The Future of Southern Nationalism …

… as expressed by the League of the South.

At least they are candid about their racism and bigotry.

Or you could treat yourself to this:

….on the other side of the capital is a statue to the 33 negro legislators who were thrown out of office in 1868 by the republican and democrats in the house and senate. One of those black legislators was Thomas Beard. He was a mulatto and would say he was white in some crowds and say he was black in others. Beard challenged my ancestor, Stephen Corker, the day he showed up for his seat in the 5th district congress of Georgia. The election was in December of 1870. Corker took his seat and Benjamin Butler of New Orleans fame did not allow Corker to be seated and supported the challenge. A vote was held in 1871 and my ancestor won the right to be seated. Beard spent the rest of the session challanging my ancestor. The last day of the house session only approx. 45 days later the house passed a resolution allowing Corker to officially serve his seat. Corker was the last representative from the old Confederacy to be allowed to be seated as Georgia was the last state readmitted. The Southern papers called it redemption for Georgia. I am proud my ancestor beat the negro on the statue on the Georgia capital grounds. First they took our flag…now they take our statues..Never trust a politician……..last but not least…..the first black georgia congressional representative Jefferson Long was seated for the first time this same 41st Us congress…..one of the few votes he cast was to NOT seat Corker…..again…I am proud my ancestor beat the negroes in the history of my State.

Yes, that’s him.

7 thoughts on “The Future of Southern Nationalism …

  1. Schroeder October 23, 2013 / 6:24 am

    These people are really sick. Their hatred for the United States and the citizens here is astonishing.

    • John Foskett October 23, 2013 / 10:23 am

      Their analogues in the AWI at least had the stones and the integrity to depart for Merry Old England in 1783. Come to think of it, some of their ancestors also had stones and integrity. I hear that Brazil can be a nice place to live.

  2. Ned October 23, 2013 / 6:53 am

    In his rant he says “Never trust a politician” yet the ancestor he speaks of was a politician. So he seems to be saying that he is proud of someone he thinks isn’t trustworthy??

  3. Andy Hall October 23, 2013 / 7:59 am

    That last line just kills:

    Also, since virtually every comment from a LOSer last time took umbrage at the photo, we repeat: the photo up top isn’t a picture of a League of the South event. It is a picture of a bunch of idiots waving Confederate flags, which is apparently a completely different thing.

    It raises a serious point, though — Confederate Heritage folks do a lot of pro forma denunciation of “extremists” like the Klan whose explicit, race-identity rhetoric has supposedly sullied the honorable nobility of the Confederate flag. But the LOSers have been increasingly explicit about being a regional white-identity movement over the last couple of years. When will the Confederate Heritage crowd — who reflexively and frequently cite a tiny handful of beards like H. K. Edgerton and Karen Cooper as evidence of their multicultural bonafides — make the same sort of public denunciation of the LOS for its use of that same symbol? When will they call out Hill and the LOS under his leadership for the white supremacist organization that it has become?

    I don’t think they’ve got the stones.

  4. Corey Meyer October 23, 2013 / 8:24 am

    John C. Hall, Jr is always good for a laugh. I have some good comments from him I need to post. Stay tuned.

  5. Brad Griffin October 25, 2013 / 6:02 pm

    The League of the South quit using the Confederate Battle Flag a few months ago.

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