fight supremacy

I had asked Erica to post here, however she is nervous that an internet full of trolls will ruin what turned out to be a mostly positive day for us.  For me I feel we stood shoulder to shoulder with our neighbors as part of a resistance to racism and bigotry.  I was glad to participate and document in my own way.

Soon after leaving Boston Commons and the Fight Supremacy event Erica and I returned to restaurant where I introduced her to guacamole in the late 90’s.  At the restaurant while waiting for guacamole I posted on Instagram a photo of a woman holding a sign saying “no hate know peace”.  Almost immediately an internet troll commented:


“What is peace? I want your definition”


I thought about responding a number of different ways… however for me, at the moment I had only a singular response.  I choose a pretty commonly accepted way of determining the definition of our words.  The dictionary:

Definition of peace

  1. 1 :  a state of tranquility or quiet: such asa :  freedom from civil disturbance Peace and order were finally restored in the town.b :  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom a breach of the peace

  2. 2 :  freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions I have been in perfect peace and contentment — J. H. Newman

  3. 3 :  harmony in personal relations The sisters are at peace with each other.

  4. 4a :  a state or period of mutual concord between governments There was a peace of 50 years before war broke out again.b :  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity offered the possibility of a negotiated peaceNew York Times

  5. 5 —used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

at peace

  1. :  in a state of concord or tranquility The problem was settled and his mind was at peace.


I would be very pleased to add your thoughts in support of these photographs, peace, against racism, against hate and the Fight Supremacy event below here.  Message me at or through any of the other methods the Internets provide.  Trolls will not be tolerated.

And with that I will let the photographs do the talking.


1 Comment

  • Kathi says:

    Ty- and ty to all for being there–I was amazed- the protesters assisted in protecting and helping the attendees they were protesting get safely where they were going- little sad at tail end — troll appearance preventing us from looking like the incredible people we are but everyone including the police were just incredible- peace be with you

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