The conflation of the alt-right, the KKK and neo-Nazism with the antifa “movement” is not a moral equivalency, and I’m not specifically referring here to Donald Trump’s “many sides” and “both sides” argument in the aftermath of the violence of racism in Charlottesville.
One important way, then, for us to get out of this mess is for legitimate mainstream media outlets to quit reporting sides when there are no sides, especially when it comes to our immoral, authoritarian president and racism.
There are no arguable “sides,” no debate when it comes to Nazism and white supremacy.
The events over last weekend in Charlottesville and then the ensuing response, including Donald Trump’s initial failure to condemn white supremacy, have kept anyone who cares about this country dizzy with an overload of tragic and chaotic information.
Donald Trump’s failure to immediately and harshly condemn the white supremacists who brought their hatred to Charlottesville Saturday is a tragic sign our country is on the brink of widespread street violence.
“The Democratic Party is not only changing but has changed. There are folks who haven’t gotten that memo. The way that we did things before is not going to work going forward.”—Kimberly Ellis, candidate for chair of the California Democratic Party