White supremacists, led by a man wearing an American flag and mask, marched to the Lincoln Memorial. The group called for President Trump’s impeachment. “This is America,” one of them said as he was arrested at the memorial site.
The United States of America…. A gang of white guys dressed in khaki trousers and hats, blue jackets, and white face masks rushed the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington DC this past Saturday with police escorts, all dressed in military uniforms clothed in khaki pants and caps, blue jackets, and white face masks.
Demonstrators yelling “reclaim America” disrupted a gorgeous night at the Lincoln Memorial. The audience booed them and yelled profanities at them. pic.twitter.com/Z2voculi9Z
December 4, 2021 — Andrea McCarren (@AndreaMcCarren)
According to reliable sources, including The Southern Poverty Law Center, these white nationalists were members and affiliates of the “Patriot Front.” The “Patriot Front” is a mostly young group of white nationalists that emerged out of the Charlottesville, Virginia “Unite The Right” white extremist rally that turned deadly. At that gathering, James Fields, a white supremacist and neo-Nazi activist, drove a vehicle into an unarmed crowd, murdering Heather Heyer, 32. In 2018, Fields was found guilty of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. President Donald Trump, at the time, did not completely criticize these attempts, instead claiming that “all sides” were to responsible for the tragic 2017 event. He failed to criticize white supremacy, and many believe he fostered tensions and freshly motivated racist initiatives, which harken back to previous Ku Klux Klan crimes against humanity in the United States.
This Patriot Front group seems to be a branch of “Vanguard America,” another hate group that participated in the hazardous protest. Unlike Vanguard America, the Patriot Front organization is said to rely on well-produced “theatrics” and white nationalist rhetoric to recruit and engage members throughout the country. Members were seen and heard yelling all sorts of hazardous things throughout the demonstration, according to the recordings obtained this past Saturday, including:
“Reclaim America!” exclaims the crowd. “Long live Liberty and Victory!” “If you don’t like it, go out of the country.”
There’s some scary stuff going on at the Lincoln Memorial. Their tiki torches have been replaced with upside-down American flags, and their faces have been entirely disguised so that they cannot be recognized. However, I’m still wearing the same khakis. At the conclusion, look for the ‘Reclaim America’ banner. pic.twitter.com/IZKBxrk8TT
5 December 2021 — Mike Sington (@MikeSington)
As we discover more about these things, we’re left wondering why the government permits these violent white organizations to gather and advertise their “reclaim America” initiatives. Who do you want to reclaim it from? What are you going to do with it now that you’ve reclaimed it? Are a big proportion of white individuals concerned about America’s diversity and the right to vote being exercised by people of color?
Terrorists of the white nationalist movement are presently marching at the Lincoln Memorial.
It turns out that wearing a mask was required for all of these cowards to become Nazis.
Imagine claiming to be the “better race,” but being so fearful of being exposed that you have to cover your face. pic.twitter.com/Nc8va2VEVX
December 5, 2021 — Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@QasimRashid)
While there is no proof that this gang received a legal authorization for their race-stirring operation, they were well guarded and watched. The “First Amendment rally was peaceful with no problems or arrests,” according to a representative for the Metropolitan Police Department. As we discover more about these things, we’re left wondering why the government permits these violent white organizations to gather and advertise their “reclaim America” initiatives. Who is it that you want to reclaim it from? What are you going to do with it now that you’ve reclaimed it? Are a big proportion of white individuals concerned about America’s diversity and the right to vote being exercised by people of color?
These actions come at a tense time when national leaders ignore racist and violent comments made by legislators, threats made against a Muslim Congresswoman, and nearly an entire political party refusing to support The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, which is proposed legislation that would restore and strengthen parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some of which have been struck down by US Supreme Court decisions.
These are undoubtedly critical times to pay attention to and combat the forces of violence and bigotry. This is the United States of America.