Terrorism In White: Charlottesville Riots brings terror back in America

White Nationalist chant "blood and soil" in Charlottesville/ Photo credit: The NewYorker

By Richard MacTough

Staff Writer 

 

Protesting is a first amendment right. Charlottesville, Va. was not a protest by neo-Nazis and white supremacists. It was a riot.

Constitutional law cannot contradict other essentials sections. It is not freedom of speech when another American citizen’s life and pursuit of happiness is ignored.

Rhetoric supported by President Donald Trump in his presidential bid encouraged an act of terror.

Back in March, Trump told his supporters he would pay the legal fees if they punched one of the protesters demonstrating their rights at his rallies.

Trump’s vocal support for unlawful behavior lead a normality of terroristic violence as a norm. Nazis and white supremacists (traitors of the country) wielded riot gear, swords and even guns hoping to shed blood. Trump is closer to white supremacy. Supremacist and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon serves in his administration.

Black Lives Matter activist would have been treated differently if the case was the same. Counter demonstrators arrived peacefully in Charlottesville despite the “unite the right” provoking violence.

A militia of confederates openly carried assault rifles in their phony army gear.

Heather Heyer, 32, was a victim of terrorism when a criminal and thug known as James Alex Fields Jr hit the counter activists with his car. Heyer died and 19 others were injured.

Fields is a high school teacher who has a passion for history of Nazi Germany. Such an example reminds Americans that violent racists are teachers and politicians. They are in positions meant to serve everyone, but are promoting hate instead.

Nazis and white supremacists have no place in The United States. The Confederacy lost the civil war back in 1886. Nazi Germany was our enemies when Jewish people were exterminated merely for their religion.

Give up the pretend patriotic non-sense. They are the opposite of the ideal Americans. Comprehend the meaning of the constitution and that slavery was ratified less than 200 years ago.

Immigrants of different religions and cultures built this country. Supremacists are immigrants in case their memory is bleak. Racists are not special and above American values.

Black men and women built the economy in shackles with gruesome scars from whips. White Americans benefited and still benefit from the long history of racism and slavery.

Accountability is a must. Treason should not go unpunished. We let a young teen’s murderer walk free after killing him for wearing a hoodie with a bag of skittles in his hand.

Tamir Rice died as a child playing in the park.

When a mob of white men carrying assault rifles and swords march through the streets, nobody seems to bat an eye. They are criminals and terrorist sympathizers.

Colin Kaepernick was punished for kneeling during the national anthem. That offends Americans, but Nazis does not?

Speech motivated as a tool of hate and bigotry has no place in America. The president allowed and encouraged hate.

Americans deserve a real answer that white nationalist are given recognition for inciting chaos and ferocity. There was not “both sides” Mr. President. There was one, and they voted for you.

 

Email Richard at: rmactough@live.esu.edu

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