A Unite the Right rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville,Virginia has ripped the lid off the racism simmering across the United States since the election of Donald Trump and the rise of the Alt.Right.
It turned into a showdown between white supremacist/nationalist groups and protesters that broke out in fights and, at one point, a very deliberate attack when a man drove a car into a street full of anti-right protesters.
The most depressing aspect has been the reaction to the videos on YouTube where the events are being live streamed. The rightwing hatred and fury is visceral in the hideous remarks being left on these sites. There's an animalistic viciousness to it.
The Cheeto Benito, unable to ignore the outrage, is expected to give a statement from his hidey-hole golf resort.
Update: Donald J. Trump, America's divider-in-chief, went before the cameras to urge Americans to "love each other" while maintaining that everyone is to blame for the atrocity at Charlottesville. I was going to post a video of his remarks but it was so dripping with insincerity and hypocrisy that my computer won't load it.