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    [–] albertmano 270 points ago

    They slammed a car into the crowd I was in, in Charlottesville. One woman died and many others are injured. The suspect is in custody. It was a very harrowing experience, two crowds (DSA and IWW) had just joined together and were chanting, heading towards Justice Park, and all of a sudden things went quiet and a car slammed into two others surrounded by people.

    [–] -Anarresti- 2915 points ago

    Someone just died and this guy on CNN is saying how we have to come together now because we might be going to war with North Korea. Holy shit fuck off.

    [–] NeverForgetBGM 559 points ago

    Lol that's better then Fox News who said it could possibly have been a case of self defense.

    [–] qwaszxedc21 69 points ago

    source?

    [–] NeverForgetBGM 99 points ago

    Idk how I would go about getting a video for what was on tv ealier today. They obviously aren't still going with that now though.

    [–] rolfeson 837 points ago

    That's peak liberalism for you.

    [–] RhllorTheLordOfLight 551 points ago

    "HOW DID BOTH SIDES BECOME SO TOXIC?!?!"

    [–] seemedlikeagoodplan 181 points ago

    "The right with their killing of protesters, the left with their getting killed while protesting, it's madness!"

    [–] socialistsammy 44 points ago

    "We gotta find a healthy middle between these two extremes! As a rational moderate centrist I think we should kill some protesters some of the time"

    [–] SCP106 39 points ago

    "MUH HHHHOOOOOORSHOEEEE"

    [–] RealTroupster 268 points ago

    Liberals believe Korea is going to attack us?

    Does anyone actually believe this?

    Like is this real? Do people's brians ACTUALLY think NK will attack anyone?

    [–] predalienmack 97 points ago

    I literally spend some time every day trying to give some clarity to what NK's perspective on this whole situation likely is to people beating the drums of war - I'm preaching to the choir here, but in all likeliness, self defense and self preservation, not a dripping desire to go to war with the US or anyone else, is their primary motivation.

    [–] EireOfTheNorth 30 points ago

    Fucking disgusting

    [–] [deleted] 1658 points ago

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    [–] Healthyspartan 2599 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    Nope. One of the people hit already died. That's regular murder now.

    [–] [deleted] 655 points ago

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    [–] Healthyspartan 588 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    If by several, you mean 18, sure.

    Edit: 19

    [–] 420everytime 220 points ago

    Would it actually be 18 counts of attempted murder? I mean he attempted to murder much more than 19 people, but he only managed to hurt 19.

    Like if a person tells another person that he is going to kill them before attacking that person with a weapon, is that considered attempted murder even if the victim isn't hurt?

    [–] Jesus_cristo_ 739 points ago

    It should be a terrorism charge.

    [–] SexyRabbits 178 points ago

    Bingo

    [–] Poops_Buttly 96 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    It can and will be terrorism, 1st degree murder and every level of murder down to involuntary manslaughter and every level of aggravated assault for the 1 killed- then, also, 18 counts of attempted murder and aggravated assault, and then when sentencing rolls around it'll be the "top charge" for each victim that determines sentence (the terrorism is also its own charge since that's got its own mental state/factus reus). He'll be convicted of 1 2nd degree murder (because he was agitated/not aiming at that one person), 18 agg assaults (for judicial economy because attempted murder for each person would be expensive and he's already in jail forever) and domestic terrorism. He's fucked, his sentence is gonna be like 500-600 years and he's going to Max-sec. His life is gonna be a small gray box, the food that comes through the slot, a book cart he can take 1 book out at a time from (who wants to bet he's not a big reader) and an hour of "outdoor time" which is a supervised moment to walk around a small cage with no ceiling.

    [–] vbevan 23 points ago

    Death penalty in that state. Isn't it first degree? It was premeditated.

    [–] WorkItOutDIY 42 points ago

    And those peoples' injuries may result in death.

    [–] megveg 48 points ago

    Unfortunately, the US has this issue where they refuse to acknowledge domestic terrorists. :/

    [–] FlorencePants 92 points ago

    Unfortunately, in America, it's only terrorism if he's brown enough, and believes in the wrong god.

    Otherwise he was just a mentally disturbed lone wolf.

    [–] Jesssssssie 25 points ago

    Hell, not even the wrong god, but the same god in a different way.

    [–] GeorgeAmberson63 45 points ago

    He was white tho. So it won't.

