Americans are Rapidly Descending Into Madness

I don’t live in an echo chamber, partly because there aren’t enough people out there who think like me, but also because I constantly and intentionally attempt to challenge my worldview by reading stuff from all over the political map. I ingest as much as I can from a wide variety of intelligent sources, picking and choosing what makes sense to me, and then synthesizing it the best I can.

Though I’m certainly grounded in certain key principles, my perspective on specific issues remains malleable as I take in additional information and perspectives. I try to accept and acknowledge my own ignorance and view life as a journey of constant mental, emotionally and spiritual growth. If I’m not growing my capacity in all of those realms until the day I die, I’m doing it wrong. Life should be seen as a battle against one’s own ignorance, as opposed to an obsession with the ignorance of others. You can’t legislate morality, nor can you legislate wisdom. The only way the world will improve on a long-term sustainable basis is if more of us get wise. That’s a personal journey and it’s our individual duty to accept it.

While I’m only in control of my own behavior, this doesn’t mean that the behavior of others is irrelevant to my life. Unfortunately, what I see happening to the population of America right now seems very troublesome and foreboding. What I’m witnessing across the board is hordes of people increasingly separating themselves into weird, unthinking cults. Something appears to have snapped in our collective consciousness, and many individuals I used to respect (on both sides of the political spectrum) are becoming disturbingly polarized and hysterical. People are rapidly morphing into radicalized mental patients.

What’s worse, this environment is providing a backdrop for the most destructive people of my lifetime — neoconservatives and neo liberals — to preen around on corporate media as “the voices of reason.” This is one of the most perverse and dangerous side-effects of the current political climate. As I noted earlier today on Twitter:

If in your disgust with Trump, you’re willing to run into the cold embrace of these destroyers of the middle class and the Middle East, you’ll get what you deserve. In contrast, if we really want to deal with our very real and very systemic problems, the last thing we need is a population-level mental breakdown that leads to a longing for the criminally destructive political status quo, yet that’s exactly what seems to be happening.

Ok fine, so everything seems to be rapidly collapsing, but what are we supposed to do? First of all, don’t lose your minds.

As I suggested in February’s post, Why Increased Consciousness is the Only Path Forward:

As noted earlier, Wilber thinks 10% is a key tipping point. In other words, if we can get 10% of the population to center around a yellow second-tier level of thought, which consists of a momentous leap in consciousness, the entire world will change for the better. I agree. I’m not here trying to sell you a seminar on how to expand your consciousness; rather, I think these article can help spark some sort of revelation in the minds of many of you who are already at yellow, or at least at the cusp of such a transformation. Since consciousness can and does regress under conditions of stress and fear, it’s extremely important to be conscious of your consciousness so that you don’t fall back into lower states.

Unfortunately, I see many people regressing at the moment, and I see the media as an intentional force in trying to get people to lower their consciousness. A perfect way to tell if someone is operating at a low level of consciousness is if they’re constantly placing tens of millions of their fellow citizens into an outside group they subsequently demonize. It’s perfectly fine and healthy to harshly criticize the system itself and the many powerful individuals doing awful things within it, but once you start dehumanizing large swaths of the population as a matter of your worldview, you are most certainly on a very counterproductive path that will lead to merely a blackhole of nothingness for society.

Beyond maintaining one’s sanity, it’s imperative that conscious humans create systems and communities that have as little connection as possible to the existing and rapidly disintegrating paradigm. This will create “anti-fragile” units of strength within the collapsing Potemkin village socio-economic structure that dominates our culture right now. Some of these projects need to be local, while others can be global. Community farming/food production is a great example of a local initiative, while Bitcoin (and cryptocurrencies in general), represent global initiatives to replace the hopelessly corrupt and archaic entrenched financial system. While crazy, power-obsessed tribes focus on taking over the hopelessly corrupt centralized government in Washington D.C., we need to continue to build separate, decentralized paradigms — and there isn’t much time to waste.

