As a lib, I don't know if we were cheering for this to be a hate crime.At some point, A guy like you should probably ask yourself, “why did I want this to be a hate crime? Why would it have been so ****ing cool if this were a hate crime and I could’ve used this to attack conservatives?”
There’s no right answer. You’re part of the problem. I expect you to join the solution. Or don’t. Your call.
I believe it's fear, possibly gaslighted fear.
We fear white male rage (well I do). There is a Trump stereotype that's been created (the uneducated, rural, racist, monster truck, gun tootin wannabe soldier that's being told there is a culture war coming to get him and he's primed to take the cause into his own hands).
So when a story pops up that someone in a pickup truck ran through and killed dudes celebrating a pride parade....yeah my first thought is it's that boogieman I just described.