After all the crap the CofCC went through because of the Dylann Roof shooting at that black church in Charleston, which happened exactly one year ago tomorrow, I hoped that the lesson had been learned and violence was a settled issue.
We spent much of last summer watching the Confederate flag come down at the South Carolina Statehouse, Confederate monuments come under attack in New Orleans, Memphis, Birmingham and other cities, spineless politicians scrambling everywhere, including the governor here in Montgomery, to denounce everything Southern and Confederate to appease the mob. Religious leaders like Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention capitalized on the mania to declare The Cross and the Confederate Flag cannot coexist. After a year of agitating over the issue, Moore recently succeeded in pushing the Southern Baptist Convention to denounce the Confederate flag. Thankfully, the anti-Confederate mania cooled before Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave was desecrated.
No one in the CofCC had ever heard of Dylann Roof. He wasn’t a member of our organization. He wasn’t known to anyone in pro-White circles or the Southern heritage movement. We had no ties to him whatsoever. We had the same relationship with Dylann Roof that someone reading the New York Times has with its editors or someone watching CNN has with Anderson Cooper. In spite of that, Roof’s actions were devastating for the CofCC, the Confederate flag, and Southern heritage in general.
It is not like Charleston was the first time something like this has ever happened either. If you look at the Civil Rights Movement, Emmett Till, the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing, Bull Connor and the fire hoses and police dogs in Birmingham, and Sheriff Clark on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma are a major reason why we got the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. In contrast, no one remembers the Albany campaign or the March Against Fear through Mississippi. They were failures due to the lack of violence which could feed narratives on television.
The Civil Rights Movement ran out of gas after Selma. It took the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. to force Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1968 which extended the umbrella of “civil rights” over housing and neighborhoods. If James Earl Ray hadn’t assassinated Martin Luther King, Jr., he wouldn’t have been turned into a martyr figure, every city and town in America wouldn’t have a street named after him, and he would have aged and probably died in disrepute like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton or Bill Cosby. We’ve been fortunate no one has been stupid enough to try to assassinate Barack Obama.
I could continue because the examples of what violence accomplishes are endless: the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd cases were milked and minted into federal hates crimes legislation, the Oklahoma City Bombing was devastating for the militia movement, and the SPLC has raised millions off of the likes of Glenn Miller and James von Brunn. Whenever there is one of these mass shootings, there is a mad dash to pin it on “white supremacists” or “rightwing extremists” like the time Mark Potok tried to blame the Tea Party for Jared Loughner’s actions in the Gabrielle Giffords shooting.
Time and again, experience has shown that the single most devastating thing that can happen to us is lone wolf terrorism against soft targets, which the media and our enemies exploit to push narratives to further their political agenda. Ask the NRA what they think about Sandy Hook and whether it would be good for them to have a few more Adam Lanzas. It doesn’t even have to be an actual crime. As I write this, it seems like everyone in America is reacting to the alligator that ate the toddler at Disney World.
Violence is a cloud that overshadows everything else we do. Whenever there is violence, we can’t talk about immigration, multiculturalism, free-trade, secession, Southern heritage, political correctness, crime or any of the other issues which we know resonate with the majority of our people. We’re dragged off message, put on defense, and spend all our time having to answer for what was going through some nut’s mind. In most cases, the victims are random people like the Methodist Eagle Scout and his grandfather in Overland Park, who were used as props by Glenn Miller to act out a morbid fantasy.
We have been there, done that. We know how this plays out every. single. time. We know there is nothing to be gained, but much to be lost from it. We know that virtually everyone who has the chance to do so will steer clear of such a trainwreck just like no one jumps into a swimming pool with a massive turd floating in it. So why go there?
In Orlando, it was Muslims vs. homosexuals, or a self-hating homosexual Muslim lashing out at non-Muslim homosexuals. Either way, these are mere details. We know from experience how this will play out: it will be bad for Hillary and Muslims and good for Donald Trump. Alternatively, if the Orlando shooter had been a cartoon white supremacist like Dylann Roof or Glenn Miller, we know it would have been good for Hillary and bad for Trump and the pro-White community.
Anyway, I am going on record on this issue because I don’t want to have to address it again. I don’t want to be held responsible for the actions of some psychopath I don’t know. I don’t want to be fielding calls from the media during another wedding. I don’t want see all my time and energy invested in the cause go up in a bonfire of stupidity. I don’t want to see our reputation dragged through the mud because of the actions of one unstable individual. I don’t want to be put on defense and have to drive all over the South again to fight losing battles to save imperiled Confederate monuments.
This has been my position on violence for years now. It remains so.