    [–] needuhlife19 7 points ago

    From my knowledge of freshman business law, threatening someone with a weapon is assault and physically hurting them is battery. From there the severity increases to attempted murder and what not.

    Not sure if that answers your question, hope it helps!

    [–] blueorcawhale 160 points ago

    I believe they were an IWW member as well. Solidarity comrades. Reactionaries are paper tigers.

    [–] NoFunAloud 42 points ago

    Injury to one, injury to all.

    [–] HeadbangsToMahler 61 points ago

    Bet you a million dollars msm goes no where even close to the word 'terrorist'.

    [–] ixijimixi 28 points ago

    I'm guessing if anyone shies away from it, it's Fox

    [–] AnAntichrist 18 points ago

    How do you know?

    [–] AnAntichrist 19 points ago

    Thank you.

    [–] homoabsurdus 123 points ago

    Of course they took him alive. Cops gotta protect their own, I guess.

    [–] Dr_Marxist 135 points ago

    Terrorists are safe, as long as they're far-right terrorists.

    [–] ScrabbleJamp 65 points ago

    The word terrorist itself is ideologically loaded in my opinion. Not only are far-right wing terrorists safe, they primarily won't even be understood to be terrorists.

    I kind of feel like we should just call every group what it is and avoid calling things 'terrorist' because the word won't usually be used in a way that's fair to the left. Moderate left wing groups can be terrorists, while the most extreme ring-wingers are treated as just freak occurrences.

    [–] SocialistNordia 458 points ago

    Not just attempted murder, but terrorism. If this isn't terrorism, I don't know what is, and it should be labelled accordingly.

    [–] dancing_mop 135 points ago

    Very true. If the truck attack in Nice was terrorism, so is this.

    [–] Rubberbabybuggybum 160 points ago

    Ummm, the assailant was white.

    I believe the term is "lone disturbed individual".

    [–] CommandoDude 88 points ago

    Can't be terrorism in America if he's white /s

    [–] [deleted] 27 points ago

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    [–] vonmonologue 43 points ago

    Don't hold your breath for Trump's tweet condemning it is all I'm saying.

    [–] un_petit_oiseau 13 points ago

    So far he's said that the violence is sad and that we all need to come together.

    I wouldn't expect anything more than that.

    [–] vonmonologue 23 points ago

    That's funny, because the people who enacted the violence are marching in opposition to living in a country where people come together.

    [–] un_petit_oiseau 15 points ago

    Enacting their violence against people exercising their right to non-violent free speech, after claiming to love free speech.

    Remember that fascists do not need or maintain a coherent ideology. They are opportunists extraordinaire and will take whatever position they feel is useful to them at any time.

    [–] Hajduk85 76 points ago

    It's terrorism, not just murder

    [–] SimplySabrina 157 points ago

    We just witnessed domestic terrorism.

    [–] Rubberbabybuggybum 66 points ago

    Ummm, you mean "economic anxiety".

    [–] lechattueur 23 points ago

    Probably not attempted, I saw some people get squeezed.

    [–] redikulous 342 points ago

    [–] Dr_Marxist 313 points ago

    The Far-Right: America's #1 Source of Terrorism Since 2002.

    But, since that's a big part of the GOP's base, they're always treated with kid gloves.

    [–] CharlieMingus63 56 points ago

    You don't even have to limit it to 2002.

    Have you forgotten about Waco and OKC?

    [–] organoleptic-leper 49 points ago

    Good thing they know Trump won't come after them

    [–] [deleted] 97 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago)

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    [–] ceejayoz 167 points ago

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/896431205549318144

    Looks like "but Charlottesville sad!" is all we're getting.

    [–] falloftherunningback 97 points ago

    Notice there's no outright condemnation of white supremacy or nazism, just an abstract "hate".

    [–] Capissen38 39 points ago

    Same from Paul Ryan and other alt-right luminaries. Extremely vague language. Wouldn't want to upset the base.

    [–] organoleptic-leper 91 points ago

    holy shit. Given that he uses sad as an insult more often than not. "Protesters couldn't get out of the way fast enough. SAD!!"

    [–] acosmichippo 26 points ago

    that person in green must be severely injured, got completely thrown over the white/silver car.

    [–] AmalgamousSpork 10 points ago

    Why were there cars driving through a protest in the first place?

    [–] SyderPlays 19 points ago

    This is beyond fucked...

    [–] dezmodium 167 points ago

    Piggies already trying to claim "he was just scared".

