Get to know some of the Unite the Right rally participants and sympathizers

As a society, racism and the belief in white supremacy is deep in our DNA. It can be said that Christopher Columbus was the father of white supremacy in the Americas. The Civil War hardly extinguished this feature of the American psyche. Most of the monuments to the confederacy were erected in the early 1900s and following passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. As in the Civil War, the alt-right are our brothers and sisters, fellow Americans. THEY watch the same movies, participate in the same sporting events, go to the same restaurants as WE. They’re part of us.

And President Trump has given legitimacy to their platform. If the main-stream press is fake news, then the reports here must be what the President believes. We can only be a better country if we understand something about this illness that afflicts our body politic.  Here is a glimpse of some of the supporters of the Unite The Right Rally in Charlottsville, Va. on Saturday, August 12th; and an organization at the forefront of monitoring some 1,600 hate and extremist groups operating in this country.

Battle of Charlottesville: A Firsthand Account

by Lee Rogers (Daily Stormer),  August 13, 2017 [ABRIDGED]

I wanted to give everyone my first hand account of what I saw while everything is still fresh. The one thing I will say is that everything I’m seeing reported in the Jewish media about what happened yesterday is a lie. There’s nobody giving an accurate account. All I’ve seen is an endless parade of non-Whites and Jews spewing nonsense. I’ve yet to see a single person on any of the big cable news channels interview a single person from our side.

Here’s what really happened. At around 9 AM many of us began assembling at McIntire Park which is a short distance away from Lee Park. As we walked to [Lee Park] we were confronted by all sorts of degenerates. At first it was mostly just boomer cuckolds, middle aged cat ladies and some random faggots. The crazier anti-fascist types were closer to the park itself.

As more of our people began to filter in, the anti-fascists began to throw stuff at us. They threw urine, actual shit, water bottles and anything else they could find. They even used pepper spray and mace.

What’s important to note is that our group was merely trying to peacefully assemble at a place where we had a permit to lawfully do so. All the violence originated from the anti-fascist side. We were merely defending ourselves from getting attacked as we tried to enter the park!

#UniteTheRight will go down as a truly historic event. The record will show that the government illegally shut down our gathering because they feared our political ideas. They were stupid to do this as this is only going to bring more people to our side. This was a major victory for us.

I salute each and every one of you who attended the rally. #UniteTheRight has proven that we are a formidable political force not to be taken lightly.

https://web.archive.org/web/20170814123854/https://www.dailystormer.com/unitetheright-historic-event-for-the-ages/

An Aryan Society – Building a New White World

https://natall.com/about/what-is-the-national-alliance/

Unite The Right After Action Report

by Major Brian Culpepper (National Socialist Movement), August 2017 [EXCERPTS]

On Saturday, Aug. 12th, members of the National Socialist Movement [NSM] took to the streets once again to stand in defense of our honored Confederate Veterans and oppose the planned removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville Virginia. This was a joint operation by the Nationalist Front [NF] groups, including not only the NSM but our allies in the League Of The South, American Vanguard, Traditionalist Workers Party, East Coast Knights, C-28 and other allies.

On Saturday morning, the NSM and our NF allies met at a pre designated rally point and after a last minute recon of the event area we loaded up and moved into position in preparation of our legally permitted and lawful march route to the Lee monument.

As the formation moved out into the streets we were met by a sight that is all too familiar to the street wise NSM and NF groups: an unruly mob of filthy left wing degenerates that exhibit the worst traits of human character imaginable. It was an unholy alliance of homosexuals and Blacks and self hating Whites were in the mix as well as hard core Communists. Make no mistake, the degenerates hiding under the banner of “diversity” and “tolerance” believe in those principles only as long as you agree with their twisted value systems.

As the orderly and disciplined NF formation approached the permitted rally area, a number of fist fights and other physical confrontations broke out as leftist began a feeble effort to try to stop the forward progress of the determined NF column to reach our permitted rally point. The City of Charlottesville showed very poor planning in allowing leftist into our permitted area as this was directly responsible for the large number of injuries that were inflicted on the pathetic Reds who are no match for the hardened Nationalists.

