Charlottesville Nazi Terror Is Down To Donald Trump

Anyone who has been keeping abreast of the angst roiling among the white-supremacist, alt-right Nazi movement and feigns surprise at the outbreak of violence or the intent of the alt-right protestors this weekend is being completely disingenuous – a kind word for lying. The city, and indeed the region, where hundreds of alt-right protestors gathered and violence broke out was predicted by the aspiring Confederate soldiers calling themselves the “alt-right.” They had been saying openly since early May that officials  messing with monuments dedicated to the memory of their treasonous Confederate heroes were courting danger. It explains why the city “had been bracing for a sea of alt-right demonstrators” all week.

Actually, the protest was said to be the result of a year-and-a-half-long controversial debate over the fate of a Robert E. Lee statue. There have been violence-prone protests in other Southern states over removal of Confederate monuments and as no small number of news sites reported in May, “emotions and tempers are flaring” at the loss of white supremacist symbols. The white nationalist movement felt emboldened because they see in Trump a white supremacist champion with a powerful voice who pledged to help the white supremacists “take their country back.”

Although the protest in Charlottesville began ostensibly as racist opposition to taking down a statue of a man rivaling Adolf Hitler as king of white supremacy, a white supremacist champion quickly provided the real reason and true intent of the raging alt-right (Nazi) gathering. That silly Confederate statue was just a symbolic gathering place for the neo-Nazis who want their white supremacist Confederacy back.

Renowned white supremacist and former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, David Duke was blunt in explaining why the Nazis were gathered together and why they wore  helmets, chanted anti-Semitic epithets, carried torches, and wooden shields. Duke said:

We’re going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump to take our country back.”

To validate Duke’s remark, one white supremacist who travelled from Missouri to Virginia was unabashed in explaining his reason for showing up: “I’m tired of seeing white people pushed around.” And if there is any doubt whether the neo-Nazis and alt-right racists were emboldened by Trump’s campaign promise to ‘make America white again,’ Duke reminded reporters that most of the white nationalist protesters carried campaign signs for Trump.

Duke was joined by other ‘prominent’ white supremacists who took up torches, helmets and wooden shields and chanted Nazi-era slogans to descend on the university founded in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson. And to belabor the point that the Confederate monument was a secondary reason for Nazis to protest, they were chanting Nazi phrases such as “You will not replace us” and “Jews will not replace us.” Those slogans, like “blood and soil,” were not taken up by the Confederacy; they were unique to Nazi Germany.

After Trump tepidly condemned the violence, and insanely blamed both sides for the “hate and bigotry,” David Duke’s response further revealed this alt-right protest and Nazi violence was all about the white supremacist movement acting on Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “make America white again.

Duke unleashed a couple of angry Tweets to be sure that Trump would get the message. He wrote:

So, after decades of White Americans being targeted for discriminated (sic) & anti-White hatred, we come together as a people, and you attack us?”

And, “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists”

Duke needs to remember that Trump did not attack the white supremacists because he knows they are acting on his behalf; he blamed the bigotry, hate and violence on “many sides” giving the Nazis the slack they’ll use for the next “protest.” There were plenty of calls for Trump to specifically call out his white supremacist supporters’ horrific acts as “acts of terrorism.”

Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer said the responsibility for the violence lay with Trump for inflaming racial prejudice throughout the presidential campaign. Mr. Signer said:

I’m not going to make any bones about it. I place the blame …  right at the doorstep of the White House and the people around the President.”

Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) tweeted: “We should call evil by its name. My brother didn’t give his life fighting Hitler for Nazi ideas to go unchallenged here at home.”

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida was more pointed and tweeted:

Very important for the nation to hear POTUS describe events in Charlottesville for what they are, a terror attack by white supremacists.

Another Republican Senator, Cory Gardner (R-CO) tweeted to Trump: “Mr President — we must call evil by its name. These were white supremacists and this was domestic terrorism.”

 John McCain (R-AZ) didn’t specifically mention Trump, or his pathetically weak comment blaming everybody, but the Arizona senator harshly criticized the “violent attack” by un-American Nazis. McCain said:

White supremacists and neo-Nazis are, by definition, opposed to American patriotism and the ideals that define us as a people and make our nation special. As we mourn the tragedy that has occurred in Charlottesville, American patriots of all colors and creeds must comet together to defy those who raise the flag of hatred and bigotry.”

Trump is never going to defy or condemn the very people who were instrumental in his ascendancy to the White House; he believes in their cause and will protect their efforts. One of his first acts was instructing the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and all federal counter-terrorism programs to give the violent white nationalist movement and any other white extremist groups “space.” As reported here two weeks ago,  the alt-right Nazis celebrated the order and thanked Trump effusively for giving them what Americans witnessed this weekend; “Space to destroy. He’s giving us space to operate, and frankly, it is space to destroy.”

