Civil War 2017: Charlottesville, Virginia: A Predictable Atrocity in Donald Trump's America

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/1.806464  from Israel


Charlottesville, Virginia: A Predictable Atrocity in Donald Trump's America

Anyone around the world who has paid attention over the past two years understands how many dogwhistles Trump blew to summon the 'alt-right' into action on his behalf

dWhite supremacists clash with counter protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017.

On Friday August 11, as white nationalists were gathering for a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was more than a thousand miles away, heading into the juma service at a mosque outside Minneapolis. It seemed like the proper way to usher in Shabbat, by worshipping in solidarity with the congregants of Dar al-Farooq.

>> One dead as car plows into crowd protesting white nationalist rally■ Rabbis, Jewish students face down white nationalists ■ Nazism and anti-Semitism take center stage at Charlottesville rally ■ Trump condemns 'display of hatred, bigotry and violence - on many sides' >>

The previous weekend, someone had tossed a firebomb into the imam’s office while about a dozen people were chanting morning prayers in the nearby sanctuary. Fortunately, the explosion did not harm anyone. Even more fortunately, the attacker struck a few hours before hundreds of children would have been in Dar al Farooq’s school.

In the aftermath, U.S. President Donald Trump had nothing to say on the subject. His attorney general, Jeff Sessions, declined to categorize the bombing as an act of terror. Even though Minnesota’s governor had no trouble stating the obvious, even though a thousand local residents came to the mosque several days later in a rally of support, the silence from my nation’s highest offices spoke volumes about the free pass that white nationalists have been granted for their hate.

So when I saw the first news alert about the terrorist assault by car on anti-racist marchers in Charlottesville – as of this writing, at least one has been declared dead and many more are injured – I could only think of the event at Dar al Farooq as one of many precursors to such violence. In the Trump era, we cannot possibly be surprised that marchers waving Nazis and Confederate flags, calling passersby “nigger” and denouncing Jews, should include a murderer by motor vehicle. Charlottesville was the predictable atrocity.

Equally predictably, Trump stayed mute for several hours after the incident. When he finally took to Twitter, it was with exquisitely offensive even-handedness, decrying the violence and hate “on many sides.” As if anyone could miss the point, he repeated the phrase twice.

Sure, if you want to parse the turbulent events of the last two days in Charlottesville, based on extensive news reports and uploaded video, you could say that self-described anti-fascists mixed it up in fistfights with white nationalists. Personally, I wish the leftists had not taken the bait, and I have to wonder, too, about agents provocateur in their midst.

Any neutral analysis, though, could only arise by completely ignoring the provocation created by several hundred racist, anti-Semitic, and Islamophobic demonstrators marching by torchlight on Friday night, a scene surely intended to evoke a Ku Klux Klan rally.

And such an analysis deliberately averts its eyes from the spectacle of a terrorist racing his car down a narrow street crowded with anti-racists activists who were doing nothing then to instigate their foes. By that time, in fact, Charlottesville was under a state of emergency and the white-power rally had been cancelled.

The ostensible cause of that rally was to save a statue of the Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, from being taken down. As the historian and journalist Jelani Cobb has pointed out, the visceral and now violent objection to its removal shows how unsettled the Civil War remains in Donald Trump’s America.

By now, anyone around the world who has paid even cursory attention to the news over the past two years understands full well how many dog whistles Donald Trump blew to summon the alt right into action on his behalf. Actually, the metaphor of the dog whistle is wrong; a dog whistle implies a stealthy signal, heard only by the initiated. Trump cried out long and loud.

The dim, foolish hope that Trump the president would behave differently than Trump the candidate ended, basically, with his inaugural address. His enablers and fellow travelers include both the true believes like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, and a lot of Jews who are clearly untroubled to be the handmaidens of anti-Semities – Stephen Miller, Gary Cohn, Jason Greenblatt, David Friedman, Jared and Ivanka. May they all have a meaningful process of heshbon ha-nefesh, taking stock of the soul, during the Days of Awe.

Donald Trump, we know from his entire public life, is incapable of introspection, rumination or self-criticism. For someone who fancies himself a master builder, he is more like a master destroyer. One can only be awed at his multi-taking in that respect. Even as he flirts with nuclear war in his mine-is-bigger-than-yours confrontation with North Korea, he had time to throw gasoline on the flames of actual existing civil war here at home.

 

 

 


 

 

“Today I watched capitalism walk on water. And people play dead.

