Ok first off, I totally condemn what that idiot did Saturday in Charlottesville. But let’s take a closer look at what really happened on Saturday.
First off, the White Nationalist and Neo-Nazis got a permit to gather and demonstrate on Saturday. While I am totally disgusted by what they stand for the First Amendment of the Constitution allows them to speak their mind. The First Amendment does not stay Freedom of Speech but only if it does not offend anyone. Honestly I have no doubt if they had been the only ones to show up (based on estimates there were only 100-200 there for an event that had been planned for a month nationwide) this march may have made the local news, but never would have gotten national news attention.
But a group from ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter both showed up (without a permit) and were looking for trouble. Now before you try to say I am taking sides here, exactly the opposite. They are ALL hate groups. Which is what President Trump called out on Saturday. I have never seen a Democrat and hardly any Repulicans for that matter who have had the nerve to call out ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter. After massive riots during the election and since by both ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter, the protests from Black Lives Matter when they are chanting things like “Pigs in a Blanket, Fry Them Like Bacon” and “What do we want? Dead Cops! When do we want them? Now!” Yet never a word from anyone “in charge” to denounce them. Why is that?
They are ALL hate groups, so what makes one worse or better than the other? Absolutely nothing. The only difference is how they are handled by the press. Groups like Black Lives Matter are almost treated like royalty. I am not really sure what they actually stand for, because if it was about black lives mattering, why aren’t they in Chicago where over 400 people have already been murdered this year? Why aren’t they trying to promote a family environment with both parents together and involved? Why aren’t they getting involved in the education system to help poor and under-educated youth? Why aren’t they trying to help keep kids out of gangs? The only thing you ever hear about them is their latest and greatest riot or march.
Now for ANTIFA, which claims to be Anti-Facists, but tends to have more facists views. Because their attitude is if you don’t agree with them, you must be destroyed, they are ISIS without the bombs. Yet I never hear them condemned by the main stream media, or Representatives, Senators and not even Presidents, why is that? No seriously, I am asking because I have no clue. Because the odd thing is they fit in right with the “Resist” movement from the Democrats, but not even Republicans are denouncing them. President Trump grouped them in Saturday because they were causing damage and injuries too. But if the press is going to condemn President Trump for not calling out the white supremists out by name, then they need to start calling ANTIFA and BLM what they are too.
All THREE groups are hate groups. No one is better or worse than the other. They should ALL be denounced. They are not up to any good. They are allowed to speak their mind however, and just like they have the freedom to speak, we have the freedom not to listen. But they have to do it the right way. We have to end the violence, we can never stop the hate because you simply cannot control everyone’s mind. But those causing violence, I do not care if you are KKK, ANTIFA or BLM, or any of the other hate groups out there, you need to be found, charged and prosecuted. No slaps on the wrists, but felonies with mandatory jail time. Make people think twice about the consequences to their actions and maybe they will change.
But it all goes back to the beginning, Saturday did not have to turn out like it did. Had ANTIFA and BLM stayed away, or gotten a permit to protest somewhere else in the town, these groups would have never been head to head to cause the conflicts and I am guessing no one would have gotten hurt. This would have been a quick note on the local news, and that would have been the end of it. But this was organized chaos, that sadly ended badly for that young woman, and two officers doing their job. How many more have to die before people wake up?
As always comments are welcome.