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The DISQUS comment system is aggravating. I have turned it off and reverted to WordPress comments for the time being.

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SECEDE Billboard Goes Up Near Macon, GA

The League of the South has raised its fourth SECEDE billboard on I-75 near Macon, GA:

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Note: The previous three billboards were erected in Tallahassee, FL, Montgomery, AL, and Tuscaloosa, AL. The billboard campaign hit a snag in May when the Montgomery billboard was taken down, but it was later replaced by the billboard that is still up on University Boulevard near Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

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2014 League of the South Conference Video

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Rotherham: The Harvest of “Anti-Racism”

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It doesn’t matter how frustrated I get at times with our cause … it is cases like what happened in Rotherham which keep me going, week after week, year after year. Imagine the nightmare that we are leaving behind to our children and grandchildren. If stories like this don’t move you to take action, nothing will:

“On Friday I appeared on Michael Graham’s radio show to discuss, among other things, the appalling revelations from Rotherham, a drab town in South Yorkshire in which over the course of a decade and a half some 1,400 girls (as young as 11) were “groomed”, drugged, raped, traded and, occasionally, doused in petrol and threatened with being set alight. All the while, the entire apparatus of the state, from the political class to the police to the “child protection” agencies, looked the other way – for fear of appearing “racist” or “Islamophobic”. …”

Note: How many of our own people are so paralyzed with fear of being branded a “racist” by the SPLC that they stand idly bywhile our culture and heritage are dismantled and our civilization goes down the drain?

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Review: Hillbilly – The Real Story

hillbilly Narrated by Billy Ray Cyrus, The History Channel’s “Hillbilly – The Real Story” is a two hour documentary that aims to dispel negative stereotypes and tell the true history of the people of Appalachia who although “long misunderstood as isolated and backward, actually have a 300-year history of achievement that has contributed significantly to our national identity.”

Moonshining To Marijuana

Where to start?

“Hillbilly” plunges immediately into the story of how the Scots-Irish brought their tradition of distilling whiskey into the mountains of Southern Appalachia. In the seventeenth century, rum from the Caribbean was the preferred drink in the American colonies. We’ve explored at length the cultural links between the Southern lowlands and the Caribbean.

The fiercely independent Scots-Irish have been at odds with federal authority over alcohol from the time of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1791 through the federal revenue agents who swarmed into Appalachia after the War Between the States to Prohibition in the 1920s when the Eighteenth Amendment and the Volstead Act caused an explosion in the production and distribution of moonshine.

In our own times, marijuana, which is grown in places like the Daniel Boone National Forest, is Kentucky’s most important cash crop. Central Appalachia’s marijuana industry brings in an estimated $4 billion dollars a year to the region – a figure which dwarfs farm incomes and even coal mining. Whether it is federal revenue agents or the modern DEA, the region’s historical experience has fostered suspicion of outsiders and a desire to keep the federal government at bay.

Nowhere is it mentioned that the overwhelming majority of people in Appalachia are not engaged in moonshining, or that the marijuana industry is largely confined to the poorest parts of the old coal country in Central Appalachia, which is highly distinct from the rest of Appalachia which really isn’t poor anymore.

Origins/Settlement

“Hillbilly” moves on next to the well known story of how a combination of famine, crop failure, unfavorable trade legislation, and rising rents from absentee English landlords – I have added the last two factors, which were left unmentioned – drove the Scots-Irish migration to America from 1720 to 1775.

From 1400 to 1600, the borderlands of northern England and the Scottish lowlands was a warzone, which created a violent, warlike culture that prized portable goods as opposed to settled agriculture. In the early seventeenth century, King James I of England settled these Scottish Presbyterians in Ulster in Northern Ireland where they displaced the native Irish Catholics. About a century later, 250,000 of them immigrated to the American colonies from Ulster, Scotland, and Northern England, mostly to Philadelphia and the Chesapeake Bay ports where they clashed with the established English and German populations before fanning out across the backcountry.

The Scots-Irish poured out of Philadelphia and headed southwest through the Great Valley where they spread out and eventually colonized all of Southern Appalachia, but not before a bloody frontier struggle for supremacy with the Cherokee and Shawnee. They overwhelmingly backed the American Revolution and won a decisive victory over the British at the Battle of King’s Mountain in 1780. “Hillbilly” proudly notes that the Watauga settlement in upper East Tennessee declared its independence in 1772, a point which is still controversial with historians, although Watauga Association was condemned at the time as a “dangerous example” of self government.

