Early this morning, two elderly women set up a table for the Republicans at the Palisades Farmers Market on the corner of Antioch and Swarthmore.
When Circling the News walked by, a middle-age white male was shouting at them, asking why they were supporting a racist.
I felt I needed to defend the women and said they had every right to be there and express their views — our constitution guarantees it. He then stood in front of the table and shouted that Trump was a racist and that he, a Pacific Palisades resident, had every right to be there, too.
I told him he was being intimidating to the women, but he continued to scream that Trump was a racist.
A Hispanic guard came over and tried to reason with the man, who looked at him and asked if he had voted in the last election. The young guard said he had not and then the man said, “Get out of here, you don’t belong here!”
CTN told the man that he had just told a Hispanic guard that he didn’t belong here—did the man mean belong in Pacific Palisades? Belong in America? The man didn’t say, but I told him that if he did feel that way, he had just proved himself racist and hypocritical.
And so, on an otherwise pleasant Sunday, I make this plea to all residents of the Palisades: We do not have to agree on politics, but we do need to agree that we should allow all people to express their views.