Clubs, rifles, pepper spray, fist fights, battle armor, shields with tribal crest, side arms, helicopters, pipes, emergency medical units, flags, bottles, riot police, knives, weaponized vehicles and more. It was all on display in what history may record as the "Battle of Charlottesville."
When the clashes ended 35 people were hospitalized, a 32 year-old woman was killed, and two Virginia State troopers monitoring the event died in a helicopter crash.
The Battle of Charlottesville will go down as one of the most important political events in the Alt White movement. The significance of the Battle of Charlottesville 2017, does not reside primarily with the events that transpired on August 12, but an orchestrated three-month campaign. that culminated with a dramatic street clash, just as the Stormfront wanted.
The analysis of this site is that from the standpoint of the militant Ethno-Nationalists (Eth-Nats) and "1488" wings of the Alt White, the "Battle of Charlottesville" was a critical success. Together, they represent the "Confrontationists" whose bent is incendiary rhetoric, high propaganda and direct action. The subsequent fallout from the "Battle" which centered on Tribal Leader's defense of the 1488's and confrontationist actions bought unprecedented attention to the Alt Right and even a martyr of sorts. It was more than they could have ever hoped for.
The Battle of Charlottesville
Since the January 2017 "Heilgate Incident" when Richard Spencer ended his conference by chanting Hail Our People, Hail Trump, Hail Victory and received a "Sieg Heil" response and Nazi salute, the Confrontationists have been on the defensive within the All White.
In particular, some "non-violent" Ethno-Nationalists and Alt Light intellectuals condemned "Heilgate" as counterproductive to winning over whites sympathetic to tougher anti-immigration measures, protectionist trade policy and stronger anti-terrorist policy.
The Confrontationists were seeking a campaign that would move them front and center of the Alt White movement. To do that required squashing their petty differences and finding operational unity. And finally, they needed a real victory. In Charlottesville, they picked the time and place of battle, and the choice of weapons.
Charlottesville was the perfect target rich environment for the Confrontationists. In April 2017, the Charlottesville City Council voted to sell the Statue of Robert E. Lee, dedicated in 1924. Lee is still venerated as the old South's most celebrated son and Virginia was he home of the Confederacy. Charlottesville was also a soft target; a liberal college town with a Jewish mayor and a Black Deputy Mayor who dared to defile the South greatest hero, by erasure of his stature.
One month after the Charlottesville City Council vote, Richard Spencer, issued a call to oppose the removal of Robert E. Lee's statue. On May 14, Spencer spoke at an afternoon and evening rally in Charlottesville of about 100 supporters. Nightfall brought the spectacle of a tiki-torch march to the University of Virginia campus. It evoked the specter of Nazi propaganda torchlight marches in Nuremburg. It was a bold and provocative statement that caught Charlottesville by surprise.
In the wake of the May 14 rallies, momentum began to build for an action pointing toward 8/12. The unifying slogan "They Will Not Replace Us" began to appear on the websites and flyers. Under the banner of "Unite the Right" a coalition of organizations and Alt White personalities emerged. The participating organizations each crafted their own posters, and listed "Unite the Right" as the sponsoring entity.
The speakers list assembled included the following Alt-White players; lead organizer Jason Kessler, Matt Heimback of Traditionalist Workers Party, Attorney Augustus Invictus, Dr. Michael Hill of the League of the South, Nathan Damigo of Identity Evropa, Baked Alaska, Christopher Cantwell, Michael Enoch, Johnny Monoxide, Pax Dickenson, Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute. Other groups joining the action included Vanguard America and The Proud Boys.
The moment of truth for the Confrontationists occurred on July 8. A second rally was held in Charlottesville, led by the a contingent of 50 Loyal White Knights of the Klan from North Carolina. For their protection, KKK members had to be escorted into and out a park by Virginia State Police in riot gear.
