fire and igniting hatredtoward other communities causing a mass amount of violence and terror, but whatexactly is being done by our government to correct and prevent futureincidents? The recent incident that happened in Charlottesville, VA isa great example of how the leader of the U.S handles situations such as this.In Donald Trumps’ speech about the riot, he condemned hatred, bigotry andviolence on all sides. This statement clearly offended and angered many,including his fellow republican politicians. Trump refused to point anyspecific party out, but blamed all who were involved for participating in sucha violent protest.
White supremacists have always been around and are justrecently starting to surface again with the election of Trump. The incident inCharlottesville was not the first and definitely will not be the last if ourgovernment continues to allow these assemblies. The Supreme Court hasrecognized that the government may prohibit some speech that may cause a breachof the peace or cause violence, but why then are these protest still allowed? Whitesupremacists and the Ku Klux Klan stand for hate. Hate against any other racesand religions. These groups are inciting violence all over the country, butnothing is being done to stop them. Regarding free speech,the U.S. and Europe have very different views, and at one point in time theseviews existed in perfect isolation, but now it seems that globalization as wellas the internet are bringing them into conflict.
Individual rights win in theU.S. while equality and the group win in Europe. An example of how thesenations differ is freedom of speech in regards to censorship.
In Germany, theminister of justice had previously threatened social media giants and searchengines such as Facebook, Twitter and Google search, telling them that they neededto do a better job and move quicker to take down hateful posts that violateGerman law. He then proposed a new law that would discourage such threats. ForAmericans, the idea of the government forcing social media to censor posts mayseem to resemble China’s internet