League Of The South Fears Average Southern Whites Might Be Offended By Neo-Nazi Ties

In a post on the League of the South Facebook group (also on their public page), it was disclosed that recent League of the South award winner Matthew Heimbach has been banned from the upcoming League protest of “demographic displacement” in Murfreesboro, TN. Heimbach’s offense is that he consorts with neo-Nazis and plans to speak at a National Socialist meeting.

Explaining the action, League president Michael Hill said

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Three observations come to mind.

One, I can’t tell if this a pragmatic move for public relations, or if Hill really believes national socialism is incompatible with Southern nationalism. In any case, it seems clear that Hill sees problems with continued association with Heimbach. The League normally decries charges that involve guilt by association. Influential League member and organizer of the TN protest Brad Griffin (aka Hunter Wallace) chided those who get caught in the “associations game.” Now the League has found a reason to do the same thing.

Two, I wonder if Michael Hill will now stop appearing on neo-Nazi radio shows. Twice recently, once in August and then again in September, Hill appeared on the American Nationalist Network radio show. When you click through the American Nationalist Network link on blogtalk radio, you come to unashamed white supremacist, Hitler worship. For instance, check out this disgusting little gem of wisdom from der Fuhrer on the Facebook page of the organization Michael Hill dignified with an interview.

The ANN tweeted about Hill’s appearance back in August. No seig heiling but Hill was fine with being associated with the ANN.

Seems like Hill shouldn’t go to the TN rally either. Probably they should just cancel it.

My third observation involves Michael Hill’s statement that the League of the South seeks to rally average Southern whites. Can it be any clearer that skin color and region are the main issues of interest for the League? The target audience is marked by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. If League of the South board member Michael Peroutka is serious with his recent video invoking Martin Luther King, then shouldn’t he publicly condemn his own League of the South for targeting people based on skin color?

 

  • Lynn David

    A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson comes to mind; but then he was a Yankee. And one word should have the prefix “in-” attached to it.

  • Lynn David

    And maybe another word should have the suffix “-[e]st” added to it.

  • Patrocles

    I see your point. Even Jesus would have been much more effective, if he had respected the sensitivities of the decent Jewish public – I mean, did he really need to breakfast, dine and sup with prostitutes and tax-collectors (i.e. Roman collaborators)? But then, he may have been a bit of a rebel, similar to Heimbach, isn’t it?
    Or is this a case of “quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi”?

    • http://wthrockmorton.com Warren

      Pat – Linking Jesus with Heimbach is about the most offensive and ridiculous thing you’ve said here.

  • ken

    “if Hill really believes national socialism is incompatible with Southern nationalism. ”

    Well of course it is Warren. National Socialism is NS, Southern Nationalism is SN, he’d have to change all the monogrammed stationary. :)

  • Tom Van Dyke

    Can it be any clearer that skin color and region are the main issues of interest for the League? The target audience is marked by the color of their skin and not the content of their character.

    Kinda like the Congressional Black Caucus, you mean. ;-P

    Black Caucus: Whites Not Allowed

    By JOSEPHINE HEARN | 1/22/07 1:01 PM EDT

    As a white liberal running in a majority African American district, Tennessee Democrat Stephen I. Cohen made a novel pledge on the campaign trail last year: If elected, he would seek to become the first white member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    Now that he’s a freshman in Congress, Cohen has changed his plans. He said he has dropped his bid after several current and former caucus members made it clear to him that whites need not apply.

    “I think they’re real happy I’m not going to join,” said Cohen, who succeeded Rep. Harold Ford, D-Tenn., in the Memphis district. “It’s their caucus and they do things their way. You don’t force your way in. You need to be invited.”

    Cohen said he became convinced that joining the caucus would be “a social faux pas” after seeing news reports that former Rep. William Lacy Clay Sr., D-Mo., a co-founder of the caucus, had circulated a memo telling members it was “critical” that the group remain “exclusively African-American.”

