In light of the current hysteria on the Left about Russian conspiracies, I predicted there would be an uproar about this when it was publicly announced:
“The Alabama-based League of the South is launching a Russian-language section of its website designed to attract people interested in “Southern nationalism.”
Classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the neo-confederate organization made the announcement in the days after President Trump met with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. The new page will reflect that the Russian people and Southerners are natural allies, according to a letter from league president Michael Hill posted to the group’s website. …”
The truth is that this is a consequence of Silicon Valley’s adoption of Antifa’s “No Platforming” doctrine. The League of the South is one of many rightwing groups that has been purged from American-based social networking and crowdfunding websites over the past year.
The League of the South used to rely on Facebook as its preferred platform for internal communications and social networking, but the purge after Donald Trump was elected has forced us to move to VK.com, which is the Russian language version of Facebook. Similarly, we have been banned from Twitter and PayPal for “hate speech,” which has forced us to rely on other platforms like Gab and VK Pay. We were already pro-Russia long before this, but now we have even more reason to be given that that Russia has solved our communications and payment processing problem.
Russia is committed to free speech and commerce on the internet, not Silicon Valley (Facebook, Twitter, Google, PayPal, etc), which is controlled by the ADL and SPLC.
Why wouldn’t the League of the South open a Russian language section on its website? We have to rely on a Russian based social media and fundraising platform due to political censorship in the United States. As the ADL and SPLC’s political censorship of American social media and fundraising platforms escalates, we expect more rightwing groups will have to rely on Russian based alternatives.
Note: In the last week alone, I have heard that Facebook and PayPal have purged Faith Goldy, ALIPAC, Red Ice and Peter Sweden. I’ve been told that FreeStartr has also been deplatformed by PayPal and Stripe. Everyone is being given an incentive to get on VK.