Soft Construction With Boiled Beans

 

Pax Dickinson gives his eyewitness account of what happened in Charlottesville on Saturday, here.

[A quibble: Mr. Dickinson writes that the chaos created by the police stand-down (and the apparently deliberate throwing-together of the “Unite The Right” demonstrators with the hungry Antifa mob) “ultimately led directly to the vehicular incident that killed a woman and badly injured more than a dozen others.” I doubt very much that Mr. Dickinson knows exactly why the driver of that car did what he did.]

Elsewhere:

Commentary by DiploMad, here.

At the New Yorker, estimates of the likelihood of civil war range up to 60%. Seems a tad low.

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3 Comments

  1. whitewall says

    It seems a surprise to some that we may now be entering a “culture war”. What in the world do they think has been waged against traditional Americans since the 1960s? Look at our society as a result of the complete take over of it by 1960s liberals. Now people are rejecting the liberal sewage that is our culture which is making the unstable left furious. Hence, here we go.

    This remark from those race hustling neo Marxists of the SPLC…“The radical right was more successful in entering the political mainstream last year than in half a century,”… So the radical Left running our culture was a ok? No way in hell. There are problems in some elements of the ‘radical right’ and I have seen some of their handy work over the decades. But not everybody who is fed up and on the Right is radical or any of those other inflammatory words. Yet.

    Posted August 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
  2. Jacob Silver says

    He is not wrong about the car. Video evidence clearly show the antifa were attacking it with bats just prior to the incident. It is entirely plausible he feared for his life owed to the police being unwilling to protect anyone from the mob.

    Posted August 15, 2017 at 6:35 pm | Permalink
  3. Roger Milk says

    We can certainly say that he wouldn’t have driven down that street and been attacked, with the consequences we saw, had it been closed off per the agreed plan, can’t we?

    It sure is funny that these people are intent on forcing regular right-thinking people who defend the heroes of the past to have sympathy for the less savoury elements who stand up to defend them when the police won’t. The FBI undercovers and informants who have to make up some decent percentage of the National Socialist Movement did more to defend free speech, Saturday, than the State Police did.

    I don’t think anyone will be going straight from the Sons of Confederate Veterans to some group that waves the hooked cross, but there are going to be a lot more people willing to stand up for themselves against communists after the events of last weekend.

    Posted August 15, 2017 at 9:04 pm | Permalink