by Billy Roper
It’s ironic that I live in the hometown of the man who wrote the song, “The Battle of New Orleans”.
Generals cannot always choose the terrain on which they fight. They cannot always choose the army they fight with, or the army they must fight against, or when the forces will join. Sometimes, all that they have is the fight in front of them.
The defenders of the Confederate monuments in New Orleans have been taking a courageous legal, political, and physical stand for two years, now. The war there did not end this weekend. Victory was not achieved in the sense that the monuments will still be removed, by masked, privately funded city workers in the dead of night under heavy guard. The Antifa and obsolete farm machinery will still hoot and holler and think they’ve won, for a moment. Other monuments and statues in other cities will fall, in their turn, with or without a stalwart defense.
But victory was achieved in New Orleans as our enemies saw that we are mobilizing, we are standing up, we are willing to get our knuckles bruised to oppose them. Their White guilt indoctrination and politically correct, historical revisionism brainwashing hasn’t worked on many of us. More and more of our people are not only becoming ‘red-pilled’ and racially conscious, they’re actually getting out from behind their keyboards and putting boots on the ground. This is a crucial precursor to Civil War II, and it’s very encouraging to see it happening in so many places at once.
The major logistical challenge in New Orleans was the sheer size of the city, and the theater of operations at and in between the monuments. Much like the historic Battle of York fifteen years ago, separated groups of defenders often didn’t have contact with the enemy or accurate reconnaissance of the enemy’s location. I think those who were there on the ground will agree that they lost communication with one another, as well. At least, that was my perception based on watching several live feeds from different sources.
One major takeaway from The Battle of New Orleans is that we’re not going to be inviting and welcoming the Alt Lite and Civic Nationalists to stand with us as reliable allies. Whether Captain America Constitutionalist types or ‘muh MOS’ Oathkeepers, they’re a mixed bag at best, and should be treated as we will U.N. observers once the shooting war starts. At worst, if they have been genetically or familially compromised, well, they showed once again that ultimately, they will always be the enemy.
In Harrison, there won’t be a large city for us to lose track of one another in. The conflict will be confined to a one square block area around the Boone County courthouse. We will be able to see the enemy, and look them in the eye. The coming Battle of Harrison, May 27th, will be one year to the day since my father was stricken down and died. In honor of him, and all of my ancestors stretching back into the past, I will be there. If you’re able, I’d like for you to come and stand beside me.
May 27th, Harrison, Arkansas. A place for building new monuments. If necessary, a cenotaph.