“Unite the Right” event draws America’s most deplorable racists to Charlottesville for a raging Nazi frat party

Hundreds of Old Navy-wearing white supremacists carrying tiki torches from Pier One Imports gathered in Charlottesville tonight to chant “White Lives Matter” at the base of the Thomas Jefferson monument on the campus of the University of Virginia. Apparently, these men, led by Richard Spencer and other well known members of the professionally aggrieved set, decided to gather in Charlottesville in response to an April vote by members of the town’s city council to remove a statue of Confederate military leader Robert E Lee. Here are a few photos taken this evening, followed by videos of the march… This late night march, we’re told, is just a prelude to a larger rally to be held on Saturday.

The following clip comes from Al Jazeera.

…Unite the Right has been billed as an attempt to seek common ground between a host of far-right groups, many of which have found themselves at odds with one another in recent months.

Those expected to attend the event include far-right figures Mike Enoch, a blogger and host of the Daily Shoah podcast, and Richard Spencer, a leader in the alt-right, a coalition of far-right groups that includes white supremacists and neo-Nazis.

Before the rally, David Duke, the former Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), called on his supporters to descend on Charlottesville.

The League of the South also urged its members to be prepared for violent confrontations with anti-fascists and the Black Lives Matter civil rights movement.

In a blog post on its website, the neo-Confederate organisation said the rally would “affirm the right of southerners and white people to organise for their own interests just like any other group is able to do, free of persecution”.

Matthew Heimbach, leader of the white supremacist Traditionalist Worker Party, issued an anti-Semitic plea for supporters to join Unite the Right, calling on them to stand up to the “Jewish power structure”.

“I’m inviting all nationalists and patriots to join us on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, to take a stand not just for our Confederate monuments but for our European identity,” he said in a video posted on YouTube, saying that white Americans “will not be replaced”…

The men marching through the streets of Charlottesville, as you’ll see the following videos, were chanting “White Lives Matter” and the Nazi slogan “Blood and Soil” (“Blut und Boden” in the original German).

As for why this long seething racial hatred has finally come to the surface in America, and this new generation of racists has chosen to proudly lay aside the white hoods of their ancestors, one can only assume it has something to do with the fact that, as we’ve discussed before, Trump came to power in large part thanks to the support he received from Steve Bannon’s Breitbart News and other white nationalist ‘news’ organizations… Trump, let’s not forget, was their candidate – the first candidate in their lifetimes to speak directly to their insecurities and fears – and now he’s in the White House.

One would hope that an American President, having been elected to serve all U.S. citizens, would stand up and condemn what we’re seeing now in Charlottesville. Given his history of not only ignoring terrorist attacks perpetrated by white nationalists, but actually stoking the fires of racism in America, placing white supremacists in his administration, and welcoming racists into the White House, one isn’t hopeful… Let’s remember, just after he was elected, white nationalists were chanting “Hail Trump” in Washington, D.C., and he did nothing to discourage them.

I wouldn’t have thought it possible, but this is now the face of modern America. And it only took six months… One wonders where we’ll be seeing in another six.

On the plus side, though, these white supremacists apparently can’t even make their own torches. So, maybe all is not lost.

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49 Comments

  1. Jcp2
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    This America has always been around. You’ve just not been looking for it. One of my professors, who is ethnically Japanese, was driving through Idaho with her husband, who is Jewish. They got a flat and were towed to a garage. After examining the car, the mechanic informed them that they had four flat tires. And they did.

  2. Posted August 12, 2017 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Oh, I’m aware, Jcp2. I just arrived back home from the south last night, as this was happening in Virginia. We saw many confederate flags on our road trip. This, I’d argue, is something different. In the past, I’d argue, these people knew what they were doing was wrong. Trumpism, however, has set them free to express these feelings publicly, and proudly.

