It was one of a series of Alt-Right rallies and speaking events in 2017.
Let me tell you the truth about Charlottesville as an eyewitness of that event.
“The most sweeping lawsuit against the promoters of the Charlottesville white power rally has been churning toward trial for two years, ever since hundreds of white supremacists and Nazis staged a torch-lit march that sparked a weekend of violence.
In that time, lawyers have been methodically pursuing a case that could demonstrate how to use the courts to combat extremism in an age when the internet has provided a global megaphone for ideas once limited to an isolated fringe.
The outcome is not a foregone conclusion. A closer look at the legal strategy in the lawsuit, known as Sines v. Kessler, illustrates the hurdles involved in putting hate and intolerance in the dock, with members of the far right habitually citing the First Amendment as their shield. …”
The fake news media wants to “put rising intolerance on trial.” That’s the narrative.
We went to Charlottesville to oppose the removal of the Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson monuments. The League of the South had gone to many other places like New Orleans in 2017 to oppose the removal of Confederate monuments. That’s the truth.
The idea was to exercise our First Amendment rights and to defy the mainstream media and boldly stand up for what we believe in as honorable Southern White men. Although we paid a very heavy price for having the audacity to go into Charlottesville, a Virginia judge recently ruled that Charlottesville has no right to remove the Confederate monuments.
As always happens these days when anyone on the Right holds any kind of public event, violent Antifa groups showed up to disrupt the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. Even though the organizers of the Unite the Right rally had procured a federal court order to host the rally, the event was disrupted by Antifa and thrown into chaos because the state police and local police deliberately allowed it to happen to get the result that they wanted.
This was all exposed in the Heaphy Report which was an independent review conducted by a former federal prosecutor who was by hired by the City of Charlottesville to determine what went wrong that day. It was also exposed by the local media. Both sides who attended the event that day as well as bystanders have all said that the police showed no interest in maintaining order. This has become a common occurrence with rightwing events in leftwing strongholds like Berkeley and Portland. It is what happened that day in Charlottesville as well.
Two months later, the same groups who went to Charlottesville held another rally in Shelbyville, TN. The White Lives Matter rally was peaceful and uneventful because it was held in a jurisdiction that wasn’t a leftwing hothouse. The police did their jobs and there were no issues. Just as The New York Times cannot be trusted to report the news rather than give you the narrative, the lesson of Charlottesville is that leftwing cities can’t be trusted to uphold law and order and protect the First Amendment rights of every American regardless of their political leanings.