In an interview with Newsmax TV’s Miranda Khan and Rita Cosby, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik said that both the racists and the counter-protestors in Charlottesville deserved to be investigated by federal law enforcement authorities. Kerik said it was imperative that the FBI keep a close eye on the agitators of violence, because there were “lunatics on both sides.”
Kerik, whose comments mirrored those of President Donald Trump, said that while there was no excusing white supremacists, it could not be overlooked that there were forces just as bad on the other side.
“The people that were protesting on the opposite side, these people make communists look like socialists,” Kerik said. “There’s a website that’s posted on many of those banners – an extreme communist website that these people belong to. These are the same people ripping down these monuments and destroying property. I think they’re just as bad as the neo-Nazis, just as bad as the white supremacists. I think the FBI should be investigating this group and the funders of these groups as well.”
There’s no good reason why this should be a controversial position, but it has been made one by a media unwilling to actually look at the truth. This whole country is so petrified of the specter of white racism that we all go completely into paralysis mode whenever it’s invoked. No one seems to understand – that’s exactly what gives these white supremacists their power. We treat these people like they are the ultimate evil that’s going to bring America crashing down…it’s ridiculous. They are nothing. They certainly aren’t worthy of all of this press.
Trump doesn’t energize these groups – the leftist extremists energize these groups. Outlandish calls for censorship on college campuses energize these groups. Tearing down Confederate statues. Paying liberals to go out and protest and wave Mexican flags around. Safe spaces. Calling for open borders. The burnings of Ferguson and Baltimore with nary a hint of condemnation from the media. THESE are the idiotic things we’re putting up with in America society that cause misguided young white men to seek out refuge in hate groups. And then the left just comes over the top and makes it worse with groups like Antifa.
Fight fire with fire, and we’re just going to burn the whole country down. Charlottesville was an opportunity for us to condemn violence in all of its forms, and Trump did exactly that. Unfortunately, it brought him nothing but grief.
Why would that be?
Why, unless there are forces out there that WANT the violence to continue?