|A striking image from Charlottesville today: A black|
cop trying to keep the peace while racists and the
KKK rally behind him.
Many of the so called white nationalists (read complete ass wipes) are toting guns, so it'll be a miracle if nobody gets killed.
I'm technically a target of theirs, too. Yeah, I'm a white guy, but I'm also gay. Last I heard, some of these jerks were chanting "Fuck you, faggots," at counter protestors.
The Nazis that descended on Charlottesville last night with torches was a nice touch, too. Nothing like a good old revival of the violent KKK to cheer things up, right?
It does take two to tango, and if there is violence and fights, it's the fault of both the KKK types and the counter protesters.
However, the white supremacists are the aggressors here, and the stupidest people are the ones that think they'll get their way through violence and intimidation. Exhibit A of this stupidity is on full display in Charlottesville today.
And everybody, please start calling them the alt.right. They're not cool, like alt.country or alt.whatever hipster trend is out there.
Call them what they are: white supremacists, Nazis, horrible people, whatever.
Meanwhile, we set a low bar for President Trump, so given that low bar, I have to appreciate Trump for condemning the violence today.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has understandably declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville, so that the state can aid in keeping the level of violence down.
Even if Virginia and police manage to keep injuries and destruction to a minimum, that doesn't solve the bigger problem.
We all hear about terrorism perpetrated by Muslims, in America and abroad.
But so far, it seems we Americans have more to fear from white supremacists terrorists than Muslim extremists.
In June, we learned from The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund and The Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal that most terrorist attacks on U.S. soil between January, 2008 and the end of 2016 where perpetrated by right wing extremists.
The problem is when a Muslim does something hateful, it's called terrorism by politicians and many members of the media. When a white guy does something similar, it's dismissed as just a lone nutcase.
But the database we got in June shows that 115 of the 201 terrorist attacks cited in the report were carries out by right wing extremists. This includes people like the supremacists, militias and "sovereign citizens."
Another 63 cases were done by Islamic extremists, and 19 were from left wing extremists, wuch as ecoterrorists and animal rights militants.
So when you hear ultra conservative snowflakes whine that they're being terrorized by maurading liberals, don't believe it.
The white supremacists can be violent, no doubt about that. But oppressed? Don't think so, bud. Maybe get smarter, shut your trap when you want to spout hate speech and mind your own business and then you'll be more successful in life.
The reason nobody is hiring you is not because there's a big affirmative action thing going on. They won't hire you because you're a complete turd.
Still, complainers gotta complain. One incident crystallizes this. According to Gizmodo, idiot white guy Richard Spencer, en route to the Charlottesville shindig, said he stopped at a restaurant but they wouldn't serve him. He says it was based on his viewpoints, that he was being treated like African Americans attempting to go to lunch counters in the 1960s.
But the real reason why the restaurant wouldn't serve Spencer is because at the time he stopped by, the eatery wasn't serving anybody. It was morning, and they don't open until 5 p.m. The place was closed.
Restaurants tend not to serve would-be patrons when they are closed, dude.
Anyway, here's hoping the white supremacists in Charlottesville display their extreme dimwittedness today for all the world to see, all the while avoiding this devolve into violence.
However, as I write this, I just learned a car slammed into a crowd of people protesting against the white supremacists, and there are multiple injuries.
Let's all work together to call out all the white supremacists, expose them to harsh daylight of reason, and watch them wither away.