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It’s not hard to find hypocrisy in the doctrine of the”alt-right,” a loosely held group of conservatives, some of whom espouse racist ideology, but on Monday, comedian Bryan Miller pointed out something that most people might have missed.
Irony: A lot of the same people who love Confederate statues hate participation trophies.— Bryan Miller (@realbryanmiller) August 15, 2017
It’s a point that’s been made before online, but regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admit is a pretty sick burn.
Now, a woman in Phoenix, Arizona, has decided to take the next logical step and turn the Confederate monument in her hometown into a giant participation trophy.
Trump and the other White Supremacist Nazis DO NOT Speak for me!Demand it be taken down: https://www.azc4c.org/confederate-monuments-petitionPosted by Rebecca Olsen McHood on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
“I was just so outraged by Trump’s press conference. I thought, I have to do something.”
In addition to the “2nd place” and “Participant” banner, McHood added a ribbon at the top which states “You lost, get over it.”
Despite the recent violence in Charlottesville, McHood said she isn’t really worried about her safety when placing the banners.
“I wasn’t sure what was going to happen—I wasn’t sure if people were convening at Confederate monuments around the state or not,” she said. “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.”
McHood said a nearby police officer didn’t try to stop her from hanging the banners, but only said she couldn’t actually attach anything to the monument.
“I’m for fiscal responsibility, and integrity in politics,” she said. “There was a time when I believed Republicans had the upper hand in that.”
David Britton is a writer and comedian based in Rhinebeck, New York who focuses on internet culture, memes, and viral news stories. He also writes for the Hard Times and is the creator of StoriesAboutWizards.com.