Monday Briefing: Trump Condemns Charlottesville Yet Media Isn’t Satisfied, How Radicalism From “Many Sides” Became the Modern Form of Politics
Following the Charlottesville, Virginia clash between Protesters and Unite The Right White Nationalists who organized the event, President Donald Trump gave a statement condemning all acts of violence and bigotry. The event left 3 dead, one a domestic terrorist interaction when a White Supremacist traveled to the rally from Ohio, driving his vehicle into a crowd of protesters killing 1 and injuring 19 others and two more when Virginia State Troopers crashed their helicopter while patrolling the incidents.
Here is a transcript of the President’s statement:
“As you know this was a small press conference, but a very important one, and it was scheduled to talk about the great things we are doing with the secretary on the Veteran’s Administration, and we will talk about that very much so in a little while. But I thought I should put out a comment on what is happening in Charlottesville… But we’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va.
We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence that’s on many sides. On many sides. It’s been going on for a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama, it’s been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America. What is vital now is the swift restoration of law and order, and the protection of innocent lives. No citizen should ever fear for their safety and security in our society. And no child should ever be afraid to go outside and play, or be with their parents, and have a good time.
I just go off the phone with the governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, and we agreed that the hate and the division must stop. And must stop right now. We have to come together as Americans with love for our nation and true affection — and really I say this so strongly — true affection for each other.
Our country is doing very well in so many ways, we have record, just absolute record employment, we have unemployment at the lowest it’s been in almost 17 years. We have companies pouring into our country, Foxconn and car companies, and so many others, they are coming back to our country. We’re renegotiating trade deals to make them great for our country, and great for the American worker. We have so many great things happening in our country, so when I watch Charlottesville, to me, it’s very, very sad.
I want to salute the great work of the state and local police in Virginia. Incredible people, law enforcement, incredible people. And also the National Guard, they’ve really been working smart and working hard. They’ve been doing a terrific job. Federal authorities are also providing tremendous support to the governor, he thanked me for that. We are here to provide any other assistance is needed. We are ready, willing, and able.
Above all else we must remember this truth: no matter our color, creed, religion, or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country, we love our God, we love our flag, we’re proud of our country, we’re proud of who we are. So we want to get the situation straightened out in Charlottesville, and we want to study it. And we want to see what we are doing wrong as a country where things like this can happen.
My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other, and cherish our history and our future together. So important. We have to respect each other, ideally we have to love each other.”
The Mainstream Media has been dead set on dissecting the speech looking for a side that fits their polarizing narrative. On issues such as this where the President is expected to make a statement or action, I take the manner in the pieces I write to show a large sample size of the headlines that comes out of journal news outlets that generally are generally popular (the most read or considered mainstream).
For this particular issue there are too many to count and doing so would be already revealing to the mainstream bias and its backwards agenda. Trump said something terrific and heroic that not only condemns White nationalists but also the media’s disgusting tendency to Politicize each tragic occurrence.
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence that’s on many sides. On many sides.”
On White nationalism, the media got it completely wrong. They are participating in an occurrence that means absolutely nothing to them on a spiritual sense rather than using it so that their side will win a political jauntlet. Now they are trying to frame Neo-Nazism as an actual issue that is a violent threat to our society, much bigger than radical Islamic extremism which seeks to dominate the West and follows a scribe that seeks to wreak “fighting” and “murder.”
The Left is so adamant on framing a speech where Trump says, “no matter our color, creed, religion, or political party, we are all Americans first. We love our country, we love our God, we love our flag, we’re proud of our country, we’re proud of who we are…We have to respect each other, ideally we have to love each other,” as Pro-Nazi, Anti-Immigrant and racist.
How? How? How can the fringe media of the Left condemn a speech so healing to a grieving nation. If it wasn’t for the fringe of the Left politicizing a group of white nationalist as neo-nazis, then the organizers in Charlottesville probably wouldn’t even take the helm of these groups. They’re being fed the ideas. The Media Left has created more division to an already divisive event. Trump’s attempts were thwarted because the media that has declared holy war on this President is more satisfied with their agenda than doing what’s best for this country.
The White nationalist, though heinous in nature, got a Permit by the ACLU and State of Virginia to hold their Unite the Right Rally to be held in Emancipation Park in the shadow of the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They had that right. They have a first amendment right to practice their freedom of speech.
Well so did the protesters. The Counter-Protesters ultimately obtained permits to gather at McGuffey Park, Justice Park, and Emancipation Park.
