Both sides on the beaches of Normandy weren’t equal.
Both sides at Auschwitz were not responsible.
Both sides did not cause the Civil War.
I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, “Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came.”
People went to Charlottesville because they are prejudiced racists who want to discriminate against others.
Others went to oppose discrimination.
And the war came.
Like a man who blames the victim, not the rapist, the president claims both sides were responsible for violence in Charlottesville, Aug. 12.
The terrorized are not responsible for the actions of terrorists.
Those who fight to defend freedom are forced to fight by those who would take freedom from others.
The only confusion rests in racist minds.
Neo-Nazis are anti-American, immoral racists. The ‘other side,’ the only decent response, is to oppose Nazis.
The president has clearly sided with the bigots who celebrate traitors:
“So this week it’s Robert E Lee,” Trump said. “I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”
It stops when bigots and racists are no longer shamelessly parading through city streets and supported by bigots in the White House.