I’ve been trying to stay away from this subject all day because my incredulity at the irrational response of people has been somewhat overwhelming. It concerns what happened in Charlottesville, the condemnation against Trump for not condemning the White Supremacists when he has done nothing but condemn what happened on Saturday in on uncertain terms. But, he didn’t use the rhetoric the left would demand that he use in their control-mad-power hungry way. I saw his press conference yesterday where he called out both the Neo-Nazis and the Antifa people has having blame in this riot. Incredibly, some people are saying he is wrong to criticize the Antifa because they were there to fight against the Nazis. Sorry, hatred is hatred, violence is violence. Both are anarchist groups. Both are out of control. Antifa has called for the killing of police officers; they have rioted at Berkeley, burned buildings, caused destruction. Since when does it not take two to make a fight, an argument, or a riot? As appalling as these Neo-Nazi groups are, as despicable, they had a legal permit to demonstrate in Charlottesvile; Antifa did not. I agree completely there is blame on both sides for this; I also agree that there were probably people at these protests against the removal of the statue who don’t have a white supremacist bone in their bodies. Just as I believe there were good people supporting the statue’s removal who don’t have one Antifa anarchist’s bone in their bodies. Trump spoke the truth, but sometimes the truth is like sunrise to Dracula to some people, the more true it is, the more violent the reaction to discredit whoever speaks it. Reference: Children’s Hospital in New Orleans comes to mind. The more hostile.
In my naiveté, when all the flap started in New Orleans to removal the monuments to Robert E. Lee, Beauregard, etc., I tried to use all the knowledge I had through so much research and reading about the Civil War, the times that led to it, and these men to make people see it wasn’t necessary to remove them. But a deus ex machina from heaven wouldn’t have swayed them because their mission had nothing to do with truth, the Civil War, nor the Confederacy. It was all about Power. Establishing their own order over everything else. Power and Control, and nothing more. Hiding behind a “noble” facade. I am so glad Trump brought up the removal of monuments, asking, where does it end? This is what Nazi Germany, Isis, and other tyrannical regimes have done in the past. And where does it end? What’s next, book burnings that don’t fit in to the ideology–who judges what is wrong and what isn’t And when they run out of monuments, books, movies, speeches, publications, blogs, what’s next to be removed–people?
Today, Michael Moore has called me, a Trump supporter, an enabler to a rapist. He has levied one insult after another against people who supported Trump. In my opinion his trip last night to Trump Tower was nothing more than a publicity stunt to bolster his pathetic play on Broadway. The majority of Republicans in Congress are a bunch of cowards, and that goes for John McCain and Paul Ryan. Where was there any moral ambiguity in Trump’s comments condemning this; the moral ambiguity lies when someone for political expediency refuses to call a situation as it is–a deadly riot caused by a pair of far too radical idiots facing off with one another. What stupid judgement not to call it so.
There is so much condemnation for a man who took a stand to call it for what it was. What are we becoming as a nation?