I have been confronted recently by vulgar, screaming, Trumpists while holding signs campaigning for Joe Biden / Kamala Harris in my hometown of Wakefield. Believing that arguing with someone who has lost his reason is like giving medicine to the dead, I have found a sure-fire way to quietly shut them up. I have no interest in arguing with them or listening to their racist rantings so I ask them to give a simple “yes” or “no” answer to the following question:
First, I show them the dog tag of my hero, brother and best friend, Lieutenant Peter Rich. KIA in Vietnam on September 15, 1968 at the age of 23. Peter posthumously received the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. I then ask them : “Was my brother a loser?”
They silently turn and walk away.