Fortunately, there are plenty of very decent, very conscious people out there. I want this piece to provide encouragement to those of you already engaged in this invaluable work, as well as inspiration for those of you looking for an outlet for your creative and intellectual energies. It’s never been more important to keep our heads steady and not permit ourselves to be sucked into the mental sickness infecting so many of our fellow humans. It’s imperative that we vigilantly guard our wisdom and consciousness, because the best solutions will only come from a place of spiritual and mental health. If you descend into the gutter with everyone else, your output will also end up looking like trash. That’s the last thing we need.

Stay strong and stay conscious.

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In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  • JohnDille

    I HAVE A HARD WON DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE… WHICH INCLUDES A LOT OF REAL… NOT RIGHT WING… HISTORY… AND A LOT OF SERIOUS… NOT RIGHT WING… SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL THEORY!!! CLEARLY, ALL YOU HAVE TO OFFER IS RIGHT WING LIES AND PROPAGANDA!!! AND IF YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT BEFORE… YOU DO NOW!!! NOTHING YOU SAID ABOVE IS ACTUALLY TRUE!!! NOTHING!!!

  • DonRL

    You are obviously confused. The founding of this country did not come from the French revolution. The French revolution was a horrific event during which many innocent people were murdered in the name of Democracy. As i said Democracy is mob rule and the French revolution was just that.
    We do not have a Democracy we have a Republic which is opposed to mob rule; it is rule by law. Law to which all are subject.
    You flawed derivation of terms has no bearing on reality. You should abandon your labeling and talk about real things.
    You should look at what people really do not what label they are identified with.
    It is the Democrats that are who are tending toward a Democracy (mob rule) because they do not what to be under the Law they want do what they want and that is to control every one and make us all think and act in subservience to them and their elite masters. They want to abolish the rule of law and make new laws that will put them and keep them in power. They hate freedom of thought, and speech. The PC speech did not come from conservatives or Republicans it came from Democrats and leftists who are the true despots. Anyone who does not think or speak as they do is demonized, ridiculed and belittled; just as you do.
    Democracy always, historically, degenerates into a Dictatorship. Perhaps this is why you and others like you want to call what we have a Democracy, so you can eventually make it into to a Dictatorship with you and your masters want.
    Again you are typical in your thinking, excusing yourself, thinking you are right and everyone else is beneath you and accusing others of what you yourself are doing.
    I does not fly here. I am not one of your mindless drones which your twisted logic and rhetoric can confuse and captivate.

