The Southern Poverty Law Center, a well-funded anti-Southern and anti-White extremist organisation which contributed to the climate of hate and intolerance that led to an act of domestic terrorism this summer in Washington, DC, has a new hit piece out fanning the flames of hate against Matthew Heimbach, the League of the South and SNN. In addition to attacking Mr Heimbach, a college student and Southern nationalist activist, the article mentions, links to and even quotes from his appearances on the SNN podcast. This is not the first time the SPLC has attacked us. Indeed, the far-Left group has been described by Dr Thomas DiLorenzo as ‘slapstick communist ideologues‘ for its extreme ideology and tactics.
In today’s article, the SPLC notes Heimbach’s support for Southern heritage:
Heimbach made his first foray into white nationalist activism when he proposed that his hometown of Poolesville, Md., erect a memorial to its Confederate soldiers. “Preserving slavery was not the only reason for the war,” he told The Gazette of Gaithersburg, Md., at the time, likening the South of the period to “a tea party conservative against big government” today.
On April 4, 2011, the then-19-year-old Heimbach appeared before Poolesville’s commissioners to oppose (pdf) a counter-proposal for a monument that commemorated both Union and Confederate soldiers — a notion inspired not just by political correctness but by the historical fact that Maryland, a border state, had soldiers in both armies. Identifying himself as a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and a re-enactor for the 8th Virginia Infantry, Heimbach argued that Poolesville had been a hotbed of secessionism. “If we were a southern town and our men fought for the south,” he said, “a memorial to both sides … is … almost insulting to the men who fought and gave their lives from Poolesville and the surrounding areas of Montgomery County.”
The SPLC piece then goes on to mention Heimbach’s appearances on the SNN podcast and some activism that he (and yours truly as well as other Southern nationalists) engaged in after hours at the 2012 League of the South national conference near Montgomery, Alabama. That fun included posing with our colours outside the SPLC’s monstrosity of a building in Montgomery and recording a light-hearted podcast talking about the day’s events and making fun of the SPLC and Rainbow Confederates.
As the director of the Baltimore subchapter of the National Capital Area Chapter of the Council of Conservative Citizens — a group directly descended from the White Citizens Councils that resisted desegregation during the 1950s and 1960s — he attended that organization’s national conference in Nashville, Tenn., this July. The U.S. is “a terminal cancer patient,” he told the Southern Nationalist Network (SNN) at the time. “There’s nothing we can do to save her, we just need to be prepared and ready to defend ourselves and our sovereignty when the time comes.”
Later that same month, he appeared on an SNN podcast again, this time from Montgomery, Ala., where he was attending a conference of the neo-Confederate League of the South. Heimbach bragged about some of the “after hours” fun he and his fellow attendees had been having. They’d waved the Confederate battle flag outside the church where “the honorable and distinguished Reverend doctor” Martin Luther King had preached — a man, Heimbach sneered, “who had the audacity to change American while cheating on his wife, hanging around with Communists, and stealing and plagiarizing all his material.” On July 20, they’d visited and “flagged” the outside of the nearby Southern Poverty Law Center’s headquarters as well. The SPLC building, Heimbach wrote, looked “like an abomination created by the empire in Star Wars. You look at it and you can just feel the evil.”
In a post today on the League of the South’s Facebook page, Mr Heimbach wrote of the SPLC hit piece:
This is an awesome article. I feel the hate all the way from Alabama.
By the way, don’t miss the podcast interview SNN did last night with Matthew Heimbach discussing all the press he has gotten, reasons why his proposed White Students Union at Towson University should be approved and the upcoming speaking event with Jared Taylor.
Also see Occidental Dissent’s article on the SPLC attack and our activism in Montgomery.