Secession Alliances and Cross Pollination
A year and a half ago a Comic Book Guy type crypto-fascist and racist secessionist by the name of Keith Preston mourned online the passing of the Second Vermont Republic's founder, the anti-Semitic, racist, Dixie singin' Thomas H. Naylor and I posted about it here.
Preston, like his hero Naylor and Naylor's former SVR co-chair and ostensible successor in that useless role, the failed publisher of SVR's secesher rag, Rob Williams, favors alliances among disparate secessionist groups - white supremacists, homophobes, religious extremists, anti-Semites and misogynists, and SVR has sponsored meetings repeatedly to which they have invited these out-of-state lowlifes in pursuit of such alliances with other bigoted pan-secessionists.
The blog spe-lunk-ing posted recently about Keith Preston breaking bread with League of the South white supremacists, not unlike the many meetings Naylor and Williams had with LoS leaders, and his scheme to make secession, racism and hatred palatable for mainstream Americans here.
Here's an excerpt of an interview spe-lunk-ing found on the white supremacist website of the Southern Nationalist Network conducted by Michael Cushman, who comes complete with ties to the neo-Nazi National Alliance. Cushman has posted more than 1,000 times at the racist, neo-Nazi website Stormfront.org, some of whose members have committed over a hundred murders of blacks, Jews, people suspected of being Jewish, to name only a few of the groups victimized by members of Cushman's hangout. The interview is a textbook case of cognitive dissonance wherein the bigots discuss normalizing their odious groups in the same fashion that groups seeking equality under the law have. Fat chance of that ever happening. Here's their fantasization about a full spectrum pan-secessionist alliance of hate groups populated primarily by racists, anti-Semites, neo-Nazis and homophobes:
SNN:" Keith, I know you’re not a Southern nationalist or on the Right but don’t you think it’s a bit strange how the League last weekend made national news (with TV reports, multiple radio interviews and write-ups in newspapers from San Francisco to Boston) which mentioned that we support the Southern States seceding from the USA… and yet where are the anarchists and libertarians and those against the System? I doubt anyone has gained this sort of publicity of late for ideas totally against the System like we did and yet only the mainstream media, Southern sites and White nationalist sites are reporting on it. Does that make you wonder about the feasibility of an alliance against the System?"People have had this type of dream before of such pan-unions to legitimize racism and oppression of others. Unsurprisingly, Preston and the LoSers share much in common with the fascist alliances of the '30s and '40s. No doubt they'll achieve similar failure even if they hold a demo everyday for the next 40 years. Hate is, and always will be, hate and it's never going to achieve equivalent status to the struggle for civil rights and equal treatment under the law. Ever.
"...I’m very big picture and long term oriented with all of this. My strategy is to promote all forms of anarchism, libertarianism, decentralism, anti-statism, etc. along with all forms of dissent generally, Left and Right, and the overarching strategic concept of pan-secessionism. Until all of these things become ingrained in the wider culture. That’s more or less how the Left has done it: get the public to gradually accept ideas one by one that were formerly taboo such as interracial marriage, gay rights, gay marriage, gays in the military, etc. until all of these things are normalised now..."
And that's why SVR, LoS, SNN and dreamers like the crypto-fascist Comic Book Guy, Keith Preston, are doomed to failure like the Nazis and fascists that preceded them; there ain't enough lipstick that's been created to make what they want and do and believe look pretty.
UPDATE, 5/20/14 8:40 PM: One neo-Confederate has noted a misspelling which has been corrected. I can only say that autocorrect has always been my enema.
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