The Charlottesville Death Trap
by David Sims
HEATHER HEYER wasn’t murdered. She was an accident victim. The driver of a Dodge Challenger, James Alex Fields, was driving down a street in Charlottesville, Virginia, going too fast for conditions. His car was moving at about 25 miles per hour, when he should have been going no faster than 10 mph, due to large numbers of people lining both sides of the road.
The people, however, were “Antifa” activists, armed with baseball bats, which they had brought with them to use as weapons. It’s likely that Fields was going faster than he should because he wanted to get through the area with as little damage to his car as possible.
As Fields was going past the Antifa activists, one of them smashed his car with a baseball bat. Distracted by the bat’s impact, Fields turned his head to look backward at exactly the wrong moment. During the few seconds when he was not looking where he was going, he rear-ended a slower moving car on the street ahead of him. That car was bumped into a third car in front of it, which in turn was pushed into a fatal collision with Heather Heyer, age 31, occupation paralegal.
Had Fields not been distracted, he would probably have noticed traffic ahead in time to put on his brakes and avoid the collision. And Heather Heyer would still be alive.
After the collision, about a dozen Antifa members swarmed and attacked Fields’ car, breaking out windows and apparently trying to get to Fields in order to kill him. In a panic, Fields put his car into reverse to make an escape from his attackers.
This is actually a reasonable thing to do. I’ve seen videos prepared by US government agencies as advisories to US diplomatic personnel about what to do if you are in a vehicle that has been trapped by a hostile mob, suggesting a similar tactical course of action. Also, there is this:
During my long career I have been in such situations numerous times and the threat of being set-up, ambushed etc. is always present but that goes with the turf. I am sure it was clear to the teenage gangbanger who was sitting next to me that if things went bad he would be the first to be gut shot; if I was going to suffer, so was he! I am fairly certain I was the only white guy for a few miles around and the odds of me making it out would have been slim… such is life, I chose to be there. Having served in Northern Ireland with the British Army in the late 80s and early 90s the murders of Corporals Howes and Woods in Belfast, 1988 emphasized how vulnerable a vehicle is when trapped by a violent mob and how your reaction must be fast and aggressive. (Orlando Wilson, “Driving in Hostile Areas,” published in The Circuit: The Magazine for Security Professionals.)
Too often a judgment about whether someone in a bad situation did rightly or wrongly in extricating himself from danger depends on political considerations. Let’s not be hypocrites. Let us have one moral standard for everybody.
James Alex Fields isn’t innocent. He drove in a reckless manner, and his recklessness resulted in someone’s death, with the mitigating factor that he was distracted by an Antifa hitting his car with a baseball bat. But he is certainly neither a terrorist nor a murderer. Most of the accusations against him assign to him more guilt than he deserves. He was charged with second degree murder, although his most serious crime would be better described as negligent manslaughter. Arguably, a charge of second degree murder could be filed against the city manager and the councilmen of Charlottesville, Virginia, for contriving the situation that led to Heather Heyer’s death.
Antifa have created a contra-factual ideology that holds that White nationalist speech is “hate speech” (which, mostly, it isn’t) and that “hate speech” is not “free speech” (though, mostly, it is — just ask the federal judge who reinstated Unite the Right’s rally permit). They use their self-serving ideology as a justification for using threats, intimidation, and violence to prevent groups that they don’t like from using their own freedom of speech.
If Antifa and Black Lives Matter hadn’t imposed themselves upon Charlottesville, the White nationalists of Unite the Right would have had their torchlight rally and then dispersed back to their homes. Nothing bad would have happened.
The media have concocted a narrative that mixes truth with lies, abuses emphasis, and makes inexcusable omissions of important facts. That is, the media are presently trying to do to Unite the Right what they tried to do to George Zimmerman during the days leading up to his trial over the Trayvon Martin shooting in 2012. Let’s hope that these incorrigible deceivers fail this time, too.
There is, at least for now, a video that shows parts of the James Alex Fields’ collision with another car, and his subsequent escape from Antifa attackers, that the media routinely censor from their own videos.
