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Don’t blame Trump for neo-Nazis

By Jamie Black, Section Editor

Don’t shoot the messenger, but the riots, neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville aren’t President Trump’s fault.

Let’s get one thing clear here, I’m Jewish and I hate Nazis. If I truly believed Trump had anything to do with Nazis, I wouldn’t be writing this article.

With that put to rest, let’s address what occurred. On Aug. 11 , those against the removal of confederate General Robert E. Lee’s statue protested in Charlottesville. By the end of the night, there was clashing among the protesters and the counter-protesters, who were in favor of the statue’s removal.

The fighting sparked outrage, and a lot of the outrage blamed Trump calling the attendance of neo-Nais and white supremacists “Trump’s America.”

News flash: Nazis and white supremacists existed before Trump was in power!

The KKK was formed in 1865, and the atrocities members have committed have not become forgotten, but it seems as if people think what occurred in Charlottesville was the KKK’s and the neo-Nazis’ rebirth.

Yes, the lynchings might have stopped, but it doesn’t mean the KKK disappeared. All they did was take off their masks and tell the neo-Nazis to hide their swastikas.

Maybe some can argue that Trump and Republicans are promoting or indirectly promoting neo-Nazis and the KKK suddenly appearing, but let me ask you this, when black men were getting lynched in the South, were there Democrats in office?

Yes there were. Neo-nazis and the KKK are not a partisan issue. I hope we can understand that these idiots with the brain capacity of birds are horrible, closed-minded pieces of scum, and we don’t need politics to figure that out.

Leave the politics out of this, and maybe instead ask a minority affected by these hate groups how they are. Do they feel safe? Or even, are they glad to be able to see the face behind the mask?

Trump is not the biggest issue here. Yes, he has said some things or tweeted things that might encourage hateful behavior, (this being documented and compiled together by the Huffington Post) but the neo-nazis and white supremacists are the real problem here.

Posted: September 26

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