Our admiration and thanks go out to the professionalism exhibited by the highly trained men at the League Of The South who took point in the shield wall that pushed through the line of Red opposition as well as the very tough groups of skins that were right there with them fighting their way through. The skin crews that were there were a very hard lot and certainly no one in the opposition would want to tackle in a fair fight and we thank them for their support. A few did get pepper spray or tear gas injuries but other than that they came away unscathed and once again proved their mettle and value in these sort of street confrontations.

Overall the event was a huge success for the NF allies. It gave us an opportunity to assess our training programs in real life scenarios and will help critique cross organizational efforts moving forward. The unprecedented levels of video documentation and social media presence has proven to all of America exactly what the NSM has been warning about: That the forces aligned against us are straight up Communists and their ultimate goal is the destruction of not only America but the White Race globally. The mechanism they employ is the systematic replacement of culture and this corrosive effect weakens the nation internally and creates opportunities that the Communist seek to exploit. The left are the modern day Facists in that they seek to repress and destroy every opinion that is not in agreement with theirs.

Far from discouraging us, this event has only hardened our resolve to defend our Veterans and our Race and our culture. We will not be replaced!! This is not the end, it is only the beginning. While the MSM [main stream media] continues to distort the facts, social media and alternative news are getting the truth out and public opinion is overwhelmingly on our side. We are receiving unprecedented levels of calls for membership and pledges for support as Americans are simply fed up with this continuing assault on our freedoms being waged by the 2 Party system.

Our thanks to all that supported our efforts and we must all harden our resolve for it is a certainty that there will be more violence before this situation is resolved. But it is a fight we must fight as the sacrifices of our Veterans must not be forgotten and this is a battle not only for the existence of our nation but of the very survival of our people. Please join us in our efforts. Hail Victory!

http://www.nsm88.org/reports/UniteTheRight_Aug_2017_afteractionreport.htm

Rally Poster, and Featured Image at top of this post

from the website of Anti Communist Action

Anticom’s mission is to defend our communities from radical political violence by physically resisting leftist terrorists and rioters. In addition to defense, Anticom seeks to improve our communities through service and charity. Anticom members are held to high standards of physical and mental readiness. Due to the physical demands of resisting communism, we require that members pass the USMC’s physical fitness test once per year.

Patriots of all races, creeds, and classes must unite to resist the menace of radical far-left violence. We have not forgotten the uncounted millions of lives sacrificed to Communist utopian insanity and we will not stand by and watch as our peaceful events are invaded, our compatriots are harassed and assaulted, and our culture is contaminated with the destructive, divisive ideology of cultural marxism.

http://sidengo.com/anticom#upcoming-events

East Cost Knights of the True Invisible Empire, Cecil County, Maryland

Do not let those of the past cloud your judgment on what we are today and what we are trying to accomplish! We do wish to preserve the White Christian ways. (The same way other races wish to preserve their race and beliefs!) The East Coast Knights wish to take back only the right of free speech, and right to say that we are White and Proud! We see people of all races walking with their heads held high, proud to be of whatever race or religion never to be persecuted or questioned as to their motives.

Except for the Whites!

How long will the White Race have to continue persecution? We will not let this continue! We know that there are those out there who strongly agree, but do not wish to stand up for your rights. The rights of your children, grand children and the future for those to come.

Think about your loved ones.

Those once considered minority races are flourishing recieving welfare handouts, Meanwhile, all the hard working people can’t get a break. our own government is taking jobs away sending them over seas, putting hard working Americans out of jobs. Taking food off the table, prices of gas are going up, bills are to much to think about. We can go on and on, but its up to you America!

join the East Coast Knights and make a stand!

Once a member, you are family. We live by the Klans motto Non Silba, Sed Anthar. Which means not for self, but for others. As long as there are still true Americans with the fear of God in their hearts and the love of law and order in their minds, there will always be a Ku Klux Klan fighting for truth and justice.

http://www.eastcoastknightsofthetrueinvisibleempire.com/

Southern Poverty Law Center

The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists [on the left and the right] – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, antigovernment militias, Christian Identity adherents and others.

