I hate to say this, but things were less chaotic under Bathhouse Barry.
We were led to believe that under President Trump, White men would be allowed to once again emerge out of the shadows, and begin to take the first steps towards restoration of their history and racial pride.
So far, nothing has emerged except further iconoclasm that makes one think more of ISIS than an America given back to those who created it in the first place.
Protesters climbed a ladder, looped a rope around a Confederate statue and pulled it to the ground, smashing it, during an ‘Emergency Durham Protest’ on Main Street on Monday night.
More than 100 activists from anti-fascist and progressive groups, many who traveled to Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend, held the rally to demand the removal of the soldier statue in front of the old Durham County Courthouse and all Confederate statues in the state “so that no more innocent people have to be killed,” organizers said in a release.
As the statue of the soldier holding a muzzle-loading rifle and carrying a bedroll and a canteen came to the ground, members of the Durham County Sheriff’s Office videotaped the rally.
Groups at the rally included members of the Triangle People’s Assembly, Workers World Party, Industrial Workers of the World, Democratic Socialists of America and the Anti-fa movement.
“Charlottesville and racist monuments across the country are the result of centuries of white supremacy,” stated Alissa Ellis, a member of Workers World Party Durham branch that was a participant in the Charlottesville protests.
Sure, we’ve made leaps and bounds in the realms of organization and networking, but at the end of the day, I fear that #MAGA will be used to squash us far quicker than it will be used to crush the Antifa filth that is transformed into orgasmic ecstasy whenever more of our past is erased.