The rally lasted one hour. KKK speakers were surrounded, drowned out and overwhelmed by over 1000 counter-protesters that included Antifa and Black Lives Matter supporters. Mindful of the May 14, Alt White torch light march, the counter-protesters were determined to carry the day. Twenty-two people were arrested, mostly counter-demonstrators charged with unlawful assembly. It was not a good day for the Klan, but they had hoisted their banner in a sea of hostility.
With 8/12 looming in less than a month, the Alt White "Confrontationists" were under the gun to respond. And they did. While many of the Eth-Nats have had their differences, they managed to put them aside, and their unity ultimately held over the three month campaign.
Arriving at the protest in Charlottesville, on the morning of 8/12, Matthew Heimbach, a leader of the Traditionalist Workers Party said "The biggest thing is a show of strength. To show that our organizations that have been divided on class, been divided on religious issues, divided on ideological grounds, can put 14 words — ‘We must secure the existence of our people and the future for white children’ — as our primary motivating factor. Time will tell if the unity of the youthful 1488's and the militant Eth-Nats will hold, but their operational unity marked an important leap for the Confrontationists.
That the Alt Right was "feeing the moment" was also evidenced by their success in the legal skirmishes that preceded the march.
On the eve of 8/12 Judge Glen E. Conrad granted a temporary restraining order holding that the City of Charlottesville allow Unite the Right to hold the August 12 rally in Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park). He ruled that the disparity in treatment by the City in denying "Unite the Right's" permit was based on the content of Kessler's speech. It was game on.
As the eve of August 12 approached the "Confrontationist" had decisions to make. Even as the Confrontationists made their way to Charlottesvile there was uncertainty about what they would confront.
Two questions loomed large; How to tactically carry out their rally if their permit was revoked. Second, were they going to carry their arms openly or under concealment. That they were going to armed was not the issue. One group posted this update on its site;
UPDATE: "You may have heard the City of Charlottesville canceled the permit. This is true. It is being challenged in court, but we’re showing up, permit or not, and now we need you there more than ever! It is NOT illegal to protest without a permit anyway, and rumor has it, the cops are siding with us over the evil Jew Mayor Michael Singer and his Negroid Deputy Wes Bellamy. We have it on good authority that the Chief of police is going to ensure that the protest goes through as planned, regardless of what the ruling kike/Negroid powers are attempting."
Another site posted this: The Daily Stormer has issued a call for people to show up, permit or none, and given some advise on what to bring and what not to bring. Their advice is to leave your firearms at home, and if you must bring a firearm, please conceal it.
Nothing forges unity like leaders and their troops enduring in battle. Both Antifa and the Alt White Confrontationists came prepared for battle. And oddly enough, despite weeks of preparation by Charlottesville officials and thousands of police on the ground, they stood back and let the two sides engage in sharp pitched battles in the shadows of Robert E. Lee's statute. lBoth sides gave as good as they got, until the police intervened to declare the area a illegal assembly.
Charlottesville, was a real-time battlefield test to solidify their ranks. Under the banner of "Unite the Right," a coalition of groups and personalities comprised of Eth-Nat intellectuals and 1488's.
Perhaps Matt Heimbach summed up the Battle of Charlottesville best. He said "We achieved all of our objectives... We showed that our movement is not just online, but growing physically. We asserted ourselves as the voice of white America. We had zero vehicles damaged, all our people accounted for, and moved a large amount of men and materials in and out of the area. I think we did an incredibly impressive job.
“Richard Spencer and what was estimated to be 40 to 50 other individuals held a tiki-torch lit rally in Emancipation park that lasted five to 10 minutes.” Spencer was accompanied by Identity Evropa and Mike Enoch. Spencer said the purpose of the return visit was to demonstrate that their intent was always for peaceful protest.
“Spencer and his group then left the park, boarded a tour bus at another location and left the City of Charlottesville.” What's going here is the Alt-Right is determined to make a stand. If they want white people to be strong, they cannot be perceived as being chased out of Charlottesville. This is the stuff legend is made of. Spencer and the Alt Right confrontationists are determined to make Charlottesville the rallying cry of the movement.
