Heritage Not Hate: An Effective Meme?

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The much used, though ill-effective, “Heritage Not Hate.”

 

In the storm that has encompassed the South during this Third Reconstruction, many have taken to defending the flags of the South in various ways. One popular phrase in the South immediately springs to mind: “Heritage Not Hate.” Our purpose is to analyse the effectiveness of this slogan.

The greatest problem with “Heritage Not Hate” is that it puts the person propounding it immediately on the defensive. The initiation of any potential debate begins against the person making the statement. For example, we may use the following hypothetical conversation.

Southerner:  “Heritage Not Hate.”

Non-Southerner: “What Heritage? Why is it not hateful?”

Right off the bat, the conversation is turned to attack the very thing being defended. The set-up is very vulnerable, almost begging for an assault. The defender will be spending all their time trying to explain why he is not hateful (or a racist) and why and what heritage is and means to him. This is not an effective slogan at all.

Secondly, the persons attacking the flag already hate the South’s heritage. Not only do they hate the South’s heritage, but they hate the product of the South- us, modern-day Southerners whose very existence prevents the “United States” from becoming the secular, Puritanical “City-on-a-Hill.” They don’t care if our flag’s not hate; it’s opposed to their modern-day bohemianism and thus they hate it. The slogan is effective only amongst other Southern nationals, and thus is “preaching to the choir” and not appropriate for many demonstrations, especially when we are prosecuting against something or someone, like Robert “Scallywag” Bentley.

Thirdly, we need to make it known that the underlying issue is about peoples and not merely flags. The flag of Dixie (the CBF) represents people, and any attack on that flag is an attack on the people it represents (as Mr Steven Ingram said in Florida). Could a Russian tolerate someone attacking his flag? Could an Englishman separate his kin and kith from St George’s Cross? Flags are the embodiments of people.

So what is a Southerner to do? What means could he or she use to more effectively propound the Southern identity? Many alternatives come to mind.

“Stop Cultural Genocide” – This is the most popular of the new memes. Many have used this to great effect, putting forward the attack on the flag as an attack on the people. Even while opponents denounce its validity, they contradict themselves.

“Save the Southern People” – Or an alternative, “Save the South,” once again appeals to an identity exclusive to the South that the flag represents. Opponents would be forced to admit that they hate the South and her people in any assault on the meme.

“Feds Out of Dixie” – A more political meme, this should be used at rallies to make known Southern disagreement with Federal policies and the continuing Federal conquest against the South. It is best used with other memes which focus on Southern identity. By itself, however, it would certainly appeal to many Tenthers and conservatives and open into discussion about secession and its relation to people.

“Yankee Go Home” – This appeals to the Southerner against Yankee transplants and  implicitly puts forth Southern identity (here being opposed to Yankee identity).

The above list is not exhaustive, but is merely meant to offer substitute for the failing slogan “Heritage Not Hate.” We look forward to working more on this issue in the future, especially as more demonstrations are organised across Alabama and Dixie.

Nota Bene: Much of the discussion of memes stems from the work of Mr Michael Cushman. St Andrew’s News is indebted to his work, even if his specific articles on the subject are no longer available.

 

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Alabama Stands

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In light of the predictable Federal assaults upon the sanctity of marriage via their black-robed lackeys (otherwise known as Federal Judges), some men and women have been shown to have both a backbone and a moral compass, refusing to give in to the despicable demands. This Saturday, the 6th of June, many Alabamians will converge on the capitol for a pro-marriage rally:

Sanctity of Marriage Alabama, a group advocating for the definition of marriage to remain as a union between one man and one woman, is set to gather with state leaders, pastors and other individuals in front of the Alabama Capitol Building for an “Alabama for Marriage Rally” on Saturday, June 6th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m….The group says they organized the event for Christians to come together and promote marriage between one man and one woman, as well as to encourage state leaders to stand up against judicial overreach.

God-willing, St. Andrews News will be able to make the event and cover it for our readers. We encourage as many persons as possible to attend and show the world that Alabama will stand.

 

PC Police Attack Pettus Bridge

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The PC Police are on the march. The target this year for their outrage is the Edmund Pettus Bridge, named for Southern hero General Edmund Pettus, of Selma. A black woman named Brandi Hater, er, Hatter, has started a petition to change the name of General Edmund Pettus Bridge to something more reflective of the “equality” that the 1960s revolutionaries earned it. The Hater complains,

Unfortunately, the bridge is STILL named after a man who served as Grand Dragon of the Alabama Ku Klux Klan, was a Confederate General, and was later elected as a United States Senator.

The last part is the scary bit- U.S. Senator. Just those words send shivers down my spine. That other stuff- that he would risk life and limb in defense of his home in war and peace, and put his neck out on the line to ensure the political stability and dominance of Alabamians in Alabama – that sounds laudable, not embarrassing.

So far Hater’s petition has 130,000 signatures in support. The question is: what are true Alabamians going to do in response?

Montgomery ‘SECEDE’ Sign Showdown

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The League ‘Secede’ billboard in our Capitol has been the centre of a controversy. The sign, erected after the Alabama League of the South’s protest against the SPLC’s war on marriage, was removed after only two days due to “complaints” by individuals. Southern Nationalist Network, the prime Southron media outlet, has been steadily reporting on the events surrounding the ‘SECEDE’ sign. Harold Crews, a Carolinian attorney and head of the NC League of the South, says the move shows that Southerners are now being treated as “second class citizens” in our own homelands.

Lamar Advertising, a Baton Rouge, LA company, is responsible for removing the billboard. They put an identical billboard up for the Florida LoS’s demonstration with no difficulty.

Lamar recently posted an update on Facebook, stating that:

We have received your comments about the recent billboard copy that was taken down in Montgomery. We are investigating the situation and will be in touch when we know more.

Complaints by Southern Nationalists and a petition to restore the billboard seem to be gaining ground, especially as media coverage increases.

Alabama League of the South Rally – Montgomery

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Big happenings in Alabama:

 

The League of the South will protest the SPLC – Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit seeking to overturn Alabama laws that prevent the recognition of same-sex marriages from other States.

When: Friday May 9th 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: SPLC headquarters 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL

From Dr. Michael Hill:

“Marriage is the God-ordained union between a man and woman. It cannot be otherwise and still be called ‘marriage.’ What the State of Alabama is seeking to do is to protect that blessed union from being perverted by something God Himself has called an ‘abomination.’ The SPLC has aligned itself with the forces that seek to overturn God’s institution and destroy the family–the building block of our civilization. The League of the South stands with the State of Alabama and her good citizens who wish to uphold the long-standing Christian traditions of marriage and the family.”

Contact: Dr. Michael Hill
jmichhill@cs.com
League Of The South

 

 

Uvalda Rally- Pictures

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There was a good turnout to the Uvalda, Georgia rally against Southern displacement. The pictures above don’t do it justice.

Check out the Southern Nationalist Network’s update with even more pictures from the historic event.

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St. Andrew’s News is here in the Uvalda area covering the rally hosted by the League of the South and the Southern Nationalist Network. We stand in solidarity with our Georgia brethren as we protest Mayor Bridges and his actions against the people of this community.

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This isn’t just a rally for Georgians, however. This is a rally for all Southerners to protect our culture!