Friday, September 25, 2020
On 9/19/2020, I wrote a blog about respect in politics. Unfortunately, our town of Hillsboro, NH is experiencing some very divisive times. Someone or a group of people are trying to intimidate my friend Marjorie Porter into leaving her position of State Representative. They have defaced her signs, even putting a swastika on one. It is never okay to use a sign of hatred and violence to deface a political sign. Never. This is not the time to be quiet about it either!
Originally, the swastika, a cross with each leg bent at a 90-degree angle, is an important symbol in both ancient and modern religions. It indicates, among other things, good luck, the infinity of creation, and the unconquered, revolving sun. The Nazi party and white supremacists have used this once innocent symbol of good luck to cover their hate-filled racist intentions. My friend is planning on leaving politics because she fears what might happen next.
The local police are treating the incidents as hate crimes.