In the past, I have written a number of times about my disagreement with the stated objectives of the League of The South. I now find myself having to say that for the current situation of this nation, I was wrong.
What has changed? My original objection was to the stated goal of a new confederation of Southern states as a political entity. If that were to be attempted within the context of a stable society and a stable government, then my objection would still stand. That, however, is something that can no longer be taken for granted. It is clear to me – and apparently to many others also – that the America that was portrayed in Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” video no longer exists. In fact, it hasn’t existed for quite some time. What we have now in this country is something that cannot continue.
We are a nation defined only by geographical borders and an increasingly tyrannical system of rules and enforcement. We no longer share anything even remotely resembling a common culture, and that – more than anything else – is what truly defines a nation. A common culture is what provides the glue that holds a people together during difficult times. It is the cohesive force that keeps us together. Without that, it is only a matter of time before the seams begin to rip and the whole system falls apart.
When a political vacuum is formed, something will come in to take its place. That is what I now see as a very necessary role of the League of The South. We need to have some structure in place so that The South can have a strong role in shaping whatever moves in to fill that political vacuum in the Southern part of America. I still strongly object to efforts to force political change within a functioning America; that, however, is a matter of timing that can be discussed by reasonable men.
I wish the League of The South all the best in their efforts to stand ready to provide solid moral leadership at a time when our people will so desperately need it.