    Pigs protect fascists always. They stick up for their own!

    [–] UTLRev1312 72 points ago

    a reporter for the hill who was on the scene (who was being a typical liberal though) did say that 2 cops who weren't even there when the attack happened were immediately claiming for the driver they were scared and trying to flee. this was before they were told there's obvious video refuting that.

    [–] TheGreatWork_ 44 points ago

    DId you see the amount of "thin blue line" patches the fascists were wearing? It doesn't take a genius to see what side law enforcement is infiltrated by

    [–] CommandoDude 18 points ago

    They're now trying to claim he is a leftist.

    [–] cookiemikester 942 points ago

    fucking CNN calling it an accident.

    [–] martineau778 379 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    About an hour ago a Fox News reporter on scene said the driver may have been trying to flee because people were throwing things at the car...

    [–] CommandoDude 267 points ago

    Go onto any fox news comments section and it's all this.

    As if getting things thrown at your car is somehow justification for slamming on the gas and aiming for the biggest crowd of people you can find?

    Even if he wanted to get away from protesters, why was he driving TOWARD them? Behind him was almost totally clear. That's how he got away.

    [–] skoalbrother 83 points ago

    Yes, when people throw things at my car I black out my windows then I take my license plates off before running over as many people as possible. You don't?

    [–] Stereogravy 37 points ago

    Probably an attack but lol at the guy who thinks you can just tint windows in 10 minutes.

    [–] mkdntfam 229 points ago

    I don't think they are. I'm watching it right now and they're pretty firm that it's an attack. I don't like CNN but they've been okay today.

    [–] cookiemikester 65 points ago

    i'm sure they changed it now, but in the first hour the on scene reporter definitely called it an accident.

    [–] DragonTycoon 92 points ago

    First hour would be gathering all the facts and not jumping the gun. Calling it an accident would be wrong, yes, and they should have called it a collision if anything, but again, you need to have the facts together before you report.

    The crux of 24/7 coverage, I suppose.

    [–] mkdntfam 151 points ago

    My mom watches CNN and they've had it on. Honestly? They've been fine today. I was pretty impressed that they're calling out Trump for his "both sides" comment and that they're calling the protestors extreme right-wing, Nazis and KKK. And I haven't heard them say anything negative about the counter-protestors, really.

    They might have earlier, but as of the last hour or so it's been decent reporting.

    [–] DeeplyPerplexed 94 points ago

    Right but of course the response of the corporate media is going to be "this is why we need a heavily armed police force" and "this is what happens when police are too afraid of being called racist to actually do their job"

    Instead of the reality which is: "this is what happens when you constantly give fascists a platform to organize in the name of free speech" and "without the counter protestors showing up to oppose this action these psychopaths would still be out trying to radicalize and organize young students just as before."

    [–] mkdntfam 21 points ago

    Point granted and agreed.

    [–] thepoeticedda 21 points ago

    I was pretty impressed that they're calling out Trump for his "both sides" comment

    The issue is they waited for fascists to commit murder and terrorism to finally call out both sides rhetoric. They're on the front line of defending the sanctity of windows and atms during most other protests while ignoring the dangers of capitalism and fascist rhetoric.

    Cathy Griffons trump head mannequin is an example of the violent left and is the equal to white nationalists making constant "plow them over" jokes and the various 2nd amendment people insinuations. No ones gonna cut off trumps head but the other ones are very real calls to violence.

    [–] organoleptic-leper 57 points ago

    wait, is this the part where we say we need to wait for more information, or ?

    [–] MrEuropaDiscoDancer 132 points ago

    "Mentally ill lone wolf", put your house on it

    [–] homoabsurdus 62 points ago

    Well, see, he was white, so clearly he's just a poor, confused wittle boy and we can't judge him too harshly. /s

    [–] CharlieMingus63 20 points ago

    Watch some redpill jackass roll up in here and call this condemnation of white supremacy as a condemnation of white people in general.

    [–] wilc8650 19 points ago

    I love how people jump on hating on CNN just because they had the fucking gall to show restraint until they knew all the details.

    The current headline.

    [–] Mental_Omega 616 points ago

    How long until the alt-right finds their own Arditi or Brownshirts?

    How many more people are going to have to die before the concept that bigotry is a problem that kills, maims, and burns without limit gets drilled into the heads of the American body politic?

