The majority of us would have been more than happy to never see a Nazi rally on American soil in our lifetimes. But over the weekend, we saw white supremacists marching through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia with torches. At the end of day two, three people had lost their lives, including Heather Heyer, who was protesting against these hate groups when she was run down by a car driven by a white nationalist. While the nation was reeling, we all hoped that this would be the last time we would Nazis proudly gathering in our country even though we knew better deep down. Unfortunately, it looks like Charlottesville was just the beginning.
While the nation was reeling, we all hoped that this would be the last time we would Nazis proudly gathering in our country even though we knew better deep down. Unfortunately, it looks like Charlottesville was just the beginning.
Currently, there are alt-right rallies scheduled to take place next weekend in nine U.S. cities. Called the March on Google, the plan is to protest the internet giant for firing Google engineer James Damore after his shockingly sexist manifesto went viral.
The “march” will be directed at Google facilities in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., in addition to the company’s headquarters, GooglePlex, in Mountain View, California.
The marches were scheduled before the tragedy in Charlottesville and the organizers of the alt-right event are trying really hard to convince everybody that they aren’t the same as the Nazis, white supremacists, and Ku Klux Klan members who turned out for the deadly Unite the Right event in Virginia. Too bad that the guy saying this is Jack Posobiec, better known as the “pizzagate” nut. And he just happened to have been fired from The Rebel after he was accused of plagiarizing Jason Kessler, the white supremacist who was the organizer behind Unite the Right.
With a “president” who refuses to denounce Nazis and white supremacists, one thing is abundantly clear at this point: Charlottesville was just the starting point.
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.