So that they could be part of a miracle.” ~ Tongo Eisen-Martin

 

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Though earlier in the day Trump billed Saturday's event as a press conference, the President declined to respond to shouted question that would have allowed him to directly take on white nationalists.
"Mr. President, do you want the support of these white nationalist groups who say they support you, Mr. President? Have you denounced them strongly enough," one reporter shouted.
"A car plowing into people, would you call that terrorism sir?" another asked.
Trump walked out of the room.
DennisKalita posted:
Though earlier in the day Trump billed Saturday's event as a press conference, the President declined to respond to shouted question that would have allowed him to directly take on white nationalists.
"Mr. President, do you want the support of these white nationalist groups who say they support you, Mr. President? Have you denounced them strongly enough," one reporter shouted.
"A car plowing into people, would you call that terrorism sir?" another asked.
Trump walked out of the room.

 

Hitler's grandson knows exactly what he's doing.  

Too bad Americans are sitting around doing nothing but watching the the fake debating of this sociopath/Hitler's grandson, all day long on the "news", while Hitler's grandson, republicans, and America's psychotic racists stage this RACIST FASCIST COUP D' ETAT against The United States of America, the United States Constitution, and American Democracy.

If Americans WTFU before it's too late, all those who have colluded with Hitler's grandson and the racist "Alt-right" terrorists and traitors should be tried for TREASON along with Hitler's grandson and all his "Alt-right" minions and all their puppet masters.  

  Its on and crackin now.  I wondering....  WHERE is all those TOUGH black  men now...you know the ones who TERRORIZED their own neighborhoods...cuz they ain't AFRAID of nothin?  Now it's TIME to prove it dudes.  Otherwise yall ain't nothing but some weak ass eunuchs who's goal is to go to prison so yall can "crack" a smile backwards for massa and his boys.  But!  

"crack" a smile backwards for massa and his boys. But!

That's funny!!!!!!

Seems like "cracking" a smile backwards is the thing to do these days and be PROUD while "cracking." Penises and Anuses go hand in glove now!!!!! Vaginas are made for tongues. So long folks; you'll be no more!!!!!! You don't know what to do anyway, once you get here, so adios!!!!!! No more FUNKY kisses!!!!!!

Kocolicious posted:

  Its on and crackin now.  I wondering....  WHERE is all those TOUGH black  men now...you know the ones who TERRORIZED their own neighborhoods...cuz they ain't AFRAID of nothin?  Now it's TIME to prove it dudes.  Otherwise yall ain't nothing but some weak ass eunuchs who's goal is to go to prison so yall can "crack" a smile backwards for massa and his boys.  But!  

I know we not on speaking terms but that is a great point! OK back to where we was.... cuz you still a barack obama, kamala harris ass kissing coon.  OK so let's keep it like it was. 

The guy who drove down people was 3650 days from the age of 10. He's 20 years old. What kinds of people were his parents? His mother claims she didn't know his political beliefs. Someone needs to inform these dog people that America is NOT their country. They're from the Caucasus Mountain Caves. That's somewhere near Russia, I believe. Why don't they go the fuck home??????? Like yesterday!!!!!!!

‘Black’ Surrogates Take to Social Media to Tap-Dance for Trump’s White Supremacist Bullshit

Pastor Darrell Scott (left) listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Trump Tower in New York City on April 18, 2016. (Richard Drew, File/AP Images)

President Donald Trump defended white supremacists in George Wallace fashion yesterday at Trump Tower in New York City, and like clockwork, his black surrogates took to social media to step and fetch for him.

It doesn’t matter that a white supremacist is being held on a second-degree murder charge after, law-enforcement officials say, he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

 

Nope. Trump said there were good people on “both sides,” and his token Negroes took to his defense soon after.

Let’s start with Lynne Patton, whose claim to fame was that of an event planner and who now heads New York’s federal housing office. She claims that her boss disavowed white supremacists (even though he flip-flopped). But then she, in ahistorical fashion, said that today’s activists aren’t like those from the civil rights era.

 

OK, Lynne. Whatever, boo.

Pastor Darrell Scott of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, one of Trump’s top religious backersappeared on MSNBC Tuesday to pretty much claim “left-wing media” and white supremacists are all the same.

If you want to listen to his foolishness, click on the link in his tweet.

 

Then we have Katrina Pierson, a former spokesperson for the Trump campaign, who said nothing about Trump’s words yesterday. Though she did push a conspiracy theory from last year that a Ku Klux Klan member, Will Quigg, donated $20,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Daily Beast investigated the claim and could find no documents verifying it.

