23 thoughts on “The League of the South Answers Questions

  1. Spelunker July 21, 2014 / 5:50 am

    He left out the part about the all White ethnostate. Why am I not surprised?

  2. M.D. Blough July 21, 2014 / 7:48 am

    Among of the things I despise most about the League of the South are their blatant lies about Scottish history including this whole “Anglo-Celtic” crap, an appellation which would be news to anyone who actually lives in the UK. I speak as someone who still has a second cousin in Scotland. My grandfather was the only member of his family to emigrate to the US; my maternal grandmother’s (born in the US, went back to Scotland with her family when she was 8, returned to the US with my grandfather after they married.) family has members in both the US and Scotland. Scotland has a long, proud, and often tragic history, before and after James the VI of Scotland also became James 1 of England and after the Act of Union under his granddaughter, Queen Anne. I refuse to see it lied about to fit the League of the South’s racist and xenophobic agenda.

    • Andy Hall July 21, 2014 / 8:42 am

      The Anglo-Celtic business meshes neatly with the currently-popular view that the South and the Confederacy was fundamentally a Scots-Irish nation. That was not something propounded at the time; in 1860-61 the southern press was all hopped up on the idea that southerners were the literal and figurative descendants of the Norman nobility, as opposed to the low and vulgar Anglo-Saxons who settled in the North. It’s all retro-fantasy, used to rationalize modern political/cultural attitudes.

      • Rob Baker July 21, 2014 / 9:30 pm

        Isn’t this based off of “Cracker Culture.” A defunct argument to say the least.

        • Ken Noe July 22, 2014 / 6:17 am

          Hill was a student of the authors at Alabama.

          • Rob Baker July 22, 2014 / 7:26 am

            Looks like he completely vested in research that was not widely accepted at the time of publication.

    • Christopher Shelley July 21, 2014 / 9:53 am

      I guess that’s the beauty of racism: because it’s irrational, it untethers its believers from reality. A racist can promulgate whatever goofy myth he or she likes, and, unencumbered by the thought process, turn it into an organization that accepts donations.

      My only question is, how dangerous are they really?

      • Lyle Smith July 22, 2014 / 7:34 am

        I’d argue not dangerous, if you mean like dangerous as in politically. These people have little to no power..

        • Andy Hall July 22, 2014 / 9:26 am

          After twenty years, the LoS can claim a one-term state representative in Arkansas (Loy Mauch, served 2011-13), and a current candidate for the county commission in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Michael Peroutka). I’m sure there are others who are sympathetic with the LoS, but those are the only ones I know of who are, shall we say, out and proud of their affiliation with Hill and his group. Chris McDaniel in Mississippi caught some heat for speaking at an LoS event a while back, but his spokesman was quick to deny that McDaniel has any special affinity for them or their views. Even in Mississippi, the LoS is not really something most candidates want to be associated with.

          • Lyle Smith July 22, 2014 / 3:43 pm

            Like I said, not so dangerous. Although, there will always be a few fringe folk getting elected somewhere. As you know, David Duke was once an elected official.

            Politicking is also just politicking. You got to get out there and speak to all kinds of different people as a politician.

  3. Reader July 21, 2014 / 8:34 am

    Did they forget about P.G.T. Beauregard? (Or would they rather forget him, considering his record?)

    • Christopher Shelley July 21, 2014 / 12:25 pm

      Gentle Reader, you are expecting consistency. You expect rational thought where there is none. This is why I make it a rule not to argue with racists: arguments are traditionally made between people using reason.

  4. The other Susan July 21, 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Sorry Jesus, you can’t join.

  5. SF Walker July 21, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    It looks like they also forgot about Judah P. Benjamin, a Jew who ably held several posts in Davis’s cabinet during the war. Also, some of Charleston’s most prominent families, such as the Manigaults, were descended from French Huguenots. The South also contained quite a few German descendants. And what about the Indians in the Trans-Mississippi who aided the Confederacy? What about the supposed “Black Confederates?”

    It’s interesting how these people choose to put their own spin on the South’s demographics depending on their agenda. It was either a homogeneous Scots-Irish nation or it was a melting pot. They can’t have it both ways.

    • M.D. Blough July 21, 2014 / 5:09 pm

      How about the entire state of Louisiana? ☺

      • SF Walker July 22, 2014 / 1:31 pm

        Yes! Louisiana wasn’t Scots-Irish by any stretch of the imagination.

  6. Joshism July 21, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    These bozos might as well put on swastika armbands.

      • bdhamp July 22, 2014 / 7:40 am

        When I see pictures like this, I always enjoy trotting this out from Michael Hill’s 1995 manifesto:

        “Southerners have been remarkably free of the anti-immigrant prejudices that have characterised Northern politics since the 1840s.”

  7. TF Smith July 22, 2014 / 9:23 am

    “When you consider the USA is a failed leftist multicultural experiment”….

    Wow, so a peaceful nation state of 300+ million people, with a pluralistic democracy that provides greater civil liberties to its citizens than any comparable, and which also has the world’s largest economy and problems like obesity that many other societies can not even conceive of, and which, in fact, is the goal of more emigrants than any other (people voting with their feet)…is a failed experiment.

    Um, okay…

    What would Mr. Hill see as a sucessful nation, dare we ask?

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