  • JohnDille

    CONSERVATIVES ARE RIGHT WINGERS… BY DEFINITION!!! CONSERVATIVES ARE INHERENTLY AUTHORITARIAN, IN LARGE MEASURE BECAUSE CONSERVATIVISM IS A VERY HIERARCHICAL… TOP DOWN…WAY OF LOOKING AT THE WORLD, AND DEALING WITH THE WORLD! THAT IS WHAT MAKES THEM RIGHT WING… BY DEFINITION!!! AND BECAUSE CONSERVATIVES HAVE THIS TOP DOWN WAY OF LOOKING AT AND DEALING WITH THE WORLD, IT SUPPORTS SYSTEMS RUN BY THE RICH AND POWERFUL!!!! CONSERVATIVISM IS ANTI-DEMOCRATIC AND PRO DICTATORSHIP… OR PRO ROYALTY…. OR PRO FASCIST… INHERENTLY!!! THERE IS SIMPLY NO WAY AROUND THAT OBSERVATION…. BY DEFINITION… CONSERVATIVISM TENDS TOWARD DICTATORSHIP OR AT LEAST AUTHORITARIANISM….. BY DEFINITION!!! THAT IS WHY CONSERVATIVES ARE CALLD RIGHT WINGERS!!! THE TERM ORIGINATED IN THE FRENCH ASSEMBLY… THE FRENCH PARLIAMENT…. JUST AFTER THE FRENCH REVOLUTION GOT STARTED… RIGHT AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE UNITED STATES BECAME A NATION!!! WHICH EXPLAINS WHERE MANY OF THE IDEALS OF THE AMERICAN FOUNDING FATHERS CAME FROM!!!. THOSE WHO FAVORED THE KING AND HIS POLICIES SAT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ASSEMBLY… AND THOSE WHO OPPOSED THE KING AND HIS ROYALTY… AUTHORITARIAN… CENTRALIZED POWER… POLICIES… SAT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ASSEMBLY…. AND BECAMSE KNOWN AS LEFT WINGERS!!! MANY… BUT NOT ALL… LEFT WINGERS WERE AND ARE LIBERALS…. JUST AS MANY… BUT NOT ALL RIGHT WINGERS ARE CONSERVATIVES! AND SINCE RIGHT WINGERS TEND TOWARD DICTATORSHIP… CENTRALIZED CONTROL BY THE RICH AND POWERFUL… THEN GUESS WHAT LIBERALS ARE ALL ABOUT??? THAT’S RIGHT… LIBERALS OPPOSE CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE RICH AND POWERFUL…. AND SUPPORT REAL DEMOCRACY… FROM THE BOTTOM UP GOVERNANCE!!! YOU CALL MY VIEWS BIASED AGAINST CONSERVATIVES!!! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT… I OPPOSE DICTATORSHIP AND I OPPOSE CENTRALIZED CONTROL OF GOVERNMENT BY THE RICH AND POWERFUL… THEREFORE I OPPOSE CONSERVATIVISM! I STRONGLY SUPPORT DEMOCRACY… GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE… BY THE PEOPLE… AND FOR THE PEOPLE… JUST LIKE THE VERY LIBERAL ABRAHAM LINCOLN DID!!! AND THESE ARE NOT MY ASSUMPTIONS… THEY ARE THE RESULT OF MY DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THEORY!!! AFTER ALL… I DO HAVE A VERY HARD EARNED DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE…. AND I MYSELF HAVE RUN FOR POLITICAL OFFICE 6 DIFFERENT TMES OVER THE PAST 40 YEARS!!! IN OTHER WORDS… I KNOW… VERY WELL… WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT… AND YOU HAVE NOT GOT A CLUE WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!! YOU HAVE BECOME A BRAIN WASHED PUPPET OF RICH RIGHT WINGERS WHO CLEARLY UNDERSTAND… VERY CORRECTLY… THAT THEY ONLY WAY REAL… AUTHORITARIAN… FASCIST… EVERYTHING IS RUN BY THE RICH GOVERNMENT IS POSSIBLE… IS IF DEMOCRACY CAN B PERVERTED BY MAKING SURE THAT MOST VOTERS ARE CONFUSED BY RIGHT WING… CONSERVATIVE… LIES AND DIVIDIONS AND HARMFUL BALONEY!!! AND I MUST SAY… THE KOCH BROTHERS AND ALL THE OTHER RICH RIGHT WINGERS OUT THERE ARE DOING A VERY VERY VERY GOOD JOB OF LYING TO ALL OF US… AND OF DIVIDING US ALL UP AND TURNING US ORDINARY PEOPLE AGAINST EACH OTHER…. IN LARGE PART BY BLAMING LIBERALS AND DEMOCRATS FOR CRIMES AND TREASONS COMMITTED BY THE RIGHT WINGERS… WHICH IN RECENT DECADES.. IS MOSTLY REPUBLICANS!!! SPEAKING PLAINLY… IF YOU DISAGREE WITH ANYTHING I JUST SAID… THEN YOU ARE TELLING ME THAT YOU ARE IGNORANT AND CLUELESS ABOUT THE REAL TRUTH!!!

