Eric Sheppard, the Valdosta State University student who was confronted last month by an Air Force veteran after he stomped on the American flag, has issued a violent 4,700-word anti-white rant in which he threatened to “annihilate those who come after me.”
Sheppard is wanted by police after they found a gun in his backpack days after the flag-stomping demonstration. In his lengthy letter, submitted to The Valdosta Daily Times this week, Sheppard said he will not surrender and will use violence if necessary.
The flag incident made national news after Michelle Manhart, an Air Force veteran and former Playboy model, was arrested after she confronted Sheppard and other demonstrators. She snatched the flag and held onto it until her arrest. The incident was captured on video and went viral.
Sheppard’s supporters sparked the hashtag “#EricSheppardChallenge” in which social media users photographed themselves stomping the Stars and Stripes.
“When my People descend upon [Lowndes High School] and if they are met with even the slightest inclination of resistance by any pale skinned beast or aid they are more than Justified to Take your Head and post it on a stake for the Entire world to See,” Sheppard wrote in his profanity-laced “memorandum ultimatum.”
Lowndes High School in Valdosta will be the site of protests over the Jan. 11, 2013, death of Kendrick Johnson. Johnson, who would have graduated Saturday, was found dead inside of a wrestling mat. It is still unclear whether the death was foul play or accidental.
“Many still question the possibility of my surrendering to the people who call themselves ‘authorities,’” Sheppard wrote. “To give you a simple answer, No. I will not turn myself over to any white man.”
Sheppard, who sports a trimmed beard and is often seen wearing traditional African garb, spoke to his weapons case and condemned the criminal justice system as merely the descendant of slavery.
“Yet I did NOTHING of that Magnitude and My Head has Been Marked for Death,” Sheppard wrote.
“This will Cost You all YOUR Lives……What You say I am “guilty” of is Bringing a Weapon on the Valdosta State University campus, Threatening White People and All who Aid their White Supremacist Structure and Stepping on Your dirty rag that you call ‘Old Glory’. Well it is Us the Victims of the Actions enforced under that Symbol that Will Glorify Our Triumph over Your Sick Race.”
Quoting former Nation of Islam leader and New Black Panther Party chairman, Kallid Abdul Muhammad, Sheppard wrote of whites, “we give them 24 hours to get out of town by sundown.”
“I say, if they don’t get out of town, we kill the white men, we kill the white women, we kill the white children, we kill the white babies, we kill the blind whites, we kill the crippled whites, we kill the crazy whites, we kill the faggots, we kill the lesbians, I say god dammit we kill ’em all,” Sheppard continued.
“If they are white kill ‘em all.”
He also advocated killing “all the old crippled crackkkas.”
Sheppard concluded the missive, quoting Sara Suten Seti, a popular Youtube race warrior, who said that the “Mission is to Slay the Children of this [White] Beast One by Goddamn One!”
According to The Daily Times, Brian Childress, the Valdosta chief of police, believes that Sheppard’s video is a publicity stunt. Nevertheless, he contacted federal authorities about the threats.