Solidarity with Unite the Right, with caveats.
While I have often expressed my disagreement with the Alt Right, and my wish that the Alt Right goes into the dustbin of “movement” history, and while I would have done things differently, I still stand in solidarity with people who share most of my basic beliefs and who showed the intestinal fortitude to put themselves on the line in this rally. Also, there is some “professional courtesy” involved for Spencer, etc. I was involved in racial activism while Spencer was finishing high school, I have many years invested in this, and, like it or not, Spencer is one of, if not the, leading figure on the American Far Right today. I’m not going to throw Spencer under the bus (unlike some of his Alt Wrong buddies), but a critical analysis needs to be made of all of this. This is just an initial “day after” view; as more information comes in, and the dust settles a bit, I’ll likely have more to say. I’ll also very interested to read what Spencer’s Far Right critics have to say about this issue, as well.
In the short term, this is a mess and will have negative consequences (note that there are never negative consequences for anything the Left does, but the fact that the System is stacked against the Right is part of our “awakening,” is it not? You play the cards you are dealt). In the long term, who knows? If the Right is cowed and stops holding rallies – either because they want to “lay low” or if they cannot get a permit – then it’s a longer term defeat. If more rallies will be held, and Kessler has indicated he wants to have more, then if the same chaos occurs – chaos without objective as opposed to the targeted chaos I support – then that’s a defeat as well.
That’s another reason the falling out between Johnson and Spencer is so bad: Johnson could have been a voice of reason within the Alt Right, advising prudence against the Beavis-and-Butthead antics of the Alt Right rank and file and their still-too-immature leadership.
One would hope that before this rally, all the major stakeholders got together, planned everything carefully, and foresaw various contingencies. One would hope that they all agreed on what the overall strategic objective was, and how to proceed afterwards, dependent upon the possibilities of what could happen. One would hope. One wonders if it was more likely that there were Pepe jokes, screams of “Hail Kek!” – and burnishing of shields and adjustment of capes and costumes.
I do not know whether Spencer, or anyone close to him, reads this blog. I hope so; in any case, the following message sums up what he needs to know:
Richard, in my opinion – and, possibly, yours as well – your long term future in the “movement” lies in the area of politics, including and especially electoral politics, at a time, in the not-too-distant future, when the racial situation makes a growing fraction of White Americans more amenable to “this thing of ours.” However, you are fast approaching the point where your continued association with the juvenile jackass faction of the Alt Right is going to compromise your future political viability, even if the racial situation sours and Whites become more “open” to “radicalism.” Hailgate was nothing, a tempest in a teapot; Charlottegate is another thing entirely; three people are dead. No, it’s not your fault, but you know as well as I do that in politics, perception, if not everything, is often more important than the actual truth. There will come a point where continued incidents are going to close off potential future options for you.
I urge you, I implore you, to seek out and consider guidance and input from older and more experienced activists. If I am unacceptable due to ethnicity, pseudonymity, temperament, hostility to the Alt Right, or some other reason; if Johnson is unacceptable because of your feud, then find someone else. Dickson can give legal advice, but you need more broad guidance. Duke and Strom are too radical, a more prudent touch is required. Brimelow – who wistfully discusses with Jewish correspondents the possibility of you being shot – is too moderate, not in any way any sort of racial nationalist. As much as I oppose the whole Alt Wrong, I’ll say then your best bet is Taylor, if you overlook his reaction to Hailgate. You’re both in the general DC area; I’d suggest you get some serious input ASAP. That doesn’t mean you should accept the Amren ideology; I’m talking about grown-up strategic and tactical advice. I’d also suggest you heal the rift with Johnson, which is unproductive for all involved (and for all, I mean the entire “movement” – since your Alt Right brand’s pretense of “movement” hegemony has essentially equated the Alt Right with White nationalism in the public mind). I would also move as quickly as possible on the attorney network and get serious input from folks on your (I guess “our”) side who have military/security/law enforcement experience. You are in a spot now that if you don’t hold more rallies, then that’s a sign of weakness and damaging to your progress, but more fiascos like yesterday will seriously affect your overall viability in the long term. And we do not yet know all the fallout – legal, social, political, internal-to-the-“movement” of all of this. It is now a critical time and I would suggest that your next moves be planned carefully and strategically.