  3. M. Larkin
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    The armed militia is now moving in to Charlottesville.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/_craigstanley/status/896349016929206272

  4. Anthony Gentile
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Turd parade.

  5. Eel
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    The homoeroticism was palpable.

  6. M
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    The Southern Poverty Law Center summed it up pretty well. “Trump’s run for office electrified the radical right, which saw in him a champion of the idea that America is fundamentally a white man’s country.”

    https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/2017/year-hate-and-extremism

  7. M
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    For men that chant so much about blood and soil, their hands look pretty soft.

  8. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    Ever since Richard Spencer’s sudden rise I have been suspicious he is a plant to smear Trump. This could easily be staged to cause alarm. The torches indicate they are organized. The question is by whom?

  9. Eel
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Ah. Crisis actors, Hyperbolic Warlord? Like those that faked the Sandy Hook shooting?

  10. Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Video of them marching in just now with their guns.

  11. Dr. Sebastian Gorka
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Stop criticizing white supremacists!

    https://thinkprogress.org/white-house-adviser-says-people-should-stop-criticizing-white-supremacists-so-much-ddd587767d60/

  12. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    It looks like Weev (Andrew Auernheimer, the Jewish ex-con who runs The Daily Stormer) in the second video. Huh! If that’s true then I think my last comment’s stock just went up.

  13. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    That’s right, eely pie. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weev

    Prolly some useful idiots too though.

  14. Lisa Bashert
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    What is with the Detroit redwings logos however?! They appeared on several banners and flags in the “blood and soil” video…

  15. Katherine
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Mark Maynard TM knows how to make torches.

    http://markmaynard.com/2013/12/krampus-2013-recap/

  16. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    I mean who did their wardrobe and hair? They were really like “Okay, guys we need to look tight…everyone go out and get a brand new polo and khakis. Plaid can work but it HAS to be a brand new shirt…There’s a sale on Tikis at Lowes. Make SURE you have your TIKI! This is ALL IMPORTANT!!! And comb your hair to the side!”?

  17. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    That second pic looks like a Hollywood movie still. This is a smear to give people like you talking points.

  18. John Galt
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Listen to the Warlord. He knows what he’s talking about. This is all fake news. It isn’t really happening. Pay no attention, people!

  19. Fox News
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Virginia Newspaper Echoes @POTUS’s ‘Fire and Fury’ to Describe White Nationalist Rally

  20. Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    A State of Local Emergency has been declared.

  21. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    There are real neo-nazis for sure. The Detroit ones who used to stage rallies at the Federal Building in A2 every year probably were (who knows though, really? It’s a fact that many organizations of all types, leftist included are infiltrated by agents or assets.) It was weird but no one got hurt. It’s obvious that Spencer and his crew are almost too convenient to the left with demonstrations like this though.

  22. Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:02 am | Permalink

  23. Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    By the end of this, there will likely be bodies in the streets, and Trump will have done nothing to to have stopped it from happening.

  24. A.T.
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Trump now has exactly what he wants. An excuse to act like a dictator. He loves this stuff.

  25. John Schindler‏ by proxy
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    You give them cred by taking them seriously. Don’t. They are a farce. Half of them are FBI informants anyway.

    https://twitter.com/20committee/status/896384065619865600

  26. Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:17 am | Permalink

    Write to Trump and other members of the GOP, demanding that they speak up now, before it’s too late.

  27. Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    In case you missed it, Lisa:

  28. Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Heidi Beirich of the Southern Poverty Law Center: “The White House has shown no interest in the issues of hate crime and the issues of white supremacist violence.”

  29. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    What violence though? In that clip right there there is a violent act against the Spencer crew. What about BLM violence? Antifa? You are blind to the reality. I showed you in video form and you didn’t say shit.

  30. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    The Proud Boys/Antifa clashes have been losing steam so there was a need to stir it up really bad.

  31. John Galt
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely right, Warlord. Let’s put our heads out our windows and scream “WHAT ABOUT VIOLENCE AGAINST WHITES!!!!” together. Ready?

  32. Posted August 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    David Duke today in Charlottesville said that the rally “fulfills the promises of Donald Trump.”

