Message from Sam Southern - TN in Nice Respectable People Group #general
*that I know personally
Pre-C'Ville is known for two punches. One at Spencer and One from Nathan.
With leadership like this Im not interested in this group. James clearly has personal issues. I dont think anyone in my age cohort who grew up in any diverse non middle america area doesnt. I refuse to be complicit or participate in a group that throws our own men under the bus because they arent deemed _defensible_. I cannot trust the leadership of a group who would do this. I cannot in good faith give my money to a group of leaders who I do not think will watch out for my best interests or the interest of folks similar to me. I cannot stand by and participate in a group who believes that they are above one of our men who is clearly in his time of need & has been attacked & railroaded viciously by the system as a message to us as a whole because he, at a young age, without proper guidance & with a system that has proactively attacked him his entire life, has some personal issues he has not worked out on his own at the ripe old age of 20. @Papa Pizzagate thats also not how the word boolean works.
Nathan's actions at Berkeley were very defensible tbh
I liked the torch-lit walk the night before. That was really whitepilling
But the next day was a disaster
@Volkisch Soldat - OK who is throwing anyone under the bus lol? These guys committed violent acts and are suffering the consequences - it sucks, but i mean are you honestly claiming that Fields DIDN'T mow down a crowd of protesters (regardless of the facts surrounding the situation) or that Rise Above DIDN'T exist to beat up the left? Nathan was spared the long arm of the law because he always preached non-violence, both publicly and privately.
@Koba Only a few guys are throwing him under the bus. Many of us are not tossing him aside
The organization should not publicly take a stance on this matter but we as private individuals and the broader movement absolutely should when addressing those to whom it would resonate with. Nonetheless, if the broader movement doesnt understand why IE doesnt take a public stance while engaged in ongoing legal action and optics building they are stupid or as in the case with Spencer and co just being subversive.
@Koba I am sorry that you feel so strongly about Fields. What would you propose we do, realistically?
Stop being so holier than thou
To be fair, as a new guy, IE does seem to care a lot about it's members.
Idk, perhaps something as simple as not dehumanize & justify the extreme & preposterous conspiracy that the enemy is clearly engaging in against him. @Papa Pizzagate
I think Fields panicked because he was being attacked. I certainly think his trial is being used as a warning to the rest of us
@Flint That's only if you can convince them that antifa were the ones responsible.
>all these conversations rn
@Koba is right, though. There are many factors that come into play when deciding not to make a statement on an event like this
Utterly ice cold takes tonight.
A young kid panicked in a crowd and made a massive mistake. He is having an example made of him. It could have easily have been any one of us who, under bad judgement, took that wrong turn in Chatlottesville that day.
I'd be fine if the organization didn't do anything about fields. It would be cool if y'all had a less gay attitude about it though.
I was there and saw the chaos
Silence can be seen as lack of support. Even a public statement saying we can't comment on it bc we are in a lawsuit would put many at ease
It was a madhouse
So was Ian
Indeed, but everyone who came knew to walk out together.
Unfortunately he came alone.
But I will say that imo Fields is completely innocent, perhaps guilty of negligence at the very most, bad optics are weak evidence for establishing the express malice of first degree murder, many people commit murder and other crimes who are liberal or apolitical, and the vast majority of those with bad optics are not criminals although they do make me worry at times.
I also went to cville alone
It could have been me
But I also used my head
I’m pictured next to the guy. I personally still stand with him and felt that verdict Ike it was my own
I was on the front