In light of White Lives Matter, including some white supremacists and racist nationalists, and Black Lives Matter and Antifa, including some racist Communists and black supremacists, converging on Murfreesboro, TN and Shelbyville, TN, on October 28th, 2017, with nearly all of these “protesters” driving in from other parts of the country, one must note that racism cuts across all segments of society; however, typically and most generally, racism is not and has not been a significant problem in Murfreesboro, until outsiders decided to make trouble in our town. And this is a growing problem across the nation.
The Nationalist Front, the organizers of this protest out of Michigan, claim to seek to bring “unity and solidarity to the White Nationalist Movement in North America”. They supposedly planned this event as an “anti-immigration rally” to bring nationalists and Neo-Nazis together.
In June, hundreds of illegal aliens and LaRaza members tried to ban U.S. citizens from a city council meeting in Cudahy, CA. Shouts of “white supremacists back to Europe” were fired across the halls and outside.
In an August 2013 New Black Panther Broadcast, Samir Shabbaz said, “You’re going to have to kill some of these babies, just born three seconds ago … go into the God damn nursery … and just kill everything white in sight …“. His hate-filled rant called for bombing white churches and “[burning] up some cracker white supremacy”, if blacks wanted to be free.
In January 2017, a Black Lives Matter activist in Seattle, a preschool teacher, calling for reparations and the confiscation of white property, said, “We need to start killing people … F**k white supremacy, f**k the U.S. empire“. Chanelle Helm, leader of Louisville BLM, was at least a bit nicer about it, as she suggested, in part, in August, 2017, that if white people are inheriting property they intend to sell upon acceptance, they should give it to a black or brown family. Helm added: “You’re bound to make that money in some other white privileged way.”
Charlottesville, VA Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy is a black supremacist racist and a member of the New Black Panthers, who tweeted, “I don’t like whit[e] people so I hate snow” on December 20th 2009, and “I hate seeing white people in Orangeburg“, on February 13th 2011.
There’s already signs of the impending trouble in Murfreesboro. Graffiti has been found on Two-Tone Tattoo Parlor and Art Gallery’s back wall that suggests sympathy for the white supremacists and Aryan Brotherhood. And with names like the National Socialist Movement and Traditionalist Worker Party, both part of the Nationalist Front, one knows immediately that these organizers of this protest are aligned with the worst aspects of anything ever witnessed by humanity.
Corey Lemley, from East Nashville,is an Antifa member who makes a habit of attending these protests and counter-protests. He plans on being in Murfreesboro, and although he claims to be fighting “fascism”, in defense of immigrants, blacks, Muslims and LGBT people, he is the same thug who recently struck a helpless photo-journalist during the protest in Charlottesville, VA and also threatened Nashville’s 99.7 WTN talk show host Phil Valentine with bodily harm.
One cannot ascribe varying degrees of blame to the radical groups in Charlottesville or Murfreesboro or Shelbyville, or anywhere else in the country, where they rear their ugly heads. The Neo-Nazis’s venomous racism is no more or less contemptible than Antifa and BLM’s belief that offensive speech, other than their own, must be banned at any cost, as they endeavor to destroy our republic. These young fascists and communists have far more in common with each other, than they do with decent conservative and classical liberal thinkers and patriotic Americans, which is always true of violent radicals and totalitarian minded petty tyrants.
These protesters do not want an honest discussion on race relations and initiatives and solutions that diminish racist attitudes, leading by example and teaching all America the importance of one’s good character. They do not seek “social justice”; they want numerous unreasonable demands to be met and victory for their authoritarian and intolerant ideology, and racism is the excuse they use to tear apart the system.
Whether it is the Aryan Brotherhood, Neo-Nazis, the KKK and White Lives Matter or Black Lives Matter, Antifa, the New Black Panthers Party and LaRaza – “the Race”, all of these groups are racist and two different sides of a Leftist ideology, that is anti-American, and they stand against every good and decent principle, that America has represented from its earliest beginnings. They are the very sort of fascists that my father and many of Murfreesboro’s grandfathers and great-grandfathers fought and defeated during WWII, and it is beyond despicable and reprehensible to see them here in our town.
Can there be black and white nationalists who are simply proud to be black and proud to be white, and both proud to be American? Certainly. But I do not believe this is what Tennesseans and the citizens of Murfreesboro will see this coming Saturday. Aside from the National Front’s violent past, let us not forget that Black Lives Matter initiated the violence that destroyed large segments of Ferguson, MO and Baltimore, MD, based on lies.
One needn’t be combative or argumentative to voice one’s concerns, so hopefully many of Murfreesboro’s finest citizens will be on hand and voicing their opposition to the inherent racism on display in both groups. Stand against the egregious racist remarks one is certain to hear, that strike at our very humanity.
Silence is consent. I hope and pray a few of Our Better Angels appear on the 28th too, and all will remain calm.
Regardless of what transpires, even should violence be the case, our local Murfreesboro Police Department and Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department should be able to handle it well. The State Highway Patrol will be standing by and ready to render assistance, if necessary, so Patriots should not attend that day and plan to “help” or intercede; but, they can certainly show up with Bibles and Constitutions in hand and shame these FOOLS off every corner in town.
If we are to survive as a republic, we must condemn the violence and evil philosophy of those members of the National Front, Neo-Nazi and KKK groups; we must condemn the violence of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, the New Black Panthers, and Laraza and their communist ideology. We must also stop allowing the mainstream media to falsely label all conservatives as bigots and racists and all left wing activists as moral crusaders. Otherwise, with our honesty as a society in question at the moment, America will soon cease being a free society.
~ The Author ~
Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Dept – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Magestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.