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December 6, 2013

Racists to Rally in South Carolina Against Immigration Reform

On December 7, 2013, the League of the South (LOS), a racist neo-Confederate organization, will hold a rally in Greenville, South Carolina, targeting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for his support of immigration reform. Graham along with seven other Senators formed the “Gang of Eight” and drafted S.744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act which eventually passed the Senate in June 2013.league-of-the-south-logo

Brad Griffin aka “Hunter Wallace,” the founder of the white supremacist website Occidental Dissent, is one of the key promoters of the Greenville event. Numerous blogs promoting the LOS rally and attacking Lindsey Graham appear on the Occidental Dissent website. Some of the attacks on Graham on Occidental Dissent are anti-Semitic. In one blog, Griffin wrote, “If Lindsey Graham isn’t ‘controlled by the Jews,’ he sure gives off that impression.”  Another claimed Graham visited Florida recently to “shakedown the elderly Jewish Zionists in Palm Beach County in the hope of getting a handsome kickback for his tireless warmongering against Iran and Syria.”

The LOS rally in Greenville is the third immigration rally the organization staged since the summer. While the rallies in Georgia and Tennessee targeted a local politician and the state’s immigration policies respectively, the South Carolina rally is the first time in this campaign that the LOS is targeting a federal politician. On the Facebook event page for the Greenville rally, LOS claims Graham “is one of the most outspoken enemies of the Southern people who has long supported Third World immigration and amnesty for illegal immigrants.”

Graham’s stance on immigration also prompted a number of anti-immigrant organizations to target him earlier in the year. NumbersUSA, the anti-immigrant movement’s grassroots organizer, launched a $150,000 TV and radio ad campaign against Graham in his home state in February. In April the anti-immigrant group Dustin Inman Society (DIS) funded a billboard seen on an Atlanta highway attacking Graham for his support of immigration reform.

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October 24, 2013

Anti-Immigrant Group CAPS Appoints Extremist As A Writing Fellow

The Santa Barbara-based anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) now lists anti-immigrant extremist and racist John Vinson as a “senior writing fellow” on its website.  On October 18, 2013, CAPS published a blog by Vinson, who is the president of the extreme anti-immigrant group American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF). john-vinson

Vinson’s AICF reportedly received funding from the Pioneer Fund. The New York Times has described the Pioneer Fund as having been established for the express purpose of promoting research into eugenics and as having sponsored projects based on the notion that blacks are genetically less intelligent than whites. CAPS also received a grant from Pioneer in 2002.

Vinson has a history of extremist ties and statements.  He is a founding member of the League of the South (LOS), a racist neo-Confederate organization currently run by racist Michael Hill. While with the LOS, Vinson was credited with drafting the “Kinism Statement,” a set of guiding principles for a modern white supremacist interpretation of Christianity called “Kinism.” While accepting many standard Christian beliefs and declaring Jesus as their Savior, Kinists assert that whites have a “God-given right” to preserve their “own kind” and live separately from other races.

In 1999, Vinson spoke on an immigration panel at a Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC) conference alongside other anti-immigrant extremists, including Virginia Abernethy of the white supremacist political party American Freedom Party (AFP) and Glenn Spencer of the anti-Hispanic hate group American Border Patrol.

In 1998, Vinson was the guest-editor of one of the most notorious issues of The Social Contract (TSC), an anti-immigrant journal published by racist John Tanton, the founder of the modern-day anti-immigrant movement. The issue, titled “Europhobia: The Hostility Toward European-Descended Americans,” featured articles from a number of white supremacists, including Jared Taylor and Sam Francis. In his editorial for the Europhobia issue, Vinson wrote, “Multiculturalism, which subordinates successful Euro-American culture to dysfunctional Third World cultures, keeps gaining ground against surprisingly weak opposition.”

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October 18, 2013

Matthew Heimbach’s Extreme World View

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Heimbach, standing on far right in T-shirt and jeans, gives salute at hard-core white supremacist event.

Since ADL published a photo of Matthew Heimbach giving a salute along with other extremists at a hardcore white supremacist event in Kentucky, he has felt compelled to assert that he is not a neo-Nazi.  

Yet, he also announced that he will be a speaker at a November 9th rally of the National Socialist Movement (NSM), the largest neo-Nazi group in the country.

In a column Heimbach wrote after the photo was posted, he attempted to justify his embrace of hardcore white supremacists by arguing that he wants to unite disparate groups of whites from neo-Nazis to racist skinheads to soccer moms and Libertarians.

At least one racist group is not buying Heimbach’s vision. His embrace of neo-Nazi groups has made him persona non grata with the neo-Confederate League of the South (LOS). LOS reportedly kicked Heimbach out of the group after finding out that he was consorting with neo-Nazis.

Heimbach has argued that his belief in Christianity sets him apart from neo-Nazis. However, Heimbach’s views about Jews are more in line with those of neo-Nazis.

In a radio interview on “Pro-Think Radio” hosted by anti-Semite Mike Delaney, for example, Heimbach argued that Jews should be separated from the rest of the population. He said, “Jews are not our folk, they’re not our family, and they don’t belong here. They belong with their own people, somewhere else, not meddling in our own affairs, not using our resources…”

In the same interview, Heimbach said that Jews should be barred from churches, the media, and the country.

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