Friday, August 1, 2014

VIDEO: Maryland Republican candidate sings ‘Dixie’ as his ‘national anthem’

This blog has repeatedly drawn attention to Neo-Confederate influences in the grassroots Conservative movement, so it was no surprise to hear that "bible believing" Maryland Conservatives elected a Neo-Confederate sympathizer to represent them on the Anne Arundel County Council. Yeah, you heard it right, a Neo-Confederate sympathizer. And they wonder why people call conservatives "racist'.

 It's time for true (not pseudo) Conservatives to to expose and expunge these influences from our midst.  Why is this guy not kicked out of the Maryland Republican Party? Why would the State party tolerate this nonsense?

According to a Wikipedia entry:

In February 2014, Peroutka switched his voter registration from Constitution Party to Republican and filed to run for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council as well as a seat on the county's Republican Central Committee.[22] Peroutka won the seat on the Central Committee and is now an official representative of the Republican Party in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Peroutka also won the primary election for county council on June 24th, defeating a number of other Republican candidates, including the incumbent councilman, Republican Dick Ladd. He won by 38 votes over Maureen Carr-York to become the Republican nominee in the November 2014 general election.[23]

History of Dixie (song)

Beginning in the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans have frequently challenged "Dixie" as a racist relic of the Confederacy and a reminder of decades of white domination and segregation. These feelings were amplified when white opponents to civil rights began answering songs such as "We Shall Overcome" with the unofficial Confederate anthem.

From Raw Story:

Video has surfaced of a Maryland Republican nominee for Anne Arundel County Council singing “Dixie” as the national anthem at a secession conference in Alabama.

Over the weekend, Grove City College psychology professor and blogger Warren Throckmorton uncovered video of Michael Peroutka speaking to the 2012 League of the South national conference in Wallsboro, Alabama.
Peroutka generated controversy after winning the GOP nomination because he believes that the current U.S. and state governments are no longer valid, and should be destroyed by secession or other means.
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About the League of the South
The League of the South describes itself as a Southern nationalist organization, headquartered in Killen, Alabama, which states that its ultimate goal is "a free and independent Southern republic."[1] The group defines the Southern United States as the states that made up the former Confederacy.[2] It claims to be also a religious and social movement, advocating a return to a more traditionally conservativeChristian-oriented Southern culture. It advocates a "natural societal order of superiors and subordinates", using as an example, "Christ is the head of His Church; husbands are the heads of their families; parents are placed over their children; employers rank above their employees; the teacher is superior to his students, etc."[3] The organization has ties to the Italian separatist political group Lega Nord.[4]
The League of the South is considered by many observers to be a white supremacist and white nationalist organization.[5][6][7][8] The Southern Poverty Law Center has designatedthe League of the South as a Neo-Confederate hate group.[9] The League boasted in a video made at its 2012 national convention about the fact that the SPLC described it as a hate group
Source: Wikipedia