So, the anti-fascist fascists are gearing up for the Fourth of July celebration. “Antifa” terrorists are heading to Gettysburg for the holiday to desecrate the graves of Confederate soldiers. There’s just one tiny little problem with that evil plan… according to the experts at Gettysburg National Military Park, no Confederate soldiers are actually buried there. Nada. None. They also plan to burn both American and Confederate flags while in town. Asshats.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the spot 154 years ago where a historical battle took place between soldiers of the Union and the Confederacy. And it was bloody. Now, the scene is a national attraction, especially over holidays such as the Fourth of July. Approximately 3,500 Union soldiers are buried there. But no Confederate ones are. Sorry guys.
The locals are aware this is coming evidently. Town and federal battlefield park officials are ready for these idiots. A number of groups have been granted permits for gatherings there for Independence Day, but Antifa has not requested permission to do so. Not that I would expect them to. The Sons of Confederate Veterans and a group called Real 3% Risen have received special use permits for 11 am to 6 pm Saturday in a special section north of Meade’s Headquarters. Antifa is promoting their event for July 1-2, somewhere between 3 and 6 pm. They are actively encouraging their followers to “find their local Confederate graves” to desecrate. They’ll be looking a long time. Just sayin’.
Park officials have stated that they respect First Amendment rights, but this is something entirely different and they have prepared for disruptions. “Our goal is to ensure that public safety and visitor safety is number one and that park resources are preserved,” said Katie Lawhon, a spokeswoman for Gettysburg National Military Park. Gettysburg is the largest battle that was fought during the Civil War on American soil. More than 160,000 soldiers fought over a three-day period. When the smoke cleared, there were over 51,000 casualties. It’s a moment in history that American needs to remember and keep fresh, so it never happens again.
An Antifa group in Chicago called the “Haymaker Collective” recently began raising money on Indiegogo for an “anti-fascist, anti-sexist, anti-racist” “self-defense gym” in the city’s hipster-y Little Village neighborhood. They are named after the Haymarket, an 1880s anarchist riot in Chicago that killed one police officer. Communists y’all. Antifa is training for events such as the one down in Gettysburg. Many are laughing at them, but just remember what they looked like and what they did during President Trump’s inauguration and at conservative speech’s around the country. These are dangerously violent radicals and they should not be allowed to do what they are planning… they are fomenting revolution in our streets.
Lawhon said the park is working with the U.S. Park Police, the Pennsylvania State Police and local law enforcement to keep order during the weekend. The anniversary of the battle, which raged from July 1 to July 3, 1863, comes at a time when there is a growing movement to remove Confederate symbols from public spaces across the country.
I suggest if you are visiting Gettysburg this Fourth of July, that you go armed and up your situational awareness. Antifa carries weapons and they are not afraid to use them. And you certainly don’t want to get caught between them and the police. That would end very badly. Hopefully, Gettysburg will be protected by the police there and Antifa will be sent packing.
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