Is anyone surprised? Is anyone the slightest bit surprised that Ramos was of this sort? Of course not. This is what we’ve come to expect of the far Right in this country. Or, what we used to think of as the far or hard Right. But that’s no longer the case. We’re not talking fringe any more. This is what the Center Right looks like in an age of Trump.
What do we do about it? At the moment, there is little we can do except carry on the struggle. But what we must do is remember. We must recall the ideas that motivate men and women like Ramos, and we must remember from whence they came.