The view of the Scots-Irish presented here is somewhat of a caricature. Over a third of the settlers of Appalachia were English from the Southern lowlands and Germans also settled the region. Even in Ulster, the Scots-Irish were not drawn exclusively from the Borderlands, but from Protestants all over England. Also, “Hillbilly” leaps over the Jacksonian era and the War Between the States, simply noting that the people of the region remained culturally “isolated” in their hills and hollows when in fact the Scots-Irish were at the apogee of their national influence.

The “Discovery” of Appalachia

The next segment focuses on how Appalachia was opened up to commerce by the spread of the railroads in the late nineteenth century. The story of the Clinchfield railroad which connected the coal fields of West Virginia to South Carolina is used to emphasize the culture shock that occurred when isolated and clannish mountaineers and hillfolk encountered the Southern and Eastern European immigrants who were brought in from the Northeast to help build the railroad.

“Hillbilly” correctly notes that this was the era when the “Local Color” writers “discovered” Appalachia – the people of the region were seen at the time as “another America,” an America left behind in some kind of time warp, distinct from the Northern mainstream – and created virtually all the negative stereotypes of the ignorant, inbred, violent, feuding, gun slinging, moonshining demonic hillbilly. We’ve already seen that the term “hillbilly” was coined by a New York Journal reporter in 1900.

The feud between the Hatfields and McCoys became the most celebrated feud in American history and was permanently associated with Appalachia. In reality, feuds were largely confined to eastern Kentucky and were unrepresentative of the region as a whole.

Coal Mining

The segment on coal mining was well done.

In the late 19th and early 20th century, Appalachia was transformed into an industrial colony of Northern capital, and the most exploited area in the region were the coal fields of Central Appalachia – eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, parts of northern East Tennessee – where Northern corporations built company towns and paid non-union employees poor wages in scrip which was only redeemable at company stores.

This was a time when political offices like US senator and governorships were bought and sold in Kentucky and West Virginia. The mining corporations created a sort of industrial feudalism where every public institution from the schools to the churches to the sheriff’s department and local law enforcement were in the company’s pocket. Private detective agencies like the notorious Baldwin Felts Detectives were used as hired thugs to beat and harass mine workers.

“Hillbilly” uses the Battle of Blair Mountain in 1921 in southern West Virginia – the largest armed rebellion since the War Between the States – to illustrate the oppression of Appalachian mine workers. The term “redneck” was coined by a New York reporter to describe the miner worker army who wore red bandanas around their necks to symbolize their right to organize labor unions. The insurrection was put down by President Warren Harding who called in the National Guard.

Blair Mountain was a pivotal moment in the history of the American labor movement. It was the point when public opinion began to shift in favor of organized labor which had hitherto been associated with radical European movements like communism. Although “Hillbilly” doesn’t get around to mentioning it, the real “Mother Jones” played a leading role in organizing the mine workers in West Virginia and the events at Blair Mountain.

Christianity and Snake-Handling

It was inevitable that a documentary on Appalachia would explore the Christian sects indigenous to the region that talk in tongues and handle venomous snakes. Thankfully, “Hillbilly” stresses that this is a minority practice – there are 2,000 snake handlers vs. 3 million Southern Baptists and Pentecostals in Appalachia – that is universally frowned upon but tolerated in the region.

Appalachia’s unique brand of Christianity is derived from the raucous, intensely emotional open tent Baptist and Methodist revivals of the eighteenth century. By 1900, there were thousands of independent, non-denominational Protestant churches in the region. This characterization of Appalachian religion as highly individualistic, focused on Biblical literalism, and intensely emotional in nature is fairly accurate.

Stock Car Racing and Country Music

“Hillbilly” accurately presents the story of how stock car racing grew out of bootleggers outrunning law enforcement on “Thunder Road” in North Georgia during the height of Prohibition. The documentary focuses on the Flock Brothers to show the origins of NASCAR. Suprisingly, “Hillbilly” had precious little to say about country music, even though it is by far Appalachia’s most important contribution to American culture.

The TVA

Of all the things the US federal government has ever done in Appalachia, the TVA – a series of 16 hydroelectric dams that tamed the Tennessee River and still generates cheap hydroelectric power – is unquestionably the most popular and created generations of goodwill toward “big government” in places like North Alabama.

Prior to the invention of “racism” in the 1930s, progressives were more concerned with national uplift through economic development than divisive utopian social crusades. “Hillbilly” notes that TVA electricity from sites like the Fontana Dam was used to power the Alcoa aluminum plant and Oak Ridge Nuclear Laboratory, where the atomic bomb was developed, during the Second World War.

Conclusion

“Hillbilly” wasn’t that bad as a brief introduction to the people of Appalachia although the documentary spent too much time on sensationalist items like snake-handling, moonshining, and feuds for my tastes. If I had another criticism, it would be that it was too focused on Central Appalachia, and there was nothing about the impact of tourism in Great Smoky Mountain National Park which covers so much of the region. There also weren’t any segments on the interstate highway system or the welfare state.

