A statement to concerned Southerners

LS Nationalist Front black and white photo Charlottesville Aug 2017A statement to concerned Southerners from The League of the South regarding Charlottesville

We have received inquires from many Southerners as to why The League participated in the Charlottesville rally with other hard right groups in the Nationalist Front which are not Southern in character or by geography. Below is our answer, approved by the LS Board of Directors:

The decision to participate from time to time in public events with other nationalist/white nationalist groups when it is to our mutual advantage was a decision reached by Dr. Michael Hill in conjunction with, and with the approval of, the Board of Directors and the executive staff.

Just because we lend some support to one another in areas of common interest does not necessarily mean that we endorse them or their particular beliefs, nor they us or ours. They have their goals, objectives, and methods and we have ours. For instance, we in The League are firmly grounded in historic Christianity and all that it entails for our culture and civilization. Our cooperation simply means we have a common enemy, and working together on occasion to fight that enemy can be advantageous to us all.

Remember this: by simply being Southern Nationalists, honoring our Confederate past and ancestors and symbols, we are already branded as “white supremacists”, “racists”, etc. ad nauseum. Our enemy lumps us all together under the convenient, catch-all labels (“Nazis,” “bigots,” “anti-Semites”) and has done so for years, so why should we be worried about it now? Their goal is our utter destruction.

We shall exercise caution and wisdom in all things, and shall continue as always to avoid all dishonorable and/or illegal activities; Moreover, we shall chose our allies carefully and seek to be good allies ourselves.

Open cooperation with other groups on the hard right can be to our benefit, and we shall continue to pursue those opportunities to cooperate with them.

Michael Hill, on behalf of the LS Board and Staff

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About Author

Michael Hill

Dr Michael Hill is President of the League of the South. He is a retired university professor of history and author of two books on Celtic warfare.