Attorney General Bill Barr and his racist and fascist behavior have been on display since he was a teenager according to a former victim of his bullying.
Jimmy Lohman is a defense attorney who attended middle school, high school, and college with Barr prior to him ever becoming the Attorney General twice, once under former President George H. W. Bush and again under President Donald Trump.
And as we watch Barr help Trump tighten his grip on an authoritarian-type rule and disregard civil and equal rights of people of color, Lohman wrote a column for The Daily Beast describing the bullying he suffered from him.
“Barr is a lifelong racist,” Lohman wrote. “Why in the world would Barr target me for harassment and intimidation when I was a puny little 12-year-old, two years behind him whom he didn’t even know? The answer is very simple: I wore racial equality buttons. One was a very beautiful and meaningful button distributed by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a prominent youth civil rights organization at the time. It was a small black button with a white equal sign in the middle that I thought said it all. I still have it. I wore it with pride, broadcasting my belief in equality and my abhorrence of racism. For that, Barr targeted me.”
So, Barr is like a kid in a candy store now that Trump is in office. He can let his racist flag fly without consequence because he and Trump are cut from the same pointy white hood.
Barr is also a fascist, as Lohman wrote in a past op-ed that has gone viral several times over the years.
“[L]ong before Barr’s current era of dastardliness, I totally nailed him for what he is today, although he’s taken it to extremes far beyond my wildest imagination: a racist, a bully, and a fascist,” he wrote.
“Barr has emerged as one of the truly evil figures of our day,” Lohman continued. “I have hesitated even to air my childhood grievances with him because they are so trivial and petty compared to the destruction he has wreaked on the vital institutions that sustain our democratic way of life. It started Day One on the job when he squelched the evidence that would bring down a criminal and lawless president. And it peaked last week when he saw fit to sic the might of the American military on a peaceful citizenry whose only offense was to demand an end to racism.”
Clearly, bullies, racists, and fascists stick together. They also often get prosecuted and put in prison together so Barr might want to keep that in mind.
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