We are currently tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups [including 917 hate groups] operating across the country. We publish investigative reports, train law enforcement officers and share key intelligence, and offer expert analysis to the media and public.

Eighteen hate groups operating in Maryland, from Hate Map of the United States (Southern Poverty Law Center)

Our work fighting hate and extremism began in the early 1980s, amid a resurgence of Klan violence that began several years after the end of the civil rights movement. Each year since 1990, we have released an annual census of U.S. hate groups. In the mid-1990s, we also began documenting the number of radical, antigovernment militias and other organizations that comprise the far-right “Patriot” movement.

Over the years, we’ve crippled or destroyed some of the country’s most notorious hate groups – including the United Klans of America, the Aryan Nations and the White Aryan Resistance – by suing them for murders and other violent acts committed by their members or by exposing their activities.

https://www.splcenter.org/

You know these Baltimore sites — in postcards from about 1912

I’ve collected postcards since I was a kid. Friends and family gave me postcards, I scrutinized every card , then organized them in myriad ways.  They were a glimpse at a world beyond my own.

On a rainy day, it’s a wonderful pastime to explore the world in my postcards. Today they show history.  Here are some cards of familiar Baltimore sites, from a souvenir portfolio from Union News Company.

The Baltimore Post Office, built in the 1890s, was a towering presence, but an unbearable workplace. James H. Bruns, in Great American Post Offices (1998), notes that when the windows were open, drafts sickened the postal workers, and when the windows were closed, clouds of dust choked them. (The dust in these post offices contained dried manure from horse-drawn postal wagons, carried in on the mail sacks, with the odor of the stable. In post offices with overhead conveyors, a steady dusting of manure from the sacks fell upon the workers all day.) The Baltimore office’s main tower, although a landmark, was used only as a place to store old ledgers. [I believe the building was demolished about 1930.]

https://faithfulreaders.com/2012/05/07/post-office-postcards/

   

Our car-centric culture endangers people and our planet

We allocate an awful lot of space to accommodate the automobile and they are a major cause of global warming. To create a sustainable future, we will need to lessen our dependence on cars and develop alternative means of transport. 

Howard County is beginning to build this future with consideration of  public transportation, development of bike trails, and implementing shared usage of roads. Columbia is grappling with the same issue as we plan for downtown development and rejuvenation of our village centers.

The United States had a very different infrastructure about 100 years ago, until cars took over the roads. How we became a car-centric nation, and what it might look like to share our roads and encourage alternatives to the car are the subject of these articles.

Howard County Complete Streets Policy (DRAFT – October 2016)

Vision: “To ensure that Howard County is a place for individuals of all backgrounds to live and travel freely, safely, and comfortably, public and private roadways in Howard County shall be safe and convenient for residents of all ages and abilities who travel by foot, bicycle, public transportation or automobile, ensuring sustainable communities Countywide.” – Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive, Council Resolution 35-2016.

Scope:  The County shall approach every transportation improvement and project phase as an opportunity to create safer, more accessible streets for all users of all ages and abilities, including people who walk, bike, take the bus, and drive cars and trucks. These phases include, but are not limited to: planning, programming, design, right-of-way acquisition, subdivision and land development, new construction, construction engineering, reconstruction, operation, repair, and maintenance. This applies to both new and retrofit projects.

https://www.howardcountymd.gov/Departments/County-Administration/Transportation/Complete_Streets

When city streets were a public space

By Nov. 4, 2015

Hester Street, 1914 Manhattan, Lower East Side
Hester Street, 1914 Manhattan, Lower East Side

It’s strange to imagine now, but prior to the 1920s, city streets looked dramatically different than they do today. They were considered to be a public space: a place for pedestrians, pushcart vendors, horse-drawn vehicles, streetcars, and children at play.

“Pedestrians were walking in the streets anywhere they wanted, whenever they wanted, usually without looking,” Norton says [Peter Norton, the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City]. During the 1910s there were few crosswalks painted on the street, and they were generally ignored by pedestrians.

