This Guy Thinks He’s Not The “Angry Racist” Portrayed In Photo From Charlottesville Riot
Message: Peter Cvjetanovic might not think he’s an angry racist, but photographed evidence proves otherwise.
As anywhere from 2,000 to 6,000 white terrorists filled the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday, Aug. 12, among them was 20-year-old Reno resident Peter Cvjetanovic. Identified as the screaming pile of excrement in the photo above, Cvjetanovic, an undergraduate studying history and political science, traveled to march in the “Unite the Right” rally to protest the removal of Confederate general Robert E. Lee’s statue from what’s now known as Emancipation Park.
“I came to this march for the message that white European culture has a right to be here just like every other culture,” Cvjetanovic says. “It is not perfect; there are flaws to it, of course. However, I do believe that the replacement of the statue will be the slow replacement of white heritage within the United States and the people who fought and defended and built their homeland. Robert E. Lee is a great example of that. He wasn’t a perfect man, but I want to honor and respect what he stood for during his time.”
“Stood for during his time,” eh, Peter? The raping of black women, the pillaging of the Native American, the destruction of the black-and-brown man are things you feel “have a right to be here” in America. It’s bad enough that white terrorists cannot openly admit the violence that they’ve wrought on humankind in this world, they have to try and slight us by saying things like this: “As a white nationalist, I care for all people. We all deserve a future for our children and for our culture. White nationalists aren’t all hateful; we just want to preserve what we have.”
If leaving three people without life in their body, plus injury 19 others is what you “want to preserve” then you are more clueless than you believe yourself not to be. “I did not expect the photo to be shared as much as it was,” Cvjetanovic, a self-appointed white nationalist, said. “I understand the photo has a very negative connotation. But I hope that the people sharing the photo are willing to listen that I am not the angry racist they see in that photo.”
No? You’re just a well-adjusted, calm, rational racist, huh, Peter?
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