I found the following speech by Dr. J. Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, interesting, especially these sections:
WE are not made to live in isolation; rather, we here in the South are a people. Our ancestors came from Europe, but we long ago ceased to be Europeans. We are in a sense Westerners (to differentiate us from the various peoples of the Orient), but that designation is too loose and amorphous. For the last four centuries we have been becoming Southerners. The South is where we make our stand. It is our home.
As African Americans came from Africa, not Europe, I gather Dr. Hill does not think they are southerners.
Sadly, our true interests were compromised and sold for a mess of pottage by our so-called leaders a long time ago. For instance, if the South had had real leaders of the people there would have been no second reconstruction known as the civil rights movement.
I guess we’ve found someone else who agrees with Trent Lott that if Strom Thurmond had been elected president in 1948 things would have been different.
The mantra “Violence [or the serious threat thereof] never settles anything” is patently false. History shows that it indeed does settle many things. Please don’t forget this—your enemy hasn’t.
Hmmm. Is someone advocating violence?
We are already at war—we just don’t know it. One instance: Immigration. This is not just a matter of policy. It’s a matter of our very survival as white men and women of European Christian stock on this land we call the South. It is a zero sum game—we win or they win. There is no middle ground for compromise. Losing means that my grandchildren will grow up in a third world country. Multiculturalism and diversity means “we” cease to exist as a viable and prosperous people. Another instance: the criminal banksters—led by Bernanke and Geithner–and their politician-whores in Washington, DC, are in the process of stealing the wealth of the Southern middle and working class. We should have already considered this a declaration of war against us, for how can a man survive if he is robbed of his very sustenance. And the whole scheme is being pulled off under color of law. If this does not make you want to fight, then you don’t belong in our organization.
So now I’m to understand that if you aren’t of European Christian descent, you can’t be a southerner? Wonder what those people who celebrate a multicultural Confederacy think of that observation. I also guess that even black Confederates weren’t really southerners, according to Dr. Hill’s definition.
Corey Meyer pointed me to a YouTube version of the speech, which contains some interesting variations:
Now, if this were yesterday, I might ask for responses from certain folks who proudly proclaim that they, too, defend southern heritage … or Confederate heritage … whatever. But I’m sure they’ll react one way or another in their own groups and on their own blogs … that is, unless they really aren’t interested in southern heritage … or are too afraid to speak out … or maybe they agree … who knows? Stand up for the South, indeed.
But, having set them aside, I turn to the rest of you and ask … what do you think?