This violence at the hands of Trump’s alt-right Nazi supporters was, sadly, expected and predicted by a great number of Americans; including the white supremacists who went to a protest armed and looking for trouble. It is likely that Trump was the least surprised of any American and given an opportunity to specifically call out the white supremacists and alt-right Nazis, he ignored reporters’ queries and walked away without comment. Of course he had a comment, but even dumb Don knows better than to praise and thank his racist acolytes for a terror attack on his behalf in front of the press. A press that knows, like most Americans, this hideous white supremacist Nazi uprising and violence is all down to Donald J. Trump.

Trump’s DOJ To Target Discrimination Against Whites

 

Most Americans with a basic sense of awareness were concerned that with Trump in the White House, an alt-right Nazi as his senior adviser, and an acknowledged bigot as his attorney general, attacks on Americans’ civil rights were never going to be addressed. Of course that concern was well-founded as the Department of Justice’s civil rights division has gone fully alt-religious right and gave voting rights, LGBTQ rights, and police reforms nothing but animus according to Jeff Sessions’ worldview with Trump’s blessings.

Believe it or not, there was news yesterday that at first blush gave the appearance that the white supremacist running the DOJ was going to attend to civil rights and discrimination as he should be doing as a matter of course. It is true that the Trump DOJ is going to devote significant resources towards investigating civil rights violations involving discrimination, but the Sessions DOJ isn’t concerned about bias against people of color, women, gays, or the non-religious. The Trump-Sessions DOJ is hewing closely to the demands of the alt-right white supremacists and will target discrimination against whites. The racist effort will identify, investigate and start filing federal lawsuits against American colleges and universities for discriminating against white people.

According to an internal document obtained by the New York Times, the DOJ’s civil rights division is seeking “current lawyers interested in working for a ‘new project’” that will be run by Trump’s political appointees instead of the Education Opportunities Section.

Sessions doesn’t want career civil servants with expertise in “racial discrimination” in schools and universities involved because they will not focus on how badly the equal opportunities laws are “intentionally discriminating against white people.” Keeping the “new project” away from the DOJ’s civil rights division and directly under Sessions’ watchful eye will assure Trump’s alt-right acolytes that his campaign pledge to “make America white again” reaches fruition.

In case anyone wonders whether or not the Trump DOJ is really going to pursue so-called discrimination against the poor beleaguered white race, a former Reagan and first Bush administration official, Roger Clegg, hailed the “new project” as “welcomed and long overdue.” Clegg is the current president of the conservative (read white) Center for Equal Opportunity and he claims since the United States is becoming “increasingly multiracial,” its obvious that only whites are being discriminated against. Clegg said:

The civil rights laws were deliberately written to protect everyone from discrimination, and it is frequently the case that only whites are discriminated against now.”

The president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Kristen Clarke, criticized the Department of Justice’s attack on affirmative action she said is “misaligned with the division’s longstanding priorities.” She reminded Americans that the civil rights division was only “created and launched to deal with the unique problem of discrimination faced by our nation’s most oppressed minority groups, by performing work that often no one else has the resources or expertise to do.” Ms. Clarke continued:

This is deeply disturbing. It would be a dog whistle that could invite a lot of chaos and unnecessarily create hysteria among colleges and universities who may fear that the government may come down on them for their efforts to maintain diversity on their campuses.”

Of course it is disturbing and of course it is a dog whistle for racists and white supremacist groups – that is the Trump administration’s purpose.

It is also intended to intimidate colleges and universities because there is no doubt with Trump in the White House and racist Sessions running the DOJ, the alt-right sycophants will use the full weight and power of the federal government to end diversity on college campuses with a long term goal of ending diversity everywhere.

Interestingly, the Supreme Court just ruled last year on an “affirmative action” admissions policy case involving the University of Texas at Austin and upheld the institution’s “race-conscious program.” Undeterred, racist groups have several other lawsuits in the works claiming discrimination against whites at “high profile” institutions such as Harvard University and the University of North Carolina. Those lawsuits are going forward despite that last year’s Supreme Court ruling upheld the constitutionality of affirmative action.

The current president of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the civil rights division during the Obama Administration’s second term, Vanita Gupta, said that it is a bad sign that this federal government attack on affirmative action is going to be run “directly by Trump’s political appointees.” Ms. Gupta said:

The fact that the position is in the political front office, and not in the career section that enforces anti-discrimination laws for education, suggests that this person will be carrying out an agenda aimed at undermining diversity in higher education without needing to say it.”

Of course no-one has to say this is a blatant attack on diversity in higher education or anywhere else in the nation. There is an acclaimed anti-civil and equal rights crusader running the Justice Department, and a white supremacist alt-right administration running the executive branch of the government; both have made no secret of their intent to attack racial or cultural diversity under the guise of “ending political correctness.

Any idiot American who didn’t believe that the Trump administration is racist should have a clue they were indeed idiots. All Americans should understand that the Department of Justice under an anti-civil rights fanatic like Sessions will put a quick end to any and every law, regulation or Constitutional amendment guaranteeing equal rights for all Americans.

If there was any doubt that America is being run by rabid white supremacists whether they call themselves the alt-right, religious right, neo-Nazis or white power advocates, this latest atrocity should dispel those doubts immediately.