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"Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 05, 2020 09:32PM
I posted this in a thread that is already on the second page, but maybe some of you might find it interesting:

[www.newsweek.com]

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About 1,000 heavily armed militia, all of whom were Black, marched through Georgia's Stone Mountain Park on Independence Day, 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 Saturday 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 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 Rashard 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 which 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.

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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 05, 2020 10:40PM
Patriots All!
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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 06, 2020 12:02AM
Not a good thing.





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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 06, 2020 12:13AM
This country's factions are on a collision course. A brutal showdown will likely be a result. With the economy being propped up by fake money, the health care system turned upside down, and the political scene the way it is? One more event - all it would take is a food shortage, another needless killing, some stupid decision by a leader … We're all just whistling in the dark. Shiznit's likely gonna the result. Maybe sooner than any of us thinks.
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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 06, 2020 07:23AM
It really is yet another dangerous fiction that the right spoon feeds to its base, that they’re the only ones with significant access to force. Others may not wave it around like a peacock with its tail on the front, instead of the back, but if things were to get out of hand, it would be far less one sided than the daydreams the good old boys have.
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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: July 06, 2020 08:31AM
What's sauce for the goose....
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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 06, 2020 11:01AM
Also from the other thread:

Unfortunately, if it comes to armed conflict between civilians, neither the demographics not the percentage of gun ownership favors minorities in the U.S. NFAC demonstrations as above have powerful and useful rhetorical value, but actual self-protection is not realistic for targeted groups.



rj
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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 06, 2020 01:14PM
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rjmacs
Also from the other thread:

Unfortunately, if it comes to armed conflict between civilians, neither the demographics not the percentage of gun ownership favors minorities in the U.S. NFAC demonstrations as above have powerful and useful rhetorical value, but actual self-protection is not realistic for targeted groups.

I wonder if their demographic breakdown is along only ethnic and economic lines and stated political leanings or accounts for one faction needing to be ideologically committed enough to risk their lives in a conflict versus another whose commitment is more basic, simple self defense?

I’d also wonder if they make any attempt to approximate the quantities of illegal weapons on the streets, as well as accessibility to sources of illegal weapons.

I make no claims to knowing how such factors would break down, but they are atypical factors that would need consideration.
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Re: "Armed Black Militia Challenges White Nationalists at Georgia's Stone Mountain Park"
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 06, 2020 01:34PM
They are, Blankity Blank - good questions that deserve more attention.

However, when you look comparatively at: 1) how the left and the right organize politically, and how only one side routinely welcomes firearms and militias in its ranks; 2) the history of how political violence has been used in this country (which is overwhelmingly by the establishment/majority AGAINST a weaker opposition/minority), and; 3) the recent resurgence of public displays of racist and xenophobic hatred, and its alignment/cooccurrence with displays of weapons and threats - I don't know if the answers would make enough of a difference to matter.



rj
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Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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