Monday, April 30, 2018

Tennessee state police form a perimeter to protect a white nationalist gathering from anti-racist protesters. Did I mention this was in a state park?

Courtesy of HuffPo: 

Police formed a tight perimeter around a Tennessee state-owned hotel Saturday, guarding a white nationalist conference inside the building from anti-racist protesters gathered outside. 

American Renaissance, a racist Virginia-based organization listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, reserved the 125 rooms inside Montgomery Bell State Park Inn for the weekend conference. Attendees not staying at the hotel arrived there early Saturday morning. Nearly all of them were men. They wore suit and ties — mandatory dress for the event — and didn’t respond to reporters’ questions as police escorted them inside.

Anti-racist protesters arrived a short time later. State park rangers subjected each protester to a metal detector test before allowing them to enter a fenced-off area across from the hotel. 

One protester, Beth Foster, grew upset when park rangers wouldn’t allow her to bring a purse inside, as bags were prohibited in the protest zone. 

“This is absolutely absurd,” she told the officers. “Nazis” from out of state, she told them, were allowed to rent out an entire Tennessee taxpayer-owned hotel, and yet she wasn’t allowed to bring a tiny purse inside a section of her own state park. Eventually Foster — co-director of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee — left her purse and walked through the security checkpoint. 

“It’s anti-racist activists that the state sees as the enemies,” she told reporters. “Not the Nazis or the white supremacists who are in our buildings, using our public restrooms, and eating in our public restaurant, plotting genocide.” 

So to be clear the police perimeter was in place BEFORE any protesters even arrived?

So they just assumed they would be violent?

The protesters, many of whom I would assume were also residents of the state, were then not only forbidden to enter the hotel on state park land, but were corralled into a fenced off area like cattle.

And you know this is now a thing, with the Nazis and white supremacists demonstrating real fear about the protesters that show up at their rallies and gatherings, even though most of the violence, and the only death, is attributed to their side.

So much for being the "master race," right?


  1. Anonymous6:33 AM

    The wives of these Nazis are the onea buying Sarah Palin's HOLIDAY cookbook so they have homemade snacks to eat while they plot murder. This makes Sarah Palin a terrorist for supporting terrorists.

    1. Anonymous7:19 PM

      Wake the hell up. $arah has BEEN a terrorist, for a long time. Time is up. ;)

  2. Anonymous6:41 AM

    I find the state of the union to be despicable. Steve Bannon invited the nazis to come out and play.

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    2. Anonymous7:43 AM

      No, John McCain did.

    3. Anonymous8:26 AM

      McCain did NOT overtly invite the white supremacists. His grab for the evangelical vote with his pick of Palin did it.

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  6. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Typical. If there were black people protesting the police would be doing the opposite.

  7. White privilege on display. Had the gathering been all Blacks, the police probably would have welcomed every gun toting wasicu to join in keeping the Blacks in their place.

  8. Anonymous8:15 AM

    This type stuff wouldn't be allowed to be going on IF Trump were not potus! Unbelievable!

    There are so many reasons to impeach him!

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  11. Marthe8:50 AM

    This is a state-owned hotel who non only caters to a white nationalist organisation but also provdes police security to these people. Let's think about that for a second.

    1. Anonymous9:14 AM

      I'm in East Tennessee and knee-deep in Reds, but it's like i told my Irish Catholic grandmother when she complained about me going to a Baptist church and singing in the choir:
      "Grandmother, when i'm there, they don't talk badly from the pulpit about the Catholics worshipping statues."

      "You keep going there" she said (meaning that was worth condemning my soul to hellfire for not attending mass — i guess).

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  15. Anonymous12:48 PM

    it is..unfortunate that the master race has the same right to freedom of speech as the rest of us. i am not protecting them-it's just the fact that they have the same rights and we must let them use those rights. and as we have seen, it's better every group is kelp away from each other.

  16. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Shit, last time I went camping at a state park and some fucking rednecks blew off fireworks at 3 a.m., I couldn't even FIND a park ranger to do a drive by warning.

  17. Anonymous3:39 PM

    How do you feel about the 'all black' groups?

    Serious question.

    For instance... the Nation of Islam led by Louis Farrakhan. He has never backed away from the group’s fundamental tenets, espoused by the group’s previous leader, Elijah Mohammed, that white people are inherently evil — that they are "blue-eyed devils."

    How about the "Congressional Black Caucus", is that not a racist segregationist group?

  18. Anonymous6:05 PM

    It's Tennessee FFS, who would expect any less from a bunch of inbred southerners? Can we really trust anyone from south of the Mason-Dixon? I think not, the genetic material is way too compromised, for way too long.


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