  • DonRL

    Liberals are baby communists. You are confusing supremacists, Nazis, and other bigots with conservatives.
    You claim the liberals are for freedom and democracy. Many other have spoken in the same manner, but like you, freedom is defined as when all opposition to you ceases. You want Democracy? Democracy is mob rule, not rule by law. It was the Republican who sought to end slavery. Obviously you are ignorant of this. It was the Democrats that sought to maintain slavery.
    LIberals are those who espouse liberty and tolerance but are in reality oppressive seeking to maintain a dependent class of people to keep them in power and are the most intolerant of all.
    You are making incredible, inaccurate and fast assumptions about me and what I support. Your prejudice and bigotry is showing in all you shout about. You obviously do not know or understand real conservative values. You seem to know only the left propaganda without thinking for yourself. You are the kind of person produced by the left enslavers and are their delight because you follow mindlessly.
    Perhaps you really do understand the conservative desire to have real freedom of belief and expression and speach and hate those things.
    You embrace in your heart and practice the very things that in words say you against. You accuse others, falsely, of the things that you are guilty of yourself. This is typical of liberals. You know you are guilty of much evil and deception, hatred, intolerance and bigotry, etc, but you falsely accuse others to draw attention away from yourselves. This is typical of a reaction of guilt.
    Shouting you hatred for others will not make us think you have the high ground, rather is shows the weakness of you position. Shouting is a cover-up for lack of substance.
    You know you don’t really have anything to say but only to accuse falsely others and berate what others believe because they simply disagree with you.
    No amount of shouting gives substance to your erroneous assumptions. It only reinforces that you have no substance and are hopelessly em-meshed in your bigotry and you self-denial thereof.

  • JohnDille

    SO… AMERICANS DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM FASCISTS BY SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THEM AND CONFRONTING THEM WHEN THE FASCISTS INVADE THEIR CITY???? THAT IS HOW THE NAZZZZIS TOOK OVER GERMANY…. NOT ENOUGH REAL GERMANS WERE ABLE TO STAND UP AGAINST THE RIGHT WINGERS… BECAUSE THE RIGHT WINGERS WERE QUIETLY MAKING UP AND ENFORCING THE RULES… BEHIND THE SCENES… WITH THE HELP OF THE GERMAN VERSION OF THE KOCH BROTHERS!!! RICH RIGHT WINGERS FUNDED THE RISE OF NAZZZISM IN GERMANY… JUST LIKE RICH RIGHT WINGERS ARE FUNDING THE RISE OF FASCISM,,, A FORM OF NAZZZZISM…. RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA!!! THE KOCH BROTHERS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES DOING THAT… BUT THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST KNOWN… BECAUSE THEY ARE BY FAR THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA!!!

  • PXXAT5

    Because you never mix fire and gasoline, any good police, or politician knows, when you have groups with differing opinions, it is best to keep them apart, especially when emotions are involved, You and any clear thinking person knows about Biker Gangs, MS13, Crips & Bloods, BLM & KKK, Neo-Nazi & antifa,etc., keeping the groups far apart or risk violence. Since one group had a permit, they should have been there, protected by and shielded by the police, so they could not be attacked or allowed to attack. The police job is to maintain order, and the public peace, that means keeping any non permitted hostiles, violent, emotional anti-protesters far away. As the ACLU and the judge order, that allowed this rally to happen ruled, AS Americans, which these groups are, they have Constitutional rights, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech(even ” speech you don’t like and don’t agree with”), freedom to parade, and march peacefully which they would have done, if the Pols and Left leaning progressives who planned to cause trouble, and announced on their web site, calling all their members to come to Charlottesville to CONFRONT the alt right march, with disruptive violent force, they instigated it and you and the Media fell for it hook line and sinker(reporting incorrectly that only” the mad crazy KKK, Neo-Nazi and Alt Righters, were to blame”) Trump was right all hate groups must go, because there were attackers on the left and right, all should be condemned, to single out just one side, advances the case of the other by making it look as if they were blameless …BRAVO… on them for a well done ploy.

