I guess I'm not surprised, but it is really quite baffling how the mainstream press and most of the public has reacted to the events in Charlottesville the other day, particularly President Trump's comments.
Trump had condemned the hate "from many sides" and called for the country to come together as one. Well, the Left threw a conniption fit. Keith Olberman called Trump a neo-Nazi (again) amongst just about everyone else on the Left. A friend of mine on Facebook went so far as to call him a terrorist! For what? A weak comment regarding something other people did?
Trump ended up having another press conference to "call evil by its name" and condemn racism.
But really, was this comment so horrible? Antifa is the main group that was "protesting" the Alt Right rally. And Antifa is an admitted communist group that promotes violence and engages in it all of the time. Does the media (and the rest of the country) really need to have a recap on the sins of communists?
Yes the fascists were horrible, but the communists were just as bad and killed far more, probably close to 100 million.
In a battle between fascists and communists, which side do you pick?
The answer is neither.
Yes, the person who killed that woman with his car was part of the Alt Right, but Antifa started the violence in the first place. Yes, there was obviously "hate on many sides" and it's hard to conclude that those who have a problem with such a statement are anything other than communist sympathizers.
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