When I first heard of the League Of The South (LOTS), the first thing that came to mind was a bunch of racist dressed in tights and wearing capes. I mean anything is possible. Their great, great, great grandfathers wore bed linen late at night while dancing around a bonfire, shooting guns off, drinking hooch and talking about how dangerous the darky’s are.. so who’s to say? Anywho, the white nationalist, neo-Confederate, white supremacist organization originated in Killen, Alabama in 1994. Killen, Alabama sound like one of “those” towns. A black man goes into a Popeyes in Killen and orders some chicken.. the cashier says we don’t sell chicken… the black man says, I see a chicken on your menu… the cashier say… that’s a shotgun… the black man says okay and gets back in his car and drives away… Personally, I’d rather cut my azz off, barbecue it in a microwave and serve it with sauerkraut rather than be caught in Killen, Alabama… notice I didn’t say caught dead… because… Anyway, the organization was founded by Michael “Slither” Hill ( no relationship…not unless his great, great, great grandfather… lets not talk about that….) Jack “Greasy” Kershaw”, and Thomas “Sundown” Woods. The group believes that the Southern United States should be an independent country ruled by white men. Nothing strange about that other than they don’t say the whole world should be ruled by white men, but give them time. So another one of their beliefs is that… now get this.. is that African Americans should be paid reparations. The white nationalist, white supremacist, ultra racist, neo-Confederate organization believes that our country should pay African Americans reparations! Now before you get all teary eyed like I did, let me tell you the reason. In 2001 they asked the US Congress to pay $5 billion in reparations for “property” taken or destroyed by Union forces during the Civil War. Don’t forget that slaves were also considered property, so they also wanted reimbursement for the money they spent buying them. In addition their proposal included paying reparations to African-Americans because of the negative effects the end of slavery had on their ancestors… their reason… “Blacks had it better off when they were slaves. They lost a lot too when that lifestyle was destroyed.” Yep.. I came to the same conclusion.. they don’t have one iota of decency in their little tiny gawd fearing racist hearts… Let’s look at the founders:
Michael “Slither” Hill (center)
Slither is a piece of work. He was born in Killen and went to the University of Alabama where he got a degree in History. Yes, the University of Alabama whose very existence came about on the back of slave labor and whose history includes then Alabama Governor George Wallace blocking the door at the University Of Alabama to prevent the enrollment of African-American students Vivian Malone and James Hood in 1963. His battle cry, “Segregation Now!! “Segregation Forever!!” Of course Arthur Bremer shot Wallace five times in the ass at Laurel Shopping Center in Maryland in 1972 and the racist gave up his evil ways saying in 1987, “”Segregation wasn’t about hate. I didn’t hate anybody. I don’t hate the man who shot me. When I was young, I used to swim and play with blacks all the time.” Yeah right… Anyway, Hill came from and graduated in this environment. Now what I am about to tell you is going to shock a lot of you.. I know it shocked me.. Michael Hill taught British history at Stillman College, an HBCU in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for 18 years! This racist was teaching white history at a black college for almost two decades. Now I don’t know if I would call it irony or arrogance, but I do know if it was up to me somebody’s job in human resources would be on the line… and what I really mean is git the #@@! out right now!!! Anywho, Hill didn’t retire from Stillman until 1998. He along with his small band of racist organized the League Of the South in 1994 and in 1995 established a chapter on the campus of his alma mater, the University of Alabama. All this while teaching white history at the black college. Professor Hill- “and so if it wasn’t for the white man, none of you nigras couldnt even dream of owning a Cadillac and being cool like Super Fly… cause ya’ll still be in Africa..” No firing HR is too good… someone has to pay for this ish… Anyway Slither wants to start a confrontation between north and south to accomplish his goal of secession. He want to drive a wedge by claiming the the north was primarily settled by the English and that the South was primarily settled by the Irish and Scots. Of course we know that there is a historical rivalry between the countries spanning hundreds of years. However Slither’s interpretation of the colonization of America has been thoroughly debunked by his peers. Although a lot of Irish and Scottish people migrated to the south because of racism, employment and for economical reasons, the south was primarily colonized by the Spanish and French. I mentioned racism on the part of the Irish.. but it was not so much as racism as it was a religious difference. America was the land of Protestants, while the Irish were by and large mostly Catholic. Already racked by anti-catholic sentiment, the divide only became larger when tens of thousands of Irish Catholics arrived in America after the great Potato Famine during the middle part of the 19th century. Most of them were poor and destitute having spent their last for travel to America. Their communities were rife with disease and crime and to Protestant America they were practically on the same rung as blacks. So while up north they were second class citizens, down in the slave states of the south they were first class citizens. They went down there and made a fortune off slavery. Anyway, I am off the subject.. Slither hopes to make use of this division to further his goal of secession… only thing standing in his way is that the south is not the white bastion it used to be and that it is made up of a large population of African Americans, Latinos and other minorities. Not a good start if you trying to hoist the rebel flag and lead your southern country into a chorus of Skrewdriver’s ” I Don’t Like You.”
