The Unite the Right rally which took place in the summer of 2017 was unquestionably a defining moment in America. The two-day event (August 11 and 12) which thrust Charlottesville, Virginia, into the national spotlight quickly devolved into widespread violence and unmitigated disaster when anarchists, communists, and socialists like Antifa came on the scene and “started swinging clubs, fists, shields.”
The rally occurred largely because the Alt-Right movement and other white nationalist groups vehemently opposed the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Emancipation Park. This was also related to the plan to remove all Confederate monuments from public places throughout the United States.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book Zionism vs. the West: How Talmudic Ideology is Undermining Western Culture. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.