Razorfist (NSFW) talks Charlottesville II and mentions an interesting fact about the James Fields/Heather Heyer incident.
Well, we knew the supposedly alt-right caused violence was all narrative but it’s always surprising when someone not on that side of things comes out and admits it.
An “Independent Review Of The 2017 Protest Events In Charlottesville, Virginia,” by a team headed by Timothy J. Heaphy of the Richmond VA law firm Hunton & Williams commissioned by the Charlottesville city government, has just been released. The results are utterly damning. No accusation leveled on August 12 even approached the actual conduct of the Charlottesville Police Department. The only question: whether incompetence or malevolence was the greater factor.
The Heaphy Report raises major issues about the future of free speech in the United States, the influence of Leftist radicalism within government, and the politicization of law enforcement. But, as lawsuits are already pending, the specific events, decisions, and tactical police deployments highlighted in the Heaphy Report are likely to draw the most attention in the immediate future.
The smoking gun: the Heaphy report’s finding that the police never intended to separate the two sides, prevent violence, or allow the demonstration to take place. Instead, the Charlottesville Police wanted violence, which could then be used as an excuse to break up the demonstration.
Well worth reading the whole thing.
Perhaps what’s wrong with the so-called conservatives in this country is that they’ve been infected by the SJW’s disease. The alternative explanations are no more flattering: they are stupid and blind, or they are (and perhaps always have been) self-serving wolves in sheep’s clothing (Leftists in disguise).
The narrative spun out post-Charlottesville is that there must be one, giant universal condemnation of something called the “Alt-Right,” that is, a vaguely perceived assortment of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and “white nationalists.” And when President Trump not only condemned those folks in clear and unmistakable terms, but also suggested that the violence came from both a few of the legal Unite the Right demonstrators, but also, perhaps even more so, from the illegal, club-bearing, mace-can-holding “antifa,” Black Lives Matter, “Resist,” and other violent Marxists, bused into Charlottesville (with assistance of funds funneled into their accounts by globalist George Soros), well, you would have thought the Eschaton had arrived!
And, then, most recently, this past weekend [August 26-27] an attempted peaceful march by folks, mostly College Republicans from the University of California-Berkeley and members of the Patriot Prayer group, urging dialogue and the civil exchange of ideas, was thwarted and those who dared to show up were set upon, again by hooded, “antifa,” BLM, “resist Trump” Marxists and anarchists, armed with clubs and bats, cans of mace, cattle prods, and other such instruments of social justice and peace. And all the while holding signs denouncing “hate” and “racism” and, of course, the president.
After Charlottesville there went up the hue and cry from Republican Senators Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, Orrin Hatch, Bob Corker, and others, plus House Speaker Paul Ryan and most of those irrepressible Neoconservative pundits on Fox, that the president had committed a grievous moral fault by somehow equating those “anti-hate” demonstrators with the thoroughly “hate-filled” Alt-Right folks. How could he be so obtuse and so tone-deaf, they asked in puffed-up moral indignation?
But, let me ask: how many of these self-professed Republican arbiters of “moral virtue” have taken a deeper look at what really occurred in Charlottesville and its implications? Even Nancy Pelosi has now been compelled to denounce the very blatant and unrestrained violence of “antifa” in Berkeley. But how many GOP leaders understand that the message of the radical Marxist mob in Berkeley is the same that they brought to Charlottesville?
How many see what is actually happening and has happened to this nation?
From these Republican supposed defenders of the traditional beliefs of Americans we get silence, and, as such, they stand accused before history and before the basic standards of human decency and morality of crass and despicable blindness and ideological legerdemain. They have, essentially, bought into the powerful Deep State and Leftist template and mindset that now dogmatically seeks to define right and wrong, good and evil, and silence all dissent. Again, I use the phrase coined a century ago by French politician, Rene Renoult, “pas d’ennemis a gauche!” “There are no enemies on the Left!” This is the narrative and the benchmark they implicitly, if not explicitly, accept.
