The events that transpired yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia were nothing short of disgraceful and a scourge on this nation. White supremacists, Nazi, and the KKK joined forces, in an event called “Unite The Right”, participating in what they knew would cause a scene. As a result, Texas Senator Ted Cruz made the following statements:
“The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, ant-semitism, and hatred that they propagate.Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism. ”
The Charlottesville riots were disastrous. For starters, Alt Righters and other white supremacists thought it wise to come together with lit torches and Nazi flags. Additionally, they thought it funny to hurl expletives at members of the LBGT community. Some people have argued that the white supremacists were peaceful, but nothing relating to Nazism is peaceful. What kind of reaction did they expect?