Please allow me a moment to explain something, for those who don't already know this about me.
It should be no secret by now that I am neither Republican nor Democrat, and I make my stance between the 'alt-Left' (Antifa, BLM, Socialists) and the 'Alt-Right' (Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists and Nationalists) very well known. But Lately I have been reading a lot of stuff stating that this stance is just not ok with the members of these sides. That not condemning one side specifically, is tantamount to passively supporting that same side. That is a desperately false claim, and an extremely childish one at that. People will disagree with you on things, or maybe not even feel as strongly as you, and that's ok. If it were NOT ok to not see eye to eye, then we wouldn't even have the sides that we have to choose from now. Grow the fuck up.
As a vet, I have heard many people say that they did not 'support the war'. By that very same logic, those people were passively in support of the same people I was fighting. See the bullshit there? I do not believe that fallacy about you, so don't believe it about me. Make your choices, believe in your ideals, and fight your fight. If I agree with you, than I will absolutely stand by you in that fight. But you should already know one thing about me, that I cannot be 'peer pressured' into aligning myself with something I don't believe in. We are not in Junior High, I don't give a shit if that hurts your feelings, and I sure as hell don't need your approval.
If you are truly at war, then think like it. Don't just act like it. You should know that there are always at least 4 sides. 1- You. 2- Them. 3- the governing forces that control BOTH of you. 4- Everyone caught in between. Number 3 WANTS you guys to kill each other, while 4 doesn't want any part of it. When your bullshit is shoved down the throats of number 4, you risk them splintering into a 5th faction. That faction is often more dangerous than the first 3 because it is indifferent to your cause and is fighting a bigger fight, that they DIDN'T start, on their home turf. THAT is where my stance is.
So, when you fight your fight, push your ideals, and argue your bullshit, know this about me. I don't care about your ideals, I care about the people, and your members all look like assholes to me. I keep myself strong because sometimes the people around me may be weak. If they choose to pick a side, that's fine. But if they don't, then don't bring it to our door. Because if the civil unrest and upheavals, that you all are calling for, comes knocking, I will be forced to answer.
I will absolutely defend that 4th faction who doesn't want your childish 'war'. I don't care who you are, or what you believe. And if you choose to shove a fight in my face, or any of the people I love, I will end it and you. No questions asked. If that stance makes me a traitor, then your belief makes you a retard.