Honestly, the Orange Menace at his lowest, basest, and most disreputable, hit on the truth.
When asked what would heal racial wounds in this country, he said, "Jobs."
He's absolutely right. He just doesn't have a prayer or a clue how to get the jobs we need.
You're always going to be able to turn over rocks in trash-filled drainage ditches and find Neo Nazis and White supremacists. But they would be fairly content to dwell under there, sucking on sewage, if they had halfway decent jobs.
And now they do have determined opposition. Anti-fascists are training to fight back literally against the hate criminals. Game on! And what you get, sadly, are real casualties.
Listen, my friends: The anti-fascists are not "alt-left" radicals. They are anarchists who don't believe in any government at all. Can you blame them? Do you have faith in this government?
When I see young men fist-fighting in the streets, shouting hateful slogans, and plowing people down with cars, what I see are workers who don't have jobs. The enemy isn't the other young white guy. The enemy is the ownership class.
All the wealth, all the growth, has funneled right to the top of our society. We have a few people who have way too much money and a ton of people who don't have enough. The problem is that the few are so removed, so insulated from ire by gated, guarded compounds. The few pay "newscasters" to manipulate and re-direct hatred. The few encourage race wars and political divisions. This piles on the insulation for the moneyed class.
The rich always smile when workers fight with workers.
I read in the news that one of the Neo Nazis at the rally was recognized from a photograph. He lost his job. His job was serving hot dogs at a Top Dog restaurant. How frustrating is it to be in your twenties, and the best job you can get is at a hot dog joint? Take that anger, and fuel it with Fox News vitriol against liberals, and you get a person who is furious against the wrong target.
The rich always smile when workers fight with workers. And this fight is joined, and it will be joined because good jobs aren't going to materialize.
We need a solid working class in this nation. People are so desperate for it that they voted, stupidly, for a snake oil salesman.
There are indeed two sides: those who have too much, and those who have too little. Who is the real enemy? We're bashing the wrong heads.