by Rod D. Martin
August 13, 2017
I have some friends who love Dr. Michael Hill, the founder of the League of the South, one of the organizers of yesterday’s “rally”. Hill is a former history professor, and sucked a lot of otherwise sensible people into his pro-Southern nostalgia, particularly as attacks have ramped up against various aspects of Southern heritage.
Few of those people are racists. Hill has long pretended he is not a racist.
So let me cite this quote, from a story which ran on Friday, right before the riot. Hill has become more honest in his old age, and it’s time for the nostalgia crowd to wake up.
“The League of the South’s longtime president, retired university professor Michael Hill of Killen, Alabama, posted a message in July that began, “Fight or die white man” and went on to say Southern nationalists seek ‘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. A place where we and our progeny can enjoy Christian liberty and the fruits of our own labor, unhindered by parasitical ‘out groups,'” said Hill’s message, posted on the group’s Facebook page a day after a rally in support of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.”
Antifa is vile. A lot of the fascist thugs we face today are evil. But if we ignore the fascist thugs who claim to be on “our side” — no matter how few in number they may be, and few they surely are — we have no business complaining about the far more numerous brown shirts of the left. None.
After I posted the foregoing, I got a couple of comments about our Southern heritage. So let me just add this.
I love the South. I don’t love the racist Democrats who upheld slavery to the point of war, and then fought the most destructive war in America’s history (and just to be clear: if you believe in a sovereign God, then you also have to believe that God judged and destroyed the old South every bit as thoroughly as He did the Caananites, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, and pre-exilic Israel and Judah).
I do love the South. I don’t love the Democrats who, having lost the Civil War, immediately founded the Klan, rained terror and slaughter upon innocents of both races, plunged the reeling post-war South into Apartheid, and continue to race-bait (albeit with different races) to achieve their same divide-and-conquer ends to this day.
And you know who else I don’t love? I don’t love the alleged conservatives who idolize that legacy, in whole or in part.
There are many good things about our Southern heritage. None of this wickedness is among those good things.