  33. Posted August 12, 2017 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    Trump finally made a statement on Twitter.

    “We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!”

    The capitalized “ALL,” I suspect, means we should stand against both black and white hate. He couldn’t just come out and condemn white nationalism.

  34. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    So lefty groups get a free pass to do whatever they want? White people can get hunted at the Wisconsin fair by black mobs chanting black lives matter and black power and that is no problem? It’s amazing that you can ignore the dichotomy.

  35. Frosted Flakes
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I just watched the news clip where there was a clash between two groups. One group held its ground while the other group formed a wedge/ plow with two pieces of 4×8 plywood, which was painted black with the words “no god, no white masters, anarchy”. The group with the plywood seemed to be trying to forcefully displace/ push back the individuals of the other group with their human plywood plow/ sign. The anarchist, and in this case the aggressors, not only tried to push the other group around but they also repeatedly are caught in frame using the ends of their flag poles to push into the other groups bodies and to whack people from the other group. You need to watch it in slow motion, several times, to get a good idea of what was really happening in that instance. The thing I found most hilarious/disturbing was the footage was being run on a loop, on cnn, while a man talked about how it is important that violence on the part of the white nationalists must be prosecuted….

    I have no idea if this instance is representative of who is provoking the violence in other cases, but man (!)it sure seems like there is room to criticize both sides, no?

  36. Eel
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    An anti-fascist demonstrator has now been murdered. Blood is on Trump’s hands.

  37. Jean Henry
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    It’s a fucking miracle that Black people in America don’t riot more. If white folk faced the shit they deal with, then they’d be rioting daily, and not just b/c their sports team didn’t win.

    Please stop comparing White Supremacist terrorism to Black Americans rioting/uprising. They have every fucking right to and are facing much larger consequences when they do too.

    Please stop pretending there is equity in this country or that you can create it by acting like it already exists without re-grading the playing field.

  38. Jean Henry
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    Before you all jump in and say they dont have a ‘right’ to riot (duh), let me correct my phrasing to ‘they are fucking justified.’ That is not approval, that is reality.

  39. charlieRomeo
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    The state of Virginia should also get rid of the monument to slave owner Thomas Jefferson. This country is evil. It is founded on white supremacy.

  40. LOL
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    LOL

  41. Jean Henry
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    The man who drove the car into a crowd of counter protestors, killing one women and injuring 19 more, many critically, was a White Supremacist, apparently from Maumee. So much for equal responsibility on all sides.

    “Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke… quickly replied [to Trump’s delayed response], “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists,” he wrote.

  42. Jean Henry
    Posted August 12, 2017 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Lastly, it was not all White Supremacist men marching. Plenty of white women in the mix. https://www.pscp.tv/w/1mrGmmzRMjVGy

  43. Jcp2
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    HW and FF seem sympathetic to the “cause”. The whole affair is just a media stunt gone wrong. Next, I’m expecting something along the lines of peaceful assembly, constitutional rights, provocation, human nature, accident, totally predictable, counterprotestors responsible.

  44. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    I did predict something was going to happen yesterday based on the phony looking torch scene. I thought it would be a false flag shooting. You guys are so dumb you don’t know such things exist.

  45. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    So scumbaggy to say I am sympathetic to white supremacy, Jcp2. It is a fact that several people here are sympathetic to violence against whites and conservatives of all colors though.

  46. Frosted Flakes
    Posted August 13, 2017 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    How does wanting to gain insight into the cause of individual instances of violence make me sympathetic to the possible causes of that violence?

    Your comment is odd, jcp2. Following a predictable pattern. But still odd.

  47. Matt Roush
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Wow, Mark, your readership is expanding — to include apologists for white nationalism. Yikes.

  48. site admin
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    Yes, Matt, all of working here at HQ are very proud today.

  49. EOS
    Posted August 14, 2017 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    I think we all agree that the racists are deplorable, but there seems to be a large number of persons who think physical assault for racist speech is commendable. Does anyone here think the antifa were unjustified in their use of violence?

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