It is quite possible that the city government in Charlottesville, Virginia invited Antifa (“anti-fascist” thugs) and BLM (“Black Lives Matter,” also Soros- and riot-connected) to town, precisely so they would make trouble, start fights, and thus give the state troopers an excuse to declare Unite the Right’s rally to be “an unlawful assembly.” It was a clever political trick, but I hope very much that the city council and city manager will be prosecuted in federal court and found guilty of conspiracy to violate constitutional rights and to endanger the public.
After initially granting a permit for Unite the Right to hold a rally in Lee Park, the city manager cancelled the permit in what he thought was near enough to the date of the rally that the event’s organizers couldn’t possibly do anything about it. He was wrong. The Unite the Right people sued the city in a federal court and won the reinstatement of the permit.
In reaction to that development, the city government became sneakily rebellious, and concocted a plan by which the rally could be terminated anyway. They called Antifa and BLM to come hold a counter-protest in about the same place and at the same time as the Unite the Right rally. Both of those leftist groups have a long record of initiating violence, and, predictably, they started fights with the White nationalists. This starting of fights was made very easy by the fact that the city council had ordered the city police to stand down and disappear, leaving no significant barrier between two enemy groups.
When the fights began, a number of state troopers who had remained in the area ordered the Unite the Right people to disperse, evidently giving no similar instructions to Antifa or to BLM, even though they were the instigators of nearly every fight.
This was a very clever, very sneaky plan by the Charlottesville city government, and it worked. The White nationalists, who had trusted in the rule of law and the just enforcement of the laws, were betrayed. They’d obeyed all of the rules pertaining to holding a rally, but their obedience didn’t bring them any favor at all from the authorities.
The White nationalists carried torches to show their numbers, so that the government they were petitioning for redress of grievances would know that they were more than just a handful of malcontents. The media used the fact that the White nationalists were identifying themselves in this way to assert that the torches were weapons and that their purpose was intimidation.
The media are solidly on the side of the Left. They never report on violence committed by leftists at clashes between protesters and counter-protesters, unless they can with plausibility insinuate that the right-wing victims of that violence had “asked for it.” The media have, in this case, even left it open to speculation as to whether the White nationalists somehow shot down a police helicopter, which crashed miles away — probably due to poor maintenance.
While the media lead the flood of distortions and lies about clashes between right- and left-wing activists, always bending the narrative in favor of the left, others see which way the political wind is blowing and hop on what they believe will be the winning side. To curry favor with the media, they begin telling lies of their own.
For example, Seth Wispelwey of the local United Church of Christ said “White supremacists rallying in our town is an act of violence.”
No, it isn’t. White nationalists have the same rights that anyone else does. And, left alone, they’d use those rights responsibly. It’s the left and the Blacks who organize riots under the pretext of free-speech rallies.
And White nationalists aren’t supremacists. There weren’t any White supremacists in Charlottesville that day. The rally was being held by White nationalists. Nationalists and supremacists are opposites, in that supremacists want other groups to serve them, whereas nationalists oppose slavery, especially when it involves non-Whites living among Whites.
But because the word “supremacist” carries uglier connotations than the word nationalist does, it is the label of choice by the Jewish-owned mass media. It is the MSM’s duplicitous propaganda word. And anyone else who uses it has probably allowed his or her brain to atrophy from spending too much time watching TV and too little time thinking things out for himself.
If you want to find supremacists, you’ll have more success in Israel than in Virginia.
Politicians (such as Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe) have taken their cue from the media’s slant, and nearly all of them have lined up according to the leftist program — assigning all the blame to the political right, none of the blame to the political left, and using the fact that violence occurred and accidents happened as “proof” that the ideology of the right-wing is wrong-headed and malicious. Nothing could be further from the truth — because it is the opposite of the truth.
One of the reasons the leftist attack groups can be so feral and violent is that they are being paid to be feral and violent. Someone with lots of money is subsidizing their organization. The leftists in them, the ones who bring clubs and other weapons when they go to disrupt right-wing rallies, don’t need to fear losing their jobs on account of engaging in criminal activities — because doing such things is what their “employer” wants them to do.
Whomever the employer is (my prime suspect is George Soros) is engaging in organized crime, and he needs to be taken down by legal action. And any punishment by the courts that is less severe than life in prison would be incommensurate with the harm he has done.
A cogent account of the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, the corruption and lies of government officials, and the deceptions of the mass media, is presented by Unite the Right organizer Vincent James in the video below.
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