What the left is saying
It has been one year since the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville that left a young woman dead and a nation in mourning. Jennifer Rubin reminds us in the Washington Post that, President "Trump unleashed a furious backlash… when he engaged in jaw-dropping moral equivalence, saying there were ‘very fine people, on both sides’ (meaning both Nazi sympathizers and anti-Nazi protesters) and later claiming there was ‘blame on both sides.'” His tweet to “commemorate” the event one year later was no better. David A. Graham writes in The Atlantic that, “He’s still unable to name Nazis, white supremacists, and white nationalists for what they are, and unable to differentiate between those groups and groups that oppose them.” What’s worse, it seems that Republicans in Congress are becoming increasingly immune to the President’s racial animus and destructive policies. Juan Williams laments in the LA Times that, “America has lost a Republican Party that was willing to work on racial division. We have lost a GOP that, less than a decade ago, was capable of issuing a report calling for more outreach to black, Latino and Asian voters. We have lost a party that once knew how to reject racial bigotry and heinous shows of force by white supremacists.” Unfortunately, it is a day of many losses.
What the right is saying
The Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville was a national tragedy, and President Trump’s equivocatory response was a disgrace. One year ago, when the President said that there were “fine people on both sides,” Mitt Romney replied via Twitter that, “One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.” On Friday, Romney got it right again when he wrote that, “We must categorically and consistently reject racism and discrimination. We must refuse to allow our estimation of others to be based upon their ethnicity rather than upon their qualities as individuals.” Arthur Schaper writes in Townhall that, “Now it’s time to denounce the Alt-Right for what they are: small, obsessed with identity politics, racist,... [adamantly atheist] and confirmed collectivists.” Schaper argues that, “The so-called ‘Alt-Right’ is really just a pro-white response to the multicultural Left… What happened at Charlottesville was not a clash between Left and Right, but Left and Left, between national socialists—specifically white nationalists—and global socialists and communists, nothing more.” The Actual-Right stands for the inherent dignity of man, regardless of race, and against the ideological blights of socialism and communism; make no mistake.