This post may be NSFW
I’ve been struggling to reconcile the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia as anything less than completely reprehensible. Needless to say I haven’t been able to quell the sadness, the frustration, the genuine rage over what’s happening with our southerly neighbours in the last few months. I never believed that things would take a turn for the worst so quickly.
Not only the white supremacist acts of terror in Virginia but also the escalating tensions between President Trump and Kim Jong-un bringing their countries to the brink of nuclear war in their global scale dick measuring competition. The fact is that these “world leaders” are bringing the whole world to a very dangerous precipice.
The march in Charlottesville was reminiscent of the events leading up to World War II - a recent internet meme comes to mind:
The problem with the majority of the protestor who were yelling about “not being replaced” and “blood and soil” is that they seem to actually believe that they are being oppressed. The situation is very much the definition of “white privilege”; these protestors have been living with white privilege for so long that equality seems like oppression. As often as I will poke fun at my American friends the current climate there has me genuinely worried for them.