Wing Nut Of The Week: The League Of Extraordinarily Backwards Gentlemen

I grew up in the cradle of the Confederacy. Chances are, if your last name was Sherman, someone was eventually going to punch you in the face, and when we learned about the Civil War in school, it was pretty strongly implied that the North won because of its willingness to fight dirty, since everyone knew God was on the side of the South.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that the whole "War of Northern Aggression" thing is old hat to me, but these guys still look like fucking wing-nuts to me.

The League of the South is a Southern Nationalist organization whose ultimate goal is a free and independent Southern republic. To reach this goal, we intend to create the climate for a free South among our people by 1) de-legitimating the American Empire at every opportunity; 2) by proving our willingness to be servant-leaders to the Southern people; and 3) by making The League of the South a strong, viable organization that will lead us to Southern independence.

In other words ... the South's gonna do it again, motherfuckers!

Though, as they point out on the web site, the South doesn't technically have to secede, since they already done seceded. See, the Confederate States of America never actually surrendered, "only the armies in the fields did." So all they have to do now is generate enough public interest in declaring the South a sovereign state. But how do you do that?

...While we seek to use shame and contempt to de-legitimate the institutions controlled by the Empire, we must not stop there. We must create our own parallel institutions to which our people can attach their loyalties. A good example of this is the move out of the "public" schools and into home schooling or the establishment of our own private academies. Also, the League sponsors weekend Hedge Schools and week-long summer institutes to educate our people.

Also, they seem to be really concerned with illegal immigration and multiculturalism, which they refer to as a "poison."

In our day, virtually every Western institution — church, government, the academy, the media, big business — mimics the cry of left-wing utopian humanism. From the Civil Rights movement in America to the Universal Rights of Man, the demand is the same: “Western man, give up your ill-gotten Kingdom for the good of all.” We Westerners are browbeaten in the name of multiculturalism to take in millions from the Third World in order that we not only might share our wealth and way of life with them but also to prove that we are not “racists.” In short, we are asked to sacrifice all we have at the altar of egalitarianism.

Hmmm, "sacrificing all that we have at the altar of egalitarianism." Why does that sound so familiar. Who was it that said that before? Oh, right, this guy. But hey -- everybody knows Jesus was only talking about the whites.

But on the site, the League clarifies that they're not really racists, because calling someone racist is just a "wax nose charge", which apparently is a type of bad argument.

The League also -- and I have to admit this is kind of cute -- uses British spellings, only they call them Southern. The League "eschews the use of Webster's so-called 'American' English orthography which actually is nothing more than a bastardisation of the proper and correct English language by New England busybodies."

Luckily, The League of Extraordinarily Racist and Backwards Gentlemen is just a small band of crazies, and not, say, an organization endorsed by powerful politicians. Because that would be truly scary.

1 comment:

joe said...

To these people, I say, good luck. Get going. Form your own government. Form your own contry. It it wasn't for you GWB would simply be a thing some guy shouted at a bar when he really meant GBV.