5 Biggest Shockers From Vice’s Harrowing ‘Charlottesville: Race and Terror’ Documentary – TooFab

A white nationalist speaker for “Unite the Right” — Christopher Cantwell — gathered with a group of fellow nationalists at McIntire Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12. The group gathered in protest of the town’s plan to remove a giant statue of the Confederacy’s top general, Robert E. Lee.

Cantwell congratulated one of the men for his 12-hour trek from Canada.

“If I was doing the radical agenda in Canada, I’d probably be arrested for it, right?” Cantwell said to the group.

“Well, in Canada, hurting people’s feelings is basically illegal. It’s not really criminal, but…” one of the men responded.

“Unless they’re white males,” Cantwell interrupted.

Vice sent reporters and a camera crew to the highly volatile city to gain a better understanding of white nationalism and those who perpetuate it. The 22-minute documentary is absolutely worth the viewing, but here’s five of the most shocking moments from “Charlottesville: Race and Terror.”

Christopher Cantwell, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

“So when did you get into, as you said, the ‘racial stuff’?” Vice reporter Elle Reeve asked Cantwell.

“When the Trayvon Martin case happened, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and all these different things happened, every single case, it’s some little black a–hole behaving like a savage, and he gets himself in trouble, shockingly enough,” he said, surrounded by a group of fellow male white nationalists at McIntire Park.

“Whatever problems I might have with my fellow white people, they generally are not inclined to such behavior, and, you know, you gotta kinda take that into consideration when you’re thinking about how to organize your society.”

Reeve rattled off names like Elliot Rodger — who shot and killed six people near University of California’s Santa Barbara campus in 2014 — and Dylann Roof — a white supremacist and mass murderer convicted of perpetrating the Charleston church shooting.

“I’m pretty sure Elliot Rodger wasn’t explicitly white,” Cantwell interrupted. “You remember the names of white bombers and mass shooters. Can you tell me the name of all 19 hijackers on 9-11 off the top of your head?”

“You were asking whether white people were capable of violence,” Reeve responded.

“I didn’t say capable! Of course we’re capable. I’m carrying a pistol. I go to the gym all the time. I’m trying to make myself more capable of violence! I’m here to spread ideas, talk, in the hopes that somebody more capable will come along and do that — somebody like Donald Trump, who does not give his daughter to a Jew,” Cantwell said.

“So Donald Trump, but like, more racist,” Reeve said with a sprinkle of sarcasm.

“A lot more racist than Donald Trump,” he responded. “I don’t think that you could feel the way about race that I do and watch that [Jared] Kushner bastard walk around with that beautiful girl, OK?”

Robert “Azzmador” Ray, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

Individuals of both sides of the unofficial race war gathered at Emancipation Park later that day, but 30 minutes before former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke was scheduled to speak, police told the crowd to disperse and pushed out Cantwell and his “Unite the Right” troop. Reeve followed.

“We’re here obeying the law. We’re doing everything that we’re supposed to do, trying to express opinions,” Cantwell said while marching to the alt-right-designated McIntire Park. “And the criminals are over there getting their way. And that is a foundational problem in our society. And whatever you think of my opinions — that’s gonna be something that puts you in danger.”

Robert “Azzmador” Ray — neo-Nazi and writer for the Daily Stromer — chimed in. “That is because this city is run by Jewish communists and criminal n-ggers. That’s exactly what it is.”

Cantwell added, “We did not initiate force against anybody. We’re not non-violent. We’ll f-cking kill these people if we have to.”

“We’re showing to this parasitic class of anti-white vermin,” Ray said. “This is our country. Our country was built by our forefathers and sustained by us. It’s going to remain our country.”

“As you can see today, we greatly outnumbered the anti-white, anti-American filth,” he added. “At some point, we will have enough power that we will clear them from the streets forever — that which is degenerate in white countries will be removed.”

Timothy Porter, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

Reeve witnessed a car — that we now know was driven by James Alex Fields — slamming into a crowd of protesters Saturday near Emancipation Park. She choked up as she delivered the news to the camera.

“I don’t know how many people are hurt, but there are people on the ground being treated by the medics. There’s people running up the streets, screaming and crying. There’s many people on the sidewalk injured, too. It’s a really horrific sound.”

Timothy Porter, a Charlottesville resident who was on the scene, was in hysterics.

“They just literally came down the street at 80 miles per hour to f-cking hit us just now. There are people’s bodies laying on the ground right now! We told city council we did not want them here. They let them come! We told the police we don not want them here. They let them come! I had to jump out of the way. I almost got hit by the car my f-cking self.”

“I seen bodies fly from getting hit by that car. I seen people in blood on the f-cking ground! This is my town! We did not want the motherf-ckers here, and now we got bodies on the ground and they’re trying to revive somebody right now.”

A medic who was nearby at the time of the accident told Reeve he tried to revive Heather Heyer — a counter-protester — after he found her on the ground “hardly breathing,” but she died on the scene. Heyer was 32.

Tanesha Hudson, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

Montae Taylor, a University of Virginia student activist, spoke to a crowd that gathered Sunday to honor Heather.

“I have a great-grandfather who literally has told me the same stories of what I’ve experienced today, and the fact that I can look at what’s going on and see what my grandfather was talking about — it’s not scary, but it’s appalling. And the fact that we have a president that can come on national TV and go from talking about people were wrong on many sides and not even acknowledge the young lady who lost her life in result of the people who he has notably and knowingly sided with, is appalling to me. But honestly, I can’t say that I’m surprised.”

Tanesha Hudson, a local activist, said she thought the way President Donald Trump handled the situation was “a bunch of nonsense” and that he “OK’ed this activity.”

“This is the face of supremacy,” she said. “This is what we deal with every day being African American, and this has always been the reality of Charlottesville. You can’t stand in one corner of this city and and not look at the master sitting on top of [his horse]. He looks down on us. He’s been looking down on this city for God knows how long. This is Charlottesville.”

Jason Kessler, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

A crowd gathered Sunday at Charlottesville City Hall to publicly denounce Jason Kessler, a “Unite the Right” organizer.

“It really is a sad day in our constitutional democracy when we are not able to have civil liberties like the First Amendment,” he said. “That’s what leads to rational discussion and ideas breaking down and people resorting to violence.”

Kessler was met with a seething response as protesters got in his face and demanded that he “indict for murder, now!”

Christopher Cantwell, “Charlottesville: Race and Terror”

“I’d say it was worth it,” Cantwell told Reeve Sunday night. “We knew that we were gonna meet a lot of resistance. The fact that nobody on our side died — I’d go ahead and call that points for us. The fact that none of our people killed anybody unjustly I think is a plus for us. And I think that we showed our rivals that we won’t be cowed.”

Reeve interrupted, “But the car that struck the protester — that’s unprovoked.”

“That’s not true and you know that it’t not true. You’ve seen the video,” Cantwell said before describing what he sees when watching the footage of the car slamming into the counter-protesters.

“The video appears to show someone striking that vehicle when these animals attacked again, and he saw no way to get away from them except to hit the gas,” Cantwell said. “And sadly, because our rivals are a bunch of stupid animals who don’t pay attention, they couldn’t just get out of the way of his car, and some people got hurt.”

“I think it was more than justified,” Cantwell said before adding, “I think a lot more people are gonna die here before we’re done.”

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