The League of the South on the Lee Chapel Dispute

You can read what Michael Hill has to say right here.

29 July 2014

For immediate release

Re: A statement on the situation at Washington and Lee University

The League of the South does not wish to reason nor seek brotherhood with the broad forces responsible for removing the St. Andrews cross from Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. Nor will we call them bigots or accuse them of not understanding the South.

Rather we Southern nationalists seek only their destruction as we would any pest that threatens our people and our land. We call them one thing and one thing only: enemy. And we care not one iota whether they understand the South or not. For the South belongs to us and we are here to claim our birthright.

We can promise them and their allies this. That their campaign to destroy our culture and its images will be taken as a campaign to destroy our blood. It is a war they have started but one we will finish, God willing. By the grace of Almighty Providence we will banish them and their godless kind from our land as a householder banishes rats from his steading.

On this they have our solemn promise made under our banner, the Black Cross.

On behalf of the board, staff, and membership of The League of the South,
I am,

Michael Hill, President

I think this speaks for itself.

16 thoughts on “The League of the South on the Lee Chapel Dispute

  1. Clark B. Hall August 3, 2014 / 5:39 am

    As a retired federal law enforcement agent and manager (FBI), it is clear to me this letter has crossed the line from chest-pumping bluster to blatant threat, and were I still at FBIHQ, I’d speak to my colleagues in the Counterterrorism Section about moving this group onto an active “Watch List.”

  2. Matt McKeon August 3, 2014 / 5:43 am

    Harsh statement. I understand it sounds better in the original German..

  3. eclapsaddle August 3, 2014 / 6:55 am

    I’d love to know where this idiot earned his PhD and what institution employed him….

  4. Jimmy Dick August 3, 2014 / 8:16 am

    Looks like the League of the South has outed themselves as a domestic enemy of the United States of America.

    • Christopher Shelley August 3, 2014 / 1:27 pm

      Is there any way to see this except as a call to violence? The FBI must have a file on these guys.

      • Jimmy Dick August 3, 2014 / 2:22 pm

        I am certain of it. They’ve been keeping extensive files of internal domestic enemies for a long time. The Timothy McVeighs of America showed them that we have our own homegrown terrorists right here. Most just run their mouths, but the diehards want to do something. At that point they’re exactly the same as the Al Qaeda types.

  5. M.D. Blough August 3, 2014 / 8:28 am

    I could imagine this being given at a 1930s rally at Nuremberg.

  6. Pat Young August 3, 2014 / 8:42 am

    Wow! Using exterminationist rhetoric in 2014.

    • Joshism August 3, 2014 / 12:53 pm

      Because this worked so well we for them last time (1861-1865).

  7. Jeffry Burden August 3, 2014 / 9:59 am

    Verily, he doth speaketh with venomous words. Hie, ye godless hordes!

  8. SF Walker August 3, 2014 / 10:11 am

    God wasn’t on the Confederacy’s side the first time around. Why would He be today? I’m a Southerner; I was born and raised here–but this lunatic certainly doesn’t speak for me. This fringe group has absolutely no right to hijack Southern heritage for the purpose of dividing the country.

  9. Rob Baker August 3, 2014 / 10:45 am

    In the style of Airplane, allow me to translate.

    “Excuse me sirs and madams, I speak angry Southerner.

    What he said was, that he’s really angry that all these black people now have freedoms and feel empowered enough to share their opinion. He’d also like to suggest that things go back to the days of his youth, where he took solace in the fact that although his life be filled with hatred, he would never be treated as a second class citizen. Because of this, he will beat his chest and wave flags.”

    Hope that helps.

  10. Kevin Dally August 3, 2014 / 11:28 am

    And what exactly IS this “birthright” talked of?

  11. Lester August 3, 2014 / 3:43 pm

    Perhaps best not to follow the link to the League of the South webpage, lest you be associated with them and an FBI file opened on you…although I must admit it was interesting reading.

    • Clark B. Hall August 5, 2014 / 9:46 am

      Doesn’t work that way, Lester. Trust me on this.

  12. Michael Rodgers August 4, 2014 / 6:51 am

    Neoconfederates wish to display the Confederate flag as a trademark of their imagined society and wish to make new Confederate flags and spread them everywhere, to mark their territory and to connect with some people — and disconnect from others — culturally and politically for unclear — or clearly ridiculous — future purposes. To neoconfederates, the Confederate flag is about an imagined future that belongs to them.

    Historians wish to display the Confederate flag as an artifact of an important historical period and wish to preserve old Confederate flags and display them in the context of the Civil War, to remember this historic period and to connect all people historically to the important service and sacrifice of soldiers in the past. To historians, the Confederate flag is about a real past that belongs to all.

    Neoconfederates take, historians give.

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