The mainstream media’s coverage of the Charlottesville, Virgina, violence has focused on white supremacists and neo-Nazis who made up the “Unite the Right” rally. Pundits have also given considerable attention to President Trump’s response to the incident, slamming his disavowals of the white supremacists as being deficient.
As reported by Fox News, the popular Trump-supporting YouTube duo Diamond & Silk are providing an alternative viewpoint to the violence at Charlottesville, stating that left-wing groups are just as responsible for the deaths as the white supremacists. They remark: “Neo-Nazi groups, the KKK, which was created by the Democrats, all of these other groups, they were all spewing hate and they were all creating violence, and all of them should be condemned and denounced. Period.”
The confrontation between white supremacists and leftist Antifa over the removal of Confederate monuments in Charlottesville, Virgina, is one of the most shocking political occurrences in decades.
As The Daily Caller notes, the rally-gone-wrong resulted in 19 injured and left three dead. A woman was killed after a man who apparently held Nazi sympathies drove into a crowd of people. Two police officers were killed in a helicopter crash as they monitored the violence.
Democrats and many mainstream media figures were quick to blame President Trump for the violence at Charlottesville. As seen on the Boston Globe website, pundits on the Left criticized Trump’s initial comment for failing to specifically name neo-Nazis.
The Washington Post observes that Trump followed up his condemnation with a statement specifically naming the KKK and neo-Nazis. The president’s detractors then criticized him on Twitter for using a teleprompter.
But whereas many are critical of the president’s original response, Diamond & Silk say they agree with Trump’s statement that “many sides” are responsible for the hate which caused the three deaths Saturday.
The duo first gives a strong denouncement of the KKK and neo-Nazis. “Neo-Nazi groups, the KKK, which was created by the Democrats, all of these other groups, they were all spewing hate and they were all creating violence, and all of them should be condemned and denounced. Period.”
They then point out that left-wing groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa contributed to the heated atmosphere which spawned violence and ultimately death in Charlottesville: “The president cannot be one-sided. He has to look at everything that’s going on. I didn’t like the white nationalists, the KKK, the neo-Nazis, David Duke, but I also didn’t like Black Lives Matter and Antifa.”
Diamond & Silk’s remarks echo the views of former Florida Congressman Allen West (R-FL). As reported by Christian News Alerts, West argues that political overtures to the political Left led, in large part, to the violence. For West, Charlottesville’s municipal government stoked unrest by moving to take down historic Confederate monuments. Then, it failed to provide proper separation between the “Unite the Right” rally and the counter and Antifa protesters–even though “Unite the Right” had secured an assembly permit months in advance.
The violence that caused injury and death in Charlottesville, Virginia, was facilitated by violent left-wing groups illegally descending on a legally permitted protest march. Are groups funded by George Soros purposely targeting legitimate protest events for violence?
Diamond & Silk, biological sisters whose real names are listed at The Independent as Lynnette Hardway and Rochelle Richardson, have been vocal supporters of Donald Trump since 2015. Their popular YouTube channel recently came under attack by YouTube administrators who de-monetized a great many posted videos because of what they deemed “inappropriate” language.
The popular video bloggers claim YouTube has done so in an act of “censorship” against conservative voices. Just like Black Lives Matter and Antifa, it appears YouTube is willing to coerce those who do not march in lockstep to their favored ideology.