  • JohnDille

    HERE IS A LIBERAL TRUTH….. ADOLPH HITLER WAS A RIGHT WINGER WHO CAME TO POWER IN LARGE MEASURE BECAUSE OF THE SUPPORT OF RIGHT WING… CONSERVATIVE… RICH AND POWERFUL AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN INDUSTRIALISTS!!! WHICH MEANS THAT RIGHT WINGERS LIKE YOU ARE SUPPORTING IDEALS AND PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS AND POLICIES THAT ADOLPH HITLER WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY SUPPORTIVE OF!!! SO… NOW… THERE IS A LIBERAL TRUTH!!! REFUTE IT!!! AND BY TRYING TO DO SO… PROVE THAT IT IS RIGHT WINGERS LIKE YOU… NOT LIBERALS LIKE ME… WHO LIE CONSTANTLY… ABOUT PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING!!!!

  • JohnDille

    YOU SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF RIGHT WING.. CONSERVATIVE… IDEALS… AND THOSE TEND TO BE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF DICATORIAL ACTIVITIES! HITLER WAS A RIGHT WINGER… AND HE CAME TO POWER WITH THE STRONG SUPPORT OF RICH CONSERVATIVES! THE SAME CAME BE SAUID OF NEARLY EVERY DICTATOR AND WARLORD IN ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY!!! THOSE SAME KINDS OF RICH CONSERVATIVES ARE… TODAY… HERE IN THE USA… FUNDING THE REBIRTH OF SOUTHERN NATIONALISM… THE SAME KIND OF EVIL THAT ALLOWED A FEW RICH SOUTHERNERS TO START THE CIVIL WAR TO DEFEND THE SLAVERY INDUSTRY THAT MADE THEM SO RICH!!! EVERYONE ELSE SUFFERED… TERRIBLY… BECAUSE OF THOSE RIGHT WING SLAVE OWNERS… AND CONTINUE TO DO SO TO THIS VERY DAY!!! HISTORY SHOULD HAVE MADE CLEAR THAT THE TREASONS OF THOSE RICH SOUTHERNERS… AND THE BLIND PUPPETS WHO FOLLOWED THEM… WAS CATASTROPHIC FOR NEARLY EVERYONE. AND YET… YOU AND TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU… ARE CHOOSING TO FOLLOW… LIKE BLIND PUPPETS… THE SELFISH SELF CENTRED DICTATES OF RELATIVELY SMALL GROUPS OF RICH RIGHT WINGERS… WHO GOT RICH AT YOUR EXPENSE… BUT WHO HAVE CONVINCED YOU TO BLAME DEMOCRATS AND LIBERALS FOR THE PROBLEMS THAT THOSE RICH CONSERVATIVES HAVE CAUSED FOR YOU.,.. AND FOR ALL THE REST OF US!!! UNTIL YOU WAKE UP AND GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE KOCH BROTHERS REAR ENDS, LIBERALS LIKE ME WILL SEE IT AS NECESSARY TO RIDICULE AND BERATE PUPPETS LIKE YOURSELF!!! YOU ARE PERFECTLY FREE TO DESTROY YOUR OWN LIFE… AND THE LIVES OF YOUR OWN KIDS AND GRANDKIDS AND GREAT GRAND KIDS… BY FOLLOWING THE DELUSIONS OF POWER MAD RIGHT WINGERS… CONSERVATIVES,…. WHOSE ONLY INTEREST IS TO EXPLOIT YOU AND YOURS… AND TO ENSLAVE YOU AND YOURS!!! BUT… THE PROBLEM IS… WHEN YOU SUPPORT THOSE TRAITORS AND CRIMINALS…. YOU MAKE THINGS BAD FOR ALL THE REST OF US…. AND THOSE OF US… WE LIBERALS… WHO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING… WILL HAVE NONE OF IT!!! WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON, BOY… WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON??? THE LIBERAL SIDE OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY AND LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL…. OR ON THE SIDE OF TREASONOUS THIEVING EXPLOITIVE RIGHT WING… CONSERVATIVE… HATE MONGERS AND SLAVE TRADERS??? OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND SEE REAL HISTORY AND UNDERSTAND REAL ECONOMICS AND REAL POLITICAL THEORY AND PRACTICE… AND IF YOU WERE TO DO THAT… CONSERVATIVE VALUES AND ATTITUDES AND POLICIES WOULD MAKE YOU PUKE!!! I GUARANTEE IT!!!

