By Hunter Wallace
By all accounts, it was carnival for the ages yesterday at the South Carolina Statehouse where a force of about 100 Klansmen from the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and their National Socialist Movement allies squared off against about 200 Black Educators for Justice, New Black Panthers, Bloods, and SJWs amid a sea of police officers and counter-demonstrators:
I will let the photos tell the tale … this was a gathering of some of the most extreme people in American politics:
Needless to say, I wasn’t at the carnival in Columbia, SC.
The event that unfolded there was pretty much your standard White Nationalist police rally (see Memphis, Atlanta, Knoxville, Chattanooga) plus some Confederate Battle Flags because that’s in the news and would guarantee instant media attention. “Klan rallies in Columbia with Confederate Battle Flags” fits the narrative and is a “story about race” that the leftwing media wants to publicize.
The Klan shouted “white power.” The New Black Panthers shouted “black power.” The NSM gave some sieg heils to the crowd. SJWs held signs that advocated burning the “racist system” to the ground. Everyone expressed their feelings and vented for a few hours. Nothing substantial was accomplished but that was never the point of this spectacle.
Clearly, there were some violent altercations and some arrests. Given the nature of all those who gathered in Columbia, that too ought to have been expected. This will be used by the media to smear the Heritage movement, but it was obviously its own thing and isn’t remotely representative of the pro-Confederate rallies taking place across the South.
Note: It looks like both violent assaults were initiated by blacks against Klansmen or their supporters.