'White Lives Matter' Activists Wave Confederate Flag in Front of NAACP
Activists on Sunday gave liberal social justice warriors the perfect storm of outrage by raising the Stars and Bars in front of an NAACP office. They also held signs declaring, "White Lives Matter," a racial response to the "Black Lives Matter" (BLM) protests across the country. The activists condemned black organizations for failing to speak out against the violence perpetrated by BLM activists.
"We came out here to protest against the NAACP and their failure in speaking out against the atrocities that organizations like Black Lives Matter and other pro-black organizations have caused the attack and killing of white police officers, the burning down of cities and things of that nature," White Lives Matter activist Ken Reed told the Houston Chronicle. "If they're going to be a civil rights organization and defend their people, they also need to hold their people accountable."
Here is a video of the protest:
BLM protests across the country have indeed turned violent — especially in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore, Md., and Milwaukee, Wisc. (It seems that most such protests do not turn violent, however.) After the "Milwaukee uprisings," NAACP President and CEO Cornell Brooks called for peaceful protests, but did not condemn the violence perpetrated by BLM activists. (I humbly ask for forgiveness if he has.) The NAACP and others did condemn the police shootings in Dallas.
Reed insisted that his counter protest did not intend to "instigate or start any problems." Nevertheless, the presence of the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia (commonly known as the Confederate Flag) seemed an unnecessary provocation.
As one might expect in Texas, the protesters were armed, and Reed explained they carried weapons only to defend themselves. "Obviously we're exercising our Second Amendment rights but that's because we have to defend ourselves. Their organizations and their people are shooting people based on the color of their skin. We're not. We definitely will defend ourselves, but we're not out here to start any problems."
Reed did not defend his accusation that BLM activists or other members of "pro-black organizations" are shooting white people (the shootings in Dallas aimed at cops, not limited by skin color, and while there is evidence that white people were targeted in Milwaukee, to my knowledge none were shot by protesters).
One protester held a "14 Words" sign, which is a reference to the popular white supremacist slogan coined by David Lane, a member of the white supremacist terror group known as The Order: "We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children."
The Chronicle reported that local residents agreed with the opposition of the violence and destruction caused by BLM but were taken aback by the presence of the Stars and Bars. "The Confederate flag throws me off," local Quintina Richardson said. "You're saying Black Lives Matter is a racist organization but when you're throwing the Confederate flag up and saying White Lives Matter, are you saying you're racist?"
Reed emphasized that the flag "has nothing to do with racism on our part. We're proud to be Southern. It has all to do about heritage, nothing to do with hate."
Social justice warriors across the Internet disagreed.
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