June 28, 1969, New York City, the Stonewall Inn was the scene of what is known as The Stonewall Uprising. Considered a watershed event for Gay Liberation, and for LGBTQ rights, these events are commemorated and celebrated in cities and countrysides around the world, every June, in Pride marches and activities. While some question why LGBTQ people celebrate Pride, one answer is this; until the playing field is level for people of all sexual and gender identities and variations, it is necessary to celebrate Pride.
June 8, 2019, Detroit Michigan, a group of armed white supremacist terrorists attempted, and failed, to incite violence at Pride events. That was their stated intent. They marched under a swastika flag. In this episode of Paradigms Baruch talks with four people who were present at Detroit Pride, including one person who witnessed the aforementioned.
What can we learn from this? Are police siding with fascists when they protect them? What are effective ways for communities to respond to fascist provocateurs?