|White Extremist gather for a rally against the removal of a Robert Lee statue.|
No I am not talking about "radical Islam."
I am talking about this core of White extremists who labeled this movement the alt-right.
This is the suit and tie version of White extremism. There are many figures that are given a voice and they're becoming mainstream now that Trump said that "political correctness" is destroying America.
In Charlottesville, Virginia, hundreds of white extremists being led by alt-right leader Jason Kessler came to the campus of the University of Virginia with torches and their voices.
They are upset that the city and college are removing Confederate statues from public venues.
About 500 protesters came to voice their anger at the removal and said that if you take Robert Lee down, then they should take down Thomas Jefferson down too.
Some are even chanting anti-Jew, anti-immigrant. anti-Black and anti-Muslim.
Residents said "Go home Nazis!"
Michael Signer, the mayor of the independent city of Charlottesville denounced the group. He said that he values free speech but doesn't appreciate this "unlawful" assembly of people to disrupt the lives of average citizens.
"This was a cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism and intolerance march down the lawns of the architect of our Bill of Rights. Everyone has a right under the First Amendment to express their opinion peaceably, so here's mine ....I am beyond digusted by this unsanctioned and despicable display of visual intimidation on a college campus," said Signer on CNN.
Terry McAuliffe, said that the National Guard could come to Charlottesville and restore order.
This could be an issue in the upcoming governor's race. Ralph Northam, the current lieutenant governor and Ed Gillespie, the former RNC chairman both are running for the governorship.
Both haven't spoke on the issue about the removal of Confederate monuments.
Virginia is a considered a swing state. Clinton barely carried the state and her former running mate Tim Kaine is up for reelection. Kaine is current senator and former DNC chairman. He could run for governor again after four years.
Virginia is the only state with one term for the elected.
This issue is pivotal to the election.
Conservatives support the Confederacy. Those so-called revisionists believe that the Southern heritage is being wiped away by progressives and Black Lives Matter.
White extremists support relics of the past. That's why they believe Ronald Reagan, the Confederacy and Adolf Hitler are heroes. They believe Donald J. Trump speaks their language.