In case you’ve been in a cave over the last few days, let’s boil down the weekend’s events for quick consumption.
N. Korean generals are on standby for launch orders, extreme leftists are nearing the anointing of Elizabeth Warren as their Democrat savior, and a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, VA, descended into a riot that left several protestors injured and one dead after a Neo-Nazi man drove a car into a crowd.
The rally was motivated, among other things, by the growing trend of local and state governments in the South of pulling down Confederate statues and monuments.
That trend has served as fuel for the Alt-Right, which is essentially a Neo-Nazi movement rebranded, to reassert its agenda of racist cleansing and whitewashing America.
Naturally, the antifa and black power hard left have responded.
And in the midst of it all, local police were reportedly ordered either to stand down or pull back resulting in the weekend’s carnage.
And now extremists on both sides are rallying in major cities around the nation in solidarity.
It’s quickly looking like 1968 all over again.
Here’s more from Redstate…
It’s hard to fathom how quickly this went to pieces. The white nationalist rally and subsequent violence in Charlottesville over the weekend was nothing short of a horrifying sensory overload.
A friend with whom I was commiserating said to me “I can’t believe this all happened in a weekend.” These are events that one would expect to take a few day’s worth of protesting and violence, but it was all crammed into one day and managed to point out pretty much every single major flaw in our society.
There were several key takeaways from this weekend, but I’ve managed to condense it into some main points that we have to address if we ever hope to move on from it.
White supremacists feel emboldened by Trump and his campaign.
This cannot be disputed. They say it, others say it of them, and the evidence is right before our eyes. If you see a conservative online saying this isn’t so, that person is lying. They felt and feel emboldened. It’s simply a fact.
Throughout his campaign, many of us here at RedState and elsewhere in conservative media warned that presidential candidate Donald Trump needed to distance himself very publicly from the “alt-right,” a movement which is just a glorified white supremacist movement. This was due in no small part to his ties to Bannon-bart, but also just his own personality cult. His campaign talking points and promises were dog-whistles to these self-identified white nationalists, who have not been mainstream for decades.