[PHOTO FROM OCCUPY WALLSTREET – NOT CHARLOTTSVILLE – SORRY]
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11- 10 PM:
Columns of white men carrying flaming torches marched through the streets of Charlottesville screaming “Jews will not replace us.” “Blood and soil.” “White lives matter.” Skirmishes with people protesting the march occurred, but nothing spiraled out of control.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 – 1:30 PM.
A Vice reporter, Elle Reeve, interviewed Christopher Cantwell a leader of the Unite the Right – a white nationalist speaker, with others from his group gathered to watch.
“How did you get to the “racial stuff”? she asked.
“It was when Trayvon Martin happened and Michael Brown and Tamir Rice,” Cantwell said. “Every case some little black asshole acting like a savage gets himself in trouble, shockingly enough. . . . Of course we are capable of violence. I am trying to make myself more capable of violence. I am here to spread ideas, talk, in the hope that somebody more capable will come along and do that. Somebody like Donald Trump who does doesn’t give his daughter to a Jew.”
“So, like Donald Trump, but more racist,” Reeve said.
“Ya – a lot more racists,” Cantwell continued. “I don’t think you could feel about race the way I do and watch that Kushner bastard walk around with that beautiful girl.”
Reeves reported that the Unite the Right group stated that they came to protest the removal of the statute of Robert E. Lee, but really they were there to show that “they are real, not just an internet meme” Reeves explained. “That they can organize in a physical space.”
The Unite the Right rally was told to move to a different park and Robert Ray, a “reporter” for the Daily Stormer (which tried to find on line but seems to be shut down), stated that they had to move because “the city is run by Jewish communists and criminal niggers.”
The governor declared a state of emergency, thus making all assembly unlawful. Matthew Heimbach, the founder of the Nationalist Front, a neo-Nazi group, was quick to tell Reeve that the “radical left” could not beat them, so they had to turn to the state for help. “If that does not show,” he continued, “that the radical left, the corporations, the State are all on the same Jewish side, a moment like this proves it.”
The video taken by the Vice reporters shifts to a large protest – 1:40 in the afternoon – near Emancipation Park. Hundreds of people, protesting the “Unite the Right” rally, are seen marching through the street with signs that say “Defend our Rights” and shouting – “Whose streets? Our streets.”
Out of nowhere, a gray car appears speeding down the street and drives directly into another car that then pushes the car in front of it into a large crowd of people. People fly into the air and fall to the ground. The gray car, shoves into reverse and speeds back down the street – away. A hit and run.
Cries, blood and people lying on the ground fill the street. One person is attempting CPR on a victim. People are helping each other to stand and some are being carried to ambulances. As we know, 32-year-old Heather Heyer, was killed by the car and dozens were injured.
The Vice video can be seen here:
After Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor, Majdanek, Chelmno, Auschwitz/Birkenau, to hear these white racists spew this Hitlerite hate and state that violence against those that are different is your right and you hope it happens, sticks a knife in my soul. We are a mere 78 years past the destructive hatred of the Third Reich. Now Hitler and the Reich are these peoples’ heroes and role models. We cannot allow it. We must stand with the people of Charlottesville and the people who stood up to them six days ago. Each of us must raise our voice..
STAND UP TO HATE