Second Knoxville Confederate Flag Rally

By Hunter Wallace

As I reported here in May, my friend Tom Pierce was holding Confederate flag rallies in Knoxville before it was cool.

The Southern Kristallnacht actually began in April when a group of communists burned the Confederate Battle Flag at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee on the 150th anniversary of Appommattox. It was such an outrageous provocation at the time that we organized a protest against it.

By May, we had already noticed a sharp uptick in anti-Southern activism: Tom’s rally in Knoxville was a response to another provocation at the University of Tennessee, Myron Penn’s theft of the Confederate flags in the Union Springs Confederate cemetery happened shortly after that, and finally on Memorial Day a black artist named John Sims livestreamed the burning of Confederate flags in 13 states.

Also in May, my friend William Cawthon wrote a prophetic essay for the Abbeville Institute in which he keenly observed that the White South had “already undergone a “softening up” for more radical triumphs of Left-Liberalism” and that “the obliteration of the historic distinctive South is in sight.” He wrote that Confederate monuments are in “serious danger of being destroyed, moved to an inconspicuous location, or relegated to a museum” and that “the South as a distinct culture and people is in the process of disintegration and ultimate extinction.” Distracted by any number of things, he predicted “liberals and Leftists view the time as ripe for the beginning of the complete strangulation of the distinctive, historic South.”

Last Thursday, Tom Pierce organized a second Confederate Battle Flag rally, and this time he was joined by well over 100 people. The Southern genocide has struck a nerve with millions of Southerners. It seems fairly clear that many of those who may have been asleep three months ago are now wide awake.

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  1. We need something in San Antonio. Our Black mayor said that there would be no removals, then (Bexar) County Commissioner Nelson Wolfe & State Representative Trey Martinez stuck their fat noses into it & the County Commissioners voted yesterday to remove 2 Confederate monuments. (It looks like they missed the cannon in- I think, Travis Park).

    (dyspepsia warning)

  2. Direct them to the LoS. They’re looking for representatives and allies, not another brand of fascism.

  3. I notice that the Yankees at UnionMMM are focused on the Klan rally, and nothing else. All these rallies are good. But it has to translate into political action and new members and supporters for the LS. There is no intelligent opposition to Southern Nationalism. Just a bunch of spoiled, angry children with overblown senses of entitlement.

    KGeorge, contact the Texas Nationalist Movement. I believe they’ve done some work in defending Confederate memorials. There’s supposed to be a new, large memorial going up in east central Texas. I think near Palestine. I’m not sure.

  4. The Yankees at UnionMMM are now comparing Southerners to ISL. They have a pic of ISL technicals (gun trucks) superimposed on a pic of a Pro Flag motorcade. They’re admitting, as usual, and without realising it, that they’re not the same country as us, and don’t share the same National, cultural, political and economic interests. Unfortunately, most Southerners don’t realise this, or the intensity of Northern hatred and contempt.

  5. James Owen, I will be doing that very soon. & at the least sending a donation to LOS if I can’t afford to join just yet. DH has been unemployed/ underemployed since May 2013. He starts a new permanent full time job on Monday.

    Unless there are 2, there is a memorial going in near Orange/ Beaumont off of IH10. The Houston Chronicle ran a story on it recently. Ha! Yesterday.

    We’re saving our Houston/ Port Bolivar trip until it opens. It would be great if there were a flag rally there.

    TJ, I’ve been a member of LOS (see my explanation to James). God Love them, they still send me the Free Magnolia even though I’m way out of my membership & I appreciate it very much.

  6. KGeorge;

    This is it! The one I heard about. It’s going to be better than I imagined it. BTW, they errected a new monument in Clarkesville, Red River County a few years back. A few folks in Grayson County wanted to take down the monument in front of the courthouse, but most of the county opposed them. I read that there have been over 2K new monuments planned or effected here in the past few years.

  7. James Owen,

    My maternal grandfather was born & grew up in Clarksville. Red River County is right. He is a descendant of Mordecai Hord. (great or gg grandfather nee his mother) Thank you for this information! I haven’t been there since I was a little girl. How cool!

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