Video: Act of Terror in Charlottesville (to call it anything else is racism).

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 12, 2017
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“Proper sign for tiki torches.”
 (i.redd.it)

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This just in: “Wait which picture are your friends mad at?

The bottom one.

Conservatives on my feed: Hey, they may be Nazis but they have a right to say what they want whether you like it or not.

Also Conservatives on my feed: that Colin Kapernick best shut his mouth and respect the flag. This is America if you don’t like it you can leave.”

I applaud your unrelenting hypocrisy.” 


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“God,” a famous and generally fun twitter account, nailed it:

 

Trump supporters chant “Heil Trump” and do nazi salutes at Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

Our country is about coming together, not hatred. Our history is wildly imperfect, but our values are liberty, opportunity, equality. Not this. Let us all come together, united, against such petty hate and violence. ~ Waylon Lewis, ed.

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President Trump declines to condemn the neo-Nazis specifically:

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.”
~ MLK Jr.

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In case, like me, you had a normal Friday and Saturday and somehow missed all of this:

State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent (nytimes.com)

“Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer, Essays and Aphorisms (1851)

This image says it all:

“Fake patriots.” It’s a parody of a famous Norman Rockwell painting, itself a satire.

This is the only appropriate context in which to display a symbol of hate:

Real Americans displaying the Nazi flag — after capturing it from Nazis they killed, 1944

Via Reddit:

1 Dead, 19 Injured

Videos of car attack

Obviously graphic warning

https://streamable.com/wolj7

Clear moment of impact below

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Photo of impact below

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More videos

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Below: Happens at roughly 8:25

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1nAKEeqYAqXKL

Below: skip to 7:29

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1lDxLkeLygzJm

Also: “To those demanding photographic evidence of Nazi regalia in #charlottesville, here’s what’s on display before breakfast. Be safe today.”

“I mean this is great and all but there’s an actual picture of the protestors holding their tiki torches and doing a Nazi salute last night.” ~ Redditor

Two apt comments:

Displaying the flag of a disgusting regime that murdered millions of innocents, in a country wherein their forefathers died to stop it. What a fucking embarrassment these people are.

 

 

I can’t imagine how WWII veterans would feel about this.

 

It’s time to call out racists and Muslim-haters and cowardly warmongers anywhere we see ’em:

“My sentiments and experience exactly. The author did us proud. Semper Fidelis.”

A Trump fan calls Obama a pu**y. US Marine completely owns him. (i.redd.it)

Reddit’s way of taking responsibility for their own community’s hatred: The ACTUAL FUCKING NAZIS AND WHITE NATIONALISTS /r/the_donald supported have now killed someone in an ACTUAL FUCKING TERRORIST ATTACK in Virginia. Now they have the nerve to blame Democrats and act like they are the real victims. (mobile.twitter.com)

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This is above, too, but laid our here more clearly. This veteran’s response should be printed on a plaque beneath a new statue:

 

Relephant bonus:

A dark day:



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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.

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