First, let's get something straight: the "Alt-Right" isn't actually on the right. In the most generous of terms, they are left of center. They believe in bigger government and identity politics. Those are leftist ideals. There is no "right wing" ideology that espouses big government. Put simply, the right is about individualism and the left is about collectivism. Yes, that means the "religious right" is not actually on the right.
Since both sides in Charlottesville want collectivism, big government, oppose the constitution and bill of rights, play the identity politics games and claim victim status, they are essentially the same groups with different costumes. Got it? Good.
Now that we've cleared that up, let's talk about why the left owns the events in Charlottesville last weekend 100%. For eight years under Barack Obama the left flat out stated that if you disagreed with anything they said, you were a bigot or whatever "ist" or "phobia" was the trending hashtag of the hour. When President Trump began to get traction during the election cycle they realized that wasn't enough so they started calling anyone who dared to even desire to understand (let alone actually question narratives or disagree with them even slightly) a Nazi or a Fascist.
This served one purpose: shut down discourse and dissenting viewpoints. The left hates free speech they don't agree with or just makes them think about things that are uncomfortable. Why should they have to defend their views? They're right after all, right? Oh, you disagree? You must be a Nazi.
As I've said on numerous occasions, when you silence bad ideas, which naziism is, you remove the ability to combat it with good ideas. You also make it a taboo. That means that some of the people who have been falsely labeled with this slanderous term have the potential to go and find out what it is they're being accused of, then they get radicalized in private and then go to rallies and do this stupid nonsense. Because the left simply decided to silence it rather than explain why it was bad.
Furthermore, since the left flat out refused to denounce the riots and violent behaviors of BLM and Antifa, these Nazi groups felt justified in using the same tactics in their actions.
Let's make one thing abundantly clear here: This violence is wrong. It doesn't matter who's doing it. It is at the very least criminal rioting, if not domestic terrorism. I'm glad that some of the events in Charlottesville are being investigated as terrorism, but I'm also disappointed that Antifa haven't been treated as the terrorists they are too.
The problem is that ideologies like social justice, socialism, communism and naziism are all basically the same thing. They have the same basic goals (admittedly targeted at different groups) and identical tactics and outcomes. They use violence to achieve their goals of silencing and oppressing the people they think are oppressing them. This is why Antifa, whose name means anti-fascist, is ironically very fascist. You can tell because they don't want free speech.
The left owns the events of this last weekend because collectivism is the left and the left is collectivism. Antifa, BLM, Nazis, the KKK and any other group that pushes collectivist, big government, identity politic ideals are, for all intents and purposes exactly the same. And they are equally evil. They all want to discriminate based on race (that's racism), create big government, reduce freedom and attempt achieve those goals through criminal terroristic violence. Evil.
Of course, Google censorship isn't helping combat these ideas because they side with Antifa.
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