League Of The South Goes Russian.

Michael Hill speaks with a WWLTV reporter at Confederate monuments rally (Image from WWLTV May 17, 2017 broadcast). Source.

Unsurprisingly, League of the South is attempting to mate with Russia, home of, and saviour of white people. There’s a whole lot to the article, just a bit here.

Amid the controversy over President Trump’s recent summit with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, the neo-Confederate League of the South announced this week that it will soon be introducing a Russian language section to its website.“To our Russian friends,” a missive on the League’s website, is signed by Michael Hill, the group’s president. An excerpt:

We understand that the Russian people and Southerners are natural allies in blood, culture, and religion. As fellow Whites of northern European extraction, we come from the same general gene pool. As inheritors of the European cultural tradition, we share similar values, customs, and ways of life. And as Christians, we worship the same Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and our common faith binds us as brothers and sisters.

We Southerners believe in societies based on real, organic factors such as shared blood, culture, and religion, and all that stems naturally from these salient factors in the human experience. As fellow White Christians who are grounded in the sublime traditions of our common European cultural heritage, we believe that the Russian people and the Southern people are natural allies against the destructive and impersonal impulses of globalism.

Religion is organic? Huh. As for these “sublime traditions”, c’mon, let’s hear about some of them. Any of them. Provide some details on all this sublimeness. Interestingly enough, the first definition of ¹Sublime is: to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form. If one uses that particular definition, yeah, I can buy the sublime tradition nonsense.

Mr. Hill teaches that the defeat of Nazi Germany was “an unmitigated disaster for Western Christian civilization.” I don’t know who taught Mr. Hill about World War II, but they should be smacked.

Alt-Right leaders and white nationalists adore Russia’s Vladimir Putin, much as American Religious Right leaders do. As Casey Michel noted in a RWW report last year, Richard Spencer has called Russia the “most powerful white power in the world.” Matthew Heimbach, leader of the now-disbanded white nationalist Traditionalist Worker Party, called Putin “the leader of the free world.” Former KKK leader David Duke, who was a speaker at this year’s League of the South conference, has said he believes Russia holds the “key to white survival.”

Putin has supported right-wing nationalist movements across Europe. In 2015, Jared Taylor, the American proponent of “race realism,”  took part in a conference in St. Petersburg that gathered activists from Europe’s far right. There Taylor declared the United States “the greatest enemy of tradition everywhere.” Also in attendance was former KKK lawyer Sam Dickson, who praised Putin’s efforts to preserve “[the white] race and civilization.”

I can’t figure out why all these wannabe nazis don’t just run off to Russia. They’d be happy, and we’d all be better off without them.

RWW has the full story.


  1. Tethys says

    Wow, the idea that southern US bigots are natural allies with Russia because of their religious beliefs? I would like to introduce Mike to Czernobog, one of the native gods of Slavic peoples.

    It’s also pretty apparent that Mike has never seen a world map, or a globe. Russia is not part of Europe, but for some reason (ah-racism-choo) I’ve had plenty of white Americans insist that Russians aren’t Asian.

  2. jrkrideau says

    Tabernacle, calice!
    One is forever amazed at US ignorance. Can that idiot even find Russia on a map?
    From a quick Google search

    Russia is a multi-national state with over 186 ethnic groups designated as nationalities; the populations of these groups vary enormously, from millions (e.g., Russians and Tatars) to under 10,000 (e.g., Samis and Kets).

    Among the 85 subjects which constitute Russia, there are 21 national republics (meant to be home to a specific ethnic minority), 5 autonomous okrugs (usually with substantial or predominant ethnic minority) and 1 autonomous oblast.

    Hell, the Minister of Defence is ethnically half Tuvan and half Russian.

  3. jrkrideau says

    @ 2 Tethys
    Russia is not part of Europe, but for some reason (ah-racism-choo) I’ve had plenty of white Americans insist that Russians aren’t Asian.

    I see your knowledge of Russia is about at the same standard as Mr. Hill’s. Well, you can read a map even if you do not understand the history behind it.

  4. jrkrideau says

    @ 1 rq
    My god. Even Canada doesn’t feel like a safe option anymore.

    I have been considering Tasmania but I am not sure of it either.

    At the moment, St Petersburg or Shanghai look like good options.

    NB: Since I am a Chinese cuisine addict, Shanghai is looking good.

  5. says


    I see your knowledge of Russia is about at the same standard as Mr. Hill’s. Well, you can read a map even if you do not understand the history behind it.

    I have one rule here: Don’t Be An Asshole. Unfortunately for you, you breach that rule by breathing. If you cannot address other members of the commentariat without being unnecessarily insulting, your welcome here will be revoked. This is your only warning, I suggest you take heed. I do realize asshole is your natural state, but you had best learn to reign it the fuck in, at least here.

  6. rq says

    St Petersburg, really? You’re welcome to shelter there, and I’ll have the added comfort of knowing how far away you are while hiding in the cosy comfort of my bunker in Antarctica.

  7. Tethys says

    Wow, I’m actually curious to know how Russia is not in Asia? Or how Russian people aren’t genetically distinct from say, French, or Norwegian peoples? I’m pretty familiar with the history of the region that transitions between Europe and Russia proper between the late 1600’s to the Russian Revolution. If I ever make it to Moscow I will go pull my families land claims and village records from their archives. East Europe or West Asia, the Caucasus has not been an obstacle to gene flow since the glaciers melted.

  8. says


    St Petersburg, really?

    Given some of jrkrideau’s comments on Pharyngula, they have a fairly high opinion of Putin, and don’t think Russia is all that bad. Certainly wouldn’t be my choice.

