Once again SNN is being attacked by Leftist, anti-nationalist folks of the forced-Unionist variety. Their arguments are the same worn out ones they always use. Predictably, we are… wait for it… “racist” for seeing ourselves as a unique people and wanting to preserve our distinct culture in a free country of our own. That’s just awful, isn’t it?! We who denounce imperialist wars and advocate the right of self-determination for all nations of people around the world, we’re just terrible people. Here is what the folks at CWCrossroads, who use as their site’s header a picture of forced-Unionists riding out to no doubt burn down a Southern home or city, have to say about us:
Over the past several months a group of Confederate heritage advocates has been protesting the decision of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond to fly the Confederate Battle Flag and other Confederate flags at the site of a chapel located at an old soldiers home. The protest has drawn some attention in the blogosphere, but not much, frankly; the visuals make for a good local news story, as we can see.
Not all the attention devoted to this protest has been negative or neutral. The “flaggers,” as they style themselves (they are even festooned with ribbons celebrating their activities) have support … from the Southern Nationalist Network. Yup, these folks. The ones who claim that southerners “are a people. Our ancestors came from Europe but we long ago ceased to be Europeans.“ In short, no blacks allowed. Sound familiar?
Notice how they attack us for believing we are a people. Apparently only they have the right to make that designation. Or perhaps it falls to their beloved Federal Government and the involuntary-Union to make such distinctions. They also quote Dr Michael Hill from a speech he gave in the summer of 2011 at the League of the South national conference about how we have our own identity which developed over the course of the 400 years we have been living in North America. And notice how they jump from that quote to the claim, “In short, no blacks allow.” We’ve got to give it to the forced-Unionists; they might not be the most original people on Earth but they sure are persistent. They continually go to the same “Civil Rights” era-play book for their critique of those they oppose. Just for kicks, let’s look at what their great leader, the demi-god of the US Empire, Abraham Lincoln had to say on the subject of Blacks and whether he considered them part of his people:
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in anyway the social and political equality of the white and black races – that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied everything.”
[Abraham Lincoln from the fourth debate with Stephen A. Douglas at Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858
(The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume III, pp. 145-146.)]
Or we could quote the glorious Union General William T Sherman on his view of American Indians:
“The more Indians we can kill this year the fewer we will need to kill the next, because the more I see of the Indians the more convinced I become that they must either all be killed or be maintained as a species of pauper. Their attempts at civilization is ridiculous.”
I point out these quotes (and we could include many more) not to make the predictable “You are the real racists!” argument, but to demonstrate the utter hypocrisy of attacking us for allegedly not being inclusive of Blacks while at the same time idolising men who wanted to eradicate the American Indians and who considered Blacks to be an inferior race unworthy of living in White Northern society. This would be like idolising the founders of the Nazi Party and making them the subject of pictures on the header of your website while at the same time condemning others for not being inclusive of Jews.
The hypocritical forced-Unionists continue:
These are folks who openly proclaim that …
Southern nationalists … want to conserve a specific people and culture…. We can point to a specific population that is easily defined in terms of ethnicity and culture and say that the betterment of this nation of people is what we support.
We are nearly the only group left in society who still defend the classical and common sense notion that inequality and human differences are natural and positive and that society should embrace these differences in a tradition of ordered liberty rather than socially-manipulated equality.
Here we get at the heart of their real objection to us, don’t we? They don’t like it that we reject their universalism. They are offended that we openly condemn the un-natural socialist pipe-dream of equality, which, as the Left has proven time and time again over the last century, can only be achieved by battering people down to the same common denomination. No two people or groups of people are equal. Even a child can see this, but it is apparently forbidden to utter such a truth in the politically-correct modern America.
The article includes a picture taken at a recent “flagging” featuring protest organizer and “super activist” Susan Frise Hathaway, who graciously consented to an interview with SNN.
Interesting that for all this talk about black Confederates supporting the CSA that these southern nationalists explicitly exclude African Americans from their definition of “southerner.” Wonder what went wrong?
So at least now you know who supports the “flaggers” and that the head of the “flaggers” enjoys having their support.
SNN never claimed that Mrs Hathaway or any of the Virginia Flaggers were Southern nationalists. We clearly noted that she is a Southern heritage activist. I would never attempt to speak for her. I will say that I have been on many radio shows and podcasts- some Leftist, some Rightist and some anarchist – and just because I was on a show didn’t mean I necessarily agreed with the hosts’ views on everything. I should think that would be obvious. This attempt to defame Mrs Hathaway by associating her with us and then hypocritically attacking us for allegedly not being inclusive while idolising men like Lincoln and Sherman is well…. typical of the forced-Unionists. What else would you expect from such people?