Charlottesville Tragedy: 9 Critical and Little Known Things to Know
And then violence.
A new wave of social and political unrest sparked by a handful of evil people.
Plus, a lot of distortion, media lies, Facebook myths and misunderstanding is out there.
I’m broken hearted that the KKK and Nazis provoked such turmoil and deaths.
The KKK/Nazi supporters could only get less than 200 haters nationwide to join their cause. But it was one too many.
The evil collectivist ideology of racism, white supremacy and Nazism that is, at its core, unbiblical and anti-freedom – using the power of government to compel their hate on others.
Hate is not just festering in their hearts. It’s now being proclaimed worldwide, beyond their greatest expectations. … Thanks to the out-of-proportion, constant, nonstop news coverage.
So, let’s put it all into perspective.
Here are 9 critical … little known … things you should know:
1. David Duke, the KKK and Nazis: The “White America” Duke and the Nazis want is a socialist country that uses the power of the state to enforce unconstitutional and immoral laws to oppress anyone not approved by their collective elitism. As you may know, the Nazis are the “National Socialist Party.” Although Duke tries to align himself with Trump, Duke is no friend of Trump, who on many occasions has disavowed any support from the KKK and Nazis. Duke tweeted to Trump, “I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror and remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists.”
That’s nonsense and is totally untrue.
Duke spends most of his time in the Middle East – including Iran – fomenting hatred against Jews … and America … and freedom. It’s tragic he now has gotten a greater platform.
2. Hate and Bigotry: It’s evil. It’s wrong. And it’s un-American. Our Declaration of Independence says, “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” No ifs, ands or buts.
Some in the media are blaming and calling those who hate and are filled with bigotry Christians.
But from a biblical perspective, what does God’s Word say about hatred? 1 John 2:11 says, “But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”
It’s clear in Scripture, our standard is not hate or bigotry. It’s love. Galatians 3:28 reminds us, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
We are all equal in God’s eyes.
Racial reconciliation is the knowledge that all human beings are made in the image of God and have equal rights. To declare war on a race of people is akin to declaring war on our Creator.
3. Mainstream Media Giving Fringe Groups Unwarranted Publicity: Nothing could make a group of 200 white supremacists happier than gaining a ton of free publicity. And the media is only too happy to oblige, especially if it, once again, offers them a chance to paint all conservatives and Trump with the same broad brush of “racism and bigotry.” Does this surprise anyone? This was not a “news event” as it was more ammunition in the progressive media’s ideological war on true conservatives.
The followers of David Duke are opposed by conservatives who are being equated with this “unconservative” group. But this event sadly created a massive platform of recognition for their hate. In fact, the liberal media, including CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and others have given them millions of dollars of free publicity and new hateful recruits.
The media focus: Attack Trump relentlessly, not the hateful groups.
4. What Really Happened?: A small group of under 200 white supremacists from around the nation gathered for a “Unite the Right” rally to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. They first chanted hateful white supremacist statements. The group clashed with a small band of violent, armed counter-protestors (and many were peaceful protestors). A car rammed into the peaceful counter-demonstrators, killing a woman and injuring 20 others. A police helicopter monitoring the events crashed, killing two on board. It was a day of violence between warring ideologies whose common bond was hatred., and a group of people upset that the hateful Nazis and KKK were there.
5. The President’s Statement Comes Under Attack: Trump was taken to task for not calling out the white supremacist groups in his initial statement … while events were still unfolding. Trump clearly said that hatred and bigotry from all sides has no place in America. But It doesn’t matter how Trump responded, he would have been criticized by liberals and progressives anyway … whatever he said.
On Monday, he clearly said he condemns the violence, naming white supremacists, Nazis and the KKK.I wish it was that clear on Sunday – but the President does not have a communications director.
Then on Tuesday, he said left wing groups were just as violent as the white supremacists, setting off a firestorm of criticism. This was badly distorted by the media and politicians to say he was cowardly or soft on hatred. But that’s not what he said. He condemned all violence and hate.
6. Where Were the Police?: Good question. The police got out of the way and let the two sides fight it out. It was chaos, violence out of control as nobody tried to stop the fighting between opposing groups. A newsman recalls that when protestors began lobbing tear gas, the police began to leave.
“I asked the guy in charge, ‘Where are you going?’ and he said they’re leaving, it’s too dangerous. They had an opportunity to nip this thing in the bud and they chose not to,” recounted the newsman.
The situation could have all been prevented at the start.
7. Conservatives, Republicans and Even Christians Get Slammed: Conservative, Republican and Christian groups are now being labeled haters, fascists, Nazis. The liberal media is spreading terrible lies about good groups who hate the Nazis and racism. These are groups that are about freedom and good values, but disliked by the liberal media. The massive smear campaign is wrong and injurious.
8. Healing a Nation: Charlottesville is a tragic example of what happens when a culture turns its back on values, honest debate and justice. We, as a country and as a people, lose focus and get caught up in the emotions of anger and hate. We become self-centered. We must reclaim our commitment to values of equality and love and use them to replace the lowest common denominator of hate and violence.
9. The Church Must Step Up: Not just in Virginia, but nationwide, the churches must be a source for light and truth in times like these. People are hurt. Confused. There needs to be nationwide prayer and repentance.
We must start by accepting the fact that we are all made in God’s image, that we all have a propensity for sin and violence, and that we need the healing balm who is Jesus Christ to bring a divided nation together.
God’s Word in Ephesians 4:31 tells us to “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.” Only then can we begin to see others as fellow human beings.
I am convinced that without the healing power of God, our nation is doomed to a growing hatred, unrest and disunity.
Here is a powerful 4-minute video on the need to unite Americans from all sides.
Craig Huey is author and publisher of The Huey Report and a frequent guest on TV including Fox and radio stations such as KKLA, KWVE and KBRT. He is also the president of LAVoterGuide.com, JudgeVoterGuide.com, CraigHuey.com, ElectionForum.org (his popular website that shows more than half a million conservatives how to vote their values) as well as other conservative websites.
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