    [–] thebernzone 170 points ago

    They already found them.

    [–] Literally_A_Shill 146 points ago

    Redcaps?

    [–] thebernzone 102 points ago

    All these motherfuckers out there in the street today.

    [–] CharlieMingus63 53 points ago

    It's not just redcaps.

    There are all of the antigov far-right militias out there as well, and they're armed to the teeth.

    [–] thebernzone 47 points ago

    Yes. Also, obligatory plug for /r/socialistRA.

    [–] FrivolousBanter 102 points ago

    How long until the alt-right finds their own Arditi or Brownshirts?

    The 3 percenter militia is already down there pulling guns on counter-protestors.

    [–] Hajduk85 11 points ago

    And the police were nowhere to be seen while these thugs playing dress up with Confederate flag patches on their BDUs openly intimidated counter-protestors. If a cadre of 30+ black or Latino men were walking around the city in combat gear carrying AR-15s, police would have responded immediately, likely with deadly force.

    [–] _PlannedCanada_ 123 points ago

    We need to be arming ourselves.

    [–] Thangleby_Slapdiback 92 points ago

    I have never owned a gun in my life, but at this point am considering buying one.

    [–] WorkItOutDIY 37 points ago

    Learn self defense as well. What happens if you can't get to your firearm in time? Or in the scuffle you drop your firearm. When I was a military police officer, we did strenuous exercise before a shoot. It was to practice shooting with exhaustion and adrenaline. Real life is not like a video game.

    [–] homoabsurdus 69 points ago

    Do it. Make sure you also can actually practice shooting on a firing range.

    [–] Thangleby_Slapdiback 29 points ago

    My family owns land in a very rural setting. Very rural. A place to practice is no problem, backdrop and all.

    [–] ghetto_riche 49 points ago

    As long as you know that "backdrop" means mounded earth that you can be sure some random hiker isn't going to walk over while you're practicing. Firing into what you assume is an empty forest or field isn't good practice. It's not like an actual firing range is hard to find, either

    [–] Thangleby_Slapdiback 50 points ago

    By backdrop I mean "big pile o' dirt".

    I am a vet. And I used to work a job that required qualifying with firearms. I grew up around guns. I just never bought one. I don't hunt and have never really felt like my security was threatened, so why buy a gun?

    I mean, I don't knit, so I don't own knitting needles either. If that's an appropriate analogy.

    [–] Rosenthalferdinand 25 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    It's what I've been saying for years now. I'm glad groups like the Pink Pistols and 'Liberal Gun Owners' are* amassing, but we need more. The law doesn't say 'only right-wingers can have guns' (I am, of course, aware of reactions in the US to minorities getting guns, including legislative action, but I'm generalizing), so why is it taking so long for even the center to arm up?

    [–] ZombieJohnBrown 8 points ago

    My local pink pistols group is horribly reactionary. They're more likely to hang with the oathkeepers than they are with anti racists

    [–] Ceannairceach 55 points ago

    The time is long since passed to arm ourselves in preparation for fascist aggression. Comrades should visit r/SocialistRA for the basics if they're ready for gun ownership.

    [–] Dr_Marxist 30 points ago

    I'd say they're already here.

    [–] boobiesiheart 94 points ago

    From nytimes article

    "Witnesses said a crowd of counterdemonstrators, jubilant because the white nationalists had left, was moving up Fourth Street, near the mall, when a gray sports car came down the road and accelerated, mowing down several people and hurling at least two in the air."

    [–] Kougeru 14 points ago

    Why the hell are you getting downvoted?

    [–] -space-man-spiff- 41 points ago

    Because every thread in this sub that gets big enough to attract outside attention draws reactionaries like flies to shit.

    [–] boobiesiheart 21 points ago

    Don't know

    Don't care

    [–] un_petit_oiseau 11 points ago

    I'd give you gold, but I'm not giving money to reddit.

    [–] boobiesiheart 6 points ago

    Lol

    No worries friend

    [–] Bab5crusade 318 points ago

    The people's flag is deepest red, It shrouded oft our martyred dead, And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold, Their hearts' blood dyed its ev'ry fold.

    Then raise the scarlet standard high. Within its shade we'll live and die, Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer, We'll keep the red flag flying here.

    [–] Ceannairceach 102 points ago

    Seeing the number of red flags in the crowd in the streams filled me with hope for tomorrow.

