A Review of CHARLOTTESVILLE UNTOLD (With Bonus Material!)
Here follows my review of Charlottesville Untold: Inside Unite the Right, by Anne Wilson Smith, Shotwell, 2021.
For a variety of reasons, I encourage everyone to read this book. Reason the first being that the subject matter had long eluded my immediate attention, fading away in the storage room of my mind, and yet I found Smith’s presentation informative and commanding. If you know nothing about UTR and Charlottesville, then you need to read the book. If you think you know everything about Charlottesville, you need to read it. If you were there, read it. If you’re convinced of the mainstream lies about Nazism and “hate,” read it. Just read it. For it is a concise evaluation of a history long in the making.
To that latter point, I turn to the observations of Pastor Chuck Baldwin from August 24, 2017:
“In 1864, Confederate General Patrick Cleburne warned his fellow Southerners of the historical consequences should the South lose their war for independence. He said if the South lost, “It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision.” No truer words were ever spoken.
History revisionists flooded America’s public schools with Northern propaganda about the people who attempted to secede from the United States, characterizing them as racists, extremists, radicals, hatemongers, and traitors.”
Who knew Cleburne was a prophet? Today, one need not advocate anything close to succession to warrant those ridiculous labels. Simply being a Christian, a Caucasian, or just not being evil qualifies one as a racist, an extremist, a radical, a hatemonger, and a traitor. Dear reader, remember there are few accolades higher than being called bad names by wicked fools. Rejoice!
Rejoice, but be cautious.
When I finally got around to buying Charlottesville and reading it, I emailed the author and told her I had essentially reviewed her work some five years in advance. On August 13, 2017, I wrote out a few of my hasty observations. I hereby summarize them, with bracketed commentary as necessary:
- Stay away from events like this… They are dangerous and largely pointless. [The best way to avoid a bad situation is to avoid it].
- There are going to be more of them. They will grow increasingly worse… [These are already substantial understatements, and we really haven’t seen anything yet].
- This is that beloved diversity in action. … Ram enough incompatible people into close proximity and all hell will eventually break loose. … [Diversity + Proximity = War. Always, like a law of physics].
- In a sense, for the first time in 50 years, this was a race riot featuring White people in roles other than those of fleeing victims. Maybe you didn’t specifically ask for it. Really doesn’t matter now. [Among the many things chronicled in Anne’s great book were the tactical withdrawal of White/Right people and their remarkable restraint. As things continue to devolve, while the need for calculation will increase, restraint is becoming a negative factor].
- I said it was a bad idea to attack all things Confederate. [“Men were here before you, and they were better than you!” The extreme hatred of our best historical examples, by our worst enemies, is understandable in context].
- Perhaps hundreds of assault rifles were carried in force and not one single shot was fired. Restraint amid the madness. [The positioning of those guns, the role of the organized militias, and more is well covered. Maybe not from an assault rifle, but shots were fired – this is also covered. The rest of the world is beginning to mock overly armed Americans who can never seem to use their arms for anything other than talking points. That will change].
- Whichever side you’re on, please remember that the police are not your friends…. [This point is driven home again and again in the book. It is not our government anymore – any part of it. Police officers and soldiers are the open, dangerous agents of our enemies. To borrow from BLM and ANTIFA: ACAB. If you’re LEO or DOD, and this does not describe you, then you will have ample opportunity to prove it].
- Communists, BLMers, and SJWs: Cars can be deadly weapons. … [The Charger case is well covered, as are many of the others. All of them amounted to show-trial railroading of otherwise decent and innocent people. This is the legal new normal. This is the domestic application of the systematic destruction of ancient Western jurisprudence that commenced in mass at Nuremberg. Our enemies control the government, including the courts. Remember that].
- Alt-Right and Nationalists: lose the Nazi and KKK sh!t. … Hitler was a fool. Leave him in the bunker. … [Here, I learned (or was reminded of) something new. I’m not perfect, and in 2017, like so many others, I fell for some of the MSM BS. Smith explains in detail how little of the UTR crowd was in any way affiliated with neo-NSDAP idiocy. I’d now hazard a guess that those who were or are also receive a paycheck from the FedGov. Trust nothing from the government or its media. Also, when warranted, fully write out s-h-I-t].
- On a partially related note: some have spent the better part of a year calling Donald Trump “Hitler,” “Literally Hitler,” and “a Nazi.” … [H]ow could you possibly expect your “Literal Hitler” to start condemning Nazis??? No sense whatsoever. [Trump is fairly well covered in the book. Per his usual habit, his words were great, but his actions were beyond lacking. Hindsight is better than 20/20; the same cretins who called elderly Americans “Nazis” in 2017 are the same wicked degenerates who have spent 2022 funding, arming, assisting, and praising the literal descendants of Stepan Bandera. Go figure].
