The overwhelming majority of the cars that passed by in traffic and responded to our “extremist” message were supportive. As always, we had a few negative responses from the public, but those were firmly in the minority. There was no police cordon at our demonstration. There were no clowns congregating across the street screaming ridiculous messages like “white flour.”
Dr. Michael Hill spoke at length to reporters from the Tallahassee Democrat, Florida State University, and Florida A&M University. Presumably, these reporters are writing articles which we expect will be similar to the media coverage in Murfreesboro. Several League members stood across the street and distributed literature to the public. We were very impressed with the SECEDE billboard which looks even better in person and which has already exposed our message to thousands of commuters.
What’s stopping us from having 200, 150, or 100 people instead of 70, 50, or 27 people at our demonstrations? More than anything else, it is logistics, will power, and the media. I will address each of these topics in separate posts.