By now, you have already heard about the violent white nationalists that descended upon Charlottesville and, maddened by an irrational hatred of people with too much melanin, committed despicable acts of terrorism.
It’s hard to distinguish the liars from the ignorant, but there is so much manure coming from the fake news, I hardly know where to begin addressing it.
First, ZERO of the Unite the Right event leaders called for violence. I was in attendance, expecting to listen to speeches and perhaps network with other alt-righters. I personally observed Antifa members macing and throwing things at people, but did not see any alt-righters instigate violence. The talking heads on the news have been breathlessly reporting all day on the “right-wing violence,” after spending the past year and a half studiously ignoring the dozens of Trump supporters who have been beaten, stabbed, and maced. It’s continuously implied that the “white supremacists” are the ones creating violence. This brings me to my second point.
“White supremacy” is almost always a lie. It implies believing that whites are superior in every way, and/or should rule over others. The alt-right is a white identitarian movement, and includes white nationalists, but “supremacy” is a seldom accurate, emotionally loaded word, and it is repeated incessantly not just by leftists but by mainstream conservatives. It’s obvious they want you to believe that these aren’t simply people who want to preserve monuments of cultural significance, THEY ARE EVIL OPPRESSORS.
I also heard ad infinitum that the protesters were guilty of “hatred and bigotry.” HOW DO THEY KNOW? They’re assuming they know the emotions and thoughts of people based on their own prejudices and assumptions. They obviously don’t know what Unite the Right attendees believe. They are basing their assessments on a laughably cartoonish caricature they have in their heads. I haven’t seen any of the event leaders being interviewed on the national news.
I know, I know. They don’t want to “give a platform to hate.” Maybe. Or maybe they don’t want people to hear them because they might form their own opinions. They might realize these “monsters” aren’t full of hate, and are in fact making some valid points.
This brings me to my final thought. The rally was declared to be an “unlawful assembly” before the first speaker took the stage. Some leftists are claiming that is a victory, of course. My take is that they are afraid to let people hear something they don’t like, but can’t refute. More proof our people are right, and are over the target.