Jack “Greasy” Kershaw
That’s a fact Jack was a racist is putting it lightly.. and excuse the pun. Greasy was born in the “Everybody Who Ain’t White Got 24 Hrs To Leave The State,” of Missouri.” No kidding.. In fact the NAACP in it’s 108 years of existence was compelled to issue a warning in June of 2017 stating that, “Individuals traveling in the state are advised to travel with extreme CAUTION. Race, gender and color based crimes have a long history in Missouri and it means each individual should pay special attention while in the state and certainly if contemplating spending time in Missouri. Unlike seasonal weather advisories, where no unnecessary travel on city streets or parking might be directed, the NAACP wants to make Missourians and our visitors aware of looming danger.” Now that’s saying something when if you had you choice of living in “I Wish a Nigg@r Would Alabama” or “Tell Them The Nigg@r Pulled A Gun On Me Missouri,” you would choose Alabama. So yeah, Jack was no joke. He was born in 1913, less than fifty years after the Civil War. He moved to Nashville “All Our Nigras Know How To Tap Dance” Tennessee with his family as a child. Later he attended Vanderbilt and graduated with a degree in geology. After coming from Vanderbilt he attended and was awarded a law degree at the “Nashville Y.M.C.A. Night Law School..” so out of respect for all the hard working graduates who put in the time… I’m not going to go there.. I mean its not everyday you meet somebody with a law degree from the YMCA… shat, I used to wash my drawers in the bathroom and never met a lawyer who graduated from there.. my bad.. but he deserves it and I’m getting ready to tell you why. On April 4, 1968 a man shot Martin Luther King Jr. in the head at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, killing him instantly. The man’s name was James Earl Ray and his attorney’s name was Jack Kershaw. Yep, it was Kershaw who defended Ray in the MLK trial. Well at least for a time… Ray fired him after he set up an interview with Playboy Magazine. So before we get into the reason for the firing, let’s do some history. Kershaw case relied on proving that another man named “Raul” fired the fatal shot. Ray was supposed to have met “Raul” in Montreal, Canada. So Kershaw and his client met with representatives of the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations and convinced the committee to run ballistics tests. The test were inconclusive with respect to Ray firing the fatal shot, but that was all that was needed. Ray was facing the death penalty. Images of the beatings and killings of African Americans at the hands of the racist in the land of the free and home of the brave was being broadcast internationally daily and folks were starting to get tired of it. Of course there was sentiment against the racist, especially in the wake 16 Street Baptist Church bombing, Bloody Sunday, the killing of Medgar Evers in front of his children and now the shooting of a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate outside a dingy motel in Memphis… but more than that, America’s International prestige was on the line and the world was starting to take notice. Some were even comparing America to the oppressive apartheid government of South Africa. After Martin was killed they wanted somebody to die in agony with a long dirty needle stuck in them full of poison at 12:01 pm and they were serious. It had to stop… So yeah all Ray needed was a little doubt and the House Select Committee on Assassinations gave it to them. So what happened? Well Kershaw set up an interview with Playboy and arranged for Ray to take a lie detector test. Ray took it and failed spectacularly. The test results showed “that Ray did, in fact, kill Martin Luther King Jr., and that he did so alone”. That chopped off half the doubt they had gotten from the House Select Committee. But that’s not what got Greasy fired. Ray fired him after learning that the attorney had been paid $11,000 by the magazine in exchange for the interview. He betrayed his client for a bagful of money. Kershaw remained a board member of the League Of The South until 2009. He died in 2010 at the age of 96. Ray died in 1998 at the age of 70 after serving 30 years of 99 year sentence. About the picture preceding this paragraph, Kershaw fancied himself as an artist… the sculpture is supposed to be KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bedford Forrest… I’ll let you come to your own conclusions… I figure ain’t no sense beating a dead horse… Yeah… I know.. I’m going to hell…
Thomas “Sundown” Woods.
