Antifa May Disrupt Events at Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary [VIDEO]

Antifa May Disrupt Events at Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary [VIDEO]

Antifa May Disrupt Events at Battle of Gettysburg Anniversary [VIDEO]

Few places in America exude such solemnity as Gettysburg National Military Park. No matter where you are — at Devil’s Den, Little Round Top, or the Bloody Angle — you realize that you’re standing at the very spots where men died for their country. The feeling of being on hallowed ground is overwhelming. It’s inescapable.

I first went to Gettysburg on a family vacation when I was a teenager. I returned years later with my own family. Our eldest daughter, then 13, suggested the trip. She wrote a report on Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in school, and wanted to see where his 20th Maine made a heroic stand on Little Round Top. So on a warm day in June, 1996, we made our way through the woods of Little Round Top and found the monument to the 20th Maine. It’s actually quite a humble spot. Chamberlain himself declined to have a monument built for him. I think that says a lot about the man’s character.

Erika at monument to the 20th Maine.

Thousands of visitors come to Gettysburg each year. Some wish to drink in the history, or, like our daughter, connect with a particular hero. Others might discover the places where their ancestors fought. And of course there are always the reenactors.


This year, however, politics may be raising its ugly head during this weekend’s 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Rumors are floating that Antifa plans to show up to burn Confederate flags and desecrate graves. As a result, free speech groups decided to come to Gettysburg to counter-protest. The Sons of Confederate Veterans and another group called “Real 3% Risen” will rally, and they have permits in hand. Reenactors from the Maryland Sons of Confederate Veterans will also exercise their free speech.

And Antifa? No official word on whether or not they’ll show, but then again I don’t think they’ll apply for permits, either. Anarchists generally don’t.

One museum is bracing itself for the anniversary. The Gettysburg History Museum, a private entity unassociated with the National Park Service, is complaining that the rumors of protests are “killing tourism.” Here’s what they said on their public Facebook page:

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I like that the Museum called these tantruming Antifa types “anti-history people.” I also like that the museum proudly refuses to censor history.

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What does Antifa expect to accomplish by censoring history? Will peoples’ lives improve? Will the economy expand? They certainly won’t change history. Or are they just continuing the months-long temper tantrum they started when Hillary Clinton lost the election? Antifa has become the Westboro Baptist Church of the Left, only less orderly.

Unlike Antifa, the veterans of the defeated South returned home and resumed their lives. For most, the bitterness faded. Some even reunited with former foes at veterans’ reunions.

Sadly, I don’t think we’ll be seeing such grace and dignity soon.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • MikeyParks says:

    Okay troops, fix bayonets!

  • Now people want to protest Gettysburg reenactments. Seriously!?! Wasn’t our first Civil War bad enough?

    I don’t think he understands. The Antifa communists – an American Khmer Rouge, actually – want a civil war. They want a civil war so badly they can almost taste it. They want the country hip-deep in the blood of “racists” (read: anyone who does not look and think exactly like them). They experience a thrill in terrorizing and murdering people who get in their way.

    And like the Khmer Rouge they have a creepy “Year Zero” fetish about eradicating history they don’t like and replacing it with a phony, Communist-friendly version. Thus the planned desecration of Civil War graves and hostility towards historical facts.

    • GWB says:

      The difference is the Second Amendment. The people they need to “erase” are armed and are increasingly sick of their agitation.

      It might be un-Christian of me, but I have this itch to see Concord Bridge replayed, with the “anti-fa” as the British. Bike locks are no match for the modern version of a flintlock. And, since these folks would just as soon see me and my world burn, I’m seeing this as a purely defensive action.

  • OC says:

    Bringing a bike lock to a gun fight …. Bwahahahahah.

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