  • Rick

    Odille, you are only doing what any liberal would do. Everything a liberals says or writes is the exact opposite of the truth. They can’t help themselves, just like you cannot help yourself. It is etched in every liberals DNA to serve as a bad example.

  • DonRL

    Name calling never solves anything.
    You claim to tell the truth but you don’t know me but you have already judged me as a fascist and an admirer of liars and hate mongers, which I am not. Your characterizing of conservatives as vermin it false.
    Your bigotry is showing. By such terms you seek to dehumanize those who your perceive to disagree with you.
    This is how Nazism, Communism and other evils ism began.
    This is a road that leads to death and destruction. Is this what you are really all about? Do you want to divide people to the extent that some are not even seen as being human and are therefore expendable. This is how the horror of abortion began, by not recognizing the humanity of those who are conceived but yet unborn.
    We are all created in the image of God. If we fail to recognize this fact we devalue all of God’s creation and become destructive and murderous.
    It this where you really want to go? Do you want others to follow you there? I certainly will not.

  • research2ok

    Because Mc Auliffe wanted there to be a riot so he could, along with the radical leftists, have another issue to blame Trump for.

  • JohnDille

    SO… YOU THINK PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER TELL THE TRUTH… LIKE I TRY HARD TO DO??? YOU MUST BE ONE OF THOSE FASCIST LOVING RIGHT WINGERS WHO ADMIRE LIARS AND HATE MONGERING CONSERVATIVES AND OTHER SUCH VERMIN!!!

  • DonRL

    You are correct! Both sides were at fault the bigoted right wingers and the violent intolerant left wingers.
    BTW – The Bible says the beginning of wisdom is the fear (reverence) of the LORD. If I reverence God, since He loves all of us, I will love everyone also.
    If I love my self then others will seem irrelevant to me.
    Christian love is the answer. Love first then love others.

  • DonRL

    Here is JohnDillli being AGAIN an example of what people should not be. Thanks again JD for the example.

  • JohnDille

    YEAH… RIGHT WINGERS LOVE TO PLAY THE GAME OF… US PRIVILEGED SPECIAL RIGHT WING WHITE PEOPLE AGAINST ALL THOSE SUB HUMAN BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE AND LIBERALS, DON’T THEY??? THEY HAVE DONE THAT SINCE HUMAN CIVILIZATIONS BEGAN… AND THEY ALMOST ALWAYS WIN BY DOING SO…. WHICH IS WHY CONSERVATIVES… RIGHT WINGERS… HAVE CONTROLLED MOST OF HUMAN HISTORY… USUALLY VIA VIOLENT SUPPRESSIVE ABUSIVE BRAZENLY EVIL WAYS!!! AND YET… YOU WOULD OBJECT IF REAL AMERICANS STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK AGAINST FASCISTS AND OTHER RIGHT WINGERS???? THAT DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING GOOD ABOUT YOU, DOES IT!!!

