Donald Trump: There are ‘many sides’ to blame for Nazi terrorism in Virginia
I’ve lived in Virginia for most of my life. Of course I’m aware that there were always racists in my midst. I’ve seen the confederate-flag bumper stickers and the rednecks in pick-up trucks with their “white pride” banners. I’ve just always thought… those people are the minority, those people are ignorant. I’ve even had moments of optimism where I’ve thought “I bet they’re so ignorant, they don’t even realize what they’re really promoting.” I don’t think that anymore. On Friday and Saturday, white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and whatever else you want to call them, they all met in Charlottesville, Va. They crawled out of their caves, basements, and trailer parks and they decided that they, the white men, were the most oppressed people in the world. Because “free speech.” Because “white lives matter.” Because…???
The Nazis met in Charlottesville because of the ongoing “controversy” over the Robert E. Lee statue. The Charlottesville City Council voted to remove the statue and rename Lee Park. The statue still stands because a judge ordered the city to halt the removal for six months. On Friday …read more