— Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) July 4, 2020
A group of peaceful protestors in Stone Mountain, home of a racist confederate memorial, employing their rights on 7/4/2020. That story generates no national news coverage because there was no violence to sensationalize like this tweet. #ftfy https://t.co/NctzrS0PW1
— Bryan Kaetz (@bryankaetz) July 5, 2020
Will admit I’m curious as to how this is covered, once the Media Village Idiots trickle back from their vacations in the Hamptons or Montana. Per Newsweek, “Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park”:
About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park on Saturday, challenging white nationalist groups in the area to either come out and fight or join them in demonstrating against the government.
Stone Mountain State Park officials said the Black militia group was peaceful, orderly and escorted by police as they called for the removal of the country’s largest Confederate monument near Atlanta.
Videos posted to social media show the group, the “Not F**king Around Coalition” (NFAC), meeting at the massive nine-story quartz sculpting that depicts former Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Southern generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
NFAC Founder Grand Master Jay told Newsweek via phone Sunday that the militia members at Stone Mountain on Saturday were “100 percent Black” and they are not affiliated with Black Lives Matter. “We are a Black militia. We aren’t protesters, we aren’t demonstrators. We don’t come to sing, we don’t come to chant. That’s not what we do,” he said.
The NFAC head explained why several videos show the militia members alongside demonstrators earlier in the day before heading to Stone Mountain. Grand Master Jay told Newsweek the sister of Rayshard Brooks, who was killed outside an Atlanta Wendy’s by police last month, requested the NFAC militia provide her with a security escort to a downtown rally that began at the site of her brother’s death.
“Our initial goal was to have a formation of our militia in Stone Mountain to send a message that as long as you’re abolishing all these statues across the country, what about this one?” Grand Master Jay said, referencing the massive Confederate carving.
He added that he must commend Stone Mountain police for offering the all-Black militia support as they exercised their constitutional rights on July 4th…
John Bankhead, a spokesman for the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, said the protests were orderly and acknowledged the Confederate monument is frequently used as a meeting place for far right-wing militia.
“It’s a public park, a state park. We have these protests on both sides of the issue from time to time. We respect people’s First Amendment right,” Bankhead told WXIA-TV. “We understand the sensitivities of the issue here at the park … so we respect that and allow them to come in as long as it’s peaceful, which it has been.”…
NRA social media team utterly relieved that it's a holiday weekend https://t.co/Dhncjm5YPO
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) July 5, 2020
for context: they were there because a few klan members told protestors not to come to stone mountain. it's also important to note that there was no issue during their protest for all the people who think black people just want to kill them.
— WhoSaidThat (@WhoSaidThat20) July 5, 2020
Gotta admit, these guys are hella more organized than the usual straggly mob of Threepers, ‘free speech libertarians’, Boogaloo Bois, and ammosexuals the media obediently documents threatening female governors and random public-health officials for the cameras. And to me, that makes them less frightening, because the NFAC members don’t seem as likely to shoot up the neighborhood ‘accidentally’ because they’re handling guns like they were playtoys…