Although it can be argued that perhaps the Ryans and the Flakes (no pun intended!) did not have “all the facts” about Charlottesville, there are just too many instances where the same commentary, the same response, has come from them as from those brazen militants on the Left. Although they zealously protest that they are “conservatives,” that they oppose “big government” and “defend liberty,” and so on, their actions belie their words. No; their essential philosophical outlook, like the committed Deep State Democrats, has been largely shaped…polluted and subverted…by the dominant culturally Marxist environment in which they live and their innate understanding that it is the Potomac River Establishment “swamp” and Wall Street, not to mention such internationalist financial ogres as George Soros, that eventually call the shots and provide the goodies.
They have fatally compromised whatever “moral” authority they may ever have had, and, as such, they no longer have any moral authority left.
It is, then, up to grass roots traditionalists and “deplorables” to call them out, loudly and boldly: “Have you no shame, Senator?” “Have you no moral standards, Congressman?” “How dare you speak as you have and claim to represent me, much less, the heritage and traditional beliefs of the American citizenry?”
“Come November 2018 and in succeeding years, we shall buy you a one-way bus ticket on Trailways back home!”
That should be our unalterable commitment and promise…not only to ourselves, but to our children and for the future of this country.
What Charlottesville, Berkeley, Durham, the “antifa”—Black Lives Matter—“Resist” mobs, and both the explicit and implicit support they garner from the Establishment, have demonstrated is that we confront an irresistible, impending crisis like none seen in this nation for over a century. We stare into the faces of our fellow citizens who have literally fallen into a state of madness, a mental “sickness” which now exhibits all the symptoms of an intellectual rabies pandemic. By far it is worse and more dangerous than the challenge of an old-fashioned stodgy Soviet Communism, for its essentially religious fervor is marked by an unquenchable fanaticism and destructiveness that can perhaps only be compared to the zealotry of the fiercest ISIS militant. But, at least the ISIS terrorists believe in an eventual reward in the afterlife. Our homegrown Marxist “social justice warriors” have no such hope; their very existence is wrapped up completely in the continuing and all-consuming fire of the never-ending struggle. It is the definition of Hell, itself.
Here’s how it’s described on Wikipedia:
After the aborted rally, at around 1:45 p.m., a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotestors, hitting several and slamming into a stopped sedan, which hit a stopped minivan that was in front of it. The impact of the crash pushed the sedan and the minivan further into the crowd. One person was killed and 19 others were injured in what police have called a deliberate attack. The man then reversed the car through the crowd and fled the scene.
The ramming occurred at a pedestrian mall at Water and Fourth streets, about four blocks away from Emancipation Park. Heather D. Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal from Charlottesville, was fatally injured in the attack and pronounced dead at the University of Virginia’s University Hospital. Video footage recorded at the scene showed a gray 2010 Dodge Challenger accelerating towards crowds on a pedestrian mall, hitting people and sending them airborne, then reversing at high speed, hitting more people.
You heard that right. Heather Heyer died of a heart attack. Heather Heyer, whom the media has told us again and again was killed after being run over by a white supramacist. While that statement might be strickly true, generally people asume that when someone dies as a result of being struck by a car that the death is a direct consequence of injuries sustained due to being struck by a car.
I have heard that Heyer had a leg injury because of being hit by the car but have not as yet found a source for this.
Whether or not Fields rammed the crowd deliberately is for the courts to decide. One thing is absolutely clear: it doesn’t matter if you’ve watched a dozen youtube videos showing the incident; you don’t have enough evidence to say one way or the other. Especially when the media is twisting thing to make them sound different than they are.
It should be noted, however, that if Fields rammed the crowd deliberately, it may make no difference whether he were the direct cause of Heyers death or not–provided the act of ramming the crowd is a felony. Virginia has the felony murder rule which means any death resulting from the comission of a felony would be the same as first degree murder.
I gotta say, this really sucks for the parents (or is is only the mother?). I could be wrong, but they don’t look like internet savvy, rabid SJW types. If they’re not, they were probably totally unprepared for how they were going to be treated. The neo-Nazi LARP contingent attacks and trolls them while the news media parades them around and uses them for pawns.
