I figured it would be a normal event. Some rock throwing, etc., but the normal speeches and we condemn racism blah blah blah.
Instead- rally is declared illegal despite federal court order, local and state police prevent whites from speaking and assembling but not antifa, Clinton scumbag governor declares emergency, antifa riot.
But in the end it was always going to come down to this. Whites don’t have free speech or assembly. The federal court is quickly obeyed when it follows the system’s wishes, but when occasionally it doesn’t it is ignored. Leftist protestors have impunity.
The alt lite is derided by many, but it’s where most people skeptical of the system feel at home. We can demand our rights, participate in the system, we are not racist or anti-semitic, etc. Theoretically the democratic political system can change things, at least somewhat, to address people’s grievances.
But the system made it formally, officially clear that can’t happen. They could have made some strategic concessions and deflated the balloon. But they’re arrogant and stupid, despite the SAT scores and the Ivy League degrees.
Life and history grind on, driven by forces we don’t understand or even know about. Not even the people in charge know- perhaps them least of all.
The system can’t even keep on its own fig leaves any more. “Rights” with controlled opposition and manufactured consent work great but they can’t even stick to that. Trump announced his support for the Virginia governor and the state and local police so he can’t even manage the ACLU/Voltaire cliche of defending your right to say it.
It’s just going to get weirder. Ryan Landry linked to an interesting article by Gary Brecher on the IRA versus Al Qaeda. It’s worth noting they don’t care about anybody’s life, but they sure do care about their money and stuff.