This isn’t surprising.
Even after Charlottesville, the polls showed that ‘Unite the Right’ had no impact on public attitudes about Confederate monuments in Virginia. A majority of Virginia voters continued to support preserving Confederate monuments. I tried to point this out at the time to no avail.
In North Carolina, a whopping 70 percent of voters oppose the violent removal of Silent Sam and 50 percent oppose even legally removing Confederate monuments:
“A new poll of likely North Carolina voters found that 70 percent disapproved of protesters’ toppling of the Silent Sam Confederate monument last month.
Twenty-two percent of those polled said they approved, while 9 percent said they were unsure or declined to answer, according to a news release from the conservative Civitas Institute, which commissioned the survey.
However, opinions on whether to legally remove Confederate monuments were more balanced.
Those polled were asked: “And, regardless of your feelings regarding the Silent Sam statue, do you favor or oppose legally removing Confederate monuments and memorials?”
Thirty-nine percent said they favored moving monuments legally, while 50 percent opposed. The rest were unsure or declined to answer. …”
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— Silent Sam I Am (@SilentSamIAm) September 9, 2018
In this case, the public rallies are working.
ACTBAC and CSA 2 scored major victories over North Carolina Antifa who are being doxed, arrested and financially drained by these protests. After Hurricane Florence is over, the activism needs to continue until Silent Sam is restored on the UNC campus as required by North Carolina law.
Note: Here are Thom Goolsby’s latest videos on the Silent Sam crisis