Recently, Dr. Michael Hill, president of the League of the South, took to Twitter to proclaim the Southern Nationalist organization’s official support for the secession of Catalonia from Spain.
The League of the South supports Catalan independence. We may not always agree with their politics but we do believe in self determination.
— Michael Hill (@MichaelHill51) October 2, 2017
Catalonia, or Cataluña in Spanish, is a relatively wealthy, densely populated (7.5 million people) Autonomous Community with its own historic language, Catalan, which evolved from Vulgar Latin along with the other (closely related) languages of Iberia (except for Basque). There are perhaps 5.4 million Catalan people worldwide, with 4.8 million of them living in Catalonia. A large percentage of the population of the region is made up of people who moved from elsewhere in Spain for economic opportunities. And there is also a large non-European population in Catalonia. Muslims make up approximately 7.3% of the population. Only 52% of the people are Catholic, the historic religion of the region. According to studies, 46% of the people consider Spanish their native language while 37% consider Catalan as such. The regional government and public schools use Catalan as their primary language.
From a Southern Nationalist or more broadly from even an Alt-Right perspective there are problems with endorsing Catalonia’s secession from Spain. Support for Catalan secession is a minority position even within Catalonia. Secessionists make up somewhere around 40% of the population with close to 50% opposing secession. The recent referendum, which was illegal under both Catalan and Spanish law, was boycotted by opposition parties in Catalonia and only 42% of voters in the region participated. Of those who participated 92% supported secession. This would put support for Catalan secession at 39% among all voters.
The Catalan cause has historically been associated with the radical Left. During the Spanish Civil War of the late 1930s the region was controlled by communist and anarchist groups who made war upon Spanish nationalists and the Catholic clergy. There are numerous contemporary images floating around the internet of African and Muslim aliens holding Catalan nationalist flags and signs. Reuters reports that Catalan secessionists are openly appealing to Third World immigrants:
In a community hall in the Spanish region of Catalonia, two independence activists take the stage against a backdrop of red and yellow striped Catalan flags: a Syrian-born tourist guide and a Spanish member of parliament born in Uruguay.
With barely three months to go before an independence referendum called for Oct. 1, naturalized immigrants are taking on an important and prominent role in the campaign both as activists and supporters.
Catalonia has one of the highest percentages of immigrants in Spain, just under 14 percent of residents are foreign-born, and their votes may gain crucial votes for the independence movement in what is likely to be a close-run race.
Including them in the movement for nationhood is key says Catalonia’s deputy governor, Oriol Junqueras. “We want to be a very open and integrated society,” he told Reuters in Barcelona.
Campaigners are even encouraging migrants without the right to vote to ask work mates and friends to vote for independence and are advocating Catalan nationality for all migrants living in the region if it leaves Spain.
How is this good for White people, traditionalists or even the Catalans themselves? These “nationalists” are willing to give Africans and Arabs citizenship in exchange for a pro-secession vote.
In contrast to Catalonia, South Carolina’s secession from the United States in 1860 was specifically motivated by racial concerns on the part of the White people of the State. They blasted the Northern-elected US president as Abraham Africanus the First and attacked him for his opposition to slavery – the basis of the South’s economy and paternalistic, pro-White social system. When the Southern States seceded its Vice President Alexander Stephens openly proclaimed that White rule and Black slavery were the cornerstone of the new Confederacy. The cause of Dixie in the 1860s right through to the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s was White rule and Southern civilization. It fought militarily and politically in defense of a pro-White, inegalitarian, anti-democratic, traditionalist and paternalistic form of society. Meanwhile, Catalonia’s deputy governor, Oriol Junqueras says as his fellow secessionists recruit Africans and Muslims, “We want to be a very open and integrated society.”
In summary, the Catalan secessionist cause is not a clear case of supporting self-determination because it doesn’t enjoy majority support (much less overwhelming support as did secessionists in South Carolina and most of Dixie). And the cause is linked to globalism, communism, anarchism and White genocide. If there are Right-wing Catalan nationalists who wish to preserve their ethnic group and keep Catalonia Catalan then great. While living in Spain (for four years) I met quite a number of good, decent Catalans who were proud of their culture and also loyal to España. The only Catalan secessionists I met were liberal globalists who favored EU rule over Madrid. This is not a step forward. And even if Catalan nationalists cleared their movement of communists, globalists and Third Worlders the cause still does not enjoy majority support in Catalonia. Southern Nationalists should be smart and stay clear of endorsing this cause. We can be friends with both legitimate Catalan nationalists and Spanish nationalists. There is nothing to be gained for Dixie from officially taking sides in this foriegn conflict.
Note: Be sure to check out Beyond the Wall: Special Catalonia Report