We are what we learn.
Georgia State Trooper at a Klan rally in the 1980s.
It’s hard to remember that bigots, tyrants, and criminals were children once, and that most of them endured abuse, neglect, and hate-filled indoctrination. The child in this photo has no say in what is being drilled into his head. He is at the mercy of his parents and community, whom he didn’t choose and couldn’t escape from for some time. Imagine how I’d turn out if I was raised in his place? I wonder who this little boy grew up to be?