  • JohnDille

    SO… IF HE KKK AND THEIR ALLIES HAD A LEGAL RIGHT TO BE THERE… AND I WOULD AGREE THAT THEY DID… THEN WHY DID THEY START ATTACKING PEOPLE, IN SOME CASES VICIOUSLY???? ONE BLACK GUY HAD A HUGE GASH IN HIS HEAD… AMONG OTHER INJURIES… AND THE KKK THUGS WHO DID THAT WOULD HAVE BEAT HIM TO DEATH… IF SOME EVIL LIBERALS HAD NOT STEPPED IN TO INTERVENE!!! AND THEN… THERE WAS THE RIGHT WING NUT CASE WHO RAN A BUNCH OF PEOPLE DOWN IN HIS CAR… ISIS STYLE… AND FORTUNATELY, ONLY 1 PERSON HAS DIED FROM THAT… SO FAR!!! AND YET… YOU WOULD DEFEND SUCH RIGHT WING THUGGISH BEHAVIOR??? IT IS ONE THING TO EXERCIZE YOUR FREE SPEECH RIGHTS TO PEACEABLY… NOTE… PEACEABLY… ASSEMBLE… BUT SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO START ATTACKING PEOPLE… AND KILLING THEM AND TRYING TO KILL THEM… SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE PROTESTING THE BLATANTLY OFFENSIVE, RACIST AND ANTI AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW THAT RIGHT WINGERS ALWAYS INSIST ON CRAMMING DOWN OTHER PEOPLES THROATS!!! WOULD YOU HAVE DEFENDED ISIS IF THEY HAD BEEN THE ONES TO ENGAGE IN THE ACTIVITIES THAT THE KKK PEOPLE DID???? PROBABLY NOT!!! RIGHT WINGERS REALLY HATE OTHER RIGHT WINGERS, EVEN WHEN THEY HAVE THE SAME DIVISIVE HATE DRIVEN ATTITUDES AND USE THE SAME VIOLENT AND HATE FILLED TACTICS!!! RIGHT WINGERS… THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY… HAVE ALWAYS USED VUIOLENCE AND INTIMIDATION AND BRUTE SOCIAL, POLITICAL OR ECONOMIC FORCE TO GAIN AND MAINTAIN CONTROL OVER EVERYONE ELSE… AND THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT… EVEN HERE IN THE USA… IF WE ALLOW THEM TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THAT… YET AGAIN… LIKE THEY HAVE SO OFTEN DONE BEFORE!!! RIGHT WINGERS ARE ANTI AMERICAN ANTI HUMAN ANTI CHRISTIAN FASCISTS… AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN… AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!

  • Eileen

    I think this article refers to people like you who have descended into the whole blame game of us vs them, creating conflicts and giving us reasons to hate one another. Whether you like the KKK or not, they DID have a permit to be there while the antifa cowards who won’t show their faces did not. Unless you want to live in chaos, constant war against your neighbor, the suggestions in this article are relevant – we do need people willing to expand their consciousness and rise above the disinformation from both sides

  • PXXAT5

    You can’t invade if you have legal permission to be there, as the vile KKK, and Neo-Nazi had, Wether you like it or not they have RIGHTS and until they are deemed illegal, we as a country of LAWS must respect it. We don’t live or govern by emotions. I feel a lot of things but I do not act upon them or go ballistic damaging others peoples property, or violate their rights.

  • PXXAT5

    You are so right David Bury, the governor and politicians of Virginia do owe us an explanation as to where was the police, and guard, if needed. Why did the public officials let the anti-protest MOB anywhere near the lawful permit holders, who they knew were right wing zealots? Antifa, BLM and other left wing radicals had no parade permit or lawful right to be there. and should have been turned away. We have long lived with the KKK, Neo-Nazi and Skin-heads, we know what they are about, they make no secret of their disdain for a normal inclusive society.We have shunned and marginalized them as much as it’s constitutional to do, they are but a small and loud dwindling band of losers. Trump’s statement was correct there is no room for Hate groups, left or right as there was in Charlottesville, and to single out the Right haters, would have given validity to the actions of the Left haters, and their supposed moral outrage. It is so easy for people to point fingers at evil, when they think they have the moral high ground, but evil is evil and must be called out in it’s entirety, not picked and choosed as to the lesser or greater one….Neo-Nazi, White Nationalist, KKK,BLM, Antifa.
    What we have now is two factions in this country… Citizens of the United States, people who reside here, that are bound only by their wishes, their beliefs, their Law and their desires while disregarding all others…and Americans who are bound by the principals, beliefs, and laws of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights, We can not unite as Citizens, but only as AMERICANS who have a shared belief, a shared love and vision for our great country, all equal, all united as one people.

