“If you prick us do we not bleed?

If you tickle us, do we not laugh?

If you poison us, do we not die?

If you wrong us, shall we not revenge?”

The Merchant Of Venice, Shakespeare. Act III, scene ii .

With any luck, this will be my last Troll series post. After a day of letting a hater live free in my head, after being stigmatized for daring to defend the well-intentioned Trump supporters who found the Capitol “Riot” as appalling as just about all Americans found it, after suggesting that President Trump’s side of the story, with evidence , be presented, before he is judged, I thought Shakespeare might be worth considering.

I am concerned I will lose dear friends in the blogging world for writing this. Donald Trump, even as loathsome at times as he can be and as people find him, at least is entitled to a competent defense. So there.

Like Shylock, I am a human being. Unlike Shylock, I do not consider revenge a viable solution for any grievance.

But here we are. I probably have forgotten more about Nazism, its origins, ideology, and crimes, than what all of my detractors know combined. So dragging out the Nazi analogy is particular annoying, if only for its breath taking stupidity.

Once one sees a blue-inked number, with a European “7”. tattooed on a man’s forearm, the history lesson gets very real.

If a blog is a place where persons can post their thoughts, and expect no pushback, well I guess I broke an unwritten rule.

No apologies will be forthcoming. None is needed.