Back in the olden days- April 2019- before China sent a virus around the world, everyone overreacted and killed a vibrant economy, when children actually went to school and did not sit in front of a computer screen to “learn” and no one was forced to wear a feedbag on their face in public, Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President. The old white guy from Delaware (or is it Pennsylvania, or is it more likely DC?) entered a field described as “the most diverse” in history. They had women, blacks, black women, a gay dude, a couple of billionaires, an Asian, etc. They even had a Native American- albeit 1/3,200 Native- and a New Age weirdo.
Biden’s jumping into the clown car of the Democrat nomination was the worst-kept secret in DC and among anyone with an ounce of gray matter in their skull. Admittedly, he was not the first choice of many Democrats as polls and early primary results proved. Even after being the last man standing, thanks to the DNC (again), he still was not the first choice of many Democrats, but here we are today.
Like his current “campaign” for President led from his bunker in Wilmington, Biden announced his candidacy through a 6-minute video. Given his mental decline so evident now, we know why he chose that venue. If he had announced his candidacy live, he likely would have forgotten that for which he was running and, more importantly, the reason.
So, we are left with the reason he gave in that well-choreographed announcement video. Let’s look at his words, shall we? After starting out with a brief history of the city of Charlottesville, he then said:
Charlottesville is also home to a defining moment for this nation in the last few years. It was there on August of 2017 we saw Klansmen and white supremacists and neo-Nazis come out in the open, their crazed faces illuminated by torches, veins bulging, and bearing the fangs of racism. Chanting the same anti-Semitic bile heard across Europe in the ‘30s. And they were met by a courageous group of Americans, and a violent clash ensued and a brave young woman lost her life.
And that’s when we heard the words from the president of the United States that stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were “some very fine people on both sides.” Very fine people on both sides?
With those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime. [Emphasis mine]
He ignores some very important facts as he goes the emotional route. First, Unite the Right, the organizing group of the rally, is a fringe group that holds absolutely no sway in conservative circles. Despite their “crazed faces,” bulging veins, and bearing fangs, he is referring not to the actual Saturday rally, but to the Friday night march on the campus of the University of Virginia. Here was the first opportunity for the authorities to do something, but they failed. That was an unauthorized rally.
As for the actual rally in the park, it was over the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee and renaming the park. For that, Unite the Right did have a legal permit. Despite efforts to stop it, the courts rightfully fell on the side of free speech and assembly. Who did not have a permit to rally that day were the counter-protesters- the “courageous Americans” Biden cites in his statement, many of whom came with weapons and many with the same mindset tearing apart cities like Portland.
Obviously, things got completely out of hand and violent clashes ensued as the police filtered the Unite the Right people directly out of the park into the counter-protesters. GoogleEarth the park- there are two other exits out of that park. Further, when it became obvious counter-protesters were assembling, they were authorized in areas blocks from the park. Why were they even allowed near the park?
Eventually, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency and all protesters were to be off the streets not only in Charlottesville, but the county. This brings us to the “brave young woman.” When she was killed by a car driven into the crowd, this occurred after the Unite the Right protesters disbursed and many had left Charlottesville. Left unanswered is why she and others were still on the streets of Charlottesville? Did the state of emergency only apply to one side and not the other? Review the film of the crowd that the car ran into. Those were not Saturday shoppers out for a stroll through Charlottesville. If one can question what Kyle Rittenhouse was doing in Kenosha, one can ask what Heather Heyer was doing on the streets of Charlottesville in August 2017 during a state of emergency.
The Biden lie about Trump’s words in the aftermath of Charlottesville persist to this day. They leave out the all-important and emphatic denunciation of neo-Nazis and white supremacists. They leave out the irrefutable fact that there were “bad” people among the counter-protesters just as they leave out the fact there were good people among the protesters against removal of the statue. There may have been Unite the Right speakers, but there were residents of Charlottesville opposed to removal of the statue- not because they were white supremacists, but in the interest of preserving history. And even though Biden and the Left conveniently and deliberately twist and contort Trump’s statement, there were good and bad people on both sides.
Many of those counter-protesters did not show up in Charlottesville with courage to “stand up to hate.” They came with the intention of breaking heads. They came with a violent response. The idiots in Unite the Right came with words- some of it racist and vitriolic- while the idiots in groups like antifa came with rocks and clubs.
In some respects, Charlottesville set the tone of the 2020 election given the recent unrest in the streets from DC to Portland. In that respect, and only that respect, Biden is correct. By rewriting the narrative, they laid the seeds of the unrest we see today where those who try to destroy court buildings, burn down city blocks, run amok through businesses by breaking windows and stealing things are on the side of “right.” In effect, Biden and the Left have transformed anarchist thugs into “very fine people.” They have coddled, excused, and ignored the violent antics because they were on the side of “right.”
The threat to the Nation is not the rhetoric of Donald Trump; it is the actions of the Left and actions speak much louder than words. If Biden truly entered the race because of events in Charlottesville in 2017, then he is either deliberately ignorant or deliberately a liar. If we take him at his word, then his entry into the race is based on a few, out-of-context words by President Trump and completely ignores the clear denunciation of the bad actors among the protesters while elevating the bad actors of the “counter-protesters.” That may not be “moral equivalence,” but it is picking sides.
This mindset and this wink-and-nod to the violent Left gave them a green light to carry out what we witness today. Joe Biden’s entire career as a Senator and Vice President is a lie and equivocation. It is, therefore, not surprising he would base his candidacy on a lie.