With the hatred directed at one another, clearly all hell was going to break loose. This is why the Virginia State Police were occupied throughout the counties.
A Solution, Not a Final Solution
Pray for Charlotte. First and Foremost, Pray for the victim’s family for they have to endure an intolerant act of hatred. Pray for the families of the two State Troopers whose helicopter crashed while they were doing their respective duties in patrolling the chaotic scene. Currently, there is way too much division coming from both sides of the Political Aisle. As Trump put it, many sides are to blame. Settling our intolerance and not clinging to these radical perspectives is best.
These White Supremacist groups are like an old senile grandpa. There’s really nothing you can do to change their views. They’re dead set on restoration of the white race and all others as inferior. Leave them alone. Let that asshole Richard Spencer assemble his drones in the Woods. He’s destined for hell anyways. You will only risk further confrontation with a counter protest which is why it should never have happened in the first place. The Bible preaches
“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”
Let’s put it this way.
If you view a nightclub as a place to participate in sinful activity by individuals who commit amoral, lustful and adulterous acts, and you are against it and you think it is a real problem in American contemporary society, do you still go there to protest and prevent people from doing it?
Chances our that the idolaters are not going to take your advice on that one and you might get punched by a drunk.
Our Personally Tailored Bubbles. Why the Internet is the Problem.
The Internet as a Mass Movement. Search queries are not giving people what they need to see but rather things that they want to see.
This is a social phenomenon and mass movements are appealing to the rebellious or the frustrated looking for a gateway from the norms of their existence. It is the adolescent teenager not listening to their parents knocking on their ears telling them to stay away away from the TV set or computer which feeds falsehoods not helpful to our mental health.
Take the Daily Stormer (Der Stürmer), A White Supremacist news outlet. The founder, Andrew Angels was heavily influenced by Noam Chomsky and communist principles growing up. People seem to forget that Communism and Nazism, though reject each other’s politics, both strive for the same means to an ends. The Communist Antifa and counter-protesters and White Supremacist have more similarities than they know. They’re both intolerant, race-driven, and want to eradicate one another from society.
Eli Pariser coined the term, “A Filtered Bubble”, a social search engine site that uses invisible algorithms to filter out query results and tailor out our non-interests.
It is a world of internet that gives us what we more want to see, no matter how heinous, versus what is important.
Take for example this analogy of the dark sides to the internet of what we want to see rather what we need to see. We’ve all felt we needed to see Rashomon (1950), a Japanese Martial Arts classic and one of the best films ever made, but we end up seeing Ace Ventura (1994), a Jim Carrey comedy that doesn’t quite live up to the cinematic achievement of the former film.
Philosophically, is what we need to see definitive?
That question is subjective. Though white supremacist can make valid arguments about how European Protestants building this country as the most prosperous on the planet can represent the best of the human race. Or Radical Left-Winger can make a valid point that it was immigrants that have helped build this nation into prosperity, You can see that both sides can argue either way.
There comes a point where you just have to look at the situation as a human being and say whether the radical perspective you’re clinging to is at the central nerve intolerance. Adolf Hitler wrote formed Mein Kampf as a religious text and assembled Positive Christianity to be its religion. (This was not Christianity to all the Atheist critics as Hitler rejected the Old Testament despised Jesus Christ).
When I saw the images of Designed T-Shirts with Quotes of Adolf Hitler being worn by these so-called peaceful demonstrators, I was appalled at the nonsensical extremist ideas. But their leader or führer they claim Trump to be, has repeatedly denounced Nazism throughout his Presidency. So you have to ask, where is the basis for an argument by the contrarian Trump-Left as a Nazi-sympathyzer?
Take for example this analogy of the dark sides to the internet. We’ve all wanted to see Rashomon (1950) , a Japanese MArtial Arts classic as one of the best films ever but we end up seeing Ace Ventura (1994), a Jim Carrey comedy that doesn’t quite live up to the cinematic achievement of the former film.
Relevance to Political Intuition
Political ideologies from the far-left and the far-right have emerged throughout the internet. The behavior of the opinion leaders, the revolutionist, the videographers feeding us this information that is exposing us to violent and irrational thinking is being recorded by the masses of frustrated and politically-minded individuals.
It is important for individuals to recognize patterns in their search elements and take the initiative to be open towards different feeds of info.
The individual must treat the internet as mothers treat their children. If you eat all the vegetables then you are allowed to eat dessert.
In news, if something may not seem appealing to read such as opinion pieces or editorials, it should still be read because it is necessary towards building a healthy inclusive and tolerant foundations, and to not give rise to a radical prophecy.