One of the changes that marked the decline of the Roman empire was their increased reliance on mercenaries instead of citizen soldiers. Many were in it solely for the money (or salt) and not patriotism. The same was increasingly true of the wealthy elite. Sound familiar?
Charlottesville is only the beginning. Resisting the new Nazis overlaps with the need to resist the Trump administration's attempts to deny health care, widen inequality, worsen climate change, and threaten war. However, liberals just look childish if they lump everyone they oppose into one group. The only way for liberals to win is with nonviolence, because nonviolence is the most powerful weapon.