Southern Secessionists Set To Defend Against The ‘Leftist Menace’
The Southern Poverty Law Center reported on February 6, that the League of the South (LOS), a neo-confederate organization that advocates for secession from the United States is organizing its members to combat the “growing leftist menace to our historic Christian civilization.” To fight this tyranny the LOS has formed the Southern Defense Force.
Don’t fret none Yankees, it’s only for defense. They would never act aggressively or without provocation…
As a native southerner, I am used to hearing the tired old tune of “states rights” and an overbearing federal government that trounces on the rights of the people. Simply put, the South has never gotten over losing the Civil War. Then to have those uppity black folks demand treatment as equal to whites is just too much to bear. Throw in equal rights for gays, or equal treatment of Muslims or Jews, or immigrants and war refugees, and their poor little white supremacist heads just explode. Bless their hearts.
Now then, the LOS doesn’t explain what this “leftist menace” embodies, nor do they have any support for the claim that there is some sort of “historic Christian civilization.”
Historic Christian Terrorism
Where to start? Let’s just leave out things like the Crusades or the Inquisition. We won’t mention the atrocities inflicted on the Native Americans during those first few decades of Europeans immigrating illegally and refusing to assimilate to the local culture. Just a small example would be my home state of Florida. There is not one remaining tribe or people group that was indigenous to the Land of Flowers. Those civilizations are gone forever. Wiped from the face of the earth by sword and disease, all to further the Kingdom of God.
If we examine our history as the United States we will find enough Christian terrorism to fill volumes.
Slavery. Human bondage. The legal right to “own” another human being. Four hundred years of chains and shackles, the lashes of the whip, and the endless toil in the fields for the crime of having been born black. Many slave owners justified their sins by pointing out that the Bible never preached against slavery. They even pointed to the Apostle Paul as condoning the practice and commanding slaves to obey their masters.
Recent Christian Terrorism
After the Civil War, we had the black codes and the Jim Crow laws, all to make sure black folks knew their place. The Bible is against the mingling of the races, you know. The Charles Chesnutt Digital Archive reports 3,446 lynchings of blacks during the years 1882 – 1968.
Just in my lifetime, there has been much terror inflicted under the guise of “Christian values” or some other nonsense. The murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009 as he served his church that Sunday morning was due to the Christian hatred of abortion, a medical procedure Tiller performed.
In 1963, a segregationist bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama killing four little girls, three girls who were 14 and one 11-year-old.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was murdered while fighting for equality for all races and classes of Americans. Before you try to argue that this was about white power or racial segregation, let me say plainly that those beliefs are core values of the Christian terrorist.
The Leftist Menace?
I am not sure what the LOS means by the leftist menace. I guess they must be referring to all the guns Obama confiscated and all those unfortunate citizens confined to FEMA camps hidden somewhere in our midst. Maybe it was the military invasion, Jade Helm, when Obama invaded Texas.
The real menace to my fellow southerners is social justice, equality for all, and most importantly education. The eleven states that constituted the failed Confederate States of America are some of the poorest states when it comes to educational attainment. A chart available on Wikipedia documents the facts that southern states are at the bottom of the barrel when it comes to educating their citizens. Virginia is the exception to the rule. The Old Dominion ranks 29th in citizens obtaining a high school diploma but jumps to 6th for Bachelor degrees and 4th for Graduate degrees. None of the other states are near that high. We don’t need no fancy book learning down here.
Traditional Southern Men
The LOS calls on “traditional Southern men” to step up and defend the southern way of life. I am as southern as you can get. Generations of my family have lived in the deep south. I love my grits and cornbread, my fried chicken and sweet tea. College football is a religion and Bear Bryant is our High Priest. But we lost the war. We rejoined the Union, get over it.
Those who fly the Stars and Bars, or any other form of that treasonous rag, should not be taken seriously in political debate. It is not about heritage, it is about oppression. Read the secessionist documents. In nearly every document the reason for their actions was the right to own other human beings, and it’s usually stated in the first few sentences.
Continuing these obscene ideas that the Federal Government or the Leftist Menace is some sort of threat to our way of life is an absurdity. Our real threat to our democracy and to our republic is now sitting in the Oval Office and using his power to dismantle our Constitution for his own profit.