Here’s a link to the SPLC hit piece on the League of the South rally in Tallahassee. It’s another case of muckracking by playing the associations game:
1.) First, Michael Weaver, Gina Brashear, and Nicholas Jordan were not in Tallahassee. The photo of Michael Weaver is from the “Stand With Tom Watson” rally in Atlanta, GA which took place last November.
2.) Second, Michael Weaver went to prison in 2011 for pepper spraying two blacks in an attempted carjacking in Columbus, GA. To my knowledge, Weaver never went to prison for anything that happened in the late 1990s.
3.) Third, the League of the South immigration rallies are public events and anyone is free to show up and attend them. The people who showed up in Tallahassee were there because they supported our message on immigration and demographic displacement. The purpose of our Tallahassee rally was not to endorse every aspect of the life history of everyone who attended our event.
4.) Fourth, much of the SPLC article is just a rehash of the previous article on the Uvalda, GA demonstration. There are REALLY SCARY photos of guns, insinuations of violence, and photos of a teenager’s poses on Facebook, but this ignores the fact that there hasn’t been any violence at any of our rallies, including the most recent one in Tallahassee.
Last year, Montgomery, AL where SPLC headquarters is located was swept by what the Montgomery Advertiser labeled a “tsunami of violence.” In fact, homicide in Montgomery in 2013 reached its highest level in 33 years. This “tsunami of violence” – a very real problem, as opposed to the SPLC’s hyperbole – which has remade parts of Montgomery into something “like the Third World” had nothing to do with the League of the South or “rightwing extremists,” but everything to do with the Lord of the Flies-style existence of young black thugs in West Montgomery.
5.) Finally, it is true that I was there.
As an eyewitness, I can say that the Tallahassee rally was the most sedate event that we have done yet. The weather was sunny and pleasant – a welcome respite from the coldest winter in decades. There wasn’t a single “anti-racist” counterprotester in Tallahassee opposing our message. The vast majority of the cars that passed by supported our message about Marco Rubio and amnesty for illegal aliens.
The multiple YouTube videos of the event show there was nothing resembling violence at our rally in Tallahassee. The SPLC, which sued Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina to block their Arizona-style immigration laws, simply dislikes our political position on Marco Rubio and his support for amnesty for illegal aliens.