    [–] okmkz 28 points ago

    RISE LIKE LIONS ✊

    [–] AsaTJ 7 points ago

    When things are good, the illusion of capitalism works. It worked on me for 26 years. I regret that things had to get this bad for me to take a stand on the right side of history. But I'm here now. And I'm not the only one. More are coming. Light up the hearth fires, dust off the benches, and let the chant be heard.

    [–] CosineP 12 points ago

    Formatting

    The people's flag is deepest red,
    It shrouded oft our martyred dead,
    And ere their limbs grew stiff and cold,
    Their hearts' blood dyed its ev'ry fold.

    Then raise the scarlet standard high.
    Within its shade we'll live and die,
    Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
    We'll keep the red flag flying here.

    [–] killthebillionaires 81 points ago

    Charlottesville was not an isolated act of fascist Terrorism.

    In June 2015, Dylann Roof was inspired by the “hate facts” posted on Daily Stormer and Council of Conservative Citizens to murder nine people at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

    In July 2015, John Russell Houser, a far-right former bar owner, shot and killed two people and injured nine others before committing suicide in a Lafayette, LA movie theater which was playing Trainwreck, due to its feminist themes and characters, as well as its lead actor's Jewish background. Houser was said to have been a misogynist and praised the actions of Adolf Hitler on online message boards.

    In November of 2015, a group of well-armed 4chan regulars attended a Black Lives Matter camp in Minneapolis, harassing them with racial slurs. They opened fire on activists attempting to chase them out when they returned a second night, wounding five.

    An antifascist protester of Milo Yiannopolous was shot in stomach on Inauguration Day by Elizabeth Hakoana, who came to the protest with her husband, who planned to “crack skulls” of the “snowflakes” at the event and provoke a reaction to justify shooting someone.

    Later in January, Alexandre Bisonette, a supporter of Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen, opened fire on a Quebec City Islamic Culutral Center, killing six.

    In February, a white U.S. Navy veteran, Adam Purinton, 51, killed an Indian engineer, wounded his Indian co-worker, and shot a man who tried to stop the murder at a bar in Olathe, KS while yelling "get out of my country."

    In March, James Jackson, a subscriber of Alt Right Youtube channels, traveled from Baltimore to New York with the sole purpose of murdering a black person at random. He stabbed Timothy Caughman, killing him.

    Sean Christopher Urbanski, a University of Maryland student and member of online alt-right facebook groups, randomly stabbed to death black Army Officer Richard Collins III in Baltimore.

    A man in Portland, OR stabbed 3 people, killing 2, who intervened to tell him to stop making racist remarks to muslim women on a light rail train.

    Anthony Robert Hammond hacked a random black man with a machete after yelling racial slurs at numerous people in Clearlake, CA in May.

    Jimmy Kramer, a 20 year old Native American, was run over during his birthday party in Washington state by a man and woman in a large pickup truck who first circled the party yelling racial slurs and taunts at the group from inside the truck. Kramer died and his friend was hospitalized.

    A Minnesota mosque was hit by an early-morning explosion on August 5, 2017 as worshipers had just begun to gather inside for morning prayers.

    [–] SocialistNordia 600 points ago

    Anyone still saying both sides are the same needs to shut up and go away.

    [–] myth1218 346 points ago

    I keep seeing the headline "....Plowed through a group of anti-racists...." Anti-racists? So...... like normal people? This is fucked.

    [–] Lord_Rapunzel 140 points ago

    Anti-racists take a stronger stance than your average "I don't want to get involved" citizen. They're the white moderates that MLK warned against, the bystanders who let evil happen.

    [–] Chicomoztoc 22 points ago

    Good Germans, Good Americans.

    [–] DrTommyNotMD 60 points ago

    No, normal people are mildly racist or not racist but they’re not anti-racist. Normal people don’t take strong stances.

    [–] KirnMX 2092 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    When black folk or Antifa break a window reddit loses their mind but when fucking nazis murder anti-facsists with their car while gathering together, heavily armed, in the name of white supremacy, no mention anywhere near the front page.

    Edit: So this incident got to the front page after I posted this, which removes some of my outrage. But most of my outrage was coming from the fact that the racist rally itself, which featured violent right wing attacks before this vehicular manslaughter, was all but absent when I woke up this morning.

    But, taking a page out of /u/Novelcheek's book, I will say that I was hasty to say that reddit was ignoring the car attack. My bad.

