The Alt Right fulfilled its pledge to return to Charlottesville, as pro-White activists again gathered in front of the Robert E. Lee statue.
by Jay Lorenz
Saturday night, about 40 Alt Right demonstrators visited Lee Park in Charlottesville, Virginia, in a fulfillment of their promise to return after the infamous August 12 rally. The event lasted about fifteen minutes, as the torch-wielding group shouted nationalist slogans, sang Dixie, and stood for speeches by Richard Spencer, Mike Enoch, and Eli Mosely which advocated for White interests in the United States. After finishing, the group left the park and the city without incident.
The group began by chanting,”You will not replace us,” referring to a desire to stop the demographic displacement of Whites occurring in America. It also chanted, “Russia is our friend. The south will rise again.” In a speech, Spencer tore into the city of Charlottesville, calling it a symbol of “the suppression of free speech,” “the tearing down of the symbols of the history of this nation,” and “this great erasure of who we are.” Spencer reiterated the peaceful intentions of the Alt Right, saying, “We always come in peace. . . we will continue to come in peace.” However, the Alt Right will “take a stand anywhere and everywhere. So, you’re going to have to get used to it. You’re going to have to get used to the Alt Right. You’re going to have to get used to White identity.” Spencer also criticized Charlottesville for not following its Marxist ideology to its logical conclusion:
“You’re covering up the statue of a great hero. Why don’t you cover up Thomas Jefferson, a slave-holder and racialist who wanted to free the slaves and deport them to Africa?”
“Why don’t you cover up this entire university? Why don’t you cover up this architecture? Why don’t you cover up every aspect of this culture, which is ultimately derived from White people on this continent? You know it as well as I do.”
“You learned that in your courses. You learn about the evil White privilege, the genocidal maniacs who created this country.”
“Go full Bolshevik on us. Tear it all down. Cover it all up. I don’t think you have the balls to do it.”
Mike Enoch of The Right Stuff mocked leftist hecklers, telling them “Harry Potter isn’t real, and you’re not in Dumbledore’s army.” Identity Evropa head Eli Mosely gave a speech, saying, “We are hear to represent White America’s interests. The left-wing establishment is built around anti-White policies and rhetoric. The right-wing establishment refuses to stick up for their own people. Their own voters.” Mosely then vowed, “American identitarianism will succeed in this country,” before leading a chant of “we will be back,” after which the group of White activists parted.
On Saturday, the Alt Right demonstrated that it is a law-abiding and peaceful pro-White movement. The Alt Right was blamed for the violence in August, which was actually caused by antifa and the Charlottesville and Virginia police. Without the violent and chaotic leftist forces there, the Alt Right did what it had planned to do in August: peacefully advocate for people of European descent.
In response, Charlottesville and the rest of the left have predictably freaked out. On twitter, Joe Scarborough advocated for doxing and “shaming” attendees:
Charlottesville government officials and the Charlottesville police condemned the peaceful event and threatened to press charges, although no law was broken. The Charlottesville police department released a statement, saying, “Our department is conferring with city leadership and the Commonwealth Attorney’s office to determine what legal action may be taken in response to this event.” Charlottesville Mayor Mike Singer condemned the rally, tweeting, “Another despicable visit by neo-Nazi cowards. You’re not welcome here! Go home! Meantime we’re looking at all our legal options. Stay tuned.” Black supremacist Vice mayor Wes Bellamy tweeted, “It’s clear that these white supremacists are using torches, fire, and hate speech to intimidate our citizens. That’s a crime.” However, “hate speech” has no bearing in U.S. law, and the White activists did not target anyone with fire, but went to an unoccupied park to speak peacefully, consciously avoiding conflict. It’s also strange that Bellamy didn’t want to charge Corey Long under this law when he attempted to light people on fire in Charlottesville in August.