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Georgia Police Chief To Join Extremists At Anti-Immigration Protest

Lewis Smith, the chief of police of Uvalda, a small town in the state of Geor­gia (pop­u­la­tion around 600), has announced his inten­tion to join an anti-immigration protest orga­nized by white suprema­cists and neo-Confederate groups. 


Michael Cush­man

Smith indi­cated he planned to attend the event, sched­uled for August 24 in Uvalda, on the Face­book page of the League of the South (LOS). LOS is an implic­itly racist group that seeks to cre­ate a South pred­i­cated on “Anglo-Celtic” cul­tural dom­i­nance.  The orig­i­nal Face­book post­ing (which has since been mod­i­fied) stated that the orga­niz­ers of the event were Hunter Wal­lace (whose real name is Brad Grif­fin), a white suprema­cist who runs “Occi­den­tal Dis­sent” and Michael Cush­man, who runs “South­ern Nation­al­ist Net­work.” “Occi­den­tal Dis­sent” is a racist blog that focuses on the South and “South­ern Nation­al­ist Net­work” is a neo-Confederate blog that focuses on “South­ern identity.”

Oth­ers announc­ing they would attend the event include Matthew Heim­bach, a white suprema­cist leader with the Tra­di­tion­al­ist Youth Net­work, and Kyle Rogers, a key player in the white suprema­cist Coun­cil of Con­ser­v­a­tive Cit­i­zens. Michael Hill, the pres­i­dent of the League of the South, will also attend the event, along with other LOS mem­bers. The protest will pur­port­edly focus on the claim that “immi­gra­tion is destroy­ing our South­ern Culture.”

Immi­gra­tion has recently played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the pol­i­tics of tiny Uvalda. The mayor, Paul Bridges, has been very vocal in his oppo­si­tion to HB87, Georgia’s harsh anti-immigration law passed in 2011. Bridges joined a 2011 law­suit chal­leng­ing the law, filed by the Amer­i­can Civil Lib­er­ties Union and the South­ern Poverty Law Center.

Since 2011, Bridges and Smith have been involved in a series of dis­putes. Some of the dis­agree­ments between the two seem to have stemmed from issues related to immi­grants liv­ing in the town.

  • Cole­man Lacy

    Con­grats, you’ve proved the words “white suprema­cist” can be as use­less as “racist”.

  • curri

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  • curri

    Israeli cul­ture is proudly and openly racist:

  • curri

    An Israeli Arab observes cul­tural Jim Crow in Israel:

    Then the week­end paper arrives and, as usual, I check the mag­a­zine first: The cover story is a 13-page spread about the “Most influ­en­tial cul­tural fig­ures” in Israel. I leaf through the piece: Some 17 crit­ics and jour­nal­ists attempt to encap­su­late for us the sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments and out­stand­ing pub­lic images of ten (actu­ally 13) promi­nent cul­tural icons, each with four alter­na­tive deputies. I smile at each of the promi­nent men and women expec­tantly but none smiles back at me. I fail to dis­cover the name of a sin­gle Palestinian/Arab man or woman in the entire list. Per­haps that is to be expected when none of the critics/journalists is Arab. I go on line and check the full list of 100 most influ­en­tial cul­tural fig­ures. I waste another half hour but not a sin­gle Arab is to be encoun­tered. And this is in Haaretz, the most lib­eral and best estab­lished paper in the land. I strug­gle with the exis­ten­tial mean­ing of this for me, a cit­i­zen of a coun­try where I have zero impact on its culture.

  • Gus Grey

    I’d like to see the ‘Anti-Defamation League’ live up to its name. Why don’t these guys fight WITH us AGAINST the defama­tion of the South­ern Peo­ple? Instead, they openly DEFAME South­ern patri­ots whose only desire is the preser­va­tion of the South­ern Peo­ple… I think it is time for the ADL to be renamed the ‘Active Defama­tion League’ or maybe, even more fit­tingly, they should become the ASL, the ‘Anti-Southern League’. For that is what they are.

  • Thanks ADL for the free publicity.

  • Here is a mes­sage from Rabbi Ariel Bareli about keep­ing African asy­lum seek­ers in Israel from mov­ing to Sderot. If the ADL is so con­cerned about “racism”, wouldn’t it make sense for the ADL to start with the anti-immigrant big­otry in Israel? I’m Jew­ish by the way, but don’t believe that the ADL efforts to demo­nize White Chris­tians is any kind of asset to our community.

    Video descrip­tion: Rabbi Ariel Bareli of Sderot explains how he cam­paigned to pres­sure peo­ple not to rent apart­ments to African refugees, and pres­sured the city coun­cil to shut down their church and com­mu­nity cen­ter, because he doesn’t want Jew­ish peo­ple to come into con­tact with non-Jewish peo­ple:

  • david

    Fuck the south. Noth­ing but inbreed igno­rant hicks

    • Michael Dean Miller

      Now, David, your com­ment is racist, hate­ful, mean-spirited and not very respect­ful of oth­ers’ culture.

  • Wil­fred

    The Anti-Defamation League’s job is to defame white peo­ple it dislikes.

    Could have come straight out of ‘1984’.

  • Bad_Mr_Frosty

    I can imag­ine who­ever wrote this was froth­ing at the mouth and snarled every time he typed “White-Supremacist”

    Since this is the ADL web­site, I have to ask. What’s a “Jewish-Supremacist” and are they as evil and soul­less as a “White-Supremacist”? If not, why?