This transcript of the David Pakman Show, a left wing podcast, discussing tomorrow’s ShieldWall Network Phalanx counter-protest at the Arkansas state capitol, is entertaining. By the way, we’ve received confirmation that The Knights Party will be joining the ShieldWall Network at the rally tomorrow to stand together in solidarity.
The Satanic Temple rally in Ark. for Religious Freedom to be protested by Neo Nazi group
The Satanic Temple has been fighting a legal battle in Arkansas over the installment of a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the State Capitol, and now a rally is being held in Arkansas on Thursday, August 16th, where The Satanic Temple’s statue of Baphomet will be displayed. Aside from displays on TST properties, this will be the first time Baphomet will be displayed out in the public sphere.
The rally is intended to bring together religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and its protection for religious pluralism as being essential to preserve American democracy.
According to The Satanic Temple’s spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, “Freedom of Religion means that the government must not be allowed to endorse one religion over another or inhibit any religious voices from access to public forums in favor of another. By installing a Ten Commandments monument on their capitol grounds while rejecting other privately donated monuments of religious significance, the Arkansas State government has flagrantly violated a founding Constitutional principle, for which we call upon the people to rally with us to defend.”
The appearance of the 7½ foot bronze statue on Capitol grounds has been a long time coming. In August 2015, Arkansas Legislature passed a bill introduced by State Senator Stanley “Jason” Rapert to install a Ten Commandments statue on State Capitol grounds. By rejecting The Satanic Temple’s subsequent offer to donate its statue of Baphomet on Capitol grounds, Arkansas violated the establishment clause of the First Amendment by endorsing one religion over others.
The Satanic Temple’s application was blocked by an emergency-session bill that requires all monuments have legislative sponsorship. While the bill prevented the Baphomet statue from being considered, ironically it only magnifies the degree to which the State legislators are endorsing one religion over others and thereby deliberately rejecting the U.S. Constitution.
In April, the Ten Commandments monument was installed in Little Rock and in July, The Satanic Temple filed a motion to intervene in a federal lawsuit opposing the Ten Commandments monument. The Satanic Temple is now seeking a court order to require the state to install the statue of Baphomet on the Capitol grounds.
Greaves explains, “This isn’t a rally of secularists versus people of faith, Satanists versus Christians, or outsiders versus Arkansas. This is a rally for all people who hold sacred the founding Constitutional principles of Religious Freedom and Free Expression that have fallen under assault by irresponsible politicians like Senator Rapert. We welcome people of all backgrounds and religious beliefs to stand with us.”
Unfortunately, infamous American Neo Nazi Billy Roper has determined that The Satanic Temple is full of commie leftists, and will be protesting the event with his Neo Nazi organization, the SheildWall Network.
In a ShieldWall, every man is responsible for protecting the man to his left with their shield, held in their left hand, covering their neighbor on that side, and attacking the enemy with their right hand spear. To that end all members of the shield wall are equally reliant and dependent on one another.
Neo-Nazis Call on ‘White Christians’ to Oppose Satanic Temple Rally. The convergence of conservative Christian and White Supremacist groups suggests this is really a struggle over who is a “real” American and who is not.
As The Satanic Temple prepares for its rally for religious liberty in Little Rock, more radical groups have announced their intent to demonstrate at the Arkansas capitol as well. Over the weekend, Billy Roper, a neo-Nazi based in Arkansas, announced a counter-protest and called on “all White Christians” to support him. Roper added, “This particular group of Satanists are Anarcho-Communists, and celebrate homosexuality and race mixing. We anticipate they will be supported by Antifa.”
Billy Roper is one of the more infamous Neo Nazis in America. Here’s a sampling of some of his speech and beliefs.
“Every non-White on the planet has to become extinct. We need to remove these minor-league amateur races out of the game, and refine the playoff brackets a bit, if you get my meaning. The whole world is ours, and the only part of the earth that non-Whites should inherit is however much it requires to cover them.” — January 2005 interview on Blood & Honour Radio
“I’m a biological racist. I’d rather have the entire species become extinct except for one white boy and one white girl who were raised by a pack of wild wolves, than our race go under and the world [be] inherited by Asians and mulattos who can play the classical violin and recite Shakespeare.” — June 2003 essay in White Revolution Report
“The enemy of our enemy is, for now at least, our friends. We may not want them marrying our daughters, just as they would not want us marrying theirs. We may not want them in our societies, just as they would not want us in theirs. But anyone who is willing to drive a plane into a building to kill jews [sic] is alright [sic] by me. I wish our members had half as much testicular fortitude.” — Sept. 11, 2001, E-mail to National Alliance membership celebrating Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center just minutes earlier
In the first Unite The Right rally last year in Charlottesville, several of Billy Roper’s followers from the Shieldwall network attended, and one of them, Jacob Scott Goodwin, was convicted of malicoius wounding in the beating of DeAndre Harris in the parking garage.
Since Goodwin’s arrest, Billy Roper has been supporting him through a legal defense fund.
He has also radicalized Goodwin’s parents, particularly his impressionable mother, as detailed in this excellent documentary titled, Path To Radicalizatoin: A Mother Turns To Hate
I guess for a Neo Nazi like Billy Roper, it doesn’t matter that most members of The Satanic Temple are white, as the black community has historically not been very involved in Satanism for various reasons. White people have to be Christians, and non lefty commies of course. Oh and of course no gays. Can’t forget about the gays.
Antifa might show up in support of The Satanic Temple, but the two groups are not aligned and TST does not use the same tactics as Antifa. The Satanic Temple focuses on fighting for religious freedom, mainly through legal battles, and Antifa focuses on fighting against fascist groups, mainly by taking to the streets in black bloc at events and rallies, and disrupting their organizing through infiltration and hacking.
In any case, the fascist right wing of America might bring more violence upon our tarnished history. This is a group of Satanists with a very large statue of Baphomet, which is commonly used to represent Satan/Satanism, being protested by militant Neo Nazis who support genocide against all non white christian straight people.
This could end very badly. The Satanic Temple is incredibly brave for what they are doing.