“There was no police presence. We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park watching.”

“There was no police presence. We were watching people punch each other; people were bleeding all the while police were inside of barricades at the park watching.” by Ann Althouse.

I’ve seen how the police have managed crowds here in Madison, Wisconsin — huge rallies with opposing sides. I’d like to know how the police in Virginia could be so impotent. …

And if the police had managed the crowds, perhaps the car incident would not have been triggered.

Like at Berkeley (Milo’s speech) and Chicago (Trump rallies), the police stand aside while antifa thugs beat up non-PC political crowds.

I watched the ABC News last night, and there was simply no awareness or hint  that the leftist thugs turned up to fight — and that without them there would have been no violence. No linking it to other events of the last two years in the US, where leftists antifa thugs have tried to shut down non-PC political action with violence. Part of a pattern.

The report clearly intended to leave the view with the misinformation that “white nationalists” were the violent thugs, and no more need be said. Nothing either about the march being to protest the latest excess in the culture wars, the removal of a statue of Robert E Lee, rubbing the faces of the non-PC whites in it. And no mention of the reports that the antifa thugs were throwing rocks at that car before it drove into them. All just a chance to tar non-PC people with the brushes of racism and violence.

The contrast with the recent shooting of five Republican congressmen by a leftie in Washington is huge. And hasn’t that incident disappeared down the media’s memory hole fast? Even faster than the official finding that JFK’s assassin was a leftie recently returned from the Soviet Union. Some things are just never mentioned again in the media.

A reader in the US comments:

We have been through this before. “Witnesses said moments before the car plowed into the crowd, a counter-protester had allegedly thrown a rock at the car, causing the driver to swivel around and ram into people and two cars in its way.” That’s is what this all comes down to. If that is true it changes everything. If I am driving down the street and protestors are throwing rocks at me I am driving through them too.

I watched some of the live reports yesterday and early on the Fox reports furnished that report too. Later you did not hear that. I think we should all just keep our powder dry and wait for accurate reporting. It may or may not be what it seems.

We did not do that in the Trayvon Martin case. Early reports showed Trayvon when he was 14. Looks like a kid. How long did the liberal media keep under wraps that Zimmerman had blood on the back of his head? That changed everything didn’t it? Then we saw pictures of Trayvon when he was 17 and we all saw it. He was a gangsta wanna be. In fact that whole incident can be boiled down to the confluence of two idiots meeting in the dark. A gangsta wanna be meets a cop wanna be. That can’t be good.

Then there was Ferguson and how long was the them from the left, “Hands up don’t shoot.” Well, that turned out to be another lie from the media. In fact, some of you may recall that that whole thing turned out better than expected. The black witnesses to that incident told the truth to authorities. They did not have to but they did. There is still hope for us but it does depend our integrity and telling the truth. If we can keep that going we can “muddle through” as Jesse might say.

From my youth until recently I think we have made tremendous racial progress. Then we elected a black president with a chip on his shoulder and things got worse. I never agreed with Obama’s politics but if he had just kept the positive reinforcement going on racial progress going he would have been a partial success. He didn’t; he made it all worse because of that chip on his shoulder.

Trump was correct in pointing out the hatred on both sides yesterday. White supremacists are hateful but then so are the Antifa demonstrators that are paid for by George Soros. They are cultural Marxists and are no better than the white bigots. They were the ones at the Berkeley riots and the inauguration. We had two hateful groups meet yesterday and it is quite easy to despise both of them. There are reasons for that.

Of course, the media are trying to make an issue of the fact that Trump called out both sides, implying that Trump should come down only and harder on the right. Here is Obama after a Muslim soldier shot and killed 13 US servicemen at Fort Hood in 2009:

President Barack Obama said Friday the entire nation is grieving for those slain at Fort Hood, and he urged people not to jump to conclusions while law enforcement officers investigate the shootings.

Do they think we don’t notice the double standards? Do they think we are stupid? Actually, the PC people I know genuinely don’t notice … but appear to lap up the propaganda enthusiastically, as if it proves what good people they are. Sad.

hat-tip Charles