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    Deteriorating situation in Charlottesville, VA

    A state of emergency has been declared in Charlottesville, Virginia as a result of widespread violence in the run-up to what has been dubbed a "white nationalist" rally of several thousand far-rightists. There have been several ugly clashes between protesters and counter-protesters.

    The far-right rally was called as a result of the decision to remove a statue of the controversial civil war Confederacy general Robert E Lee.

    In the latest incident, CNN is reporting that a car has ploughed into a crowd of people. Details of this aspect of the story are still emerging.

    CNN: State of emergency declared amid violence at Charlottesville's 'Unite the Right' rally


    CBSN: Vehicle plows into protesters in Charlottesville - live updates
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    Trump has been the right's focus as it crawled out from under its rocks.

    'Duterte condemns violence against drug users'.

    Same standard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    Trump has been the right's focus as it crawled out from under its rocks.

    'Duterte condemns violence against drug users'.

    Same standard.
    This was always going to happen, Trump or no Trump. Lee is an American hero, particularly in the South. But that upset the vocal minority of snowflakes and their fellow revisionists. They should have been ignored but unfortunately we're not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    This was always going to happen, Trump or no Trump. Lee is an American hero, particularly in the South. But that upset the vocal minority of snowflakes and their fellow revisionists. They should have been ignored but unfortunately we're not.
    Lee = slavery legitamised.

    F**k his fans.
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    CNN has just shown footage of the vehicle ploughing into the crowd.

    It seems to be a grey Dodge (saloon?) car striking another white car from behind at high speed and literally sending people flying into the air. It's quite distressing to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hewson View Post
    Lee = slavery legitamised.

    F**k his fans.
    That is not a reason to go tearing down historical monuments and once we start where do we stop? What about Washington and Jefferson, both slave owners? Should the Washington monument be demolished and the city renamed? Do we eliminate every reminder of British presence from the streets of Dublin because it offends a minority, and in the process destroy an important part of our heritage? Not content with designing their own present 'reality' the snowflakes now want to reconstruct history. And that is simply not possible.
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    While the Confederates seem to have forgotten that they lost the war ( and that was 150 years ago) the fact is that it takes two to have a fight.

    Who else was in the fight ?

    And also the decadence of the Ante-Bellum did not disappear. It still shows up in the oddest places, in a laziness, and a personal abdication of responsibility. Which are core values of the Democratic Party (which started the Civil War) even to this day.
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    The attempts to remove Confederate statues seem to have provoked extreme reactions and divisions in US society. If Lee is to be removed then where does it stop? Renaming Washington DC because Washington owned slaves?

    Antifa have awoken a sleeping giant with their months of political terrorism against conservatives and Trump supporters. They forget conservatives in the Red States are heavily armed.

    Its also clear from the slogans shouted by the White Nationalists that concerns about immigration featured strongly in their concerns. So clearly, there needs to be a debate on multiculturalism, though naturally I condemn racism and violence.
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