League of The South – I Was Wrong

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.

About Stephen Clay McGehee

Born-Again Christian, Grandfather, husband, business owner, Southerner, aspiring Southern Gentleman. Publisher of The Confederate Colonel and The Southern Agrarian blogs. President/Owner of Adjutant Workshop, Inc., Vice President - Gather The Fragments Bible Mission, Inc. (Sierra Leone, West Africa), Webmaster - Military Order of The Stars and Bars, Kentucky Colonel.
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12 Responses to League of The South – I Was Wrong

  1. John says:

    Agreed for the last twenty years. Git-R-Done!

    We need a “League of the Northwest”, a “League of the Plains”, Texas to return to its status as a Republic, some amalgam of the Central Rockies states, the Southwest is already lost to foreigners as planned, and let the Northeast/Eastern Seaboard rot to death after we remove the productive and moral people from under its usurious financial heel.

    Secession is our salvation!

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  3. Walter C Gusler says:

    Unfortunately the best that we all can do is plan for this inevitable situation and be ready to protect ourselves, family and states. We must also get more involved in our local politics and vote those out that continue to go down this road.

  4. Good to hear from you again! I hope all is going well, sir.

  5. Lady Val says:

    One of the reasons that the South, her heritage, history and culture have been under vicious attack since the 1950s is simply that the culture of the South and the decent Southern people are just about all that remains of the once great United States – and the enemy of that nation know that all too well. The present “culture” which has been carefully planted and nurtured in the nation’s large cities and on both coasts is such that eventually all decent social institutions must be either compromised or outright destroyed. Only in the South is – or more properly – WAS there a culture that would stand against this travesty of Western Civilization.

    Sadly, the politically correct, race-based assault on all things traditional and traditionally Southern is very close to being successful. In the present “Sesquicentennial” celebrations, I fear that we will see the final great assault on all things Southern beginning with her history from the Revolution through the ante-bellum period, the war and “reconstruction” and on through the “horrors” of Jim Crow (whose Northern manifestations will be ignored, of course) and right on down to today as we are told by the NAACP and the SPLC that white robed klansmen still wait in rural yards and barns to ride out to lynch and flog poor black folks who only want to be free.

    Sadly, unless decent Americans rally to the defense of the TRUE South, there is little hope that her history and heritage will survive this Orwellian assault.

  6. Robert M. Peters says:

    The South is the last vestige of Western Culture, not only in that territory called “The United States” but also in the world, the West having already, save for precious enclaves, disappeared from Europe.

    The cultural Marxist, Georg Lukacs stated that the enemy of his movement was “the West” with its unique synthesis of the Greek understanding of the republic, the Roman notion of law, the Germanic concept of freedom and the Christian faith, the glue which binds the others. The other enemy of the West is Islam. It has been since it boiled out of the Arabian wilderness in the 7th century.

    What is left of Western Culture in the South is very faint and weak. The South herself is fading away. We must begin to nurture the republic, the law, freedom and the Christian faith at the familial and the community level. There must be a social and a political framework in which this nurturing can take place. That framework does not today exist. The task is daunting, but it must be undertaken.

  7. An update: While I still agree with most of what I wrote above, I no longer see the League of The South as the organization to do it. Where what is needed is a building of alliances among those who love The South, the LoS has taken on (or perhaps always had) the characteristics of a paranoid in which anyone who is not a dedicated member is dismissed as irrelevant or worse. I had been seeing some of that for a while, but a recent Facebook thread clinched it for me. I and another gentleman were being rudely trashed by someone because we had different views on a topic. Michael Hill, the head of the LoS, jumped in to defend this person, even stating that he “would trust him with his life”.

    With that kind of response from the head of the organization, it is clearly time for me to part ways with the League of The South. Based on what I have seen, their alienation of those who should be their allies means that they are doing more harm than good for the cause of a better South.

  8. Roger says:

    In the words of the great prophet, Rodney King, ‘Can’t we all just get along?’

    The South is not, nor ever was a monolith, built to exclude a difference of opinion. My hearts desire would be for Mr McGehee, Dr. Hill and everyone else who loves what Dixie was and can be to get over the little issues and focus on bringing us together.

    Please know this post is meant with great respect for all the work both the LoS AND Confederate Colonel do and have done. The haters of the South take great joy in seeing these issues tear us apart. It just makes their job easier.

    Deo Vindice —- Now and Always.

  9. Thanks, Roger. I had high hopes that the LoS would be what many of us have been looking for. Perhaps it is and I’m the one in the wrong. I don’t think so but I’m always willing to consider that possibility.

    Part of the problem, I think, is built into our culture. There is an “individualism on steroids” attitude among some that proclaims that “no one is going to tell me what to do”. We all have that in us. In order for man to advance, we need to learn to put a check on that and understand that unless you want to live as a hermit in the woods, you’ve got to learn to live in a society with others. Everyone has those under them and those above them. We are all subject to the authority of someone, whether we like it or not. The question is “Who”. I’ve been working on a post about “Submission to Authority”, and this has prompted me to get back to it. (all this, by the way, is related to the discussion I mentioned)

    I think I gave it a good, honest try, and I have no right to expect the LoS to accommodate me. Some disagreement is to be expected any time serious discussion/debate is occurring. In a healthy environment, you dust off, shake hands, and carry on when it’s over. That kind of healthy environment is entirely dependent on the leadership of the organization. When a member is getting out of line, it is the leader’s role to act according to his goals. If the goal is to build alliances and have healthy debate that leads to better ideas, then the leader will discretely ask the offender to back off a bit. If the goal is to filter until only those who agree unquestioningly with the leader remain, then attacks on the non-conformist are allowed and encouraged. Any group should have the freedom to choose its own course, as the LoS does. I can either go along or leave. I decided to leave.

    They are not my enemy and I am not theirs. We are working toward the same basic objective. My ideas on how to get to that objective differ from theirs and they have little tolerance for those who do not strictly toe the line. For that reason, the LoS will not be a group I support or participate in.

  10. Nemo Nemoque says:

    I have to agree with the view that this current government is beyond repair. There is nothing to indicate that the new ruling class in Washington is going to relent on its attacks upon individual rights. Regardless of whether or not you agree with the US Constitution, it is completely ignored by all three branches of government. We are back to the moral philosophy of “might is right.”

  11. I’m afraid that you’re right – it is beyond repair. The “fail safe” measures that were built into the Constitution – balance of power, senators chosen by the state legislatures, the right to keep and bear arms, the Supreme Court’s role as an interpreter rather than a maker of law – have been eroded to the point of impotence. There is no way that we can vote our way out of this. I’m afraid that we will have to wait until it just collapses under its own weight and then hope for that very slim chance that something better will arise from the ashes. A collapse is certainly not what I’m hoping for since it would be a horrible time for everyone and more than likely result in a net loss of freedom; it is just a prediction and a hope that we will come out the other side as a better nation.

  12. Jake says:

    I pray that when this collapse comes, the South will stand strong and free.

    Deo Vindice Resurgam

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