  • JohnDille

    SO… IF SOMEONE INVADED YOUR NEIGBORS HOUSE… YOU WOULD BLAME HIM FOR FIGHTING BACK AND FOR CALLING THE COPS??? THE WHITE SUPREMACISTS WERE THE INVADERS… AND EVERYONE ELSE WERE JUST DEFENDING THEIR OWN HOME TOWN AND THEIR OWN CITY AND STATE AND NATION… AND THEIR OWN BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS…. AND YET YOU BLAME THEM FOR FIGHTING BACK??????? GOOD THING THE KKK AND THEIR RIGHT WING ALLIES DID NOT TRY TO INVADE SOME LIBERAL STRONGHOLD LIKE… SAY… SAN FRANCISCO!!! CAN YOU IMAGINE THOUSANDS OF GAY PEOPLE ATTACKING THE KKK???? AND THEY WOULD ATTACK… ALBEIT IN THEIR OWN PECULIAR WAYS!!! WE HAVE TO HOPE THAT THAT NEVER HAPPENS… BECAUSE ALL THE GAYS IN THE KKK AND THE REST OF THE FAR RIGHT COMMUNITY WOULD PROBABLY ENJOY THE RESULTS TOO MUCH… AND WOULD THUS TRY TO START EVEN MORE TROUBLE!!!

  • JohnDille

    YADA YADA YADA!!! THE FAR RIGHT… AT LEAST HERE IN AMERICA… DESCENDED INTO MADNESS AT LEAST 160 YEARS AGO… WHEN THOSE EVIL LIBERALS… THEY WERE CALLED ABOLITIONISTS BACK THEN… STARTED REMINDING RIGHT WINGERS THAT SLAVERY AND THE BLATANT RACISM THAT WAS USED TO JUSTIFY SLAVERY… WAS JUST FLAT OUT WRONG… THAT IT VIOLATED BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS… IT VIOLATED FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS AND BELIEVES… AND IT VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES!!! AS USUAL, THE RIGHT WINGERS WERE GROSSLY OFFENDED BY THE TRUTH… AND THEY TRIED TO RUN AWAY AND FORM THEIR OWN LITTLE RIGHT WING FANTASY ISLAND!!! THAT EVIL LIBERAL ABRAHAM LINCOLN SAW THINGS DIFFERENTLY… AND ALL THOSE EVIL LIBERAL NORTHERNERS GANGED UP ON THE POOR LITTLE SOUTHERN SLAVE OWNING BILLIONAIRES… AND THE REST IS HISTORY! AND RIGHT WINGERS HAVE BEEN WHINING ABOUT ALL THAT… AND FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THAT, EVERY CHANCE THEY GET, EVER SINCE!!! BOO HOO… POOR RACIST RIGHT WING SNOWFLAKES!!! THEY JUST CANNOT HANDLE REALITY, NOR THE LIBERALS THAT WANT TO CREATE A JUST AND FAIR SOCIETY FOR ALL!!!

  • David Bury

    I watched with interest the remarks president Trump made about the Virginia riots. It seems to me that he was absolutely right in blaming two sides for the mayhem. The fighting clearly shows two sides fighting. The bad guys (KKK) were approached by the so-called good guys and the fighting started. It seems to me that the best way to fight the KKK is simply shun them. No pictures, no news stories simply ignore them and let them wallow in their own filth. Then, where were the police and/or national guard? We have a right to expect law enforcement to enforce the law which they did not even attempt. So please demand the governor of the state and mayor of the city explain why they did not quell the riots.