Charlottesville, VA had neo nazis marching down the street which resulted in a riot and 3 dead Americans… and there are still media debates on whether or not to call this domestic terrorism. Trump did not acknowledge the rally-turned-riot as domestic terrorism nor did he condemn the white supremacist based principals they marched for, using umbrella words like “hatred” and “bigotry”… American justice, media perception, and the police have a habit of turning a blind eye and “going soft” when dealing with Caucasian Americans.Where was the tear gas for these “protestors”? Why is the language more critical for a black lives matter march, than for an overt march for nazism? How can Trump encourage his supporters to punch protestors in the face on his campaign trail but condemn “violence, hatred, and bigotry?” America called BLM a riot, but when a bunch of white boys grab tiki torches and lynch mob down the street, it becomes a question of their intent?Trump, with his unidentifiable reprimands, is to america right now what “progressives” and many non black americans have been to black people. Yes, he spoke on the incident, managing to force just enough out to make a statement but nothing of any true moral substance, even comparing the nazi protestors to their counter-protestors, as if they were on the same wave. He condemned violence, the same way many condemn racism, but never properly identified the ideological root of the issue nor did he mention plans to actually do anything to dismantle or interrupt the forces that allow it to prevail.
The point is quite simple: most people want change until it inconveniences them and liberal “progressives” are the epitome of this case. On Saturday, the racism black people have been marching to combat was blatantly unexcusable and the response from much of “not [blatantly] racist america” is saying this is not a proper representation of America taking to social media using #ThisIsNotUs…
it clearly is.
Its harder for white Americans to point the finger at racism because they feed into and perpetuate it daily…(unless they don’t and kudos to those few…) “Less racist” white people have to see that they are no different from the tiki bearing psychopaths of Charlottesville. Less racist is still racist and still rooted in white supremacy. White supremacy is a mindset that embodies more than nazism and the kkk and an attempt to disassociate oneself from white supremacy will only be successful through action and advocacy from people in positions of privilege.
Unfortunately, Charlottesville, VA is one instance of many to come and the wake up America needed. It is a prominent display of the depth and desperation of white supremacists and the white fear that alot of America has been feeling and denying. Charlottesville can be anywhere next and until people of color, especially black people, the people who built and truly died for this country to be what it is today, until the justice we are demanding -taking- is accepted by the [dwindling] majority, a second civil war will be ever looming and we will never truly progress.