As you probably know, a white nationalist rally was held in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11th 2017. It would eventually turn violent — with a man ramming his car into counter-protestors — killing one and injuring dozens. Two police officers also lost their lives in a helicopter crash.
If you're just waking up and missed it, torch wielding white nationalists marched on a church in Charlottesville VA last night. pic.twitter.com/ATnNb7Kp8k— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 12, 2017
While there’s pretty much nothing funny about white supremacists holding a violent rally, or an act of domestic terrorism, there was something kind of funny about the protestors’ luminary tool of choice.
Namely, the tiki torch.
Yes, the tiki torch. Because nothing says “I’m white and I demand to be taken seriously” quite like carrying a tiki torch at a white nationalist rally. Because even the presence of a mosquito would be too diverse for their fragile brains to handle. Because their brand of white supremacy is so antiquated and pathetic it can be furnished entirely by Pier 1 Imports.
Anyway… even though carrying a tiki torch was the least-stupid and harmful thing these kids did over the weekend, it was the funniest. So lets all just sit back and enjoy these a**hole f**kstick pieces of horse s*** get roasted over and over again for it.
"Guys, we need to look tough"— Marybeth Glenn (@MBGlenn) August 12, 2017
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They're nazis & fucking idiots. The tiki torches make it look like they're protesting Karen's decision to include cilantro in the guacamole. pic.twitter.com/UYSpk8PF15— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 12, 2017
when you have to use a polynesian cultural product (tiki torches) to defend and assert white supremacy ? pic.twitter.com/m8QlStRW0H— Tunde Olaniran (@tundeolaniran) August 12, 2017
They sell those torches at Party City. These dudes probably all went to Party City together. pic.twitter.com/L5nfwpaBkb— Vanessa Ramos (@thatRamosgirl) August 12, 2017