2016 is a strange year, what with Trump and all the BS being caused by him. Despite all that, though, there is a funny part to this phenomenon. That part is the incredibly stupid wannabe’s with a chip on their shoulder, who are trying to do their best Trump impression to win their own elections. I mean if Trump can be a flaming a-hole and win, they can too. Right?
Matthew Erickson is a real tough guy. A “man’s man” if you will. He’s running for congress and, well, he sure is conservative. He also apparently creeps on underage girls.
It’s tough to read in the image, but he has quite a tall tale in that picture about his days as a 17 year old neighborhood vigilante as well. It’s transcribed below:
Matthew Erickson is always one for a fight. In September 2004, like a scene from Gran Torino, the 17 year old heard a honk outside his home. Five young Hmong men had broken the window on his Ford pick-up. Without a second thought he raced out the door in stocking feet, unarmed, and chased them down the block. After trading blows, the police arrived to help subdue the perpetrators before they could get away. Matthew’s brother called the cops while bringing up the rear. The thieves were caught with the stolen property of a dozen other neighborhood vehicles. They had been terrorizing the city in this way all summer.
I’ll just say a few things here. First off, Hmong, if you were curious, refers to a group of people who live in the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam
Second is the thought of a 17-year-old kid doing some kind of Matrix-level Kung Fu where he was not only being able to restrain 5 grown men at once AFTER he did some kind of sprint to catch them, but also defeating them in combat by himself, where they were only rescued from his wrath when the cops showed up to protect the perps from our hero.
Wait… it gets even better — Actually worse is more accurate, but just look what he did next.
Erickson appropriated a short poem about the coming of the Nazis, which described the cowardice of the German population in not resisting them, because the Nazi’s preyed on minority segments of society. The poem ends with the Nazis finally coming for the narrator, because there was nobody left to help after the Nazis preyed upon all the other segments of society.
Erickson rewrote it to where by any reasonable interpretation, he was one of the Nazis. I’m not exaggerating. His version mentions society coming for the communists, then socialists, then Democrats, implying they were all done away with — but then “they stopped coming” because “the problem was solved.”
Just put it back into perspective of the original poem — they came for the Jews, but then they stopped coming because the problem was solved.
This guy wants to be a sitting member of congress, and he’s practically wearing a Nazi armband. Who’d have thought that the spirit of Hitler would have re-emerged in the nation that defeated him only decades earlier. Vote like it counts this year, because it does.
For all hit ultra-tough guy bravado, Matthew Erickson is hiding from the media by refusing to return requests for comment about his disgusting behavior.
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