The purpose of this demonstration was to protest Paul Bridges, the mayor of Uvalda, who sued Georgia in federal court with the SPLC and ACLU to block Georgia’s immigration law, HB 87, and to protest the cultural, economic, and demographic displacement of our people by the evil alliance between agribusiness, federal judges, and anti-White organizations like the SPLC in the Vidalia area.
The Uvalda and Vidalia demonstrations had several other objectives:
1.) First, we wanted to reorient Southern Nationalism away from the bickering, time-wasting, and navel-gazing so commonly found on the internet, and toward practical activism, organizing, and community engagement in the real world.
2.) Second, we wanted to cut down on the anonymity in the movement, and do something together in the real world to strengthen our organization.
3.) Third, we wanted to introduce the new flags and banners, and demonstrate that we we are capable of building a European-style nationalist movement in the South.
4.) Fourth, we wanted to show our many sympathizers that the League is full of normal, ordinary White Southerners who are opposed to our dispossession, and that we are capable of building and leading a viable resistance movement in the South.
5.) Fifth, we wanted to demonstrate that the primary obstacle to building a viable resistance movement in the South is succumbing to our own fears, our own laziness, and other bad habits.
In almost every way, the Uvalda and Vidalia demonstrations on Saturday were a success:
1.) I estimate that we got about 40 to 50 people to show up in between the organizers, the people who participated in the demonstration, and the support crew. Everyone who attended our event was well dressed. Both demonstrations were well coordinated and went down without incident.
2.) Although we had spent two months planning this event, we didn’t encounter any opposition in Uvalda or Vidalia. We distributed a ton of literature to the public. We even had a few locals join and participate in our protests.
3.) The new flags and banners looked great.
4.) The SPLC tried and failed to intimidate Chief Smith and the League members who organized and attended these protests.
5.) We were more concerned about the weather than the opposition, but we didn’t get rained out at either event. The closest thing to a problem that we encountered all weekend was overwhelming a restaurant in Uvalda with our business.
6.) We spent a lot of time socializing and working together to do something productive to advance a common cause.
7.) We succeeded in running Mayor Paul Bridges out of town!
In hindsight, there were a couple of areas where we learned some lessons, and where there will be room for improvement at future events:
1.) The most obvious practical lesson we learned in Uvalda was the importance of bringing sunscreen to our protests.
2.) We could have used a few more bullhorns at the demonstrations. I also think that marching with the flags would have a more dramatic effect.
3.) We couldn’t get a lot of people to show up in Uvalda because there was bitterness and division over the Confederate battle flag not being used.
4.) We learned that getting our own supporters and sympathizers to show up en masse at our events is a bigger problem than the SPLC calling us names.
5.) We need to spend a lot more of our time promoting these events and getting the word out in communities before we show up.