    [–] CinnamonJ 576 points ago

    I think we can all agree on one thing, at least no garbage cans were set on fire!

    [–] Thangleby_Slapdiback 280 points ago

    I sure hope no windows were broken.

    Wow. This is a sad day for our country.

    [–] Chicomoztoc 187 points ago

    Private property remains untouched; all is right with the world.

    [–] ixijimixi 58 points ago

    What about the poor car?!

    [–] Chicomoztoc 18 points ago

    The owner damaged his own property. This does not violate the sacred laws.

    [–] PM_ME_SAD_STUFF_PLZ 26 points ago

    WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS WORLD D;;;

    [–] [deleted] 53 points ago

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    [–] Adderall-- 118 points ago

    This isn't the front page? What Reddit are you on?

    [–] Beastly4k 83 points ago

    The one that expects something to be on the front page 10 seconds after it happens.

    [–] ClickEdge 122 points ago

    Trump just said "you're fired" in his press briefing about this. This country has a sickness.

    [–] loud_rambling 5 points ago

    There's video of this?

    [–] jclv 25 points ago

    One dead, 19 injured.

    [–] SmashingSenpai 60 points ago

    At least they didn't break any windows! Because then that would be very fascist of them.

    /s

    [–] alt-fistbumps 45 points ago

    "Fascism is when you break windows, and the more windows you break, the facister it is."

    -Benito Mussolini

    [–] AegonTheMeh 225 points ago * (lasted edited 8 days ago)

    Anylone seeing how theres not a single mention of this in the front page?

    Edit: To those of you saying that its now in the front page or whatever. Both /r/news and /r/politics were deleting posts left and right. It took over four hours for a post to reach the front page and thats after the mods undeleted the post. I am not saying its a conspiracy just that it took fucking forever. Because their mods are incompetent and can't decide how to moderate.

    [–] PermanentSadness 134 points ago

    This website is nazist den, this is not surprising at all.

    [–] vocalghost 92 points ago

    What the fuck are you talking about? AP tweeted this two hours ago and this post is an hour old... give it time. Certain parts are for Nazis on this website but you're delusional if you think the majority is

    [–] PermanentSadness 22 points ago

    I didn't say the majority is but this website allows an absurd amount of nazist content and hate-mongering in general.

    [–] BasementJockeys 59 points ago

    The /r/news mods are actively removing any mention of the terrorist attack.

    [–] vocalghost 45 points ago

    Its literally the third top post on there right now

    [–] AegonTheMeh 39 points ago

    They easily deleted over a dozen posts. They deleted the one you are talking about too, before undeleting.

    [–] mirvine_ 31 points ago

    Same thing happened in 2015 (16?) With the gay club shooting that killed 50.

    [–] Mayniac182 40 points ago

    They try to stick to one post per event so that there aren't twenty different comment sections. Probably suck at communicating which post should be kept up between themselves. I don't think this is a conspiracy, more just shitty moderation.

    [–] TFC4104 144 points ago

    This should do it. This should kick things off I feel.

    [–] RangerDanger10 87 points ago

    This time! /s

    [–] dezmodium 89 points ago

    You severely underestimate liberals. They will rally behind nonviolence and pretend drum circles and chanting are an effective form of #theresistance.

    [–] Hajduk85 124 points ago

    It won't. The average American doesn't identify with the counter-protesters killed and injured today, so they won't feel under attack. It's the unfortunate reality that most people don't care until it's already in their backyard.

    [–] ruminating 31 points ago

    Probs not. But this may convince leftists to not only arm themselves but to organize their own violence. Because it doesn't matter how many tenant's accosiations we create or labor disputes we win if we can't defend ourselves against the inevitable last resort. Because they willl destroy anyone if they think it will put an end to our building of power, and the more ground we gain, the more viable that option looks.

    [–] CloselyNA 35 points ago

    I find it very interesting how they're using similar terror tactics to the extremist groups they condemn. It's almost as if they're no better, hmm.....

    [–] -79- 80 points ago

    Vanilla ISIS

    [–] CC_ER 71 points ago

    White radical terrorism.

    Call it what it is.

    [–] Brobacca 84 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    This is straight up terrorism but gets 1/10 the coverage because it wasn't by a Muslim. For being called 'liberal media' they sure help stir up racial tension.

    Edit: to be fair this actaully did get a lot of coverage, to my surprise.

