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September 30, 2014

Editorial: Those crazy ’Seshers — Billboard about the South seceding is all foolish blather

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Posted: Monday, May 19, 2014 6:09 pm | Updated: 6:12 pm, Mon May 19, 2014.

At the risk of upsetting the ghost of Robert E. Lee and others who came to the South’s rescue back in the day, it’s offensive that in 2014 people still believe secession is Dixie’s natural course.

It’s been tried, and it failed — miserably. More than 600,000 people died because of it.

So enough with the ’sesh talk, OK?

That said, Michael Hill and his organization, The League of the South, have every right to campaign for the second coming of the Confederacy. Never mind that it’s a ludicrous idea stained by white supremacy. (The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the League of the South as a hate group.) If the League wants its followers to support this notion of setting out on our own, more power to them.

The League’s problem is that few sane people listen to such nonsense, which is why it’s humorous that Lamar Advertising has removed a League of the South billboard in Montgomery not far from where Jefferson Davis became the Confederacy’s president. The billboard’s message, ever so simply, was “SECEDE.” Other Lamar clients complained after the billboard appeared last Friday along Interstate 85, reports, so the company took it down and refunded Hill, the League’s president, the cost of the billboard.

Good. Alabama has its share of modern-day problems — poverty, public education, unemployment, job creation — and secession solves none of them.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the South’s heritage as long as we’re honest about its difficult history. But any talk reminiscent of speeches given by former Confederate Sen. William Lowndes Yancey of Alabama — one of the 19th century’s most fire-breathing secessionists — is nothing but foolish blather. The faster groups such as Hill’s go underground, for good, the better we’ll be.

The Darwinian argument here is that Lamar should have left the League of the South’s billboard in place so Alabamians could see these ’Seshers for what they really are: a dying, hateful breed.

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  • Michael Hill posted at 8:25 pm on Tue, May 27, 2014.

    Michael Hill Posts: 4

    More on The League of the South v. The Anniston "Red" Star:

  • Michael Hill posted at 1:15 pm on Sun, May 25, 2014.

    Michael Hill Posts: 4

    Here's the real story about The League of the South v. The Anniston Star on the topic of secession:

  • Pat Hines posted at 6:08 pm on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    Pat Hines Posts: 1

    The League of the South is the cutting edge southern nationalist organization. We will prevail with this issue.

    As Ghandi advised, do not give up in the face of a a leviathan state's power.

  • Palmetto Patriot posted at 5:49 pm on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    Palmetto Patriot Posts: 3

    Wow. This rates as the most over-the-top anti-Southern, anti-White article written in recent days against the League of the South by the US media. Congrats for your little rant.

  • Masked Walnut posted at 5:32 pm on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    Masked Walnut Posts: 1

    Why does everyone who is against secession think the concept originated in Dixie and was only applied in 1861? What is wrong with White people being in control of their own countries? Do you have a problem with the "Asian Supremacy" in the Chinese government? Or the "Arab Supremacy" in Saudi Arabia? Does the "Black Supremacy" in Nigeria bother you? Do you consider the Black population of South Sudan "racist" for wanting to secede from the Arab majority in Sudan? I bet you dont. Also, the problems you listed (poverty, education, jobs) would all be solved by secession in the League's opinion. Plus they are hardly "modern" problems. I love how folks on the Left think all their ideas are "modern" and all ideas they disagree with are "old fashioned".

  • Michael Hill posted at 4:48 pm on Fri, May 23, 2014.

    Michael Hill Posts: 4

    The Red Star is a gloomy leftist island amid a fresh and vibrant South. Liberalism is not native to the traditional South; it is a virus imported by immigrants and turn-coat modern Southerners whose sanctimonious self-importance sets them above their ordinary fellowmen. Thank goodness our Southern people are awakening to the leftist nightmare that the future American empire has in store for them. Once they do, the days of liberal propaganda organs such as the Red Star will be limited.--Michael Hill, President, The League of the South


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