Verdict: a flawed, but decent documentary. I’ve seen much worse.

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Stepfather of Ralph Weems IV Speaks Out On Anti-White Media Bias

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The Blaze has an important update on the West Point story:

“As his stepson remains in a medically induced coma following a vicious parking lot beating, Barry Reynolds told TheBlaze doctors have said there’s a “possibility” he may be forced to live out his days in a vegetative state. That’s why, he said, it’s frustrating to read news reports indicating that his stepson is in “fair condition,” because the surgeon maintains his situation is still “critical.”

Reynolds also alleged that the media would be much more interested in getting to the truth of the story if the races were switched.

Ralph Weems IV, a former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran, was savagely beaten outside of a Huddle House in West Point, Mississippi, following some sort of altercation with a group of black men who had “gotten themselves into a frenzy” over the Ferguson shooting, Reynolds said. …”

If the races were reversed, West Point would be a national story. There’s no evidence racial slurs were used in the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, MO or the Trayvon Martin case in Sanford, FL, and plenty of evidence that Brown and Martin initiated those violent confrontations, but none of that matters to the mainstream media which has a fixed anti-White narrative whenever it wants to have a “conversation about race”:

“Though Weems’ story has received some national attention, Reynolds said “one painful truth” about news coverage in the U.S. is black-on-white violence doesn’t receive the same amount of coverage as white-on-black violence.

“This story would be everywhere if you just take it and flip it 180 degrees. The same story, word for word, except change the colors around,” he told TheBlaze. …”

Note: Do you think the SPLC will ever hold a vigil for Ralph Weems IV? That’s about as likely as Carter Strange’s name appearing on the Civil Rights Memorial.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Florida Gay Marriage Ban

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It was statewide this time … there have been so many county level decisions that the Florida case has been difficult to follow:

“In the first decision on same-sex marriage with statewide impact, a federal judge ruled Thursday that Florida’s gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional, ordering the state to allow the marriage of same-sex couples and to recognize marriages performed elsewhere.

“When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination,” wrote U.S District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Tallahassee. “Observers who are not now of age will wonder just how those views could have been held.” …”

The federal judge quoted MLK and cited the Loving decision:

“”When observers look back 50 years from now, the arguments supporting Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage, though just as sincerely held, will again seem an obvious pretext for discrimination,” Hinkle wrote in his decision. “To paraphrase a civil rights leader from the age when interracial marriage was struck down, the arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.

“The Florida ban on same-sex marriage stems entirely, or almost entirely, from moral disapproval of the practice,” he continued, and that denying marriage rights to same-sex couples has “no rational basis.” …

You have to admire Hinkle’s logic: the gay marriage ban is based on morality. Therefore, it has no “rational basis.”

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Operation American Shield

ALIPAC and Overpasses for America, two of the groups which participated in the Make Them Listen protests in July, have scheduled demonstrations in support of Officer Darren Wilson this weekend.

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Black Mob In Mississippi Nearly Beats White Man To Death In Retaliation For Michael Brown

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Does the name Matt Owens ring a bell? Probably not.

Some of you may recall that Matt Owens was a White man in Mobile, AL who was viciously beaten by a Black Undertow mob in retaliation for the death of Trayvon Martin. The Mainstream Media, which was fomenting a lynch mob against George Zimmerman in 2012, swept the Matt Owens case and numerous other Trayvon Martin related black-on-white attacks under the rug.

Now it appears that the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO has provoked the first example (at least that has surfaced) of a retaliatory act of anti-White black mob violence:

“WEST POINT, Miss. — West Point police said a man received life-threatening injuries in what they are investigating as an aggravated assault at a restaurant.

Ralph Weems IV, who was injured early Saturday, was in fair condition Sunday at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said without elaborating. …

David Knighten of West Point told AP earlier by phone that he and Weems had gone to a Waffle House early Saturday. He said a man waved him over outside the restaurant and told him politely that people were upset by the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and it wasn’t a safe place for whites. …”

We are George Zimmerman. We are Matthew Owens. We are Darren Wilson. We are Ralph Weems IV.

Update: The West Point police have made an arrest and have backtracked on hate crime charges.

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VNN Commentator Exposed As Jewish Troll

This is interesting

“Let’s call the student Jason Beck. Common Dreams is not revealing his identity because, as a Jew who for years tricked Vanguard News Network, a major neo-Nazi website that has harbored people committed to violence, he could be put in danger by such a revelation. …”

Note: There’s no telling who else is running wild over at Linder’s online nuthouse.

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