Second time’s the charm?
“The South Shall Rise Again” is a statement you may have heard before, especially if you live in the South. With the rise of the Alt-right, however, it’s a statement that’s been popping up more and more. Neo-confederate organizations have always existed, but recently they have become, if not more popular, a lot more vocal.
One such group is the League of the South. Based in Alabama, according to their Facebook page, the League is “a Southern Nationalist organization whose ultimate goal is a free and independent Southern republic.”
Apparently “step one” of this plan to break apart the United States and reform the Confederacy involves buying billboards advocating succession.
Raw Story reports: The group has erected billboards that said “SECEDE” in several states, and it even has its own banner — a black and white version of the familiar Confederate battle flag, minus the stars,” the Associated Press reports. “Secession also finds support on some websites that support white nationalism, including Occidental Dissent, run by a Hill associate, and the openly racist, anti-Semitic Daily Stormer.”
In a Facebook post titled, “fight or die white man,” League of the South President Michael Hill wrote, “what we Southern nationalist seek is nothing less than the complete reconquest and restoration of our patrimony–the whole, entire South. And that means the South will once again be in name and in actuality White Man’s Land.”
Well they seem like a friendly group. I’m sure that the League of the South has a booming membership… right?
Last month, Hill admitted last month they have had a problem retaining members.
“The League has lost some “weak sisters” lately because of our stand in favor of the South as White Man’s Land, participation in the Nationalist Front, and our continuing expose’ of the Jew as an ancient and implacable enemy of our people and civilization If you are a “weak sister” who cannot stand to be called a racist, anti-Semite, xenophobe, white supremacist, or any of the other epithets the left throws at us, then you don’t belong in The League of the South,” Hill wrote. “The time has come for The League to get strong for battle through the process of “addition by subtraction.” Those who are timid and embrace failed half-measures are excess baggage we do not need and will not keep.”
To translate: “If you can’t stand to be called a horrible person, don’t associate with us horrible people!”
Also, addition by subtraction always works! Everybody knows how nice the country was back in the 1800s when some people tried to subtract a few states!