August 13, 2017
The real crime is those #BaggyKhakis.
It has been revealed that James Fields, the accused driver of the DEATH DODGE, was standing with Vanguard America during the rally.
Vanguard has said that he was not a member of their group.
An official statement regarding today's incidents and the individual in question. pic.twitter.com/wBaERomHEZ
— Vanguard America (@VanguardAm) August 13, 2017
Whether that turns out to be accurate or not (I have no reason to believe it is inaccurate) makes no difference.
James Fields was simply an individual, who was overcome with road rage when people were throwing bricks at his hot Dodge.
While of course no one supports road rage, and the harm that comes from it, we need to remember that road rage has no political affiliation.
And in fact, less than 2% of road rage incidents in the US between 2009 and 2013 were committed by Neo-Nazis or White Supremacists.
Despite the attempts of the media to paint road rage as an exclusively white supremacist phenomenon, most road ragers are black men.
Just Friday – the day before the James Fields incident – Thomas Lehman, a 23-year-old father, died from injuries sustained after having been beaten by a pack of blacks in a road rage incident in Toledo, Ohio.
Thomas Lehman and his daughter.
After pulling him to the side of the road, the blacks beat him in front of his 4-year-old daughter, who was in the car.
And yet, this incident has not even made national media, because the attackers are the wrong color.
The last road rage incident to make national headlines was the 2016 shooting of an American African former professional football player, Will Smith, by another black.
Despite media portrayals, this is what the average road rager looks like.
Nazis to be Targeted?
The government and the media are going into overdrive now, effectively implying that all Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists are road ragers.
We need to rally around the Neo-Nazi White Supremacist community, and let them know that we know that they are not all road ragers, and that road rage has no politics.
If you know a White Supremacist, give them a hug. Make them feel comfortable.
They are the real victims here, because it is they who will be unfairly targeted and stereotyped as road ragers, even while the majority of White Supremacists are peaceful people and safe drivers.
I ask that you please use the hashtags #HugANazi and #RoadRageHasNoPolitics on social media to let Neo-Nazis know that they are a welcome part of our community, we embrace them for the diversity they bring to our society, and we know that they are not all road ragers.
Road rage has no politics, and it is disgusting to see the opportunist politicians like John McCain, Paul Ryan, Elizabeth Warren and others trying to capitalize on a tragedy by demonizing all Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists as road ragers.