There is a severe danger in superimposing the past on the present for political opportunism, especially when there aren’t real parallels.
We amateur psychologists diagnosing frustrated males may be ignoring an inconvenient truth: that we are afflicted with the same disorder. Our symptoms just aren’t as severe.
If a beating is meant to punish or deter racists, then we’re giving the authority of judge, jury, and executioner to whoever sees themselves fit to exact justice on whomever they find criminal.
Why have the tragic events of Charlottesville transformed so many people into irresponsible, violent, censorious, and hysterical lunatics?
Finally, someone on the Left just came out and said it. Being a Republican is apparently no different than being a white supremacist.
After Charlottesville, the Left’s tendency to smear anyone who disagrees with them as a Nazi is spiraling to the point of paranoid insanity.
At every level, the beliefs and goals of the white supremacist, alt-right, Nazi movement directly oppose conservatism.
Their claims to Western culture—an essentially multi-racial, multi-ethnic legacy—are fake. The alt-right is attacking, not protecting, this culture.
This type of equivocation isn’t a new feature of the White House. And recognizing that can help both the Left and Right see each other’s concerns.
The media behavior in the wake of this press conference was arguably something new, a sort of grotesque watermark of the media’s coverage of the Trump administration thus far.
The police could have moved the white supremacists to the back of the park and loaded them on buses. Instead, the Klan was pushed out onto E. Market Street, where Antifa was waiting.
We’re done with the ‘take what we can get’ phase of Donald Trump’s administration. It’s time for the ‘he’s a disaster and needs to go’ phase.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise when those who are invited to partake in supposed interfaith dialogue refuse to play a game they know is rigged against them.
Allowing corrosive political discourse to infect our lives any more than it has would be a tragedy.
The kind of political violence we saw in Charlottesville this weekend is designed to force Americans to sort themselves into warring camps over two sets of losers.
The conflict between anti-fascists and fascists has been simmering for decades as they’ve been firing shots at each other and gathering recruits.
The old bigots are swiftly aging out of influence, while the already meager influence of the new racists, out of all proportion to the attention they have attracted, is continuing to wane.
Identity politics of any stripe is not conservatism. Both fascists and communists oppose the core principles of the political right.
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