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The terribly dangerous anomaly that went down at Charlottesville: Race, Tension, Trump.

What happened in Charlottesville? That’s a pretty hackneyed (or you could even say dumb) question right now. It’s all over the news (it’s actually sort of stale news now), everyone knows. White supremacists in the “land of the free” organized a rally to protest the removal of a confederacy statue. Wait, before we go on, let’s take a moment to think about what this means. There are actually people who can openly and unabashedly stand against efforts to correct the mistakes we made in the past.


 You begin to wonder what Martin Luther King Jr. would have thought about this. All of the progress we thought we made and the changes we thought we’d wrought during the civil rights era. All of the awakening we thought we had in the 60s and 70s. All of those things have been gradually degrading under a paint coat of glib political rhetoric and correctness. The events at Charlottesville stripped off the coat of paint and showed the decay that had already occurred deep within.

Okay, let’s get back to the story. The supremacist rally was organized and held. A counter rally by demonstrators also held –at least we’re grateful for some semblance of sanity in spite all of this bleak craziness, but back to the story again-. A speeding car rammed into the anti-racist protesters. Hang on, we gotta take another break from this story. This is America, not some hot bed middle-eastern country, not a war-torn African country. Yet we’ve gotten to the point where someone is crazy enough to physically hurt (with the intent of killing) people who’re rallying for the founding values of our nation. This is scary. Very scary.

Now this: the President of the United States condemned the attacks and violence on twitter. He stated that there was no place for hate. This would have been a very good place to end this story. That our commander in chief stood against the actions of some misguided elements. Sadly, we don’t get to write realities that are not ours. The c in c backtracked a couple of days after to state that “There was blame on both sides” If you have any iota of decency and love for this nation, I do not need to explain how terrible that statement is. But if you need an explanation, here it is: The former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke tweeted: “Thank you President Trump for your honesty and courage to tell the truth.

In conclusion, Charlottesville was not just another “race incident”. It was not just another set of brash statements and tweets from the man we voted into occupying the white house. It was not just another boiling over of tension between the far right and the far left.

I’ll tell you what it is. It’s an indication that things have gone far worse than we thought they could. We should be very worried. Well, they say worrying doesn’t solve any problems. Then we gotta get off our backsides and do something. For the future. For posterity. For our kids… and their kids… and their… For America.

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Trump Fires Comey

Trump Fires F.B.I. Director, James Comey

On Tuesday May 9th  many people around the world received the breaking news of the dismissal of the F.B.I. Director, James Comey. It came as a big surprise to individuals all over the world since it is not a common practice for a president to abruptly fire an F.B.I director.

The F.B.I. Director, James Comey, has not shied away from controversy, the latest being during the campaign period. An investigation was started against Clinton over the alleged use of private emails to send classified material. This greatly threatened to throw Clinton off her game. James Comey later proceeded to bring it back late into the campaigns. A majority of her Democrat supporters believe that it was the primary cause of Clinton’s failure.

So why was James Comey fired

A lot of political analysts think the reason was the friction between James Comey and president Trump over the Russia investigation. Ever since the election and the alleged Russian interference, the F.B.I. has been investigating the case. This brought about conflict between the White House and the F.B.I.

Sean Spicer who is the White House press secretary, on a statement to the media, said that the decision was made following the Rosenstein memo.

However, it quickly came out that the Rosenstein memo was just a convenient cover. President Trump himself later said he had already decided to fire Comey. Then, it turns out that he told the Russian ambassador that firing Comey should take care of the problems with the Russia investigation.

What is the way forward

Mr. James Comey was to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee for a public hearing to make his remarks over the Russia issue. However, he has asked that be postponed until he can speak with the newly appointed Special Counsel investigating the Russia issue.

Mr. James Comey has been heard in the media saying he was hopeful as he will be given a chance to articulate his side of the story to the Committee.

Mr. Trump is off on his first world tour and the White House is yet to name a nominee for the director of the FBI. Many will be watching to see who is going to clinch this hot seat.

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