"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
Left, rally attendee after being attacked by Harris, Right, Harris and companion in the Charlottesville crowd with weapons.
Nonetheless, the damning photo was taken and publicized in the following days, and self-proclaimed victim Harris raised $100,000 in online donations.
My point is, WE DON'T REALLY KNOW YET. Please pray that the entire truth will be brought to light, and that real justice will be achieved, whatever that may mean in this case.
Look at the photo closely. The fact that the flag appears to be newly unpackaged is a bit suspicious. More importantly, the man is holding a Nazi flag and wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag. Does this make sense? Southern Nationalists, Southern history preservationists, and the like, are mostly libertarian-leaning, Constitution-loving, American traditionalists. Nazis are authoritarian socialists - in many ways the polar opposite. To those of us on the right end of the spectrum, this juxtaposition makes no sense. It may, however, make sense to leftists, who view the Nazi and Confederate flags only as "things racist people like."
The most compelling reason to me for believing that this "Nazi" is a leftist poser is simply that YOU DON'T KNOW WHO HE IS. In the days following the Charlottesville rally, leftist message boards were swarming with people examining crowd photos and targeting anyone they could identify with unwanted publicity and threats to their employment. But somehow, the fellow pictured on every news site in America for weeks escaped identification! How can this be? Why haven't Antifa surrounded his house and place of employment, demanding his head on a platter? Why haven't the Usual Suspects in the media interviewed his neighbors and cousins and third grade teacher? These are the people who did a week of in-depth reporting on Ken Bone, the red sweater-vest wearing man who asked Hillary Clinton an impudent question during a town hall appearance. Why do you suppose they have not said a word about the most brazen "Nazi" at the Charlottesville rally? My guess as to the reason for the lack of interest in exposing him? He's one of them.
The rally protesters I observed included young adults holding colorful signs about love and tolerance, a group of clergy persons singing songs, and an assortment of local people who were observing or protesting peacefully.
There were also Antifa. I have never in my life experienced anything like what they wrought that day.
There were more than a few people like this at the rally - busloads of them, in fact. Many black-clad, masked protesters were wielding pipes, bats, and a variety of other makeshift weapons. People like these are among the group that the media wants you to believe are righteous anti-racists and above reproach.
Thank the Lord in Heaven that we have the White House a President that tells the truth when it matters. Undoubtedly, there were good and bad people on both sides.
The Carolina Contrarian is a soft-spoken Southern belle by day, opinionated blogger by night. She loves Jesus, her family, and her hometown. She enjoys floral dresses, acoustic guitar music, and blessing the heart of misguided leftists.