White nationalists at home are more dangerous than nuclear weapons abroad.Before this weekend’s acts of terror in Charlottesville, the news cycle has been ruled by alarmist coverage of a possible nuclear attack from North Korea. Trump promised to meet North Korea with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if Kim Jung-un continued to threaten the United States. Trump double down on his fire and fury statement, saying “it’s about time somebody stuck up for the people of this country.” But when it came time for Trump to “stick up” for those who were being terrorized by the white supremacists in Charlottesville, he wavered. Instead of calling terrorism by its name, Trump vaguely condemned violence “on many sides.” This statement attempts to compare literal nazis to those who oppose the hatred and violence they stand for. This weekend, white nationalists marched on Charlottesville, Virginia in opposition of the removal of a statue of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. These white men and women -- who have been emboldened by the Trump Administration’s endorsement of white supremacy -- converged on the University of Virginia’s campus bearing Tiki torches and Make America Great Again hats. The next day, more armed white supremacists flocked to the city ready for a fight. As a result of this racist assembly, a peaceful counter protester has been killed after being intentionally run over by a car. At least 19 others were injured by the same car.
In terms of progress, being wrong is a necessity. Making mistakes and finding errors is how we come to new understandings about the world. by Kristance Harlow Throughout history, stubborn self-righteousness has not been a good approach to democratic domestic and international relations.