Bye, Heather

Everyone from the Louisa communes who went to the Charlottesville anti-Alt Right protest made it home safe and none were arrested.  Tragically, this is not true for everyone.  Very specifically, it was not true for Heather Heyer, who was killed by an alt-right terrorist who drove a car into a crowd of protesters.

 

car impact

Shocking picture of people being hit by alt-right driver

Heather was a paralegal, she lived not far from Charlottesville.  There is a gofundme crowd funder raising money for Heather’s family, in which her mother is quoted.  “She died doing what was right. My heart is broken, but I am forever proud of her.”

 

heather Heyer cville hate victim

Heather Heyer’s current Facebook profile picture

There is also a crowd funder set up to help cover medical costs of the 19 people who were injured by this driver, five of whom are in critical condition.

Political officials and victims rights advocates often encourage journalists not to name mass killers.  The person arrested for killing Heather Heyer is James Alex Fields Jr.  They are in the middle of the following picture.

 

cville killer with shield

The shield has a fascist symbol on it.

 

The US President provided political cover for Fields by not mentioning white supremacy and claiming that there is violence from “many sides” at the protest.  Fields tried to drive away, but was ultimately arrested.  They are in jail in Cville.

One of the most important parts of this heavily promoted “Summer of Hate” key event, which had several alt-right star personalities is that it was pretty small.   As with the KKK rally last month, the counter protesters out numbered the alt-right folks 5 or 10 to 1.  This is reason for hope in the dark aftermath of this sad day.

There is very little public on Heather Heyers Facebook page, but one of the few things she does have up is one of my favorite quotes.

 

if you are not paying attention

We are going to have to pay more attention

 

 

 

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

2 responses to “Bye, Heather”

  1. Donna Cleveland says :

    Heather family is in my prayers. This is too sad for words.

  2. Nadette says :

    Thanks for this!

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