Antifa is a group who have dubbed themselves as anti-fascists and assigned themselves the task of “removing the disgusting statues of ALL war criminals and slave owners.” Who they really are is a bunch of radical left-wing thugs who employ violence and intimidation to advance their beliefs.
Over the past couple of weeks the headlines have been full of stories about the removal of statues in New Orleans, where the lily-livered liberal Mayor Mitch Landrieu caved in to their demands and complied by taking down most all the Civil War statues. He (wrongly) condemned as symbols of white supremacy and racism.
Antifa’s next mission is to take down the statue of Sam Houston which has stood in Hermann Park in Houston since 1925.
Radicals in Texas have declared war on a nearly 100-year-old statue of Sam Houston, demanding that the statue and “any other landmark that bears the name Sam Houston,” be taken down.
The Antifa group plans to hold a rally on June 10, as its Facebook post claims that “several large groups of Black Lives Matter have also pledged their support for this historic rally against the idols of an oppressive history. Texans agree the disgusting idols of America’s dark days of slavery must be removed to bring internal peace to our country.”
According to Jake Reiner at KPRC 2, the group also called on Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to support its removal. When reached for comment Texas Antifa said, “We don’t speak with the fascist media.” Houston Black Lives Matter told him they had no affiliation with Texas Antifa and were not planning on attending the rally.
Houston’s mayor Sylvester Turner, a black man and a democrat, when asked at a Memorial Day event if the controversy over the statue had reached him as of yet, his response was, “It’s not even on my agenda. I haven’t even given it any thought.”
My suggestion would be for the mayor to give it some thought and make a plan, because Texans do NOT agree these statues must come down, and from the comments I saw on their Facebook page, there are a lot of Texans who do agree with me. Our statues stay.
There is already a resistance group making plans to attend their rally and here are a couple of quotes from their page:
The details of the “THIS IS TEXAS” counter rally goes as follows. We will met at Memorial Hermann Park – 1000 hours. We invite all III%ers, Oath Keepers, Militias, Tea Partiers, Liberty Loving Texans, Liberty Loving Americans, Open Carry Organizations, and anyone who loves Texas & wants to protect our sovereign soil & history to join us. Open carry is welcomed & encouraged as well as any armor or ballistic vest. We have contacted Houston PD and given them a heads up of our counter-protest. Emails have been sent to Gov. Abbott & Houston City Hall as well. Bring your flags and fly them high!
Meeting just ended with HPD & we are all smiles! Things are working in our favor. Smile y’all, today has been a good day for the Hermann Park rally & protecting Texas history.
For those that may not know Texas history, Sam Houston served as president of the Republic of Texas, and later as senator and governor after Texas was annexed to the United States. Despite owning 12 slaves, Houston opposed the expansion of slavery into the western territories. He was ousted from the governorship by the Texas legislature for opposing secession and the Confederacy.
This could get ugly and I hate to see that, but it’s time somebody shut these thugs down and I hope Texas is the one to do it.
That motto – Don’t Mess with Texas – we mean it.