As cars began to spread widely during the 1920s, the consequence of this was predictable: death. Over the first few decades of the century, the number of people killed by cars skyrocketed.

As deaths mounted, anti-car activists sought to slow them down. In 1920, Illustrated World wrote, “Every car should be equipped with a device that would hold the speed down to whatever number of miles stipulated for the city in which its owner lived.”

The November 23, 1924, cover of the New York Times shows a common representation of cars during the era — as killing machines. (New York Times)

The turning point came in 1923, says Norton, when 42,000 Cincinnati residents signed a petition for a ballot initiative that would require all cars to have a governor limiting them to 25 miles per hour. Local auto dealers were terrified, and sprang into action, sending letters to every car owner in the city and taking out advertisements against the measure.

Most notably, auto industry groups took control of a series of meetings convened by Herbert Hoover (then secretary of commerce) to create a model traffic law that could be used by cities across the country. Due to their influence, the product of those meetings — the 1928 Model Municipal Traffic Ordinance — was largely based off traffic law in Los Angeles, which had enacted strict pedestrian controls in 1925.

Ultimately, both the word jaywalking and the concept that pedestrians shouldn’t walk freely on streets became so deeply entrenched that few people know this history. “The campaign was extremely successful,” Norton says. “It totally changed the message about what streets are for.”

[For more on the auto industry’s campaign to assure that cars had primary use of roads, read the whole article at the link below.]

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/15/7551873/jaywalking-history

Murder Machines: Why cars will kill 30,000 Americans this year

by Hunter Oatman-Stanford (Collectors Weekly), March 10, 2014

“If a kid is hit in a street in 2014, I think our first reaction would be to ask, ‘What parent is so neglectful that they let their child play in the street?,’” says Norton [Peter Norton, the author of Fighting Traffic: The Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City].  In 1914, it was pretty much the opposite. It was more like, ‘What evil bastard would drive their speeding car where a kid might be playing?’ That tells us how much our outlook on the public street has changed—blaming the driver was really automatic then.”

1909 Cartoon (Library of Congress)
1909 Cartoon (Library of Congress)

As cities attempt to undo years of car-oriented development by rebuilding streets that better incorporate public transit, bicycle facilities, and pedestrian needs, the existing bias towards automobiles is making the fight to transform streets just as intense as when cars first arrived in the urban landscape.

“The fact that changes like redesigning streets for bike lanes set off such strong reactions today is a great analogy to what was going on in the ’20s,” says Fried. “There’s a huge status-quo bias that’s inherent in human nature. While I think the changes today are much more beneficial than what was done 80 years ago, the fact that they’re jarring to people comes from the same place. People are very comfortable with things the way they are.”

http://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/murder-machines/

The U.S. Ended Up Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Between the 1920s and 1960s, policies adapting cities to car travel in the United States served as a role model for much of Western Europe. But by the late 1960s, many European cities started refocusing their policies to curb car use by promoting walking, cycling, and public transportation. For the last two decades, in the face of car-dependence, suburban sprawl, and an increasingly unsustainable transportation system, U.S. planners have been looking to Western Europe.

The numbers show the need for change. In 2010, Americans drove for 85 percent of their daily trips, compared to car trip shares of 50 to 65 percent in Europe. Longer trip distances only partially explain the difference. Roughly 30 percent of daily trips are shorter than a mile on either side of the Atlantic. But of those under one-mile trips, Americans drove almost 70 percent of the time, while Europeans made 70 percent of their short trips by bicycle, foot, or public transportation.

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2014/02/9-reasons-us-ended-so-much-more-car-dependent-europe/8226/

How the Dutch Got Their Cycle Paths

by Mark Wagenbuur, who blogs at BicycleDutch

[The Dutch became a car-centric nation similar to the United States, but then they chose a different road.]. 

Featured image at top of post

From Greater Aukland (2014) – http://transportblog.co.nz

Lt. William H. Schwarz served in Korean War battalion of black enlisted men and white officers

The Korean War began June 25, 1950 in response to North Korea’s launch of a full-scale invasion across the 38th Parallel into South Korea.  My father, William Harry Schwarz of Baltimore MD, had just graduated on June 10th from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He married my mother (Jane Frances Imbach) on June 17th.

