Comment: White House enabled ugly brutality of these neo-Nazis
One week after 9/11, Martin Amis minted the phrase "species shame" to express the totality of his revulsion. Sixteen years on, that phrase echoes with the ugly brutality of the neo-Nazis in Virginia who, in league with their presidential demigod, bring it storming back to mind.
You cannot divide them, those neo-Nazis and Trump, and not only because those with Hitler quotes on the back of T-shirts were chanting "Hail Trump" (as if using the English rather than German pronunciation would cunningly disguise their intent). You cannot divide them from Trump because Trump is their enabler, just as they are his.
Creatures like these existed long before Donald Trump launched his political career by questioning the birthplace of the African-American who preceded him. He didn't make them. He brought them back out of the shadows, into the light of the flaming cross.