Saturday, August 12, 2017
Comment: The reporting below is what the miscreant Trump has wrought. Did you think something like this in 2017 after hard fought for minority rights had been won that groups like the KKK, the National Alliance, Alt Right and other contemporary spin offs of 1930's Nazi Europe were completely defeated? Think again.
Trump's victory in this nation has brought back out from underneath a rock the racist sewage raining down upon this nation yet again because it never really left. If most of you think that you will not be struck by its violence I ask you to think again. If you thought a bloody Civil War in this nation killing 620,000 of our people brother against brother stopped this ugly part of our nation's past I ask you to think again. Think again and again because its excrement is in front of your very eyes every day one watches the 24/7 news cycle of Trump until our ears bleed with its screeching sound and our eyes are blinded by its ugly sights. Our hard fought for minority rights will not be taken from us because once won we will never let any temporary occupant of the oval office or occupants of the seats of Congress take them away. Those hard fought for civil rights are indelibly written on our hearts no matter what malevolence is in power.
By a fluke of the archaic electoral college system yet again history's lame dictate gave the hateful Trump and his cronies undeserved occupation of our offices of once fair play and democratic rule even though he could not win the popular vote. We can, I think, take heart that the majority of this nation do not think as Trump and his cronies do nor will they achieve the hate for which they so frighteningly march the story of which is told below.
Our message must be clear and in pertinent part to Winston Churchill's speech to Parliament on June 4, 1940 rallying the British in its fight against the right wing extremism of Nazism's dictatorship and its dastardly attack against Britain "... we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." It was true then and it is true now here after the onslaught of the mendacious, cruel and asinine Trump. If you think the forces of hate will win think again. Those of us on the side of humane thought and who promote what is fair and what is just will never surrender and always RESIST!
Aug 12 2017, 5:37 am ET
Torch-Wielding White Supremacists March at University of Virginia
by Kurt Chirbas and F. Brinley Bruton
Crowds of torch-wielding white supremacists marched through the University of Virginia in Charlottesville Friday, chanting "you will not replace us" and "blood and soil."
Video showed protesters also chanting "Jews will not replace us" and "white lives matter."
White nationalists carry torches on the grounds of the University of Virginia on the eve of a planned Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville on Friday. STRINGER / Reuters
According to NBC affiliate WVIR, the marchers clashed with counter-protesters when they arrived at a statue of Thomas Jefferson, the U.S.’s third president and the university's founder.
At least one person was arrested and several others treated for minor injuries, according to local newspaper The Daily Progress. Both sides reported being hit with pepper spray, the newspaper added.
Reuters and a number of local reports put the number of protesters in the hundreds. The Washington Post reported that the march lasted between 15 and 20 minutes.
University and local police did not respond to numerous requests for information on the incident.
The Virginia National Guard told NBC News it was monitoring the situation and was ready to "rapidly respond to assist local law enforcement if needed."
The demonstration came on the eve of another far-right march of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and members of the so-called alt-right movement.
According to The Daily Progress, city police estimate between 2,000 and 6,000 will attend Saturday's Unite the Right march on Charlottesville.
Friday's march drew condemnation from local and university officials.
"I am deeply saddened and disturbed by the hateful behavior displayed by torch-bearing protesters that marched on our grounds this evening," University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan said in a statement. "I strongly condemn the unprovoked assault on members of our community, including university personnel who were attempting to maintain order."
"The violence displayed on the grounds is intolerable and is entirely inconsistent with the university's values," the statement added.
Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer's called the demonstration a "cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism and intolerance."
He added: "Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine: Not only as the Mayor of Charlottesville, but as a UVA faculty member and alumnus, I am beyond disgusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus."
The King Center, founded by civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.'s widow Coretta Scott King, tweeted that "racism never left America."