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Naitch

climber
Blue Ridge Mts, Shenandoah River
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 12, 2017 - 05:15pm PT
...going down in Charlottesville. We live a few miles from where the protest and counter protest was happening.

A statue has become the focus of both deep seated hatred and oppression of a people.

Normally I would attend and lend my support to protest the hate and bigotry that these alt-right/white-supremacists groups espouse. However, today I felt it best not to, feeling like it would be better to let the azzholes have their first-ammendentment right to protest and then be done with it instead of fighting "fire with fire" and feeding the media and giving them even more exposure.

Unfortunately many people felt that they should protest the hate and bigotry at the same time of the protest and it resulted in the violence, injury and death that happened. From friends who were there they said 90% of the hate and violence was coming from the white-supremacists.

Hoping for calm for the city tonight and for healing for those injured and comfort for the family and friends of the women mowed down by the car and the two police officers who died in the helicopter crash.
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
Aug 12, 2017 - 05:35pm PT
On the other hand, no more euphemisms. The alt right and the white supremacists made themselves very clear today with their nazi salutes, flags and chants, their car terrorism and David Duke, past Grand Wizard of the KKK, saying that he and the white nationalists would "fulfill Trump's promises to take America back".

I believe Robert E. Lee was misguided but he was a gentleman and would be horrified at today's supporters.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 12, 2017 - 06:11pm PT
Naitch: My condolences to you and the folks in Charlottesville, whose lives have suffered from this eruption of racists, rednecks, Nazis, & KKK bigots.

I watched the low points on NBC news tonight & it was obvious that a lot of those folks came armed & looking for a fight. Fukin Nazis, they are.

I married a woman from TN back in 1979 & although she was normal, I got to experience how racist some southerners were/are when I met her family & some relatives. They truly live in a different hellish world of hate, hate, hate.

And of course they love their bigot in chief, Trump.
zBrown

Ice climber
Aug 12, 2017 - 06:31pm PT

At least 30 children died Thursday and into Friday at a hospital in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh after its supply of liquid oxygen was disrupted over an unpaid bill, officials said. A home ministry spokesman told the Press Trust of India, citing police reports, that 21 of the deaths were directly linked a shortage of oxygen.

30 kids died in hospital without oxygen. This is not a tragedy. Its a massacre, Indian Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, a child advocate, said in a tweet.


Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado & Nepal
Aug 12, 2017 - 06:44pm PT
The children dying in India was a true tragedy. We can't do anything about that, but we can stand up against hatred and bigotry in our own country. Some of us did that once before in the 1960's, never dreaming that 50 years later, we would have to do it all over again.
joe joe

Boulder climber
placerville
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:01pm PT
how about the hatred and bigotry against white males. we have taken your liberal crap for the last 8 years and all of you can go FYS.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:26pm PT
how about the hatred and bigotry against white males. we have taken your liberal crap for the last 8 years and all of you can go FYS.

Poor, poor baby. Hiding behind a one off avatar. Coward


Susan
powell

Boulder climber
placerville
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:31pm PT
joe joe
care to take up this conversation
at the bell tower;
say 20 minutes.

bring your white, pointy cap,
i'm outta toilet paper.

or are you just a filthy little
coward like your hero donald?
joe joe

Boulder climber
placerville
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:33pm PT
susan, my name wouldn't be recognized by anyone here so why post it. racism works both ways.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:35pm PT
Agreeing with Jan here ( although I was only a kid in the sixties ) . I wouldn't have thought you could get here from there.

I hope your country can heal. I hope the poison doesn't come here.
powell

Boulder climber
placerville
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:39pm PT
excuse me joe joe
you told me to go f7ck myself.

i take offense.
please meet me at the bell tower
in 20 minutes so we can
sort this out.

rsvp soon, cowboy
joe joe

Boulder climber
placerville
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:39pm PT
poweell, you cant argue so you threaten. typical lefty strategy. i have been in el dorado county for almost 50 years so if i wanted to show up at the bell tower i would have 50 friends and you would run like the pussy you are
powell

Boulder climber
placerville
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:43pm PT
why not just you?

you can afford to call my pussy
when you got 50 friends standing behind you;

i'm leaving i'll see you in 15.

an i'll be fighting solo.
Naitch

climber
Blue Ridge Mts, Shenandoah River
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 12, 2017 - 08:46pm PT
Interesting Twitter thread in response to Charlottesville and the last two days. Worth reading...

https://twitter.com/JuliusGoat/status/896326301832925184?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffingtonpost.com%2Fentry%2Fwhat-oppressed-white-men-look-like-charlottesville_us_598f2ff4e4b09071f699f123
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:49pm PT
People protested and screamed at each other. That's ok.

People who seemed to be armed didn't shoot at each other. That's ok.

Some nutjob or confused person in a car plowed into folks and killed one person. That's not ok but they seemed to stop and not continue running over people. We don't know their motive, if any.

A helicopter crashed. Gravity sucks, helicopters suck, but again not violence.

Seems like a lot of silly spin and clickbait so far.

Sipping covefe.
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:57pm PT
Fear! I disagree, since a gaggle of racists, rednecks, Nazis, KKK'ers, & White Power people went into Charlottesville this weekend to make a statement that Trump had empowered them.

This is just the beginning of the empowering of the new American Nazi/racist/white-power movement, if they are not immediately persecuted/arrested by Federal agencies.
CrazyBernie

Social climber
Vermont
Aug 12, 2017 - 08:58pm PT
Seems like a lot of silly spin and clickbait so far.


Yuuuuuuup!
drF

Trad climber
usa
Aug 12, 2017 - 09:04pm PT
50% Antifa and 50% Nazis = 100% azzholes
fear

Ice climber
hartford, ct
Aug 12, 2017 - 09:07pm PT
Fritz, people who you or I might not agree with have a right to protest all they want for whatever their cause might be. They don't have a right to initiate violence or destroy property of course and those who do should be prosecuted accordingly.

But the constant spin machine makes it seem as if these "Nazi's" descended with guns a-blazin'... and I'm not seeing that, just more frenzied nonsense media.



Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Aug 12, 2017 - 09:13pm PT
Credit: Wade Icey
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