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    Default Re: Unite the Right assembly in Charlottesville

    I'm trying my damn-dest to hold them both accountable. Had the liberals not flocked to it as an opportunity to 'show force' there would've been little issue I'm sure. There are countless 'white power'/kkk/'nationalist' rallies every year, the current political environment just happens to be firestorm with a dose of flint and tinder. Which makes it also hard to believe that the rally wasn't a "come at me bro" type of event. My opinions, clearly.

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    Default Re: Unite the Right assembly in Charlottesville

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrrhus View Post
    I'm trying my damn-dest to hold them both accountable. Had the liberals not flocked to it as an opportunity to 'show force' there would've been little issue I'm sure. There are countless 'white power'/kkk/'nationalist' rallies every year, the current political environment just happens to be firestorm with a dose of flint and tinder. Which makes it also hard to believe that the rally wasn't a "come at me bro" type of event. My opinions, clearly.
    They worked hard with the police (and many articles were posted about plans) and the city, to avoid having confrontations at all. The goal was to get a bunch of different groups together that share similar goals (but have ideological differences) and have a talk; while protesting the destruction of history being carried out on confederate monuments. You can disbelieve that if you want, but I was keeping up with it - and that's the truth. It's why this whole situation is so offensive to me.

    Most of the sites I could link you to with (pre event day) articles, write-ups, and forum posts have been taken offline by censoring tech giants since Saturday. All of them were excited for the speakers showing up, nobody was talking about "punching a commie". There were articles and threads about staying safe and carrying things like shields and wearing helmets to prevent being pummeled with rocks/shite, etc - that's about it. In contrast I could show you several still up threads and articles about "bashing the fash" leading into this. There are profound levels of fuckery and double standards going on here.

    This is the leader of a fascist group that was in attendance being interviewed by PBS.

    "The argument that “people now have more freedom than ever” is based on the fact that we are allowed to do almost anything we please as long as it has no practical consequences."

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