Lt. William H. Schwarz, Pusan Harbor, Korea

On August 14, 1950, Dad was called to active duty as a 2nd Lieutenant and assigned to the 376th Engineer Construction Battalion, 2nd Army, Ft. Meade MD. 

State Army Reserve Unit is Called Up

The Baltimore Sun – July 25, 1950

The 376th Engineer Construction Battalion Reserve, Maryland’s first army unit to be called to the colors, will report for active duty on August 14, the Military District headquarters announced yesterday.  The 376th Reserve Battalion, consisting of Negro enlisted men and white officers, returned to Baltimore last night from Fort Belvoir VA where it had gone only the day before to begin two-week summer maneuvers. Continue reading Lt. William H. Schwarz served in Korean War battalion of black enlisted men and white officers

John Swinglish, a member of the Camden 28, has died

John Swinglish was a great man. I met him in 1973 when we were both involved with the Catholic Peace Fellowship near Catholic University in DC.  During this time, he put his life on the line to oppose the Vietnam War. 

I lost track of him about 10 years ago until I learned he died suddenly in early April. His friends will miss him for the quality of his friendship, his easy rapport, and unmistakable laugh. The world is a better place for his witness. It is a story that must not be forgotten.

Obituary [Edited]

John Swinglish was found dead at his home from “hypertensive cardiovascular disease” on April 14, 2017.  He was 73.  John was born March 25, 1944 and grew up in Lakewood, Ohio near Cleveland. He attended St. Edward High School, and in the early 1960s, he served in the Navy with Attack Squadron VA-42 at the Naval Air Station in Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Following his military service, John came to DC to work for a defense contractor doing research on nuclear guided-missile destroyers. But he became more and more disillusioned with the country’s war effort and became active with the DC Catholic Peace Fellowship around 1968, attempting to influence the Catholic Church to re-establish its priorities.

In 1971, John was indicted, along with 27 other antiwar activists, for conspiracy Continue reading John Swinglish, a member of the Camden 28, has died

How we got those highway signs with mileage of distant cities

I-70 west, at I-695 in Woodlawn

“Go West, Young Man”
June 04, 2007|By Rob Hiaasen (Baltimore Sun)

. . . . Tom Hicks, a state highway administrator in Maryland, decided to immortalize Cove Fort [the western terminus of I-70, in Utah] in the minds of Marylanders heading west out of Baltimore toward Frederick, Hagerstown and across nine other states connected by I-70. He and another highway man, Paul Farragut of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, got to thinking about a different kind of mileage sign, one with a bit of geographical whimsy and one that, for more practical reasons, would test a new type style. It’s not often an act of traffic engineering captures the imagination of, well, anyone.

“I was just excited that we have an interstate that ends and begins in our region,” says Farragut. He had never been to Cove Fort but was always amused by a sign Continue reading How we got those highway signs with mileage of distant cities

My grandparents were John Schwarz Antiques

My grandparents, John and Marie Schwarz, were Baltimore antique dealers from at least 1925, until my grandmother liquidated the business around 1980.  John took over the family business when he was about 25, located on Antique Row, 827 N. Howard Street, and moved it some years later to 2013/2015 N. Charles Street. My grandfather was known throughout the Mid Atlantic and New England as a leading expert in the decorative arts and assisted in the development of that portion of the American collection at the Baltimore Museum of Art.  

Papa John and Dede brought together all of our extended family, and I grew up having great times hanging at their antique store. So many magical and fascinating googahs and places to hide for small people. I honored my grandparents for their business savvy and was counted on to help with accounting at times. I delivered Holiday orders one December when I was 20, learned my way around Baltimore, and was introduced to some of its wealthiest neighborhoods.  I was even with them at times as they traveled New England, buying antiques at small shops and auctions.

My grandmother continued managing the business after Papa John died in 1966, with the help of their daughter, Anne Keene. Antique furniture has infused all of our family. It enriches my artistic sense.  

Continue reading My grandparents were John Schwarz Antiques