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Perspectives on Charlottesville

by John on 08/14/2017

charlottesville right wing protestsConsider these points after Charlottesville.

  • Alt-right white supremacist came to the rally armed.
  • The alternate protests apparently did not.
  • Virginia State Police were frightened about the white supremacists’ fire power.
  • Sure, you can compare the driver/killer to the shooter at the GOP softball practice; both are mentally sick.
  • The statue of Robert E Lee at the center of the controversy was erected in 1922, not right after the Civil War, but at a time when the KKK was getting resurgence after World War I.  It belongs in a museum.
  • Most Americans, especially those on the fringe, are clueless about history or they alter it for their own purposes. Read one of the great history books of our time about the American Revolution.  The idea of America by Gordon Wood says it all.
  • The United States of America is an idea. It is not a religion. It is not a nationality. It is an idea where all men and women are created equal and have the same rights. Clearly white supremacist don’t get it nor are deserving of being Americans.
  • Read the last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence.

 we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Maybe we should do the same.  Maybe we are in a time that resembles the American Revolution.  Our ideals seem under attack: we have a president and a solid minority who don’t believe what this country was built on.

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