Ethan R, a 15 year old Southern nationalist from Virginia, has won the Active South essay contest. You’ll notice that in his essay he talks about both the past and the future, distinguishing his message from the strictly ‘heritage’ or historical crowd. He also avoids the pitfalls of the Rainbow Confederates by focusing on the demographic crisis we face today. He even uses the word ‘genocide‘ (though he softens it a bit by saying ‘cultural genocide’). What is clear is that this young Southerner has a much better grasp on what it means to be Southern and what we are struggling for than do most adults around us. It’s heartening to see our young people taking up the cause of our people and culture – and doing it so ably.