The SPLC has published the dumbest, most unfounded, sensationalist article that I have ever seen on the Hatewatch and that’s saying something because I have been reading their blog on a daily basis for years now.
The core assertion of the article is that the League of the South has formed “a uniformed, paramilitary unit” called “The Indomitables” which is to be “stacked with white supremacists, former Klan members and neo-Nazis.” Michael Hill has allegedly referred to our top secret “militia” in leaked “internal Facebook posts.” This “uniformed paramilitary unit” is allegedly led by Eric Meadows whose role on the League’s national staff is “Training.” It includes people like Abe Monroe who is “representative of that new type of southern nationalist the League now seeks.”
Where to begin?
1.) First, I was present more than a year ago in Uvalda, GA at the scene where “The Indomitables” concept was created, as well as at nine other League demonstrations that have followed since then, including the one at SPLC headquarters in May, and the term “The Indomitables” has always referred to the League’s core group of activists who have organized our many peaceful, non-violent street demonstrations.
“Indomitables” are simply hardcore activists who participate in lots of League demonstrations – I’m an “Indomitable,” and I have the wristband to prove it, but I am sorry to report there isn’t any “uniformed militia.”
2.) Second, there are all kinds of ways to “fight” back and within the League this has taken the form of organizing street demonstrations and putting up SECEDE billboards, which we have been doing for some time now, and which the SPLC has largely ignored. There hasn’t been any violence at our street demonstrations – including three of them where Keegan Hankes and Ryan Lenz were present – or by anyone affiliated with us since the Uvalda and Vidalia, GA demonstrations.
3.) Third, the League of the South (and the CofCC, for the same reasons) has always declined to converse with the SPLC because their journalism lacks credibility. Why would anyone give an interview to a hostile, muckracking journalist who just wants to misrepresent your organization and smear you?
4.) Fourth, it’s true that Abe Monroe RECENTLY got a tasteless “white power” tattoo with a swastika and publicly posted it for the world to see on Facebook, but this proves nothing about the League. All it proves is that Americans are fond of getting stupid tattoos, posting selfies on Facebook, and that some people radicalize and move further to the right all the time (and back again, in the case of Matt Heimbach).
When Abe Monroe attended our demonstrations in Central Florida, he didn’t have the swastika tattoo, and he has never been to any of our events outside of Central Florida. There’s no reason to believe he is a League member, has ever met Eric Meadows, or that he is part of any secret militia called “The Indomitables.”
5.) Fifth, the job description “Training” refers to training new activists, physical fitness, survival skills, and marksmanship. Like the vast majority of White Southerners, the League has always been pro-gun and pro-Second Amendment. For several years now, we have been “training” our members in skills that will help them prepare for America’s economic decline, which shows no signs of abating under Obama’s stewardship.
6.) Finally, Dr. Hill’s article in The Free Magnolia about “fourth generation warfare” was just a discussion of a mainstream military concept, not a call to action, although the article has been misrepresented and sensationalized by ignorant leftists to promote the preposterous idea that the League is forming “three-to-five man death squads.”
Personally, I’ve always enjoyed reading about warfare in the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, but that doesn’t mean I am styling myself as a knight in shining armor! Reading and writing about the Enlightenment and French Revolution doesn’t imply you are about to decapitate aristocrats with a guillotine.
As for “violence,” the SPLC is located in Montgomery, AL which Bloomberg News has identified as the second fastest shrinking city in America. Because of the “Tsunami of Violence” in Montgomery, which The Montgomery Advertiser has laid at the doorstep of the black population, not the League of the South, Montgomery is well on the way to becoming another Ferguson with all the crime, poverty, failing schools, declining property value and commercial activity its changing racial profile entails.
In such an environment, Whites in Montgomery might be forced to band together to defend their homes, families, and businesses in the event of another “Ferguson.” Undoubtedly, the SPLC will be cheering on the blacks who initiate the actual violence while simultaneously ignoring violent hate crimes committed by blacks against White people. While the League of the South currently doesn’t have a “militia,” it might be necessary to create one at some point in the future for self defense purposes.
For the record, we don’t see much to worry about from the opposition:
The SPLC is either credulous, willing to print anything, or the victim of a joke by someone trying to pass off nonsense as “insider information.”
Update: Apparently, I need to remind our excitable friend Spelunker that being a member of a Facebook group is not synonymous with being a dues paying member of the League of the South. Most of the people who are “members” of our public Facebook group, as well as some people who attend our demonstrations, are not members of the organization itself.
Note: It is worth noting here that the SPLC has already inspired a domestic terrorist attack on the Family Research Council. In an article in their Intelligence Report, they celebrated the Tinley Park 5, a group of “antifascists” who violently assaulted a group of White Nationalists in a Chicago restaurant, as “a symbol of a good cause.”
The SPLC held a vigil in Montgomery for Michael Brown and said he was just another black teenager who died “for our freedom” when he was shot to death in the course of attacking a Ferguson police officer after committing a strong arm robbery. As usual, they had nothing to say about the night manager at Taco Bell on Atlanta Highway in Montgomery who was beaten to death with a tire iron in March, and whose name will not be appearing on their Civil Rights Memorial any time soon.