As to more general advice for “movement” events – the rally would have been better served with a smaller and more cohesive group. This is another example of the Right rushing into things ill prepared. Some things should have been in order first: a professional (and uniformed, see below) security force, the proposed attorney network, a cohesive plan of action, coupling these tactics to a long term strategy. It’s not a good idea to issue a general call for “anyone sort of Alt-Righty-in-sentiment to show up and do your thing” – the quantity doesn’t offset the loss of quality. Yes, maybe the car was being swarmed and maybe it was self-defense: but you know, only one person drove their car into the crowd and created that whole PR mess; a more cohesive and disciplined group, with a plan, may well have avoided all of that.
I differ from the current mindset that says “we should not wear uniforms – dressing in scruffy street clothes, or like a Marvel superhero, or like some other kind of brain addled jackass is much better.” No, uniforms are a net positive. Uniforms serve a number of purposes. First and most obviously, to distinguish friend from foe. But, then, also, and relevant here, uniforms provide a sense of solidarity, professionalism, group pride, discipline – in a phrase: esprit de corps. To the charge that uniforms are “un-American,” “creepy,” or what have you – first, the military wear uniforms and if you style yourself a “political soldier” then it is not creepy, second, there were the Silver Shirts and other American groups that wore uniforms, third, dressing up like Captain America looks even worse to “normies” than a tasteful and professional uniform, and, fourth, you’ll be called a “Nazi White supremacist” whatever you wear, so you may as well go in style, and with professional discipline.
Trump and Sessions cucked as expected. If they had cracked down on Antifa months ago, like they should have, the violence they deplore would not have happened. It’s partially on their heads, on their incompetence and cowardice. Some of the Trump fanboys are breathing heavily that “his statement was vague and condemned all sides.” Maybe so. Let’s see how things play out in the days to come. As to the excuse, “what else can he do as President,” well, see above. The ultimate reason I say that Trump and Sessions “cucked out” is their previous failure to denounce, and act against, extreme leftist violence, including violence against their own supporters. It is their previous abject failure, their abdication of their federal law enforcement responsibility, which, combined with their “let’s all be united and reject hatred” rhetoric, that casts them in a small and cowardly light. If they are stampeded by System pressure to make even more targeted anti-White comments, then that would just reinforce what the reality is about them. And Trump’s comments that “the economy is real good now, so what are all these protests about?” are so inane that it is difficult to believe this man has any sense whatsoever. Is he really that delusional?
Hey, Ivanka, there’s no place in America for small-headed, ferret-faced, shiksa sluts and their anorexic Jew husbands and their mixed-race children. Israel has a “law of return” and the entire Kushner clan, yourself included, will be most welcome there.
How long before Trump cucks even more? What is going on here? And to the Virginia Establishment: no, you liars, the only side who initiated the violence were the anti-White leftists. If they didn’t attack the rally, none of this would have happened. To blame “racists” and “White supremacists” (a term that should disqualify anyone who uses it to describe White nationalists) means that you are blaming the victim and assert that Whites do not have the right to publicly convene to defend their interests. You’re despicable.
And when is the Right going to get over its fetish for the police and all the “heroes in blue?” When is it going to stop fantasizing (a small scale version of the Man on White Horse Syndrome) that “the police (or military or FBI) is really on our side” then to see the police attack lawful Rightist rally-goers, while ignoring, or siding with, Left terrorists? If you are revolutionaries, then the forces of the System are against you; they are the enemy. Of course, you should try and recruit as many of them as you can, but as a group beholden to the System they are against us, not for us.
Indeed, the System – the ENTIRE System – is against us, never forget this. Look at all the nice GOP conservatives denouncing “White supremacists” and eschewing “blood and soil” and completely ignoring the fact that the violence was started, as usual, by the Far Left.
Yes sir, the FBI can probe “White nationalist violence” but for some reason endless months of Antifa violence causes no investigation. More proof that all these “anarchist” “rebels” are part and parcel of the System, tools of globalism and Big Business, running dogs of the Establishment, working hand-in-glove with politicians and law enforcement.
And we have certain past Presidents citing communist terrorist Mandela against all these nasty “racists.” Yes, indeed, cite and praise a terrorist, side with Antifa terrorism, and oppose people legally exercising their constitutional rights of free assembly. Who? Who? Indeed.
Here are excerpts (emphasis added) from an excellent VDARE article on the System reaction to this fiasco:
The mask is off.
There can be no further delusions nor any more comforting lies. “America” and the supposed “freedoms” guaranteed by its Constitution are as relevant today as the Holy Roman Empire’s claims to sovereignty or the head of the House of Stuart boasting about being King of England.
