Today's Unite the Right rally resulted in a state of emergency being announced at noon on the campus, and as anti-fascist groups (known as 'antifa') demonstrated across the country, the Democratic Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe extended it statewide.
|Havana's Malekon, 2011|
It is no coincidence that the far-right should rise to national promince just days after the convention of Democratic Socialists of America gathered the largest number of American socialists since World War II. In the wake of the Bernie Sanders campaign, the DSA increased its membership from 6,500 in May 2016, t0 25,000 dues-paying members today.
At twelve-thirty today Saturday, as violent clashes are broadcast, the President still had not commented. Yesterday, he threatened not only North Korea with military action, but also Venezuela.
1:30: After the First Lady tweeted against violence, the president had to follow. It's not the first time that I feel sorry for Melania Trump.
P.S. For the bigger picture of the Alt-Right's paranoia, see http://www.otherjones.com/2015/03/in-europe-arithmetic-of-otherness-and.html, and