you criminals weren’t welcome in his state anymore.
Imagine a US Senator who collaborated with the enemy in wartime called you a traitor.
Imagine all your accusers said you were the bigot. They called you a coward for standing up to the powerful. They accused you of trying to censor them when you were the one silenced.
Imagine you had friends and family turn their backs on you because what the TV said was more important than what you said.
If you imagine this, then you will understand why this country is about to change. We are going to change it. We won’t be scared away either. You’ll find we’re made of sterner stuff. In fact, we’re the kind of men who have statues made of them. We are Founding Fathers. We are creating a new country that will replace this wicked one. Whose side do you think God is on? You had better hope you’re on that side.
Oh, I'm a good old Rebel, now that's just what I am; For this "Fair Land of Freedom" I do not give a damn! I'm glad I fit against it, I only wish we'd won, And I don't want no pardon for anything I done.