WEB Notes: No one will know for sure. But we do know this is right out of the play book of Saul Alinsky. If you do not like a certain event or political rally, you show up acting as a supporter of it and then you go crazy and ruin the whole thing making the group look like the cause of it. So what could have started out as an honest protest turned into a nightmare due to saboteurs. This it is why it is so difficult to get any true movement going, you get these other groups and organizations attaching themselves to it and then it becomes corrupted.
The usually busy streets of the historic downtown of Charlottesville saw its tourists and locals substituted with heavily armed police and protesters this afternoon, following altercations which lasted from Friday night through to Saturday morning.
Originally billed as a protest in favour of free speech — alongside the disdain over the removal of Confederate statues in the city — the “alt-right” rally found itself transformed into a torch-wielding, Nazi-flag waving dereliction of American values — at least considering the publicity afforded to the event, and the behaviour of some of the rally’s attendees.
In brief, what transpired amounted to a disgusting and unwelcome throwback to segregationist ideas and rhetoric at a time when patriotic conservatism is gaining ground. While many media minutes and deliberations will be afforded to the fascistic right, almost none will be dedicated to the fascistic left.