Here is a tweet from John Ralston of the Nevada Independent newspaper regarding a photo of Senator Dean Heller standing next to Peter Cvjetanovic, identified as one of the white nationalist protestors in Charlottesville:
Guys, stop sending me this pic of NV white nationalist and Heller. Kid is in UNR's College Republicans. No way Heller knew he was a racist. pic.twitter.com/cziW0d2UAv
— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) August 13, 2017
This was replied to by Captain America and Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer,
I’d argue that’s a false equivalence. But then I would, wouldn’t I? But what goes around, comes around. From that same protest…
I hope Nick Spencer is fucking proud of himself. pic.twitter.com/DibJjichsy
— rosie silent night holy knight 🎄 (@RosieMarx) August 13, 2017
If white supremacists committing acts of violence on the street are eagerly embracing your Captain America imagery, is it then also worthwhile to ask yourself why?
If a Neo-Nazi is eagerly supporting your story, might be worthwhile to ask yourself why. pic.twitter.com/Xd1M3kDPTq
— Ross Campbell✨ (@IRossICampbell) August 14, 2017
Obviously, the real answer is “Because they’re morons.” Which, considering they are white nationalists, shouldn’t be much of a stretch.