Despite the recent tragedy in Charlottesville, this is not an era of darkness but rather one of hope.
It is incredibly disturbing that a young woman was killed as a result of an ideological movement that should have stayed dead with Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito.
Still, we must remember that there is no outpouring of support for the perpetrators. Few people are going to bat for them, and public opinion has actively turned against President Trump for his vague statements.
The simple fact that the country took, and will continue to take, such a huge notice of this is a sign that we are moving in the right direction, albeit slowly.
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It can seem like a massive step backwards when things like this happen. But this is not a return of widespread racist ideologies, rather it is the dying gasp of people who believe they have been left behind.
These are people who see their power waning, who see them.