Peroutka: I’m not a Neo-Confederate, I’m a ‘True Confederate’

Christian Reconstructionist — read: religious fascist — Michael Peroutka, who just won a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council as a Republican, went on a radio show after his win and expressed his confusion at the term “neo-Confederate,” saying that he’s really just a “true Confederate.”

In reporting this news, we and other outlets used the term “neo-Confederate” to describe Peroutka’s ideology, including his apparent support for Southern secession. In an interview on the anti-government radio show Liberty Roundtable shortly after the election, host Sam Bushman asked Peroutka about these reports, to which he responded that he doesn’t even know what “neo-Confederate” means.

“It’s interesting how they create these terms and we don’t even know what they mean,” Bushman said. “Look, a Confederate, if you want to talk about ‘southern pride’ so to speak, or whatever, would be that you’re against the federal government and the violation of states’ rights, if you understand kind of the idea behind it. But a neo-Confederate? That would be kind of like you’re a fake Confederate or a wannabe Confederate.”

“If anything, I want to be just a true Confederate,” Peroutka replied.

Yeah, we already knew that.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    Wonder what he thinks about northern states passing laws against the Fugitive Slave Act……..

  • colnago80

    Just your typical Histerite gangster.

  • Kevin Kehres

    Um… “true Confederate” can be translated as “anti-American traitor”.

    I’m sure that’s what he’s going for.

  • John Pieret

    Mr. Peroutka, how many slaves do you want in compensation for the violations of states rights committed during the War of Northern Aggression?

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    John Pieret, and if he’s still waiting when they run out of slaves, will 3/5ths of a white man do? If so, which 3/5ths?

  • dhall

    Apparently, he doesn’t know what “neo” means. If he’s genuinely a “true” Confederate, he looks pretty good for his age.

  • Jared James

    So he’s not newly a treasonous idiot; he’s an old-fashioned treasonous idiot? It’s healthy to know your flaws.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Looks at the map. Checks history book. Looks at the map again. MARYLAND WAS IN THE FUCKING UNION.

  • Robert B.

    @8: It didn’t want to be, though. Lincoln took some really strong (that is, unconstitutional and oppressive) measures to keep Maryland from seceding, because otherwise DC would have been entirely surrounded by rebel territory. I think I recall reading that he had to travel through Baltimore in secret to get to his own inauguration, too.

  • caseloweraz

    “If anything, I want to be just a true Confederate,” Peroutka replied.

    Seems to me a true Confederate would be buried at Vicksburg or on some other battlefield of the Civil War.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Seems to me a true Confederate would be buried at Vicksburg or on some other battlefield of the Civil War.

    Like Jefferson Davis?

    The True Confederates (the big owners of plantations and slaves) were almost to a man REMFs.

  • Matrim

    Looks at the map. Checks history book. Looks at the map again. MARYLAND WAS IN THE FUCKING UNION.

    Yeah, but it’s part of the South. Check the Mason-Dixon Line.