More experience than confidence. It’s like knowing someone is trying to sell you something 2 seconds into their first sentence.
Also I checked the video title and looked at his other videos, and he looked to be “bullshit hot takes guy”.
But to be honest, I’m not really in a watching-videos-about-Charlottesville kind of mood right now, I’ll watch the video later if you insist.
edit: since I haven’t been checking this thread, (because I hate it)
This is the third one just in Charlottesville. There was one last month, another in May (link). There are KKK rallies that pop up hereand there, as well as “anti-sharia rallies” (wink wink) by groups with dubious histories. Then you’ve got your dipshit alt-right rallies, and your militia guys or roaming skinheads who may show up to any of these. And more famously you’ve got your alt-right/WP conference after Trump’s election win (“Hail Trump” etc), and other such conferences less open to the public.
My point being, these things aren’t hard to come by if you keep an eye out. I can’t say how much they’ve increased in the last year or so, but it seems to be on the uptick.
This is a false premise. Very often these people go out of their way to lie about what their ideas are, because plausible deniability is part of the game (“everyone is just trying to label me a racist! wahh wahh PC culture, waah wahh SJWs”). Obvious White Supremacist Dick Spencer is Obvious White Supremacist now, but he would very often claim he was being “ironic” by doing Hitler salutes and making antisemitic comments. There’s a lot of “I’m not racist”-guys who are constantly doing racist things, including showing up at the Charlottesville rally.
The other problem is, as I cited, that none of this is new. At best, the level of denial is somewhat new; you can easily find people who are clearly racist but don’t seem to know it, because they don’t process racism as a real thing, only as an insult. But even that, I suspect, is fairly mundane. We’ve already had this argument many times (ie. America, the world). It’s the equivalent of someone posting a thread about the same topic over and over.
Also, not everyone is interested in “discussing” it. You’re asking a lot of someone to have to explain that racism is bad to someone who should obviously know better, or to have a civil conversation with an idiot web-racist who thinks they know more than they actually do. Take it over to /r/changemyview or some other space where the other "hey, I’m-just-asking-questions" racists can find people who feel like addressing them. And on the other end, there are a bunch of people with shitty views who are convinced that people who disagree with them all know less instead of more, and are only interested in circle jerks and echo chambers (see: this thread).
Was wrong about this one, antifas were there. As far as I know they didn’t play a major role, but people are using the fact that they were there as evidence that they were causing trouble. Which in the first place is unsubstantiated, and in the second place is a polite distraction from the fact that there were torch-weilding racists and neo-nazis running about. As though we’re meant to believe that the former are uniformly madmen and had outsized influence, whereas the latter group is just peacefully menacing people, but in a technically legal way.