Quigg was just some super internet troll, and Pierson is more than happy to step and fetch in his name to support Trump’s racism.

 

Another Negro backing Trump is Gerard Robinson, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He didn’t respond to Trump’s racist diatribe but found time to defend Paris Dennard, Trump’s most passionate black defender.

 

Bruce LeVell, head of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, has retweeteda video of Trump criticizing David Duke through the years (the same video is posted on the NDCFT Facebook page), as if that actually means Trump doesn’t have two faces. Trump can criticize Duke in one breath but back the racists who cheer on the former KKK leader in another.

 

LeVell really doesn’t give a shit about Trump’s racism. The only diversity LeVell’s group seems to care about is gathering as many people of color as possible who accept racist ideology at the expense of black people and other minorities. 

And Diamond and Silk were being, well, Diamond and Silk. Click if you want to hear their foolishness. My advice: Don’t.

 

The Root has reached out to some of the folks called out in this post. We will publish their words if they are interested in having a real conversation about their racist boss, friend or whatever Trump means to them.

Don’t hold your breath, though.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is a senior reporter at Foxtrot Alpha.

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white supremacist IS bullshit!!!!!!!!!!!!! Supreme over what?????? It damn sure IS NOT black people. The ROCK would make mincemeat out of Arnold Schwartzenigger. None of them have a body comparable to any black man I've seen. They have enough hair to cover 20 of them at a time, though. The Supreme Hairiness. They have as much HAIR as their dog cousins. There's their so-called "supremacist" bullshit. Whatever else they've got, everyone else has too. Everyone else is just not as oooooggggglllllyyyyyy as they are, hateful mofos.

sunnubian posted:

‘Black’ Surrogates Take to Social Media to Tap-Dance for Trump’s White Supremacist Bullshit

Pastor Darrell Scott (left) listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Trump Tower in New York City on April 18, 2016. (Richard Drew, File/AP Images)

President Donald Trump defended white supremacists in George Wallace fashion yesterday at Trump Tower in New York City, and like clockwork, his black surrogates took to social media to step and fetch for him.

It doesn’t matter that a white supremacist is being held on a second-degree murder charge after, law-enforcement officials say, he rammed his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer.

 

Nope. Trump said there were good people on “both sides,” and his token Negroes took to his defense soon after.

Let’s start with Lynne Patton, whose claim to fame was that of an event planner and who now heads New York’s federal housing office. She claims that her boss disavowed white supremacists (even though he flip-flopped). But then she, in ahistorical fashion, said that today’s activists aren’t like those from the civil rights era.

 

OK, Lynne. Whatever, boo.

Pastor Darrell Scott of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, one of Trump’s top religious backersappeared on MSNBC Tuesday to pretty much claim “left-wing media” and white supremacists are all the same.

If you want to listen to his foolishness, click on the link in his tweet.

 

Then we have Katrina Pierson, a former spokesperson for the Trump campaign, who said nothing about Trump’s words yesterday. Though she did push a conspiracy theory from last year that a Ku Klux Klan member, Will Quigg, donated $20,000 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The Daily Beast investigated the claim and could find no documents verifying it.

Quigg was just some super internet troll, and Pierson is more than happy to step and fetch in his name to support Trump’s racism.

 

Another Negro backing Trump is Gerard Robinson, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He didn’t respond to Trump’s racist diatribe but found time to defend Paris Dennard, Trump’s most passionate black defender.

 

Bruce LeVell, head of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump, has retweeteda video of Trump criticizing David Duke through the years (the same video is posted on the NDCFT Facebook page), as if that actually means Trump doesn’t have two faces. Trump can criticize Duke in one breath but back the racists who cheer on the former KKK leader in another.

 

LeVell really doesn’t give a shit about Trump’s racism. The only diversity LeVell’s group seems to care about is gathering as many people of color as possible who accept racist ideology at the expense of black people and other minorities. 

And Diamond and Silk were being, well, Diamond and Silk. Click if you want to hear their foolishness. My advice: Don’t.

 

The Root has reached out to some of the folks called out in this post. We will publish their words if they are interested in having a real conversation about their racist boss, friend or whatever Trump means to them.

Don’t hold your breath, though.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is a senior reporter at Foxtrot Alpha.

WUUUT?!!  Even white CEOs have resigned from the Nazi's Business Advisory Board.

I listened to Diamond & Silk on Fux a few days ago.  Insanity.

 

 

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