On the day of the events many stories were told, all parroting some version of the mainstream narrative: white supremacists and Nazis did it; everyone else there just wanted peace.
I decided at the time not to comment: most importantly, I was certain that whatever we heard in the mainstream was a lie, so why not let things settle a bit before opening my mouth; second, I guess I would consider myself more of a journalist than a reporter. There are so many people so much better than I am at putting together the facts, almost real time.
One sign of a politically developed conscious, in my view, is that one never believes the initial reports regarding events such as these. This would be, or should be, especially true for a libertarian…wouldn't it? Skepticism of government and mainstream narratives has been proven prudent almost universally.