20200919: MAGA Peaceful Protest, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Think these ladies will be at the rally, uh, peaceful protest?

After all, they are from Fayetteville.

The area of present-day Fayetteville was historically inhabited by various Siouan Native American peoples, such as the EnoShakoriWaccamaw, Keyauwee, and Cape Fear people. They followed successive cultures of other indigenous peoples in the area for more than 12,000 years.

After the violent upheavals of the Yamasee War and Tuscarora Wars during the second decade of the 18th century, the North Carolina colony encouraged English settlement along the upper Cape Fear River, the only navigable waterway entirely within the colony. Two inland settlements, Cross Creek and Campbellton, were established by Scots from CampbeltownArgyll and ButeScotland.

Merchants in Wilmington wanted a town on the Cape Fear River to secure trade with the frontier country. They were afraid people would use the Pee Dee River and transport their goods to Charleston, South Carolina. The merchants bought land from Newberry in Cross Creek. Campbellton became a place where poor whites and free blacks lived, and gained a reputation for lawlessness.[citation needed]

In 1783, Cross Creek and Campbellton united, and the new town was incorporated as Fayetteville in honor of Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero who significantly aided the American forces during the war.[8] Fayetteville was the first city to be named in his honor in the United States.

There’s more history at wiki that’s interesting, but this is the part…well….

In March 1865, Gen. William T. Sherman and his 60,000-man army attacked Fayetteville and destroyed the Confederate arsenal (designed by the Scottish architect William Bell[10]). Sherman’s troops also destroyed foundries and cotton factories, and the offices of The Fayetteville Observer. Not far from Fayetteville, Confederate and Union troops engaged in the last cavalry battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads.

Downtown Fayetteville was the site of a skirmish, as Confederate Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton and his men surprised a cavalry patrol, killing 11 Union soldiers and capturing a dozen on March 11, 1865.

Segregation, of course, was part of life there, and it is adjacent to Fort Bragg.

Given the news of the day yesterday, this one should be interesting.

I’ll add live links to this post during the late afternoon as they become available.


In the meantime, please post tweets and videos below of what’s going on in North Carolina, and any travel stories you may have of the place.

306 thoughts on “20200919: MAGA Peaceful Protest, Fayetteville, North Carolina

  1. History books tell us that the last battle the Confederate Army won was in February, 1865, in what is now the tiny downtown of Aiken, SC…the opposite side of the state from Fayetteville. A very young Kilpatrick lead the victory over Wheeler as Sherman was burning his way towards Atlanta. The Aiken/Augusta area was a big cotton area…source not only for military uniforms but also the Confederate money was made with cotton fibers.
    In February, each year there is a re-enactment of the Battle and it is 3-days of amazing American history…lots of horse skirmishes, camp followers’s lives, demonstrations of firearms and many crafts of the era, everyone of course in both costume and character roles, including children. It has been filmed to use in classrooms and dozens of schools have field trips there.

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    1. GA, think about this… I don’t believe that we’ve ever seen boat parades, car parades, and major gatherings when POTUS surrogates go campaigning like we’re seeing in 2020. Big rallies in 2016, but these additional spontaneous and organized rally appearances, IMO, represent huge numbers of votes not present in 2016, and certainly absent through most of our elections on the GOP side.

      Obama brought out huge numbers in 2008, but lost 4 million votes by 2012, POTUS is going to gain at least 4 million votes in 2020.

      Crossovers from Dems, first time voters, and recalcitrant GOP – they’re going to go for Trump big time.

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    1. Events like this – that tells me about enthusiasm – but the voting is going to be off the charts. Flep was confident about the Monster Vote in 2016 – I was nervous, and never forgot how close we actually came to losing.

      This time, the votes are there, and unless they can steal – and POTUS won’t let them steal in the numbers they need… this will be an historic election.

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  2. Looks like he’s running a little late.

    Sometimes with this president I feel like I’m back in Italy.

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    1. Knoller can’t help out his little dig in there, but the truth, North Carolina is in POTUS’ column. His being there is helping downticket races, and might help get that Dem fascist governor out.

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  3. OMG, they’re playing that Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah” and the vowels….

    I’d like to teach the world to sing, and start with pure vowels and dropping the letter r unless it starts a syllable.

    Okay, have to turn off the classical singer.

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  4. Flag of United StatesButterflyButterflyButterflyButterflyButterflyFlag of United States Retweeted
    Dan Bongino@dbongino
    Here’s the problem:
    The Hill Democrats fight to win, all the time. The Hill Republicans fight only to avoid negative press from the leftist media swamp. And while many Republicans are really Democrats, NO Democrats are really Republicans.
    It’s time to stand up, or it’s all over.

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  5. POTUS is throwing back at the DemComs who are already trying to obstruct what he can Constitutionally do — and MENTIONED “SUSAN” in the process (COLLINS).

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