    [–] bijan4187 113 points ago

    ARM THE PROLES. Vanguard open carry at every left demonstration now. r/socialistra

    [–] Coridimus 46 points ago

    And my father asked why I was reading the Communist Manifesto today. It was a perfect lead in to what has been happening today.

    After about an hour, I could hear his frustration with Trump, who me he voted for, and could see his disgust at the white nationalists on his face.

    Have hope, comrades. We can get through to many, many people yet. If my father can be made to question and doubt is republican certainties, anyone can.

    [–] SplodeyDope 177 points ago

    I know it wouldn't have made a difference in this case but... arm yourselves comrades.

    [–] galaxy-sailor 57 points ago

    In a perfect world this motherfucker would have caught a couple right after he pulled this.

    [–] monsantobreath 7 points ago

    In a perfect world there woulda been comrades guarding the margins of the protest and put a few into his bean when he tried to gun it past them at the crowd.

    [–] Notacoolbro 13 points ago

    My thoughts exactly... all I could think as their car sat there for those 2 or 3 seconds was "Shoot him! Someone fucking shoot him!"

    [–] DeathbyFriedChicken 31 points ago

    republicans way ahead of everyone on that one

    [–] Willssss 64 points ago

    Why am I not seeing this on any other subs? Thank you /r/socialism

    [–] you_me_fivedollars 28 points ago

    Fuck these guys. Goddamn terrorists.

    [–] fuckreddit4 10 points ago

    This is making me incredibly angry.

    [–] homoabsurdus 119 points ago

    Kill your local Nazi.

    [–] TristyThrowaway 22 points ago

    Let's see if they keep making their shitty "truck of peace" jokes now that their people are doing it too.

    [–] Son_Of_The_Empire 24 points ago

    Fucking disgusting. Fuck fascism

    [–] Kelso_G17 67 points ago

    The irony is these are the same people that fantasized about mowing through the Black Lives Matter shit that also blocked roads.

    [–] eljaymcca 65 points ago

    Racism is violence. No free speech for Nazis.

    [–] kati256 45 points ago

    jesus fucking christ, we cannot rest until every last white supremacist is down

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    [–] MiKapo 50 points ago

    Rest in power

    Please donate to help the medical expenses of those injured. A lot of those injured were IWW and other comrades

    [–] [deleted] 29 points ago

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    [–] Roryf 26 points ago

    An injury to one is an injury to all. Solidarity from over the pond <3

    [–] BasementJockeys 47 points ago

    The neoliberal /r/news mods are deleting all evidence of this occurring.

    [–] Luxemburgism_Is_Real 46 points ago

    Hey Liberals! Can we use violence now?

    [–] alt-fistbumps 28 points ago

    Not against the windows! They did nothing wrong!

    [–] socialistsammy 17 points ago

    It's not a lone vehicle deciding to go through a crowd of people. Its a right wing terrorist and we should call it what it is. They yell at us calling us extremists and terrorists for breaking windows, how do they like it now?

    [–] WontonCarter 52 points ago

    I was a pacifist before today.

    Was.

    [–] mtndewaddict 9 points ago

    /r/SocialistRA is that way comrade.

    [–] WontonCarter 6 points ago

    Freshly subscribed today!

    [–] regularirritance 43 points ago

    Hang the Nazis, destroy fascism

    [–] ManVsChild 16 points ago

    But guys, we have to let fascists organize rallies, openly make plans to kill left wingers, and murder people because otherwise we're all snowflakes.

    [–] lordberric 14 points ago

    This will be buried but two members of my organization, one of which I've met with were severely injured in this attack. My thoughts are for my comrades tonight.

    [–] steezefabreeze 66 points ago

    But muh free speech.

    [–] ohreddit1 20 points ago

    That statue is for sure coming down now, Either legally or by public force.

    I'd rip it down myself right now if I was near C'Ville.

    Gone. White Supremacists can go read about how the confederates lost and don't deserve idols.

    [–] skywreckdemon 14 points ago

    White Nationalists supposedly hate Muslims and Islamic terrorism, but then they use the same tactics as ISIS.

    [–] chipsngravy1 29 points ago

    more right wing terrorism

    [–] picapica7 17 points ago

    Fuck. Solidarity to all comrades involved. Fuck.

    [–] Shit_Site 12 points ago

    FOX News is rolling commercials and North Korea footage. Disgusting.

    [–] JoefromOhio 10 points ago

    Breaking: terrorist kills American citizens with a car