On August 8, a 'State of Emergency' was declared in Charlottesville, Virginia. The white nationalists permit to hold a rally there was denied. Nevertheless over 1,000 law enforcement officers will likely remain deployed in the city until August 12.
Turned away from Charlottesville, white nationalists will commemorate the Battle of Charlottesville 2017, in front of the White House, home of their beloved tribal leader. Like Charlottesville, the nation's capital has been turned into an armed camp to protect a couple of hundred bottom-feeding vermin seeking to spew their white supremists filth.
Without hoisting one Confederate Flag or throwing one Heil Hitler salute, the white nationalist have already won the battle of 2018. They will paralyze the nation's capital and one of the countries' most historic cities. And for what?
The national and international media will beam images of the Sun King's loyal White Legions at the White House gates around the globe. If the police lines hold against Antifa and other disrupters, the "peaceful" march and rally will be portrayed with a profound sense of normalcy and legitimacy. This would be a change from the pitched battles, rocks, bottles, tear gas, shields, pipes and weaponized vehicles that left dozens injured and one person dead a year ago.
This year, as can be seen from the instructions distributed to the Sons of Odin, event organizers are begging their troops to leave their weapons at home. The Battle of 2018 is about winning the propaganda war. This simply means being able to raise their banner, and appear to be "reasonable racists" upholding their right to free speech in the face of mob rule. Trump has already given his imprimatur to them in 2017, calling the Alt-Right Stormfront "fine people."
INSTRUCTIONS ISSUED TO UNITE THE RIGHT PARTICIPANTS FOR THE AUGUST 12 MARCH AND RALLY IN WASHINGTON
1. 2 PM Meet up at the VIENNA METRO STATION. DO NOT go directly to Lafayette Square or you may be turned away.
2. From the Vienna Station we’ll be transporting people to the Foggy Bottom Station via buses and trains.
3. Obviously there may be press and Antifa on-site but there will be a major police presence to protect demonstrators and their vehicles. However, I would strongly recommend taking an Uber or a taxi there just in case.
4. Once you arrive at Foggy Bottom Station you will be in another police protected zone where we’ll await the next step of the demonstration.
5. At approximately 5pm we’ll begin a march along Pennsylvania Ave to Lafayette Square (in front of the White House) where the demonstration is scheduled to begin.
6. We have a block of time from 5:30pm to 7:30pm available for our demonstration, although we may not need the full time.
7. After the demonstration buses and/or trains will take us back to the Vienna Station where we will disassemble.
8. We will have Rally Marshalls and Legal Observers on site and when you arrive I, or another team member, will show you the distinctive clothing they will be wearing to tell them apart.
9. REMEMBER: If you feel your rights are being violated in any way contact a team member for assistance.
10. Do not react with anger to anyone. There will certainly be provocateurs trying to get a reaction out of you by trying to stick cameras in peoples’ faces, yelling, etc.
11. Law enforcement has assured me that agitators will be kept apart at a safe distance. If this is not the case alert a team member IMMEDIATELY so that the situation can be rectified before it becomes a larger issue.
12. REMEMBER: There is no expectation of privacy. Antifa, the media and law enforcement know everything that we do. Don’t let that rattle you. Law enforcement are there to help both sides safely express their rights (hopefully). Don’t react to Antifa or the media.
Don’t forget to bring these items:
–American or Confederate Flag 4′ x 4′ or smaller, preferable detachable from the pole (for potential transit on trains) Watch this for more information.
Do NOT bring these items:
-Pepper spray, clubs, knives or other weapons
ALWAYS Be aware of your surroundings. Do not talk to the media. Do not engage in any fighting. ALWAYS be a good representative for our cause.
Don’t let strangers know where you’re staying. If you’re going to be in town on Saturday, August 11th please stay with trusted friends and don’t talk to strangers about your participation in the rally.