OD in 2013 can be summed up as “the offline year”:
Marriage – In 2013, I met my future wife at the CofCC conference, and we got married in late October in Missouri.
First Child – In 2013, my wife and I learned that our first child will be born early next June. A few days ago, we learned through an ultrasound that it will be our first born son. Needless to say, this development was by far the most significant thing that happened all year. The impact of marriage and the pregnancy has forced me to change the amount of time that I can spend online.
Friends – A year ago, I brought in New Year’s 2013 with Jack Ryan in downtown Nashville. We met up again at the Murfreesboro protest in October and later again that month when Jack came to our wedding in St. Charles. Kyle Rogers and William Rome were also at my wedding. This is another example of how relationships that were formed online have migrated offline into the real world.
Conferences – The 2013 CofCC and League of the South conferences in June proved to be unusually fruitful this year. The relationships that were formed there was a turning point that completely altered the trajectory of this website.
Activism – Without question, OD in 2013 will be remembered chiefly for our activism across the South:
– In August, we protested Mayor Paul Bridges and “Southern Demographic Displacement” in Uvalda and Vidalia, GA.
– In October, we protested the US State Department’s refugee resettlement policy and Tyson Foods’ hiring of illegal aliens in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, TN. Jack Ryan even put up a billboard on I-24 which attacked Tyson CEO Donnie Smith.
– In November, we protested Gov. Nathan Deal over his executive order which authorized the removal of the Tom Watson statue from its prominent place at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, GA.
– In December, we protested Sen. Lindsey Graham in Greer and Traveler’s Rest, SC over his support for amnesty and Southern Demographic Displacement.
Looking back on 2013, I can say that I got married and advanced the White race by producing a child. After our annual conferences in June, we set out with the purpose of changing the image and direction of the ‘movement’ in the South. We followed through on that project through the rest of the year.
Note: There will be various changes here in 2014. I will talk more about that tomorrow. In the meantime, Happy New Year!