By Hank Berrien
September 2, 2019
A female author who has been a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist took Trump Derangement Syndrome to a new level, stating on Twitter that she doesn't want people to wear red hats because they are "making everyone scared."
Rebecca Makkai wrote;
Is anyone else made really uncomfortable these days by anyone wearing any kind of red baseball cap? Like, I see one and my heart does weird shit and then I finally realize it only says Titleist or whatever. Maybe don't wear red caps anymore, normal people? Also, for the love of God: The clever folks wearing "Make America Read Again" or whatever caps -- NO. You're making everyone scared. Don't do it.
If you’re here to be contrary: an equivalent here would be western Hindus choosing not to use the swastika symbol in public despite it being sacred to their faith because it would offend/frighten people. The red hat has become a symbol of hate bc of how its wearers act.