Here are some takeaways in the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday August 12, 2017.
I disavow all people and groups associated with, or representing, Nazism, national socialism, white supremacy, and the KKK.
Nazism was dead and gone long ago. It’s only trotted out by simple-minded fools who are trying to be edgy, or when there is a legitimate target to smear, as the corpse of David Duke keeps doing.
President Trump disavowed David Duke 17 years ago. Now he endorses Trump as revenge. Dukes comments wreak of a paid smear job.
National Socialism is of not the Right; it’s of the Left. National. Socialism. Is. Not. Of. The. Right. Nazi LARPers are not a part of the right, let alone the One Real Alt-Right.
“White Nationalism” makes no sense. Only Americans with a vague sense of white/black/other nationality distinctions use the phrase.
Most Americans don’t stop to realize that Swedes, Poles, French, German, Brits, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Finns, Swiss, etc, are ALL WHITE, but of DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES. Have Europeans found solidarity in the color of their skin, or do they value a much deeper understanding of their own distinct peoples and culture? When the white nationalist William Wallace fought the white imperialist English, was he the good guy or bad guy?
The more I think about the events of that day, and how they were reported, the whole thing seems like a huge set up.
The police did not do a good job, as local politicians kept saying, but a horrible one. Any time there are opposing groups, each carrying sticks and shields and wearing helmets, police should seek to keep the groups apart in the name peace. They did the opposite. As images show, the police not only stood down, but funneled the opposing groups into one another. As you can see here, the police forced one group through one stair exit from the elevated park right into the awaiting homemade flame-thrower of a peaceful protester.
The police stood idly by and fled when it got hot.
Who ordered the police to stand down?
The injured and families of the deceased should have a case against the municipality of Charlottesville and the Commonwealth of Virginia
It was also remarkable to me that in all of the coverage of the events that day, very few media pundits or politicians mentioned the word Antifa. The governor of VA was asked specifically to denounce them and their violence as he just did the nazi LARPers. He refused.
Mentioning birddogging Antifa wouldn’t serve the narrative that there is only one violent group, and that group is directly tied to the President. The media’s persistence that President Trump is responsible for, and hasn’t condemned neo-nazi’s strongly enough reveals that unity and healing is not really the goal, but smearing and de-legitimizing. (See David Duke above).
It was also surprising to learn that the organizer of the event,
Jason Kessler, was a left-wing Obama voter who was involved in Occupy Wall Street protests. There’s more to come on Kessler, but it seems strange that someone who was into leftist subversive activities in his recent past is all of the sudden right wing? Something fishy going on here…
The events of this past weekend are eerily similar to the successful Ukrainian coup of 2013.
The planned rally of “Unite the Right” is nearly identical to a neo-nazi movement that was part of a successful coup in the Ukraine in 2013 and 2014 that culminated in the ouster of the then Ukrainian President. The movement was widely supported among US politicians for its potential to install US-friendly/controlled government right next door to Russia. Here’s US Senator John McCain standing with neo-nazi leaders in the Ukraine in 2013.
At the “Unite the Right” rally, people in video can be heard marching and chanting “blood and soil, blood and soil”. This is 19th century German folk language. Americans do not speak like this.
Someone at the top is organizing and funding this kabuki theater and they’re trying to tarnish the President, his supporters, and destroy the fabric of the US.