There has been much said regarding what happened in Charlottesville. Some, say that it was a group of people that filed a permit to peaceably assemble to protest a statue coming down. Others, say a group of people standing up for minorities fought against a tyranny.
And both of these positions are wrong.
What happened in Charlottesville was a group of people, that represent what should be a dead ideology, used the pretense of filing for a permit to peaceably assemble, to draw out a group they knew would show up, to be physically combative. I am against the unnecessary use of violence. If this had been a rally for speech purposes only, I would have defended it.
The group that showed up to respond to the “peaceful protesters,” represent what should be a dead ideology, used the pretense of representing minorities, as an excuse to be physically combative. If this had been a rally for speech purposes only, I would have defended it.
When the two groups got what they wanted (a fight), someone died, and many were injured.
These “rallies” were not about right and wrong. They were about wrong in disguise of white robes and wrong in disguise of black robes doing wrong and someone died. That’s it. There were no good guys on the field. No one was there stopping this madness. No one was there saying “children, please, let’s use our words.”
So when you pretend that one side or the other was in the right, because a small part of what they represent agrees with a position that you hold you are ignoring the fact that people are being injured and killed and property is being destroyed because of temper tantrums. “Good” goes out the window when you are unnecessarily using violence to try and show that a position that has no evidence to support it is in the right. There is no excuse for the physical violence, and you are wrong.
I am on the side of stopping unnecessary violence. I am on the side of freedom of speech. I am on the side of there being no right to not be offended. I am on the side that I am no better or worse than anyone regardless of any demographic. I am on the side of the Constitution.
If you prefer to violently represent an ideology that is based on claims without evidence, I am better than you, and will stop you. I do not accept claims without evidence. I will not represent claims without evidence. I will interfere and intervene in your attempt to push claims that do not have evidence. I represent the “other.” I have been in the military. I cast my lot defending the Constitution of the United States. I swore to defend against all enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC.
I am not alone. If you (National Socialists and Anarcho Communists) continue down the road you are on, you will hit a stop sign.
And I (and those like me) will be holding it. You have been warned.