The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

White supremacy has no place in our nation

 

August 17, 2017



So, our nation witnessed an ugly clash between white supremacists and counter demonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend. The clash left one demonstrator dead, and two police officers responding to the event died in a helicopter crash.

I joined vigil Sunday afternoon in front of the courthouse to express sympathy with the victims and opposition to the racist, ultra-right values of the supremacists who initiated the demonstrations.

Some 32 people were there, and they expressed grief, shock, disbelief and outrage that we have the exhibition of Nazi-esque values in our country.

As one person remarked, we fought a war against Nazis and their totalitarian government.

Nationwide, people of all races and political parties expressed similar outrage, some more strongly than others, such as Donald Trump.

What does this mean for us?

I would say that as Americans, while we may have differing backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and values, we agree that we are going to respect each other and work together for the benefit of all, and that we're going to oppose racist, totalitarian or otherwise intolerant values,

Otherwise, we quietly enable them to grow.

 

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