Trump’s indefensible refusal to clearly denounce white nationalism after the attack in Charlottesville gave the corporations, politicians, and media the opportunity for some breathtaking grandstanding. Many jumped to declare their disappointment in the President for refusing to stand against hatred. Even the Pentagon used this opportunity for some serious PR. They announced their clear opposition to racism and bigotry, while conveniently omitting the obvious fact that war is hate. On ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Martha Raddatz called the US military the most diverse of our institutions. This may seem like a good quality of the military, but in fact it’s symptomatic of the lack of economic opportunity in our country. It’s a symptom of the fact that people of color are disproportionately poor, and thus disproportionately desperate enough to do what’s necessary to support their families. Additionally, the “volunteer only” policy of the US military is actually a policy of coerced enrollment, both overtly by disproportionately preying on lower income schools, and inadvertently through economic incentives; this is not something of which we should be proud. Joining the military and perpetuating endless interventionist wars and the mass murder of civilians should not be the only way for citizens to gain access to healthcare, or a living wage.

Lee Camp is the host and head writer of the popular comedy news TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America. The show also features correspondents John F. O’Donnell, Carlos Delgado, Naomi Karavani, and Phillip Chang. said, "The finest TV satire thus far this election season has come from the Nightly Show and Lee Camp on Redacted Tonight." The show has also won a 2016 Telly Award for their live stand-up comedy special in New York City. George Carlin's daughter Kelly said Camp was one of only a handful keeping her father's torch lit. Camp is a former writer for The Onion and for Huffington Post Comedy. He created and starred in the viral YouTube show Moment of Clarity that was seen by millions, and he's performed stand-up comedy in a dozen countries and every state in the US. He has also been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, MTV, FOX & Showtime. Many know him from the viral clip of him on Fox News calling a “parade of propaganda and a festival of ignorance.”