Audio, video, pictures & report from conference
This year’s LS national conference is at the new head-quarters north of Montgomery. Our various Southern flags line the road at the front of the League’s property. The building itself can hold an estimated two hundred people and all the chairs are full and some people are standing in the back and along the walls. It appears that this year’s crowd is significantly larger than the one last year in Abbeville, SC. A large Alabama flag covers the entire wall behind the speakers.
On Friday, Dr Michael Hill gave the opening speech, focusing on ‘What We Are Fighting For.’ This was one of the most politically-incorrect speeches I’ve ever from the League’s president. In fact, the entire atmosphere is far more hard-core than past League events I’ve attended or watched. This is certainly a positive sign. Everyone is smiling, laughing and having a good time but there is also a feeling of resolve in the conversations and speeches.
Mr Mike Tuggle spoke next about ‘Shaping the Debate.’ Mr Tuggle blogs for the League at Rebellion. He spoke about some very positive trends in public opinion which shows that the people are moving in our direction. Mr Tuggle also gave some advice on political activism and changing public opinion.
Nathan Whorton then spoke about ‘What it Means to be a Young Southern Christian.’ He spoke about experiences at school dealing with anti-Southern, anti-White and anti-Christian teachers and bureaucrats. This young Southerner certainly inspired the audience with his with his talk.
‘The Rabuns’ then came on and played some traditional Southern and gospel music. They were extremely well received by the audience and got two standing ovations.
Former Constitution Party presidential candidate Michael Peroutka spoke after dinner about ‘Dangerous Make Believe.’ His talk centred around Christian law and constitutionality.
The chairman of the Lousiana League of the South, Mark Thomey, spoke last, delivering a fiery talk.
On Saturday we were treated to speeches from Don and Ron Kennedy, the authors of The South Was Right!, the most influential Southern nationalist book written in recent history. This is the book that really kick-started the modern Southern nationalist movement and converted many (including myself) for the cause. They talked about local government and secession.
Pastor John Weaver spoke about ‘Community Peace and Personal Responsibility.’ This was one of the best received speeches of the conference and it is clear that Pastor Weaver was a crowd favourite.
Pam and Jim Smith spoke about ‘Restoring Our Local Food Supply’ and ‘Preserving the Harvest.’ These were practical presentations full of tips for how to get the most out of your garden and how to best preserve your the food you grow.
The Camp 1921 String Band entertained the crowd with traditional Southern music.
Dr Michael Hill: What We Are Fighting For (duration: 1:06:29)
Dr Michael Hill Interview (duration: 4:19)
Mike Tuggle: Shaping the Debate (duration: 56:22)
Michael Peroutka: Dangerous Make Believe (duration: 51:43)
Mark Thomey: Bringing Communities Back to Life (duration: 46:55)
Pastor John Weaver: Community Peace and Personal Responsibility (duration: 51:37)
Camp 1921 String Band: Southern music (duration: 6:14)
Don Kennedy: Secession, Making Government Local (duration: 1:01:02)
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