Far left Antifa activists are planning to protest at Gettysburg National Battlefield on the anniversary of the historic battle and burn confederate flags on the historic day.
The violent far left group has been vandalizing Confederate monuments across the country this year.
Over the past few weeks, several US cities have been a hotbed of controversy over the removal of several Confederate monuments. After decades standing sentinel over New Orleans, the last of four Confederate monuments have been removed after being labeled as “Monuments of Racism and Hate”. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said of the removal of his city’s monuments: “To literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in our more prominent places—in honor—is an inaccurate recitation of our full past, is an affront to our present and it is a bad prescription for our future”. The next state to follow in the footsteps in the movement is Arizona, where leaders call for the swift removal of six Confederate monuments around the state…
…A local group of self-proclaimed anti-fascism activists called “ANTIFA” are planning on holding a rally at Gettysburg National Battlefield on July 1st in protest of President Trump and asks it’s members to “Bring and Burn Confederate Flags”. The reasoning behind why this group picked the date and location for their rally is for the importance Gettysburg played in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863, when Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia met General George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac. During the three-day battle, about 165,000 soldiers clashed in and around the small town of Gettysburg. When the Battle of Gettysburg was over on July 3, 1863, 51,000 soldiers were casualties (killed, wounded, captured or missing) in what remains the largest battle ever fought in North America. There are approximately 1,328 monuments, markers and memorials that stand in both the cemetery and battlefield to commemorate the Union and Confederate troops who fought there.
In removing any monument or marker of history, to what purpose does that serve? History in every corner of the world while oftentimes ugly and heinous, still serves a purpose. It is a remembrance to learning from our past and not condemning ourselves to repeat it.
Me Here.....This is most upsetting to me! The antifa fascists are now planning to do what ISIS does with things they don't like, destroy them!
I have sent a letter to President Trump asking him to use all his powers to prevent this. Here is a link so you can too.
I have been to Gettysburg back in 1966. I was too young then to fully understand the history of this pivotal battle in the Civil War. Now it is hard for me to understand the bravery of the soldiers on both sides of this battle. I thank God we don't fight like this now.
This battle field is a place that must be kept free of politics from all sides. To allow politics is to disgrace the many, many dead from both sides. Men fought and died bravely for their causes. This is a place of learning and remembrances. This is a place to honor those that fought. When the bullets fly and the cannons roar, politics is lost. You are merely a soldier trying to carry out your orders. Politics only returns after the battle is over and leaders try to figure out who won and lost.
It is too bad we have failed to teach our history to those of the antifa. If we did, were they high on something or cut class? Since they haven't learned history, they are the doomed who will repeat the mistakes of the past. If they understood history, they would know they are the new fascists. They are using the same mob violence that Hitler used with his SA to crush resistance to his extreme left wing fascism that became the Third Reich. We all know how well that 1,000 year Reich turned out, but do the antifa fascists know this? I wonder?