The violence in Charlottesville has gotten a lot of attention. While many people don’t doubt that both Antifa and white supremacists of any kind need to be condemned, some people, like Mitt Romney, are too caught up in word games.
A recent tweet by Romney has left many people scratching their heads in disbelief. The tweet referred to the two clashing groups, and it reads, “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.” Perhaps looking at the situation through tinted liberal glasses displays that picture, but many Americans see something much different.
In fact, Antifa has spoken explicitly, through social media and their actions, to show how “moral” they actually are. In a recent tweet, they stated “Let’s get one thing clear. Antifa is an Anarcho-Communist cause. Those on the left who call us “Patriots,” step the F*** away. #BostonResist.”
Could it be any more clear than that? It sure doesn’t seem like Antifa in Boston are “against bigotry.” In fact, it seems like they want to destroy everyone who doesn’t agree with them. Democrats happen to have that mentality.
There was a serious clash between white supremacists and Antifa at Charlottesville. There were injuries and deaths, and the whole situation got out of hand. No one denies that.
However, there must be accountability in the wake of such violence. People who show up to a protest with masked faces and baseball bats, then burn “Free Speech” signs, must be help accountable for violent and unpatriotic behavior–not appeasing as Romney is doing.
All of this talk came up when liberals tried to say that President Trump never condemned hate groups, though he clearly did. He made it perfectly clear that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are unacceptable, just like Antifa. The Left cannot seem to handle the fair condemnation, even though they, too, were disavowed by the Anarcho-Communist group.
Ann Coulter took to Twitter to address Romney directly. In a three part tweet, she noted that “The side that ‘opposes racism and bigotry’ shut down speeches by me, Heather MacDonald, @charlesmurray, Milo, violently, with masks & weapons.”
She continued, “The side that merely ‘opposes racism & bigotry’ also led directly to the murder of 10 cops last year in Dallas, Baton Rouge, & NYC.”
Even Mitt Romney says the two sides of the Charlottesville issue are different. Are there morally different kinds of hate?
Coulter finally closed with, “The side that merely ‘opposes racism & bigotry’ violently attacked nice GOP rally attendees, wives & kids in Chicago, San Jose, DC, etc.” Everything she said rings through eerily accurate.
It doesn’t appear that Mitt Romney took these factors into consideration at all before launching his initial tweet. If so, it would be blatantly ignorant to say that Antifa only “opposes racism and bigotry” in light of the widespread evidence of their violence.
If Romney did, indeed, make the mistake of supporting the group without realizing their displays of violence, he should come forward to condemn the group. It is ironic that those blaming President Trump for not condemning Nazis–although he did–fail to condemn the other hate groups that want nothing but destruction and Communism in America.