  9. johnson catman says

    Maybe the League of the South should take all of their members and move to Russia since they love it so much and leave this country to the rest of us.

  10. siwuloki says

    I don’t know who taught Mr. Hill about World War II, but they should be smacked.

    No shit. Who does Hill think brought about his “unmitigated disaster for Western Christian civilization”? Hint: while we helped, it wasn’t us.

    Given the usual evangelical consideration for Catholics and LDS who also “worship the same Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,” one wonders what the hell he’d make of the Eastern Orthodox brand.

  11. rq says

    I’ve read some of their comments, too. Including confusing Finland with the former Soviet bloc of eastern Europe, so I’m not surprised. I’m kind of pissed off about the superior tone, I guess. Not all of us can be privy to the Ultimate Truthiness, but I’m confident of my own appraisals of the international situation, thank you, and I don’t think that makes me an idiot. Though perhaps my proximity to the European border makes me too near-sighted to see the big picture, plus -- emotions, amirite? *spits* Just the former Soviet backwater here, it’s not like we hear the news or anything, or have our own issues with the neighbours.
    Anyway. But you know all that. :)

  12. says

    And there I was thinking that Russia was just over the road from Sarah Palin’s place, so definitely not far from anywhere else.

  13. says


    I’m kind of pissed off about the superior tone, I guess.

    Yes, gets on my nerves too, especially as there’s never anything to back it up.

    Anyway. But you know all that.

    Yes, I do. :)

  14. says

    There’s some alliances you’d never thought you’d see.
    Of course those original Nazis they all love so much thought that the Slavs were “Untermenschen” who needed to be killed so there’d be room for the superior Aryans (not that the actual Aryans in Iran ever showed much interest in that).
    But their shared love is usually about the hatred of the Other.
    Of course the League of South wouldn’t welcome lots of actual Russians coming to their communities. Just like Orban is still an anti semite, despite Netanyahu being his best buddy as long as they agree on the killing of muslims. No actual Jewish people welcome in Hungary. And while all the east of Europe seems to be united in their rally cry that immigration is bad, they are remarkably silent on the subject of emigration, which is a time honoured tradition with their populace, which gets then abused, attacked and occasionally killed by their governments’ BFFs in the west.
    Though that makes some sense: if folks can no longer leave and have to stay you can better control them.

  15. rq says

    Nah, emigration is an issue here, at least from.the skewed view of demographics -- traitors to their country, all of them!!!!!!!1!! There’s programs to get them back, but from what I know, they’re not particularly effective. I’ve participated in multiple surveys, but they never ask the right kinds of questions to get insightful answers.
    In a similar but different vein, there was(?) a refugee-aid centre run by people who don’t believe they’re refugees but opportunistic betrayers of their own country. I think that one got closed down, though.

  16. says

    Oh, and it’s funny — the vast majority emigrate away from Russia.

    Yep. I mean, everybody who could dig up (sometimes literally) a German ancestry great-grandparent probably already is in Germany.

    Nah, emigration is an issue here, at least from.the skewed view of demographics — traitors to their country, all of them!!!!!!!1!!

    Lemme guess, not enough blond Latvian children?
    Yes, they come to us, too.
    *evil cackle*

  17. rq says

    Either Germany or Ireland, for the most part, though Sweden and Norway are also popular. The UK is a bit up in the air right now.

  18. Curt Sampson says

    Giliell knows about it. I’d love to see some of these current “we are one with the Russians” guys walking up to a German manager-of-such-things in 1942 and declaring their pride as someone not from as far west as the Ukraine. Do they seriously have no clue that, when they say this, they’re putting themselves directly in line behind the Jews to be liquidated?

  19. Tethys says

    The racial violence against Jewish people involving Russia has quite an extensive history. It is often listed as one of the justifications for the Russian Revolution, decades before Nazi Germany. If you want an object lesson on Russian history as an ally, you need to go look up Bessarabia, and Bukovina. Figure out the difference between White Russians, Black Russians, Red Russians, and Green Russians. Czars, Katherines I and II, and how Nicholas II was as German as he was Russian.


    The historian Rufus Learsi once wrote that the 1903 Kishinev pogrom must be seen as “a dress rehearsal” for the far bloodier wave of antisemitic violence two years later, following the 1905 revolution, which left some 3,000 Jews dead. But that violence was only a rehearsal for the genocidal fury of the 1918 Russian civil war, in which Ukrainian militias under Simon Petlura massacred as many as 200,000 Jews. And that, of course, was just a dress rehearsal for the Holocaust.

    **trigger warning for the link, violence/rape.

    If you read some of the reasons given for the native populaces brutality, it sounds EXACTLY like the orange buffoons racist take on immigration, and his asinine trade ideas too. First, throw out all the people who actually grow the food and take their property. When that results in food shortages, blame another group of immigrants for sucking up all the prosperity. Stoke racial tensions by running false news and propaganda. Infiltrate the police, so that they will not protect the targeted minority and might in fact have been the ringleaders of the pogrom. Lather, rinse, repeat.

  20. Dunc says

    Since I live in a country where we’re still fighting over the Reformation (and I mean that quite literally -- a Catholic priest was assaulted during an Orange walk* in Glasgow just a couple of weeks ago), I really do find it endlessly amusing that so many Americans seem to think that Christianity is one big happy family. Guys, the Eastern Orthodox Church thinks that the RCC are a bunch of heretics because of the East-West Schism of 1054. Protestantism doesn’t even register.

    (* For those who don’t know, Orange walks are events where hard-line Protestants march around to commemorate Prince William of Orange’s victory over King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.)

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