Obama Created Charlottesville

Obama Created Charlottesville

Obama Created Charlottesville

Condemning both sides of the Charlottesville conflict, Trump says things that are true and the establishment finds uncomfortable, says former US diplomat Jim Jatras.

Eight years of Obama’s leadership has left America demonstrably weaker and more divided. Rather than the promised “healing”—racial and other—the Obama era frayed the ties that bind us.

It all began when his Justice Department on Obama’s orders dropped an open-and-shut voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party. This was essentially a declaration that his administration would use the Voting Rights Act to protect only certain races.

Obama followed with a steady stream of lies that America was an inherently racist society with a biased judicial and law enforcement system. Obama rekindled a racial divide that had been steadily disappearing in American society.

In fostering group identity politics for political advantage, the Obama administration only divided the American people. And the people know it.

A recent Rasmussen poll found that 60 percent of Americans felt “race relations have gotten worse since Obama’s election”—a far cry from the president’s claim of “better” race relations under his administration.

The reality is the massive divide between left and right was created by Obama.

Saturday’s demonstration was originally meant as a right-wing protest against the removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park, known as the Lee Park before it was renamed by the decision of the city council in June. On Facebook, the “Unite the Right” rally’s aim was also described as to “unify the right-wing against a totalitarian Communist crackdown” and “affirm the right of Southerners and white people to organize for their interests just like any other group is able to do.”

There followed a steady stream of false claims that America was an inherently racist society with a biased judicial and law enforcement system. Obama rekindled a racial divide that had been steadily disappearing in American society.

In fostering group identity politics for political advantage, the Obama administration only divided the American people. And the people know it.

A recent Rasmussen poll found that 60 percent of Americans felt “race relations have gotten worse since Obama’s election”—a far cry from the president’s claim of “better” race relations under his administration.

However, it attracted crowds of counter-demonstrators, which included anti-fascist and Black Lives Matter protesters. Clashes between these groups and the far-right protesters resulted in the city proclaiming a state of emergency.

President Trump has condemned the violent clashes and a car ramming incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying that “the division must stop.”

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides,” Trump said in a Saturday address, adding that he has been “closely following” the events in Charlottesville.

Trump also questioned the mounting campaign against Confederate monuments, saying that it could lead the US down a slippery slope and warned statues of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington could be the next to fall if the trend continues.

US mainstream media have been quick to paint Trump as a sympathizer of neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

I think they were just looking for any opportunity to fault him for saying what was obvious to anybody who watched that footage – which was there was violence coming from both sides,Jim Jatras told RT.

Let’s be honest, for months in this country we’ve had this so-called Antifa, the so-called anti-fascist who frankly are fascists themselves, who use these Stormtrooper tactics to attack violently people they disagree with. They call them ‘racists’ even if they are not racists. You have people who can’t speak on college campuses – they’ll attack you if you wear a “Make America great again” hat and they’ve been doing it with impunity,” he added.

According to the former diplomat, Trump was the right to call them out. “Of course he’s going to denounce, and rightly so, people who are in fact Nazis or Klansmen or things of their sort. But let’s not pretend that these people in black with the masks and the clubs are innocent,” he said.

Trump has faced mounting pressure from lawmakers and the media to condemn the far right in stronger terms. However, the President said both sides of the conflict are to blame because “it has the virtue of being true,” Jatras said.

That is the one thing that the establishment Republicans along with all the Democrats really don’t like about Trump – is he says things that are true – that they find uncomfortable,” he told RT. “They would like nothing better for him to be constantly apologizing – saying: “Oh, yes, racist this, racist that.”

Where is the Justice Department Task Force, the civil rights Task Force looking into Antifa, and where their funding is coming from, and who is directing their violent activities. That side of the ledger is not shown. Frankly, I think the Republicans are just as complicit in this as the Democrats,” he added.

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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