In news that could either be fortuitous or dangerous — or both — a leader of the League of the South has publicly declared that the secessionist, southern nationalist organization and those who agree with them can no longer work with the Republican Party.
Michael Hill, the increasingly militant head of the neo-Confederate League of the South, has reached a conclusion following the revelation this week that Jack Hunter, an aide to U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has long harbored neo-Confederate beliefs: It may no longer be possible for the radical right to work within the confines of mainstream politics, or, specifically, the Republican Party.
“[T]here’s no place in the GOP for Southerners who wish to remain … Southerners,” Hill said in a statement quoted on the white nationalist Occidental Dissent website.“Just so there’s no chance you’ll confuse The League with the GOP or any other ‘conservative’ group, here’s what we stand for: The survival, well being, and independence of the Southern people,” Hill said. “And by ‘the Southern people,’ we mean White Southerners who are not afraid to stand for the people of their race and religion.”
Hunter Wallace, the blogger on Occidental Dissent, agreed with Hill’s assessment, writing that “what recently happened to Roan Garcia-Quintana and now John Stortstrom … shows that the door has closed on working within the Republican Party, Conservatism, Inc., and reforming the political system.”
For the GOP, this is probably good news. For the rest of us, it may be bad news. Why? Because it could very well mean the white nationalist types are becoming even more militant and potentially violent. We’ve been hearing calls for revolution from many corners of the far right for years now, not coincidentally since Obama took office (yes, there were such calls before but they’ve increased dramatically since then). Hill himself has been urging white nationalists to stock up on AK-47s and ammunition. There’s no way that ends well for anyone.