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Black people are not ‘equal’: This is how the League of the South recruits a new generation on the web

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The League of the South (LOS) promotes its brand through a multimedia web domain that features videos, photographs, and articles promoting white supremacy.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the LOS is a hate group that defends the enslavement of black people and “denounces the federal government and northern and coastal states as part of ‘the Empire,’ a materialist and anti-religious society.”

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“In recent years, [the LOS] has become increasingly rabid, writing about potential violence, criticizing perceived Jewish power, and warning blacks that they would be defeated in any ‘race war,'” the SPLC writes. An explicitly pro-secessionist organization, the LOS boasts thousands of members nationwide.

What follows is a partial tour of the LOS’ updated web presence, which aims to draw a new generation of activists into the armed defense of white supremacy in the United States.

An emboldened LOS welcomes visitors to its “cutting-edge site for a cutting-edge movement.”

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The LOS is careful to eschew the label of “neo-Confederate.”

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However, the LOS posts pictures on its website of members calling for the secession of southern states from the union.

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The League of the South apparently has concerns about an armed insurrection by Muslims in Tennessee.

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Further, the white supremacist group has discriminatory opinions that extend to gay people, too.

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The LOS claims ownership of outdoor, public space whose basic infrastructure is paid for with taxpayer dollars.

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Prolific with blog posts on any given day, the LOS was particularly inspired on the Fourth of July, the day Americans celebrate an end to British colonial rule several centuries ago. Michael Hill, LOS’ president, complains he stands “in the Cultural Marxists’ cross-hairs. And they have pulled the trigger.”

Hill goes on to whine about “cultural genocide” of white people, citing nary an example.

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Identifying himself as neither “racist” or a “xenophobe,” Hill continues his July 4 rant by explaining that “Southern people” are “white people… of European descent, who are committed to preserving a kith and kin, blood and soil nation on the lands bequeather by our ancestors who settled this area from the 17th century onward.”

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Hill informs readers he will celebrate America’s successful rebellion against British occupation by flying a Confederate flag, which represents the largest military effort in American history to overthrow the U.S. government by force.

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In a comment thread on the LOS site last month, Hill describes black people in dehumanizing terms, as a means to justify their subjugation. Hill cites the Bible as his source for slavery advocacy.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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