I had to choose this weekend between going to Selma and going to the beach. It wasn’t a hard choice. We decided to go to the beach to attend a Florida League of the South meetup.
Selma isn’t going anywhere. It will be in even worse shape whenever I decide to visit. I’ve been saying since the 2018 League of the South conference that we need to have more private fellowship events away from the public spotlight which are safe, fun, comfortable and relaxed. In Alabama, we had a big BBQ and floated down the Coosa River last month.
In Florida, I took my kid to the beach for a few hours, socialized with friends, relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the summer. The point of public demonstrations is to build social capital and real world social networks in our movement. We can accomplish the same goal with private meetups without the presence of Antifa and the violence, doxxing and lawfare that follows in their wake.
Antifa is gearing up for #AllOutAugust:
If you want to go engage with those people, you will have an opportunity to do so at the Patriot Prayer event in Portland, OR on August 4th, UTR 2 in Washington, DC (and possibly Charlottesville) on August 12th and at the Resist Marxism event in Boston, MA on August 18th.
These are all public events in liberal strongholds which have been announced well in advance. No one knows whether the police will stand down again or who will show up at these clashes. Journalists will be on the scene to dox anyone who attends these events.
As for the other goals of our street demonstrations, we can accomplish all of them without the presence of Antifa. We can go anywhere in the South and hold a public demonstration without letting our enemies know about our plans months in advance. Antifa won’t have the time to mobilize, show up and disrupt our events. We don’t have to expose ourselves to their violence, doxxing and lawfare. It is an unnecessary risk that we take by giving them intelligence about our intentions.
We’re better off with Antifa being arrested in droves at their futile #OccupyICE protests and street fighting with conservative groups like Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. Let them be preoccupied with that while we quietly organize and build our network in the background. They can focus on beating up elderly women and teenagers like at Boston, MA and Berkeley, CA last August.
Note: If you would like to attend one of these private meetups, join the Florida League of the South.