I am sitting here watching the news and facebook posts and twitter feeds, And I am noticing something. What I have noticed is that EVERYONE is saying that it was all the white supremacists fault for Va.. With NO mention of the ALT lefts participation and incitement in this situation.
As I sit here, there are all the complaints that the President failed to denounce the white supremacists. In fact he did that and more, he denounced both sides. If the President would have called out just the one side as most are lamenting he didn’t, then that would have legitimized the other side. I got a clue from the news that most of this is all stemming from a failed cnn attempt to link Mr Trump to the kkk during the election.
Lets go thru the facts as I have seen them with out taking any sides.
A right wing group gets a permit for a demonstration against taking down a statue, thus removing history from our sight. The left gets a whiff of it, says hey we can’t have them shutting down our attempt to change history. So they organize a counter demonstration without a permit. the right gets wind of this, says ok, if there is going to be trouble lets go armed for it.
Day of protest, the governor pulls the permit (not sure of this). both groups show up. The right is told to go home. the left – nothing. The right starts going and the left starts a fight? The cops are told not to interfere?
There were a couple of times that a different action would have kept this from becoming the national talk as it is now. If the left didn’t show up, no one really would have heard anything about the protest, it wouldn’t be on the news. If the cops had kept the sides apart and maintained the rights of the group with the permit….. . Well you get the idea, there were many opertunities for the mayor, govenor et al: to keep this from going national.
Go forward to the next day. Guy goes to talk to the press, left shows up creating such a situation that the cops have to escort the guy away. Thus shutting down free speech.
In all this I do not support either side. But remind you of a famous saying that I will mess up a bit.
I may not support what you have to say, But I will defend your right to peaceably say it.