Youtuber and independent journalist Blonde in the Belly of the Beast asked this question in a recent video: Can we eliminate identity politics? Should we?
Speaking of those who are demanding the end of all identity politics, she had this to say:
There’s no way to implement this anyway. To get people to abandon their ethinic or religious identity, the over-arching culture has to be strong and cohesive and offer a future to its people that’s worth fighting for. We have none of those things right now. And we can’t ask human nature of turn itself on its head. People will always work for those closest to them: their friend and their families, their small communities, their racial groups, their religious ties…
We cannot stop people from exhibiting in-group preference in political matters, especially not after exploiting it for over a century.
She also points out that the people calling the loudest for the end of identity politics don’t really mean the end of all identity politics; what they really mean is: identity politics for everyone except white people. But no one will actually come out and say that. They’re too busy virtue signalling.
Ending identity politics, Blonde says, is “completely unrealistic and utopian in a multicultural population.” Which may be why the more the USA imports immigrants from other cultures, the worst these identity politic problems get.
Gavin McInnes HAS TO GO BACK
If this isn’t a a good reason to disavow conservatism once and for all, I don’t know what is. We have to disavow the alt-right and go back to promoting “socially liberal and fiscally conservative values”?! That’s conservatism? No wonder we’re losing. If that’s what Gavin wants, okay, but he needs to go back to Canada and try to make it work there, not tell Americans what to do.
Also, Gavin, the name “Proud Boys” is gay. Sorry.
There’s been a lot said about the dumbness (or even perhaps lack of genuineness) of some of the people who organized or attended the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, but the facts are pretty clear that this isn’t a one-sided simple situation where bad racists and Nazis showed up and caused all the violence. The city and state officials and police totally blew-it, or maybe just obeyed their masters in orchestrating a pretty set-up to make everyone on the Right look like Nazis and tarnish the President. It appears from in-person accounts and raw footage that the Alt-Left (thank you, Mr. President) was likely more violent and disruptive than the Right. If they had just stayed home, there would have been no violence whatsoever, and if they had dispersed and gone home instead of rioting through the streets, no one would have died.
To say that the counter-protesters were just as violent is being rather too generous to the leftists. But the narrative won’t allow even that. The narrative says “there is only one side to blame” and many, supposedly on the Right, fell into line and obediently parroted all the correct talking points.
Ah, but can you just guess who decided to support those darling Alt-Left counter-protesters?
On Tuesday evening, three prominent Republicans — Senator John McCain, Senator Marco Rubio, and 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney — endorsed the left-wing media’s preferred narrative and embraced the masked thugs of Antifa as heroes.
McCain and Romney used almost identical language, bending their knees to the media narrative that only two factions were present in Charlottesville during the awful events of last weekend: white supremacist Nazis and “Americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry.”
Mitt Romney ✔ @MittRomney
No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.
John McCain ✔ @SenJohnMcCain
There’s no moral equivalency between racists & Americans standing up to defy hate& bigotry. The President of the United States should say so
Neither of these gentlemen can claim ignorance of Antifa; the reason both of them piped up is that President Donald Trump mentioned them in his Tuesday press conference. Left-wing politicians and media personalities responded by thundering “there is only one side” for all right-thinking Americans to be on, because there was only one squad of villains on the ground in Charlottesville.
McCain and Romney obediently bent the knee to this narrative. At the very least, they’re agreeing Antifa should be invisible, accepting the incredibly stupid idea that calling out their violence somehow dilutes criticism of the Tiki Torch Terror. Mentioning Antifa is damned under the left’s new doctrine of “Whataboutism,” which originally held that history began with the inauguration of President Trump and all prior Democrat sins were absolved, but has mutated into an unlimited free pass for the #Resistance to do whatever it takes to bring down the Trump administration without a peep of protest from tame Republicans.
Senator Marco Rubio went much, much further. He launched a brief tweetstorm that completely absolved Antifa of all responsibility for its actions in Charlottesville, blaming all violence “one hundred percent” on those who organized the events leading to the “Charlottesville terrorist attack”.