As usual I wait to respond so I am not using raw emotion. I live 170 miles from Charlottesville Va. I know people that went to UVA or have kids their now. Eyewitness acounts do not match the news narrative. Athletes had show up early to practice before school started and ended up locked in with their coaches Friday night. The permit was for Saturday at noon. Racists were yelling outside of a synagogue Friday night. They had to leave out the back to avoid confrontation.
Saturday many groups invaded Charlottesville with agendas of their own. I don’t know if they were paid. But Charlottesville is pretty liberal and I can’t imagine them liking Nazis walking through town yelling anti semitic chants. What do you think is going to happen when you do that?
My Father, 3 Uncles and some cousins went to WW2 to fight Japs and nazi’s. My Father voted for Trump. I asked him how he feels now and he can’t answer me. He doesn’t associate the current events with fighting nazi’s in WW2. I guess he thinks they are different Nazis.
Someone in his county had their house tagged. They were black in a mainly white senior community. He has a black friend down the street. Again he thinks it is isolated. Stuff happens.
2016 brought on a lot of changes. Trump can’t be blamed for all of it These people have always been here. Now for some reason they think they can come into the light and are not afraid.
I fail to see how they correlate confederate statues with nazis. They were almost 70 yeara apart and don’t represent the same thing. Seems to me they are taking the confederate cause as a reason to show up and show their ass. They claim to protect history. There are over 200 confederate monuments in VA. How many historical monuments to the native americans, hispanics, asians, and blacks are their in VA? Also how many statues of women historical figures. Shouldn’t all of history be portrayed, not just the parts that agree with your narrative.
When is it going to end? More untreated mental illness, societal ills and anger. Some attacks are by terrorists, disgruntled people, racists, deranged, etc. Our government does nothing. They talk about declaring war on ISIS, asking for prayers, moments of silence, vigils, constant news coverage with opinions. hashtags # blue livematter, #all lives matter, #blacklives matter. Politicians chiming in on what they would do if they were in power. The NRA declares better and more guns would solve the problem. If police lives matter, you wouldn’t give guns to civilians that have repeating rounds. If black lives matter, you wouldn’t call to hang president obama or call black people thugs. If all lives matter, you wouldn’t dimish the deaths with an I’ll pray for you. No one ever said only black lives matter. We are acutely aware that black gangs kill each other. The difference is- if Tyrone kills Damone in the street, Tyrone is apprehended and prosecuted. No one mentions anything disparaging about Damones past or if he smoked a joint in 2014. If Damone is shot by a white or a cop, they dig into his past to justify it. They run his name through the mud. They find every excuse, mental illness, feared for their life,etc for the shooter who may or may not go to trial. Thats what it is about accountability. If I shoot someone, even in self defense, they should at least look into it. Anyone can say I am afraid and I thought he had a gun. Who can challenge it? Dead men tell no tales. When they don’t find a gun, oh they reached in their pocket. I thought they were going for a gun. There hands were up, well they reached for something and then put them up. Cops have tasers, clubs, cars, and many weapons at their disposal. Why is the gun the first choice to solve any problem? I don’t think all lives matter, or we wouldn’t be so quick to choose a gun to solve a problem. I want my own hashtag. #Anne for peace.
I haven’t posted about Orlando yet because I needed to process how I felt. My daughter was a member of the Gay Straight Alliance for Stetson University in Deland FL. She had many gay friends that went to Orlando.
There is so much speculation as to why- was it ISIS, bigotry, hatred..
I have a gun. I can pass a background check. The FBI has never questioned me. So why did he get a gun legally? He can’t get on an airplane because of what he might do, but he can buy a gun. I don’t see the logic in this.
I have grown up in the country where people had a lot of shot guns. I live in a military town where people have rifles of all types. What does a civilian need with an AK? It could shoot thru a wall in an apartment complex and kill people several apartments down.
Our government just wants a moment of silence. I don’t want to be silent. I want to be loud, outraged, screaming. Stop with the killing. Just stop it.
The founding fathers had muskets with one round at a time when they wrote the second amendment. Mass shootings weren’t an issue.
Why now? Are we so depraved that we have to kill mass numbers of people? It isn’t one race or creed anymore.
Aurora, Va tech, Tucson, Charleston, ghetto shootings, cops on people, people on cops, Sandy Hook, Orlando, Fort Hood. When is enough enough?