By Hunter Wallace
“It is not for me to predict and prophecy; it is not for me to hold up to this intelligent community anything that is calculated to save on their judgement and better feelings, but I beseech you, my friends of the Lincoln party, in the name of all that is valuable in our institutions, stay your hand.
Do not destroy our self-respect; do us not that injustice, which, when done to the brute creation, gives evidence of some sort of resistance; do not overtax our manliness … Do not walk in a field and tread on a caterpillar or the poor creature will turn on your boot and try to sting you.”
– William Lowndes Yancey, 1860
“Later that day, a 69-year-old Denton man named William Hudspeth went to the statue with cardboard signs that read “Please move the statute to a confederate museum,” the North Texas Daily reported. Another resident met him there armed with an assault rifle. Oklahoma State student and Denton local Stephen Passariello brandished the loaded AR-15 while entering into a verbal altercation with Hudspeth.
I predict we are going to see more of these armed patrols of Confederate monuments. It was only a matter of time before the guns came out. I’ve already heard of similar patrols in other states of groups which are protecting Confederate monuments.
I can’t emphasize enough how volatile this situation is becoming. Apparently, the Obama administration has decided to look the other way while a whole class of citizens are abandoned by the law. They’ve decided that it is a “hate crime” when, say, the James Meredith statue is vandalized with a noose in a prank at Ole Miss, but when when dozens, if not hundreds of Confederate monuments are vandalized by #BlackLivesMatter supporters, well, it is nothing to be concerned about.
Is it going to continue to be open season on White people in America? How long is that realistically going to last before the inevitable upheaval comes? Are black mobs going to continue to be allowed to burn down major cities? Also, I see that CNN is already trying to stir up another black mob against the police in Texas.
Note: The White South is almost certainly the most heavily armed civilian population in the world. There are people who have been preparing for years for some kind of inevitable showdown with the government. Is it not obvious that provoking such a showdown would end badly? If so, then why continue to do it?
— Julian Gill ok (@JulianGillMusic) July 20, 2015