Monday’s rally is likely just to be the beginning of a long-running and potentially violent conflict between so-called “constitutionalists” in rural Virginia and elsewhere, and lawmakers attempting to establish fully constitutional regulations.
Alt-right activists deploy symbology like medieval mythology in a similar manner to the alt-right’s appropriation of such mainstream symbols as the “OK” hand signal, or the cartoon Pepe the Frog and its permutations, in order to confuse and deflect.
47-year-old David N. Anderson—who had posted anti-Semitic material on social media before the attack, and left a rambling manifesto behind in a van left at the scene full of hateful references to Jews—was connected to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement.
Warren released the latest of her plans under the “I’ve got a plan for that” theme: “Fighting Back Against White Nationalist Violence.” It’s detailed, thoughtful, and largely achievable. It’s also, unfortunately, incomplete.