The First Amendment allows anyone the freedoms of speech and assembly, thus the vile white supremacists who participated in the Friday night and Saturday rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia should have been able to do so and go home.
Hundreds of counterprotesters — religious leaders, Black Lives Matter activists and anti-fascist groups known as “antifa” — quickly surrounded the crowd, singing spirituals, chanting and carrying their own signs.
At McIntire Park, the white nationalists waved Confederate flags and other banners. But by 11 a.m., after both sides had made their way to Emancipation Park, the scene had exploded into taunting, shoving and outright brawling.
— New York Times, 8/12/17
However, the tolerant left doesn’t allow for any speech they disagree with and arrive with one purpose in mind: disrupt.
Far-right activists and Ku Klux Klan members have come here in recent months, outraged by the city’s intention to remove traces of its links to the Confederacy — including plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Friday’s march took place shortly after a federal judge granted a temporary injunction allowing right-wing activists to hold Saturday’s rally.
Fistfights and screaming matches erupted Saturday, barely 12 hours after a scuffle Friday night at the nearby University of Virginia between torch-bearing demonstrators and counterprotesters.
— CNN, 8/12/17
One slight technicality is Republicans, conservatives, even the alt-right obtain the proper permits required to hold First Amendment-protected rallies. #Antifa, #BlackLivesMatter and other bandanna-masked “counterprotesters” routinely do not.
The problem is liberal media-dubbed “counterprotesters” have been consistently disrupting anything they deem improper no matter who is inconvenienced or hurt by their actions because it’s all about what THEY want.
There were also reports of urine being tossed at reporters and the air was said to be filled with pepper spray, mace and tear gas.
— USA Today, 8/12/17
A liberal blog in Charlottesville sent out a list of alt-right racists coming to the city: names whom are quite unknown as they have nothing to do with the right, but falsely smearing Republicans is not beneath liberal Democrats who want to come off as victims with the help of the media.
A 32-year-old woman died and at least 19 were injured Saturday when a car crashed into a crowd of peaceful protesters leaving a “Unite the Right” rally that officials declared an “unlawful assembly.” State officials said the driver was in custody.
— 9news, Denver
“Peaceful protesters” chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!”
President Donald Trump called the series of events terrible, but was criticized for not providing a full-throated condemnation of the white nationalist elements of the protests, which included former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke and white nationalist leader Richard Spencer.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred bigotry and violence on many sides,” the president said during a Saturday press conference. When asked to clarify what the president meant by “many sides,” a White House official said Trump “was condemning hatred, bigotry and violence from all sources and all sides. There was violence between protesters and counter protesters today.”
Trump did not respond when reporters asked whether the Charlottesville car crash was terrorism or if he denounced white nationalism.
— NBC News, 8/12/17
What seemingly angered the media most is the presidential implication that the left is capable of “hatred bigotry and violence”. The truth hurts.
Democrats should not be allowed to have their fingerprints removed from what they deem racist imagery of the Confederacy just because they want to complete the scrubbing of their racist history as they have done in classrooms for decades. The Democrat Party created the Klan to disrupt, intimidate, and eventually kill all those (Republican, black, and white) who opposed slavery and its segregationist aftermath. Democrats embraced the Klan until it was politically inconvenient for them to do so.
The media has linked President Trump to the “alt-right” and other white supremacist groups no one previously heard of in an attempt to further perpetuate the progressive faux accusation that all Republicans are racists. While the left bravely attacks the anti-Trump mayor of Charlottesville and the President of the United States on social media for the violence that ensued, they can’t be let off the hook for what happens whenever they rear their ugly heads, WITHOUT permits.
It’s also a little suspicious how little we know about the driver of the car driven into the “counterprotesters” outside of his name and Republican Party registration.
James Alex Fields, Jr. has been identified as the suspected driver of a vehicle that rammed into protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one and injuring dozens more. Fields was booked in jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, police told the Washington Post. Fields, 20, is from Maumee, Ohio, outside of Toledo. Fields registered as a Republican in 2016, public records reviewed by The Daily Beast show.
— The Daily Beast, 8/12/17
Let’s also be a tad skeptical of the convenient timing of this “counterprotest” with the reemergence of the Pontificator-in-Chief, Barack Obama.
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”
Had the anti-free speech left not gone to Charlottesville with the expressed purpose of causing disruption, there would have been no property damage, no injuries, arrests, or death. But this seems to be what almost always follows #BlackLivesMatter, #Antifa, and other violent liberal groups where ever they go.
It didn’t take long for the same media that demanded we not jump to conclusions and paint with broad brushes when liberals kill, i.e. Portland Stabbing, Capitol Hill baseball shooting, etc. to jump to conclusions (in full pontificate mode) and paint President Trump, if not all Republicans with the broadest of brushes even though it was the left that went to Charlottesville with violent intent.