Posted: August 25, 2017
Written by: Genocide Survivors Foundation
Genocide Survivors Foundation (GSF) strongly condemns the recent hateful display and violence at the “Unite the Right” rally by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Waving Confederate flags, Ku Klux Klan signs, swastika flags, doing Nazi salutes and chanting Nazi slogans as they marched, the neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups in Charlottesville left no question about their racist and anti-Semitic ideology.
GSF commends the men and women of good conscious in Charlottesville who stood up and protested against the white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups, making clear that such racism and extremism is not welcome in Charlottesville or anywhere in America. No place should have to endure this repulsive display of hatred.
GSF also commends the political leaders on the local and national level who have condemned the hate and extremism displayed in Charlottesville without equivocation.
As incidents of racism, anti-Semitism and other forms of extremism continue to be on the rise, all people of good conscience must speak loudly and clearly against hate.
Make no mistake, history has taught us that the cancer of hate only grows stronger when appeased or in the presence of silence. There must be a clear denunciation and condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other extremists groups whenever and wherever they appear.
As we try to make sense of the events in Charlottesville, let us be reminded of Edmund Burke’s words that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”« Back to News + Blog