Marietta, GA – While the news cameras and the Yankee eye was trained on Charlottesville and the Alt-Right event there protesting our removal and replacement, another sputtering Antifa no-show turned out a spectrum of Southern men and women in Georgia. Responding to threats of desecration by the Trolling Trumpsters group on Facebook against the largest Confederate Cemetery in Georgia, members of the League of the South gathered alongside flaggers, III%ers, and a mix of the usual heritage groups to guard the cemetery until 6:30 in the evening.
The town newspaper reported that the Chief of Marietta Police, Dan Flynn, considered the threat to be “most likely a hoax with a minor probability of coming to fruition” but said he’d have the cemetery patrolled “heavily” to make sure nothing happened – and he seems to have followed through with a patrol car at the cemetery throughout the night.
The League and others, however, were taking no chances. A ranking member of the Georgia League of the South remarked, “At first, I said ‘this can’t be, no way this is real, now the dead, but with Antifa and their anti-White agenda, and many in the Atlanta area, this would not surprise me.” He added, that the League had been monitoring things for about a week and as support grew from Flagger groups and others on social media, they decided to move forward with “Operation Protect Our Cemetery, Our Inheritance.”
He regretted they didn’t have more time to organize, but even with such a tight window of action, the League and other groups managed to gather over 50 people at the cemetery to guard against any Antifa action.
The (((official narrative))) obediently labeled the event a “rally” and claimed “high tensions” in spite of the fact that no one but defenders and supporters ever showed up at the site. We’ve seen this before – even on the same day, “tempers flaring” was the Boston Globe’s headline about the Free Speech rally there, and Charlottesville has, of course, been accused across multiple platforms of “harkening back to the days of the KKK“. In both those places, counter-protests (incipient riots, actually) were planned by black and communist activist groups; in Marietta, all it took was a small crowd of God-fearing white folks, apparently, to make the very air thick with “tension”. It’s worth mention that the reporter who was there looking for “hate” hiding behind all the stones and trees was asked directly if he’d protect his own family’s graves from being desecrated, and couldn’t bring himself to answer in the affirmative.
Nevertheless, the League considers the whole event to be “a win”: “The opposition is scared,” he remarked, adding optimistically that the League had found common ground with all the other groups there—even the ones who seem unwilling to recognize that crippling themselves with cuckfederate counter-signaling is not going to save them. When asked about the other groups present, like the SCV and UDC, he said that “most were receptive [to us], and I got this feeling that this might be the day they come around and see the enemy truly hates you too.”
What is even more encouraging is that the vast majority of those present were Georgians. The Atlanta news crew predictably went out of their way in their article to quote a South Carolinian, as though to suggest the crowd were out-of-town trouble-makers, as they have tried to cast Southern activists in NOLA. Most people there, though, were not only Georgians but from the immediate area. In contrast to the other events getting more press, Marietta demonstrates that a successful local gathering – a practically spontaneous gathering, in fact – is possible.
The success at bringing different people together also undergirds how essential such local gatherings are – the negative press the event drew from metro Atlanta (((news))) was matched by it simply not being mentioned by local press, which focused instead on the intent of the police to pursue and prosecute anyone who desecrated the graves. The local news, though, revealed something: the awareness of our ancestry and heritage is still very much alive in small Southern towns. The Marietta Daily Journal referred to the group planning the desecration as “thugs” and even the mayor expressed disgust at “such disrespect”.
The fields of Southern pride and self-awareness are tilled and well-fertilized, it falls to us only to plant.