From what I have been trying to piece together, there was a protest over a statue of General Lee being taken down.
That's right, a bunch of white guys are upset about a statue of a guy who commanded the Confederate army on the wrong side of a civil war, fought over 150 years ago.
I took a look at where these alt-right dudes came from, here's a website for an organization called Vanguard America.
Apparently they are very upset that white people will be a minority, "in the nation they built"
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that these white dudes have never built a damn thing, except maybe a crappy website.
I have known more than one of these types of men, mainly, but also a few women. Take one of my neighbors, for instance;
He lives in Jersey, but just can't help displaying his Confederate pride. Along with his 80's style chair. Yeah, I know these alt-right people, you just can't reason with. They just want to fly their freak flag, like those alt-right protesters who have every right to march with their swastikas and Confederate flags. It doesn't seem to bother them that they are on the wrong side. Doesn't seem to bother them that no one wants them around or to be around them.
3 people are dead because of their actions. This didn't have to happen.
It makes one wonder, how much free time these people have on their hands? They collect Nazi and Confederate paraphernalia and on a beautiful day, instead of spending time with friends and family, (who probably can't stand them) they are gung-ho for a protest about a statue and blind allegiance to a cause that died a long time ago.
They are right to be worried about being a minority, they should be even more worried that they are going to be extinct.
Donald Trump doesn't want to call this extreme craziness for what it is and dog whistles about "on many sides" you have to wonder if he was remembering his father's arrest at a KKK rally in Queens?
The Trumps have a history of civil rights litigation for not renting to African Americans. The weird thing is he has family who are Jewish and he didn't call out these Neo-Nazi's? Sad!
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The one in the middle is the one who decided to get in his car and mow down 19 people and kill a woman.
Can you imagine wanting to be anywhere near these dudes? A bunch of baby-men playing dress up. What a bunch of knuckleheads. Is that a batting helmet that guy has on? WTF? Maybe I was wrong and they can make more than a crappy website. They can also make crappy shields.
Making America great again with helmets and shields. What century do we have to go back to? This looks medieval.
It is hard to believe that here we are in 2017 and I am actually writing about entitled, self important white dudes who identify with this kind of insanity. There has to be something very wrong with you, if you idolize Hitler and a statue of a dude who lost a war over who should be able to keep slaves, and you are afraid whitey is going to be a minority.
Yeah, get a taste of that and see how it feels.
Looks like there's some blowback for these alt-right confederate worshiping loons, because the mayor of Lexington, Kentucky is speeding up the process of taking down their Confederate statues, before more protests take place. Hopefully, this will continue, however, I am sure these shield carrying weirdo's will find something else to cry about. About all we can hope for is that this is probably the last dreadful gasp before these social misfits die off. Their time is over. I doubt anyone will miss them.
Especially the families of the people who died, because of a protest over a statue of a long dead Confederate general.
Unless of course, it wasn't about that at all and it was just cover for their agenda, to cause a ruckus and a riot.
There's this thing, it's called blowback,
I hope they are real proud of themselves. Unfortunately I think they probably are, and will double down. It's usually what people like them do. They can't dial it back and say things went horribly wrong, so they continue talking about their "phenomenal victory" says, Andrew Dodson, who calls himself a "racial realist."
No, you aren't. You are an entitled white dude and you didn't get a phenomenal victory. He seems very like my neighbor down the street. He's oblivious to history, he's a total racist and I just steer clear of people like this. There's no hope. You can't reason or have a civil conversation with people that are delusional. These people are a minority and they know it, and they will continue to be more powerless while the rest of us progress. I just wish people didn't have to die because of their stupidity. Three people are dead, and that's the real story of this protest.
Update; organizer of Unite The Right, gives speech, and blames cops for the violence. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4786996/Organizer-rally-mobbed-gives-press-conference.html