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!! OMG, MUST WATCH: This incredibly important and terrifying VICE documentary chronicles what happened in Charlottesville and is growing in the USA !!
On Saturday hundreds of white nationalists, alt-righters, and neo-Nazis traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the “Unite the Right” rally. By Saturday evening three people were dead – one protester, and two police officers – and many more injured. Charlottesville: Race and Terror shows us the horrifying, and growing direction in which the USA, under Trump’s presidency, may be headed. Thoughts?
UPDATE: Here’s the blubbering, sobbing and scared right-nationalist pleading on Youtube and seemingly half-backtracking after the VICE documentary was release with him as the star-hatemongerer. How poetic:
!! OMG, LISTEN TO THIS: Wrabel shares video for ‘The Village,’ written in response to Donald Trump’s attacks on transgender people. !!
Wrabel shares video for “The Village”, written in response to Donald Trump’s attacks on transgender people. The video features trans actors and Wrabel wrote an open letter about the video:
i wrote this song on february 23rd. the day after trump took away federal protections for trans students in public schools. today i release it, just days after he tweeted to ban trans people from serving in the military.
i just wanted to write a simple song letting anyone that feels like an outsider know that the problem isn’t you, it’s them. it’s the village. not in an aggressive us vs. them way, but just because you are the minority… just because people whisper “freak” when u walk down the hall… all of these things… it’s so hard out there… i know it is. these things aren’t pointing towards something wrong with YOU they’re pointing to a humongous problem with the majority… the “them”. there’s nothing wrong with you, there’s something wrong with the village.
two of my biggest supporters are trans teenagers. i’ve had the chance to meet their families. to get to know them. to hear about their struggles and dreams. hi. if you guys are reading this, i need to say thank you. thank you for being YOU. thank you for being honest and courageous and bold and vulnerable and transparent and true. you inspire me to be myself. you inspire me to be fearless in my self expression. my heart breaks for you. what this man is saying and doing. it has to stop. he is giving the village permission to hate. to look at those who are different as wrong and lesser than. i don’t know how else to raise my voice than in a song. and so, i wrote a song for you.
i came out as gay at around 23. i grew up in the church. i came out into a church in los angeles that called it “same sex attraction”. it was wrong. i was wrong. it was evil. i was evil. “unnatural” they called it. “unnatural” they called me. i can’t pretend like i know what it’s like to be trans. to feel those feelings and know those struggles. all i can do is try to speak up and try to relate.
there’s nothing wrong with you, there’s something wrong with the village.
Check out the video above!
Legendary California congresswoman Maxine Waters was having none of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s stalling tactics at a House Financial Services Committee hearing the other day. She invoked the procedural tactic of “reclaiming her time” over and over again to make sure she got to fully question Mnuchin, and producer Adam Joseph has turned it into a banging club track. C-Span has never been this catchy.
Watch the original exchange between Waters and Mnuchin after the jump.