Nathan Winograd writes this:
“The cruel and vile views of white supremacists on display and the violence against innocent people standing up to tyranny and hate are an anathema to every value I hold dear, and everything I have dedicated my life to: compassion, kindness, justice, and equality, not just for all humans, but for animals, too.”
There is a connection between Charlottesville and animals. It is the undermining of democracy. It is a reminder of the presence of the alt-right, fascists, an armed militia which shows us the ugly underbelly of America society. It is very depressing I’m sure to Nathan Winograd. He has fought for many years for animal rights and no-kill animal shelters.
“the girders underlying our democracy and system of government, the very tools used so successfully by prior movements for greater justice under siege at and by the highest levels of our government.”
Is it fair to argue that Supremacism includes the attitude that humans (a species) is superior to and must dominate animals? That is my understanding. If I am correct Charlotesville is a worrying event for animal advocates.