Did anybody else get a chill down their spine on Tuesday night’s debate, when President Trump gave a shout out to the Proud Boys? Anyone else flash back to the chaos in Charlottesville, the mayhem in Chapel Hill, the hatred on display in Graham?
Anyone else get a sinking feeling about the future of our republic?
The Proud Boys are more than just an idea in North Carolina. We have our own chapter — its president, Charles Donahoe, lives in Winston-Salem. They were in Fayetteville last month, about 40 of them, for a Qanon Save the Children March.
An NC House candidate, Heather Holmes (District 44), and state Senate candidate Sev Palacios (District 21), spoke at this event.
And why not? The president himself called them “fine people” after Charlottesville.
At the debate, Trump committed a hundred sins — against decorum, against truth, against our democratic process and against simple human decency.
But his call to the Proud Boys is the thing.
Trump’s own FBI warned last week that “racially motivated violent extremism” from white supremacist groups is the greatest terrorism threat facing our nation. Yet Trump refused to condemn this white-supremacist militia that, along with other similarly oriented groups, has infected this country like a foot fungus spread upwards.
He pivoted immediately to an attack against antifa — which all reasonable and honest people recognize as, like Joe Biden said, “an idea, not an organization” — and furthered the myth of violent protests from the left. The Washington Post has receipts on this — out of thousands of protests through the summer, 93 percent were peaceful and without any property destruction.
But forget about the facts. The only fact that matters is that Trump has, on national television, given marching orders to the Proud Boys.
And they’re closer than you think.
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I agree that white supremacy is awful and should be denounced at every turn.
However, I disagree that Antifa is “an idea not an organization”. Journalists searching for truth in Seattle and Portland have video indicating this is organized destruction.
The Washington Post’s numbers Are born from a highly flawed analysis. Protests with 10 people were measured in the same way as those with 500. So small protests that were peaceful got the same weight as those with 500 people and violent. The two events are hardly equal but that is how they got the 93% peaceful figure.
Additionally Antifa is absolutely an organization. In multiple events they were responsible for the placement of supplies of bricks, rocks, and other materials for the sole purpose of enabling violence and destruction.
I’d be curious to know if the people who have to live and work in Portland are happy with 100+ days/nights of violent protests. Wonder if they’d rather have Proud Boys at their door or these clearly violent “protesters”. Minimally I’d have to guess they would at least like their local government to take action.
Just something to think about.
All facts can be interpreted to make a point. We all need to live in peace. If peace isn’t possible, then tolerance.
Yeah, racist organization that accepts gays, blacks, Asians, Hispanics, etc… The leader is Cuban. This is exactly why no one believes the left or trash reporting like this. Need to have more facts and less feelings involved. Try to actually be a journalist and report factual evidence.
I noticed he had no response to this.
The “chill that went down my spine”… is the fact your opening comment is 100% wrong! You know it’s wrong and this type of “reporting” is what is causing the division in our country! President Trump did not give a “shout out to the Proud Boys.” President Trump denounced white supremacy and all violence, Chris Wallace pushed the President to denounce a group and President Trump ask Chris Wallace “what is a name of a group you want me to denounce?” Chris Wallace said “Proud Boys” then President Trump told them to “stand down and stand by.” If you’re going to spread a false narrative you should do it on topics which most people don’t know anything about but again… this just shows how limited you are in your thinking and your “blogging.” I say “blogging” because you are not a reporter. P.S. All Racism is horrible and should not be tolerated and here’s a link to Antifa’s Head Office https://antifaheadoffice.tumblr.com/About. They have a CEO and by they way they are accepting applications for paid protesters… maybe you should apply to be a paid protester because you are a terrible blogger! An “idea” does not have a Head Office, a payroll and a CEO… now does it? This is sad that you have to sink this low to get your false narrative out. You are the problem with our country today.
That is a parody site.
You’re right that is a parody site and I was wrong to post that link. I needed to research further into the site before I posted it and I apologize for that portion of my reply.
Brian… I think this is where a lot of people are confused about Antifa, hopefully you can clear it up for me/us.
The question I have… if Antifa is an idea, not an organization…
Does it make the white Antifa members which shouted racial slurs and spit on black officers raciest?
Does it make the white Antifa members a raciest if they help to burn down black communities?
I look forward to getting some clarity on Antifa and thank you for posting my reply to your article.
Do you have any evidence of those things happening? I read a lot of news and I have not seen anything about “antifa” burning down black communities.
Nobody reading this publication is a white supremacist or Proud Boys sympathizer..
But to write off Antifa and far-left wing violence is irresponsible and dismisses a legitimate need for our own housekeeping. I’ve seen literally hundreds of videos of BLM and Antifa affiliates beating passers-by, elderly people and dragging folks out of cars. I saw a detained man in Portland get drop-kicked into a coma while he was down. I saw a single mom in Fredericksburg, VA get her car window bashed out with her 1-year old baby in the seat below. A reporter acquaintance of mine was punched and had his camera smashed in Richmond, VA.
Omg if you that stupid then you shouldn’t be posting anything. And if you think the news going to report it you even more stupid then I thought. ANTIFA , BLM ,NFTA they all are racist group , all the money they raised has 1 penny went back to the city’s that was looted burned or trashed NO . I took an oath to defend my country from foreign or domestic, and I’m willing to die for my country . Biden and democrats are trying to take use down a 3rd world country rd that I and my brothers want stand for. So why want you report the truth without your handed agenda. Be honest with people you go alot further then you know. I support trump till my last breath . And if this dont stop there will be blood in the streets. Civil War we are locked n loaded . 2nd amendment to form a strong military to stop government against free Americans
This article is nothing more than leftist propaganda garbage. Lmao. Nice try though.
Agreed, you can always tell when the writer is just a bias lefty posing as a real journalist.