MAGA Mayhem: Author warns against any and all red baseball hats

Americans have found themselves more divided than ever in 2019, and this political tribalism has manifested itself in ugly, pedantic ways.

Supporters of the President of the United States are at a particular risk due to this media-driven division.  Week after week, new reports of harassment and assault appear in our daily feed, often with one common factor:  The donning of a red “Make America Great Again” baseball cap.

The iconic piece fashion piece arrived in the mainstream as a blunt and succinct piece of the Trump 2016 campaign, and has since become a staple of conservative circles everywhere.  But, seeing as it is one of the easiest ways to spot conservatives, it has been used by the “resistance” as a scarlet letter of sorts, used to identify those worthy of receiving their wrath.

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Now, one author is concerned that “normal” Americans who just happen to wear other red baseball hats could find themselves targeted as well.

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Rebecca Makkai, 41, tweeted Saturday that she feels “uncomfortable” around anyone wearing red hats these days.

“Like, I see one and my heart does weird shit and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don’t wear red caps anymore, normal people?”…

Makkai’s unwillingness to address the issue of Americans attacking one another in the street is a symptom of profound ignorance and bias.

She continued to rant and are on Twitter:

On Sunday, Makkai tweeted that the red MAGA hat has become a “symbol of hate” because of the so-called behavior of its wearers.

“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”…

This cycle of tribalism will surely continue so long as Makkai and those with similar beliefs continue to espouse such divisive rhetoric.

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