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Unite the Right II

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    On this date in 2017 in Charlottesville, VA, the second day of the first Unite the Right rally was held. Tragically, counter-protester Heather Heyer was murdered at this event. May she rest in peace.

    As a British citizen it is difficult to discover unbiased information about the original intentions of the organisers but it seems that they were opposed to the removal of a commemorative statue of American hero General Robert E. Lee. However, it is clear that they were exercising their rights under the law of the United States of America. The event was heavily counter-protested by groups alleging the identity of the police and the Ku Klux Klan.

    A second Unite the Right rally is being held this weekend in Washington D.C. and while many attendees will be ordinary people like you and me who are disconcerted by the increasingly forced pace of social change, I suspect there will be others there with whom we would not sympathise. Their activism was inevitable, however, as the extreme Left have pushed further & faster for social & cultural change. Many people predicted this would happen e.g. Jordan B. Peterson during his first public speech on the forced speech issue in October 2016, in this video from time 0:54 - 1:11.



    We can all hope that this year's Unite the Right rally goes peacefully but if we do not wish to see further public displays of political polarisation then it is important to respect the existing cultures of majority populations and not foolishly attempt to impose top-down Utopian values.
     
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  2. artboyusa

    artboyusa Lead commenter

    "impose top-down Utopian values..." sheesh, Vince. If the Left is going to respect others and isn't going to impose their values then what is the Left going to do with itself?
     
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

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  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    As I understand it, many ordinary Republicans turned up last year with no idea as to who else might be there. To find yourself standing next to extremists is the risk taken by anyone who turns up to a political demonstration.
     
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  5. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  6. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    They know how they will be represented but then the Left have their share of violent, authoritarian nutcases who showed up at Charlottesville, some of whom might have contributed to the death of Heather Heyer:

     
  7. artboyusa

    artboyusa Lead commenter

    Did he not? Then what's this? Not that anything he could do or say would make you happy but try not to post made up bull ****, would you?
    [​IMG] Donald J. Trump‏Verified account@realDonaldTrump Aug 11
    The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!

    31,638 replies . 29,447 retweets 118,559 likes
     
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  8. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    How fantastic to see that hardly anyone turned out bar about 30 loons.

    The counterprotestors vastly outnumbered the far right.

    Well done America!

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  9. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Nazis im DC....und wo ist das fuhrer dumpft? (nicht mein fuhrer!)
     
  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Will there be a lot of white people attending?
     
  11. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    In a country of 300 million the alt-right mustered 20 people...

    Hopefully this punctures the ''alt-right'' narrative and shows it up for the hollow lie it has long been.

    Anyone treating it seriously after this is just using it as a tool.
     
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  13. xmal

    xmal Occasional commenter

    How can 20 be an estimate?
     
  14. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    It was raining hard, so I don't suppose anyone wanted to spend long out there. :)
     
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  15. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    The counter-protesters turned out to be loons:



    Antifa needs to be dealt with.
     
  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    There were more cops than nutters - what a waste of money although I'm pleased there ware no incidents.
     
  17. notrevlim

    notrevlim Established commenter

    Some people thought they were in the bus queue.
     
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  18. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Do you have counts for the police and for the counter-protesters?

    At last year's Charlottesville rally police were criticised for being unprepared. This year they showed up and were criticised for it then attacked by the counter-protesters, as were journalists.
     
  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Well after the alt-right mirage faded away to nothing the far left had to attack someone... so they turned on the police and the media...
     
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  20. Nanook_rubs_it

    Nanook_rubs_it Star commenter

    The neo-nazi's don't seem to want their 'image' tainted by the 'alt-right':

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    'Cool, sexy, fun'?
     

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