There is no equivalency between the neo-nazis/white supremacists/white nationalists and the people that are against them. One side is a bunch of nazis and the other side is against bigotry and hate. No matter what you think you know about the Black Lives Matter movement and the Resist Trump movement, they are not the moral equivalent of nazis. Quit comparing the sides because you are wrong on so many levels.
In Charlottesville on Friday, August 11, 2017, nazis and their sympathizers marched through the streets of Charlottesville chanting antisemitic, anti-black, anti-gay bile. We are in America and we have a right to answer back. The next day that same group, permit or not, was back at it chanting, throwing slurs, and things erupted. A woman and two policemen died that day because the nazis (I’m going to call all of them nazis because they were all in one group- birds of a feather) brought staffs, baseball bats, shields, helmets, guns, etc. to what they claimed was supposed to be a peaceful protest with the absolute intent on harming people.
They had already greased the wheels of hatred, and what happened was exactly what they wanted, no matter who threw the first punch. Donald Trump was dead wrong when he blamed “both sides.” It was through nazi provocation that this chaos erupted. It was their plan all along.
Americans should not stand by and allow Donald Trump and the nazis off the hook. Trump didn’t condemn them by name for two days and then walked it back the very next day. He was in fact defending nazis. NAZIS. No one can believe he did it not even his so-called conservative pals, first of all, but I can tell you the results- he made the nazis ecstatic. He legitimized their agenda. They tripped all over themselves online heaping praise onto him. This isn’t a “free speech” issue. It’s about nazis who want to decimate our way of life, kill anyone not white or straight or Christian, and take it all for themselves. Donald Trump was all sorts of wrong to do what he did, and his presidency in effect ended the moment he made that third statement.
We do not need a nazi-sympathizer (yeah I know he gave lip service to saying nazis were bad but then he fucked it up the very next day) in the White House. We do not need someone so abrasive that he could not unite velcro. We do not need someone who is beloved by nazis and conservative apologists who want to make a moral equivalency between the alt-Right and the umbrella of moderate conservatives, progressives, and leftist leaning people. The alt-Right are the ones who hounded Barack Obama, lied about his birth situation, called him an Islamist, called him a communist, and made themselves shameful in the eyes of all good men by their vitriol. And they claimed to be the Republican base so they would condemn him too. Pure evil is what they are.
I am calling my representatives in Washington and telling them that Trump does not need to be censured over this- he needs to be impeached and removed for being the traitorous threat to America that he is. I hope you do the same. Google is a wonderful thing. You can find the info on how to contact your congressperson and senator there.
You’ve set up a scenario that where, if you don’t get your way, you are perfectly fine with violent results. You’ve encouraged violence by the crowds, seemingly not understanding that your tone, your word choice, no matter how “politically incorrect” you are aiming to be, should never incite or “approve” of violent acts. But hey, you’re gaining in polls, and getting loads of coverage. Any publicity is good publicity, and you understand THAT, at least.
So how would you be as a president? You’re being infuriated by regulations and old set ups in a private political party. What’s going to happen if you run across several different problems across several states where as the federal government it would be proper for you to step in? If you can’t put together a team that understands the system, how are you going to fix it? Knowing what’s wrong and knowing what works to fix things are two different skill sets. And as yet in your life you are unproven as a political leader where you must compromise, watch what and how you say things, understand that the buck stops at the White House, and that when you get in too far, you can’t declare bankruptcy for the entire country, but you can bankrupt us morally as well as monetarily.