This blog has been titled from day one My Life In Key West. Such is why at some point I detail my day before.
Which brings me to yesterday. I never left the house.
My yesterday was Louis glued to television and the internet. Searching information re Charlottesville. Most of it repetitious, some new.
Included was a Vice News’ report which contained an interview by a Vice News reporter. A portion of her report was a personal interview with Christopher Cantwell who appeared to be a white supremacist leader.
The reporter a slight young lady. White tee shirt and jeans. Long dirty blond hair braided. Large eye glasses.
Looked like a college student. Could not have been. Too smart. Obviously experienced. Smarter than the people she interviewed.
She did a first class job. Got the personal interview with Cantwell, became a passenger in the van transporting Cantwell and others from one place to another. She was accompanied by a top camera man. His shots of her and the scenes taken during the protest professional.
The Cantwell interview is available free on You Tube. Twenty two minutes. I recommend it to you.
I am going to share portions of the interview and comment on certain video shots of the protest with you as my blog for today. What happened in Charlottesville and in the few days since are important to all Americans. As are the rantings of President Trump yesterday.
The video started with a shot of white supremacists walking down the street carrying large torches. A long shot. Hundreds parading. Intimidating.
Reminded me of Hitler tapes showing his brown shirts parading in 1930’s Germany.
Loudly chanting in unison as they marched along: Jews will not replace us…..Blood and soil…..Whose Streets? Our Streets…..
White supremacist leader Christopher Cantwell: We make ourselves capable of violence…..Donald Trump gave his daughter to a Jew…..Jew like Jared walking around with the white girl Ivanka…..Go kill these people if we have to…..They are anti-white vermin, anti-white filth…..Jewish Communists…..We are slowly unveiling our power, you ain’t seen nothing yet…..We are part of a national movement worldwide…..
The Vice News video reported the white supremacists to be well organized. Came ready for the event. Shields, helmets and clubs.
At one point, a group of white supremacists were at Lee’s statue and unable to get out. A crowd from the other side was closing in on them. The white supremacist leader on the phone said he would get them out and now. He had 200 men with guns.
It appeared he was not needed yet and would be called back if the 200 were required.
Police conduct interesting. I reported in my Key West Lou Live video on Facebook and in my podcast Tuesday Talk with Key West Lou that the police did not engage. They appeared restrained. Police orders were to not engage if both sides were fighting, unless ordered to do so by higher command. The order never came.
I was correct.
The police were only authorized to move the groups along.
The Vice News video shows police standing across the way watching, not engaging. Behind barricades. There were shots of the police attempting to move the crowds along. Their efforts appeared ineffectual and were ineffectual.
Turns out, police have what they describe as a reconsidered intervention strategy. Let the protesters fight. If police intervene, the thought is the situation would be aggravated.
Charlottesville is the second time the new strategy has been used. The first was at Berkeley in February.
I suspect the police want to avoid injuries to themselves. Why shed blood for blacks who do not like them and whites who do not respect them.
Trump’s words yesterday have emboldened the Alt Right. Boston this coming weekend is going to be interesting.
Our nation is in a new day. The vermin have come out. They are supported by the President.
The onslaught must be stopped now. Otherwise, the crazies, the brown shirts and the white sheet nuts will take over. The America we know will be no more.
Enjoy your day!