On 150th Anniversary of Appomattox, Communists Stomp On, Spit On, and Publicly Burn Confederate Battle Flag At The Florida State Capitol

In Tallahassee, e-activism flops
In Tallahassee, e-activism flops
Update: Tallahassee SDS is holding their next meeting on April 15 and their next rally on April 18 at the Florida State Capitol.

This is an absolute disgrace … what follows is a rant and a call for change.

Yesterday, a group of about 60 communists led by Tallahassee SDS and a number of small leftwing groups marched from the Florida State University campus to the Florida State Capitol where they stomped on, spit on, and publicly burned a Confederate Battle Flag on the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox.

Yes, communists … here’s the punk wearing the red shirt below who organized the event. His real name is Zachary Schultz and he runs Tallahassee SDS. His co-organizer’s real name is Regina Joseph. That’s her above wearing the green hat.

Organizer Zachary Schultz (Image courtesy of Facebook)
Organizer Zachary Schultz (Image courtesy of Facebook)
Organizer Regina Joseph pictured far right (Image courtesy of Facebook)
Organizer Regina Joseph pictured far right (Image courtesy of Facebook)

Galling, isn’t it? Why didn’t anyone know about this beforehand?

Apparently, a Klan faction had been on a recruitment drive in the Florida Panhandle. They’ve been on an epic flier distribution as of late. While I was in Missouri last month, I heard that the Klan had been distributing fliers in Auburn where I went to college as well as in Selma during the 50 year anniversary of Bloody Sunday. In Alabama alone, they’ve also distributed fliers lately in Anniston, Montgomery, and Tallassee, so this little Klan flier distribution in Tallahassee was nothing remarkable and was just a part of an ongoing nationwide recruitment campaign.

Even though lots of us were vaguely aware of the Klan’s flier campaign, no one outside the group has been paying much attention to it. When they distributed their fliers in Tallahassee, it remained pretty much a local news story. Hardly anyone had any inkling that the flier distribution had even happened or that a backlash against the Klan was brewing among the local communists in Tallahassee. Virtually no one had any idea that the communists were going to pull a stunt like this.

The only exception was the self-described “ghost activist” Pale Horse over at the Pioneer Little Europe Facebook page:

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A few weeks ago, I stopped following the Pioneer Little Europe Facebook page after this Pale Horse had a big, ugly public falling out with Matt Heimbach of Trad Youth. Yesterday evening, I was browsing Facebook and in a complete fluke went over there out of sheer boredom, where I learned that these communists were massing to hold a public rally at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee two hours later. It took me a while to figure out that the ROF Militia was going to be there.

By then it was too late … it was up to Pale Horse to mobilize his e-army of thousands of masked “ghost activists” to counter-protest this group. The photos below vividly illustrate how “e-activism” works in practice. As far as I can tell, not one single damn e-activist in the State of Florida, even a masked one, showed up to oppose this … a bunch of hipsters and crossdressers wearing lipstick, burning the Confederate Battle Flag.

We’ve been told that “leaderless resistance” and total disorganization and anonymous networks of “secret agents” and e-activism and the like are superior to the old methods of the pre-internet era. Well, I for one don’t believe it. In the old days before the internet and smartphones, hundreds of people would have showed up to oppose this on a moment’s notice, and now we don’t even hear about it until after the fact.

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3 Comments

  1. Except for a few token Blacks, notice that these are all White, middle class kids. I don’t see a pauper or a labourer in the bunch. Apparently, the people, whom these mostly kids, claim to speak for are conspicuously absent from the proceedings.

  2. Pioneer Little Europe wrote “If you are attacked, you have a right to defend yourself and are expected to do so. Failure to do so will result in banishment from PLE for cowardice”.

    I wonder what the penalty is for failure to show up in the first place?

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