Sunday, August 13
Charlottesville and the Bigotocracy
White nationalists and neo-Nazis demonstrated in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday.
"The late, great Gore Vidal said that we live in 'The United States of Amnesia.' Our fatal forgetfulness flares when white bigots come out of their closets, emboldened by the tacit cover they’re given by our president. We cannot pretend that the ugly bigotry unleashed in the streets of Charlottesville, Va., this weekend has nothing to do with the election of Donald Trump. In attendance was white separatist David Duke, who declared that the alt-right unity fiasco 'fulfills the promises of Donald Trump.' In the meantime, Mr. Trump responded by offering false equivalencies between white bigots and their protesters. His soft denunciations of hate ring hollow when he has white nationalist advisers like Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller whispering in his ear. Such an ungainly assembly of white supremacists rides herd on political memory. ..."