“Diversity” apparently means censoring messages the proponents of diversity don’t like

Diversity billboard Springville Ala Jan 2015There is speculation that The League of the South is behind the billboard message “Diversity means chasing down the last white person,” along with the hashtag #whitegenocide, that appeared a few days ago on I-59 near Springville, about thirty miles north of Birmingham. The billboard has since been taken down under pressure from the local authorities and some angry protestors who contacted the advertising company.

In the summer of 2014, a local League member was responsible for a billboard that read “Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.” This board was located just east of Birmingham on I-20 near Leeds. It elicited a good deal of controversy as well.

With all the talk about the right to free expression in France and the rest of Europe because of the Charlie Hebdo massacre and response in Paris, one might think that to pressure a sign company to breach a contract simply because of a controversial message would also be condemned as an abridgement of that right. But apparently some words are protected speech and others are not, even in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. All people and their messages are equal; it’s just that some people and messages are more equal than others in 2015 America. You can figure it out if you’ll do a little research.

Censorship has a way of breeding more of what the censors attempt to censor. So don’t be surprised if you see more billboards and other forms of “unapproved dissent” springing up all across the South.

Oh, and by the way, we’ll leave you wondering if the billboard was ours or not.

Michael Hill

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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.