By Hunter Wallace
Ever since Dylann Roof’s shooting spree in Charleston, I have been waiting for the news cycle to slow down a bit so that I can write some longer, more thoughtful articles about everything that has transpired in recent weeks.
As this will likely go down as a watershed moment in history, there is a lot that needs to be said about the self-styled Heritage movement. In particular, I have watched Ben “Cooter” Jones, Chief of Heritage Operations at the SCV, impotently decry “racism” and “hate groups” about half a dozen times now on FOX News. The Sons of Confederate Veterans has been in a frenzy to fight “hate” and have issued press release after press release condemning the KKK, church burnings, racism, etc. In fact, the group has even gone so far as to say, “we go up against hate groups even more so than those who seek to repudiate the Memorial Confederate Banner.”
In the weeks before the Charleston shooting, the Alabama Division and Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans were preoccupied with condemning two flagging groups, the Alabama Flaggers and the Virginia Flaggers. I still remember how two years ago the SCV joined forces with the NAACP to protest the Klan in Memphis after the black majority city council voted to rename three Confederate parks including Forrest Park where Nathan Bedford Forrest is buried. Now, the same black mayor and black majority city council want to tear down his statue and dig up his grave.
Back in May, I watched a Southern heritage fiasco unfold in my own backyard in Union Springs, AL where the Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans came to town, brokered a compromise that allowed the flags to be placed in the cemetery for only one week, praised the leadership of black mayor and black majority city council who had removed Confederate Battle Flags from Confederate graves, condemned the Alabama Flaggers, and then quashed the smoldering resentment that had arisen over the issue before returning home to congratulate themselves on their huge victory.
With all that in mind, the Sons of Confederate Veterans are having their annual convention this week at the Doubletree Hilton in suburban Richmond, so pardon me for engaging in some well deserved schadenfraude:
“Protesters have targeted the convention’s hotel — the DoubleTree by Hilton Richmond-Midlothian — asking management to cancel the SCV group’s reservation. At midday Saturday, as local SCV members were distributing Confederate battle flags at the Hanover Tomato Festival, a handful of Richmond residents staged an anti-SCV protest next to the DoubleTree’s sign on Midlothian Turnpike. …
“The mask is slipping,” said Sebesta, who has authored several books on what he calls the Neo-Confederate movement. “It’s pretty upfront.”
The SCV frequently denounces hate groups and racism, but critics said the organization has not done enough to keep those elements from its ranks. At the protest near the hotel Saturday, demonstrators held a banner that said: “Why is the Hilton Hotel welcoming white supremacists?”
Apparently, SJWs feel that the Sons of Confederate Veterans aren’t committed enough to advancing their cause of civil rights, social justice and eradicating racism, and have organized on Facebook to pressure the hotel to cancel the SCV’s national convention. Protesters are encouraged to call Hilton corporate headquarters to urge the chain to “cut ties with the SCV, which embraces and glorifies the history of slavery and racist violence in the South. Organizations like the SCV make Black people feel hated, unsafe and unseen in their communities.”
Despite many years of trying to appease this beast, it seems likely that the Cuckfederates of the Sons of Confederate Veterans are about to be labeled a “hate group” and cast beyond the pale of “respectable society,” and that this will mark the end of the Heritage movement as we have known it. In nature, a “cuckold” is a male that “unwittingly invests parental effort in offspring that are not genetically their own.” Thus, the term “Cuckfederate” is an accurate label for those who have long nurtured anti-racism, social justice, and multiculturalism within the Southern heritage community.
Somewhere between 1970 and 2000, a generation of Southerners bought into the preposterous notion that the armies of the historical Confederacy were filled by legions of Black Confederates, who nobly fought under the Confederate Battle Flag against Abraham Lincoln and the racist Union Army to end slavery and create a multicultural utopia. In the words of Gary Carlyle, the Alabama Division Commander of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, “Where is the unity, tolerance, and togetherness in denying free speech to those who wish to honor their forefathers? Hebrew, American Indian, African American, Hispanic, American Cuban, and many others along with many “Whites” who accepted their responsibility to maintain liberty are worthy to be recognized and honored.”
Cuckfederates spent the last twenty years spreading this kind of disingenuous propaganda on the internet. It has never made the slightest impression on our enemies who despise the Southern cause as much as ever, especially now that they smell blood in the water, but it has succeeded in “softening us up” and undermining our ability to morally defend and preserve the legacy of our ancestors. The ubiquitous slogan “Heritage, Not Hate,” which was never used by Confederate veterans, framed their cause in such a way that one lone fanatic was able to successfully define the Heritage movement.
Fortunately, it seems like we are at the end of an era. After all this is over, even if they follow through on their vows on Facebook to protest the Klan in Columbia, I doubt the Cuckfederacy will rise again. It just couldn’t continue to be tolerated in a world that is stridently anti-White, anti-Southern, and anti-Christian.