Author Rebecca Makkai is afraid of red hats as she sees any red hat as a MAGA hat. Makkai shared her concerns on Twitter where she told all the “normal people” to stop scaring her.
“Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird sh!t and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?”
“Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing “Make America Read Again” or whatever caps — NO. You’re making everyone scared. Don’t do it.”
“If you’re here to be contrary: an equivalent here would be western Hindus choosing not to use the swastika symbol in public despite it being sacred to their faith because it would offend/frighten people. The red hat has become a symbol of hate bc of how its wearers act.”
“Also I love all the people who are like “YOU CAN’T POLICE ME, LIBTARD!” Please note that I was specifically addressing “normal people.” The ones who don’t want to freak people out at a distance. The ones who enjoy it should absolutely continue letting us know who they are.”
One of the better responses to this Trump derangement syndrome has to be:
“I’m more uncomfortable with masked thugs carrying communist flags, who are actually assaulting people. Not red hats worn by people who are not harming anyone. That’s just me though.”
But really this author is just part of the bigger problem. She is showcasing the polarized nature of our nation. A Liberal asking like-minded folks to stop wearing red hats so she can better identify those she feels are not normal? How is this ok? Republicans are not asking Liberals to identify themselves so they can dodge them. For all of the negative BS that Liberal go off about, they are the ones talking about discriminating against people.