- Politicians: shut the hell up. This is your mess. Blame no one but yourselves. [Again, back in 2017, still possessed of a little faux libertarian optimism, I foolishly assumed the politicians still mattered. They do not, though they are still guilty beyond redemption. They’ve become like the eunuch acolytes of Jezebel, but who follow her without any notion or capability of ever casting her down. They are perhaps the most useless human beings who have ever polluted God’s Creation].
- Globalists: go to hell. Go now. Do not pass go. [I’ve since come to acknowledge that the globos, like the Nazis and the commies, are but tools deployed by our true enemy. This is another chapter of the ongoing war of Christians (and allies) against satanists].
- Mr. Jefferson: please pardon the mess. Seems you were right about watering the tree. [I think TJ would be with the rest of the world, wondering why 400 million firearms are still cold and holstered].
- I don’t think these trends will reverse. The old America is on the path to civil war or a breakup. I sincerely hope I’m wrong. Prepare as best you can. [Veritas].
- There is no point 15. I just added this so some moron won’t call this Perrin’s 14 points. See No. 9, above. [I apologize to myself for caring in the least what people who cannot think might have thought. Shake the dust off, so to speak, and move on].
Part of my hesitation going into this book, or any other about UTR, was my misperception about already having dissected the events. If that pause grips you, then know you really need to read the book. And right now, December 2022, is as fine a time as any. The calamity in Charlottesville only accelerated trends that have been in hard play ever since. Smith’s book is as much a compilation of the mood, structure, and betrayals of UTR as it is a roadmap of sorts for the subsequent atrocities like the Coup of 2020, the J6 setup and betrayal, the economic collapse, the tranny-fication or the world, the Great Hoax and Biowarfare Crime of 2020-, the Saint Floyd summer of love, the Stage Nine White genocide, 2015 – present, the dismal “election” of 2022, the satanic prosecution of the war against civilization amidst the Great Bifurcation, and more. Rather than diminishing the valiant efforts of our people in 2017, the horrors that have followed have only added clarity; Smith’s book, by design or chance, somewhat ties those threads together.
Where I might be tempted to pick a few minor quibbles from the text, I will instead turn them into lessons, well presented and integrated over nearly 400 pages. I am not an activist. And while I shun participation in most “street” activities, I still admire those good people who continue to try to do something. Even as it fades, hope is a wonderful thing to hold dear. The greatest lesson from Charlottesville might be that the game has forever changed for us. We are in a war we didn’t ask for. We are losing (though we will win in the end – it is assured). We still cannot exactly grasp the nature of the war as it manifests in corporeal form. We must never despair; rather, we must march forward, ever hopeful, while exercising a rather generous caution.
Regarding marching and caution, many voices have, from 2017 onwards, decried the rise of certain leaders who may be best described as “fake right.” Tensions in and between our factions and theirs are deeply explored in the book. I note that even Mr. Kessler, who while not necessarily a fraud, is or was certainly new to our side, took or was elevated into a position for which he was not ready. I’m not faulting him, here and now, but there is another great lesson to be learned from his experience. We have always had fakes and traitors in our midst. Long before the queer CIA asset Buckley misled generations of “conservatives,” Judas accepted his paltry silver payment. Some of the newer iterations of this age-old plague, with names like Peterson, Shapiro, and Spencer, either present with vapid emptiness or a malodorous hint of sulfur. They are easier to spot, ignore, or deal with. It’s those like (I suspect) Kessler, who genuinely “convert,” who present special cases that we would do well to remember. Accept the honest scab who crosses over. Just be very hesitant or slow to place such newcomers in positions of authority. This is easier said than done, but again, Smith’s book goes a long way, via examples of what can and will go wrong, toward being able to do it.
When presented with the option by Amazon and Goodreads, I rated the book (or tried to) with a full Five Stars. It is that good, a rare melding of forceful yet dispassionate advocacy with tempered even-handedness. The author is capable of adding extra realism to her well-researched, well-written, and engaging work because she was present for the underlying events. This proves that in limited circumstances, we benefit from select people disregarding my first rule of conflict avoidance. We should be grateful for that. Charlottesville Untold is as interesting as it is educational, another rarity. As I said, read it.
The other day I learned that the Goodles team, led by the amazing GG, deployed the mobile noodle stand in Los Angeles. Watch a quick video of the auspicious event. Still photos are here. I have no idea when they will motor from the Left Coast to the rest of us, but I can say the “Mover & Shaker” Goodles I had were the best boxed instant mac I’ve ever tasted. (Perrin is an unpaid, perhaps unwanted spokesman for Goodles and all things GG).
Next week, in lieu of polemical rambling I have a special bit of Christmas fiction for you! Newbies, prepare to meet the inimitable Dr. Ironsides. Old hands, some new stuff and characters are coming. And, thanks to the talented Anna De La Cruz and the venerable Blowing Rocket (NC), you can see a preview picture HERE that sets the mood.