  • Tom Van Dyke

    OK, this is where we’re at. Two [clearly left-wing] academic pointyheads concoct a “scientific” study that proves Southern whites are physiologically disposed to outbreaks of testosterone-driven violence.

    http://www.tennessee-scv.org/camp1640/Info/Newsletter.php?id=8263543582108915647

    First of all, can you imagine a race-driven “study” that even attempted, let alone published, that African American heritage includes a propensity for violence? Yet the agenda-driven social “science” academy lets this drivel pass with its approval.

    And to compound the absurdity, League of the South’s Dr. Michael Hill takes this calumny as a compliment, that southern whites are therefore more manly than their white Yankee counterparts.

    Gotta hand it to you Warren, you hit the motherlode of asininity with this latest riff.

    • http://wthrockmorton.com Warren

      Tom – Can’t really see a connection to the post.

  • tom van dyke

    An overall observation on your latest interest, Warren, all these posts on this League of the South thing–basically a few absurd mooks who would have trouble filling a phone booth. But as this keeps you out of more serious trouble, I approve. ;-)

    The putatively credible social “scientists” who ginned up their “study” claiming to find impulse control malfunctions of the part of Southern whites deserved special mention, tho. They’re just as absurd as their conservative targets–they’re just more clever and operate under the cover of academic and scientific authority.

  • ken

    Warren# ~ Oct 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Given that the study he cited is nearly 20 years old yet he proclaims “this is where we’re at” I don’t think relevancy is Tom’s strong suit.

  • tom van dyke

    Wow, nearly twenty years! Was the study withdrawn by its perpetrators? Refudiated by righteous friends of the truth in the social science establishment? Heh. You still don’t get it.

    These League of the Southers are ridiculous, impotent mooks. Obsess on them if you want. I think it’s funny.

  • Patrocles

    Warren,

    okay, if you don’t want to compare Jesus and Heimbach, then let’s speak about ourselves.
    Jesus socialized with people who were ill-reputed and morally questionable. Without caring about the consequences for his reputation or his moral authority.
    .
    Are we (we!) called to follow in his footsteps? Or are we not? (And if we have answered that question, we may judge again about Heimbach.)

  • ken

    tom van dyke# ~ Oct 9, 2013 at 12:09 am

    “Was the study withdrawn by its perpetrators? ”

    I have no idea. why would it need to be withdrawn?

    “Refudiated by righteous friends of the truth in the social science establishment? ”

    Again, I have no idea, it is a 20 year old study I’ve never heard of before, that has no relevance to the current topic. I suspect you don’t really know anything about the study either and that it is just something you found on a web search.

    “You still don’t get it.”

    Actually, I do. You are like a child interrupting the adults’ conversation by trying to impress them with what you know, but unable to realize your interruptions are having the opposite effect.

  • tom van dyke

    ken# ~ Oct 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    “Was the study withdrawn by its perpetrators? ”

    I have no idea. why would it need to be withdrawn?

    “Refudiated by righteous friends of the truth in the social science establishment?”

    Again, I have no idea

    If you’re going to inject yourself into a discussion, do some research. Throwing monkey wrenches from the peanut gallery [a mixed metaphor, admittedly, but an apt one] is disruptive, no more or less.

    The point is that pseudo-scientific racialism isn’t just the province of the League of the South. They’re all idiots.

  • James Estrada-Scaminaci III

    How many rallies have been videotaped or photographed showing Confederate and Nazi flags flying side-by-side or in proximity to each other? Lots. Look at the anti-immigrant rallies in Arizona. The neo-Confederates and the neo-Nazis do differ, having different referent points for the good old days, but in the final analysis, probably going back to 1992 and Estes Park, they’ve been on the same side because they believe they face a common enemy–the federal government.

  • Tom Van Dyke

    Who cares? How many of these rallies even have more than 20 people in them? Heh heh. Next.


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