It’s moments like these that seem to be our toughest. We can’t see straight, or want to see straight, or care. We don’t find ourselves attached to carnage on television. And it’s with that apathy that the media finds a way into our minds, perhaps even our hearts. And their version of the events becomes facts, ultimately undisputed.
In this case, it appears that Governor Terry McAuliffe is using a media pulpit to try and shout down far right conservative organizations, who he has a personal ax to grind with.
The media has climbed onto to the narrative from the governor, and are accepting it without asking questions. And it turns out that the media itself had no reporters on the ground, instead relying on some questionable sources for the information they using to prop up their coverage.
But as we reach the 48 hour period after the incident that claimed the life of one and the eventual injuries of 19, as well as two law enforcement officers killed while responding by air, it turns out that McAuliffe’s version is not accurate. Not even close.
More first hand accounts are coming forward of BLM, Antifa, and KKK members causing property destruction and violence, which was left unchecked by local police, for what reasons we don’t know yet.
However, there was a large group of Constitutionalists who were attempting to facilitate free speech, rather than allow violence. And it has been verified that they were attempting to intervene with whoever the violent instigators were, no matter what their views were, to try and keep the protest peaceful, and about each group’s message, rather than violence. Their efforts failed. And they became the target of McAuliffe, because the only thing he can do is turn this political, because that’s all McAuliffe ever does.
It’s time we as Americans got serious about a problem we have in our country, that we are contributing to: apathy. Because we refuse to be truly engaged in events like these, we give people like McAuliffe a platform to lie, and accept his ideas as legitimate because of title, rather than actual work. There are hundreds of politicians like him, and we legitimize their lack of true work by accepting them verbatim. We have to stop this.
We have to get engaged on these issues, and we have to use our pursuit of information to demand that news organizations actually do the job of reporting fact, rather than revisions of history as it occurs.
One stance we should all have, is that Antifa has no business being anywhere in our country. Antifa is an armed wing of the Anarchists in the US. Antifa is their “dark ops” group, renamed. And their entire effort is cause violent outbursts to further their efforts, of unraveling our Constitution and our form of government. All of us should unite in not accepting them or their stance.
The KKK is another group we should roundly rebuke. We should not have a problem uniting and not accept their ideas at all, and scare them out of existence. I don’t see how either of these stances can’t be universal, but yet if you listen to the media right now, they’re tell you that you have to accept one or other. Aren’t you getting tired of these massive organizations telling you to accept one pill or the other?
The BLM is yet another group we should not accept. As much as they’ve had people come forward who speak and articulate points, the results have been nothing but violent events, businesses being torched, innocent people being hurt, and key witnesses in criminal and civil cases being assassinated. BLM, for all it’s legitimized grievances, has nothing but violence attached to their activities. It’s a very short history, but it’s been substantiated enough that none of us should accept the existence of this group either. Their efforts are no better than the previous two I’ve talked about.
If we truly want to expunge hate, then we have to expunge all of it, you can’t pick sides, and you can’t choose which one has interesting points. These three groups caused the problems in Charlottesville, no one else. As I write this, the driver of the vehicle, James Fields, has been identified as member of an unidentified democrat party, and a possible member of the KKK. It stands to reason that regardless of his affiliations, violence can’t be accepted, and the groups that are inevitably involved violence need to be removed from our way of life.
But more so, we all need to get engaged, and we need to unify in not letting these groups cause these problems. We all have to rebuke their existence together. That’s how America comes together, right now.
Update: Since I wrote about this incident, the reporting of Mr. Fields’ party affiliation has changed again, and the sources reporting on this detail now are not what I would consider reliable. Good thing that detail has nothing to do with refuting violence.