In Charlottesville, Virginia, the police department openly attacked a demonstration in defense of European-American heritage. They did these despite the Unite The Right rally having secured a permit (after legal action) and having every right to host its peaceful demonstration in defense of the Robert E. Lee statue.
“Antifa,” the openly communist, anti-white and violent thugs who exist solely to attack European-Americans, were out in force in the city, using the cowardly tactics they specialize in: spraying demonstrators with mace, throwing bottles and bricks, and attacking people with weapons (including a homemade flamethrower).
It is quite true, as VDARE.com reported, that the police did not protect demonstrators from Antifa and did little to prevent confrontations. Attendees of the demonstration, rather than walking a clear path to the park, were instead forced to walk through a line of screaming protesters. Liberal clergyman and elderly women held signs about “peace” and “love” and smiled benevolently—as violent Leftist protesters attacked from the crowd. They are as culpable as the Antifa themselves for the violence unleashed.
But that was not close to the worst. Demonstrators did not need protection from Antifa. All the police would have had to do to ensure a safe demonstration was simply go home—which is what happened in Berkeley. Patriots equipped with shields, inured to Antifa tactics of throwing bricks and spraying mace, had secured Lee Park (excuse me, “Emancipation Park”) and may indeed have outnumbered both Antifa and counter-demonstrators in terms of pure numbers. Several were armed, and the city fathers should be offering Unite The Right activists tearful tributes for the latter’s saint-like restraint in not opening fire despite more than justified provocation.
If police had done nothing, the public would have been safer. Instead, unforgivably, the police attacked (not dispersed—attacked) the legal demonstration, threatening attendees with arrest if they stayed in Lee Park.
Then activists, totally unprotected by police, were deliberately funneled into a gauntlet of attacking Communists, in a kind of Kill Zone. Injuries on both sides were predictable. (Of course, much like cuckservatives who bow and scrape to the Main Stream Media, the police were then insulted by the Communists for their trouble.
This could have been a relatively stable situation: a patriot demonstration protected by its own shield wall (and ideally, by police who actually did their job) along with a separate group of Leftist protesters, with both groups enjoying the right to free speech supposedly guaranteed them by the Constitution.
Instead, the police precipitated a running battle which engulfed all of Charlottesville. The result: Antifa running wild and chasing down isolated pockets of Unite The Right attendees as the latter defended themselves as best they could, with bystanders were caught in the melee. Police showed no interest in doing anything other than threatening patriots with arrests for “unlawful assembly.”
In contrast, of course, Leftists were free to disobey the laws and marched merrily down the streets, many chanting “Black Lives Matter!”, causing chaos as they went. As Rebel Media’s Faith Goldy reported, this was an absurd “double standard.” Anarcho-Tyranny was the order of the day in C-Ville.
The casualties are piling up as I write this on Saturday evening [Charlottesville Rally Turns Deadly; One Killed After Car Strikes Crowd, by Phil McCausland, Emmanuelle Saliba, and Moira Donohue, NBC News, August 12, 2017]. A car plowed into a crowd of Leftist protesters, though it is unknown whether this was deliberate or politically motivated. But note that the only reason this was even possible is that law enforcement thought it was a good idea to turn over the streets to anarchists.
Adding to the chaos, there is also a report of a National Guard helicopter crashing nearby and two fatalities have been reported [Helicopter crash in Albemarle County, CBS 19, August 12, 2017].
All of this occurred after a “state of emergency” had been declared and demonstrations were supposed to have been halted.
It’s obvious to anyone on the ground, or anyone who has been paying attention to any of this over the last few years, that Antifa are responsible for the entirety of the violence. Leftists, no matter how extreme, do not have to fear Right Wing violence at their events, nor do they have to fear the police ignoring attacks against them.
Violence did not just “break out” at Unite The Right. Attendees were attacked—by Leftists and by the police. They worked together as seamlessly as if they had common leadership.
Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the System’s most shameless courtiers, Main Stream Media journalists, are trying to blame Unite The Right participants.
As Antifa openly slash tires, attack activists (and random bystanders) and parade under symbols of Communist mass murder, it is not as though journalists do not see what is happening. No one can pretend it is pro-white demonstrators who are being violent or destroying property, not even reporters. However, like the city government, the journalists are determined to disguise this reality.
But what’s most disappointing, though not surprising, is how Establishment Conservatives are going along with this—including Donald Trump.