Saturday, August 12, 2017

Charlottesville (Cont)

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The death toll is now three; a woman killed by  a motorist who drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters and two killed in a police helicopter crash. What a dark day in Charlottesville. This is the place where I received my masters degree from the University of Virginia in 1993.

I am also alarmed at the march that took place last night on the same UVA campus by these white supremacists. It may have been peaceful, but the imagery was troubling. The use of torches raised ugly visual reminders of the old days in the South when the KKK would gather at night for their demonstrations using torches.

President Trump was correct when he pointed out the hate and violence coming from both sides. However, he needs  to specifically address the obvious white racism the next time he addresses this incident. I suggest a televised speech to the nation. Perhaps, with a prepared address he can address both sides. White people are, indeed, being demonized especially on college campuses, where some knuckleheads among students and even faculty are saying that whites must disappear-even die.

That, however, is no excuse for engaging in street brawls even if the other side, made up of Black Lives Matters, ANTIFA and others were equally at fault for the fighting. It is no excuse to drive a car into a crowd of counter protesters. The events of today led directly to the deaths of two police officers in a helicopter crash that was covering the incidents.

Everybody in our society needs to take a step back and contemplate what happened today in Charlottesville.

1 comment:

ChrisLA said...

Maybe I have grown cynical over demonstrations sponsored by George Soros, but this has all the markings of a false flag event. Perhaps someone who lives local can determine if Soros money was used to rent buses or hire flash crowds.