Sundown is unusual in that he holds a Ph.D in history from Columbia University but still believes that a nigras place is in the cotton fields tending the massa’a crops and singing “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen.” It’s not really surprising because one of his hero’s is John C. Calhoun. Calhoun was President Andrew Jackson’s Vice President. For those who are not familiar with Jackson, he is the one on the $20 bill. He is also responsible for the forceful removal of tens of thousands of Native Americans from their lands in what is known as the “Trail Of Tears.” Thousands died in the infamous trek. One of the forced removals was because gold was discovered on their land. The say Native American physicist are feverishly working on a time machine..
Reporter: Dr. Rising Foot, there are reports that you and your associate are close to perfecting a time machine?
Doctor: Yes, Dr. Little Mercy and I are in the final stages of testing.
Reporter: What do you hope to accomplish after you finish your testing?
Chieftain: I’ll answer that! Rising Foot with Little Mercy have plans for Andrew Jackson…
Lol.. anyway, so yeah Calhoun was Jackson’s Vice. Calhoun was leader of the pro-slavery faction in the U.S Senate. As such he presided over the abolitionist desire to halt the expansion of slavery into the western territories. He believed that slaveholding was a hallmark of civilization and that slavery gave whites a social bond preempting personal monetary gain for civic responsibility. With the focus on slavery instead of money he hoped to head off the conflicts that money cause when it is the sole measure of one self worth. “All societies are ruled by an elite group that enjoys the fruits of the labor of a less-exceptional group.”- John C. Calhoun. So I don’t want to get into Calhoun’s racism as this part of the article is about Woods, however I do want to show one more instance which Woods admiration of Calhoun shows a despicable inclination of disposition. In 1831 one of his slaves named Alick ran away after being threatened with being severely bullwhipped for an infraction of “da massa’s rules.” Upon hearing of Alick’s departure he wrote to his cousin to be on the lookout for his “property” and if he caught him he was to be beaten within an inch of his life. Well Alick was caught and Calhoun wrote to his cousin…
“I am glad to hear that Alick has been apprehended and am much obliged to you for paying the expense of apprehending him . . . . He ran away for no other cause, but to avoid a correction for some misconduct, and as I am desirous to prevent a repetition, I wish you to have him lodged in Jail for one week, to be fed on bread and water and to employ someone for me to give him 30 lashes well laid on, at the end of the time. I hope you will pardon the trouble. I only give it, because I deem it necessary to our proper security to prevent the formation of the habit of running away, and I think it better to punish him before his return home than afterwards.”
This is another version of ” when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” in this case it’s “when the running starts, catch them and beat the $##@! out of them,” oh you was expecting it to rhyme? Da massa didn’t say it had to rhyme. Anywho, Woods is not an intellectual, he a racist with a diploma that supports treason in his advocation of secession and with his adoration of other powerful racist. By the way the saying “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” is a quote from Bull O’Connor, sheriff of Birmingham, Alabama, during the 1963 Birmingham Civil Rights campaign. The black and white pictures you see of dog attacks, water cannons, tear gas and clubbing of black protesters during the Civil Rights era are probably pictures of O’Connor’s orders. They say he died of a stroke in 1973 after eating one of Minny’s chocolate pies… You remember Minny.. she was fired by Hilly for using the bathroom in the “Help.” So that rounds out the people who “allegedly” founded the League Of The South.
Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen
The League Of The South defines the Southern United States as the states that made up the former Confederacy. That being Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Virginia. They say these states have a right to secede based on their Christian and anti-abortion beliefs. They call their beliefs Southern “culture,” and they focus on recruiting and encouraging “cultural secession”. Now for the uninitiated, cultural mean white culture… just thought I would get that out the way. Those African Americans running around with confederate flags and saying that the confederacy is also a part of your heritage are not going to be invited to the picnic unless y’all picking cotton. In November 2006 it’s League representatives attended the First North American Secessionist Convention of secessionists from a different parts of the country and two years later in 2007 it co-hosted the Second North American Secessionist Convention in Chattanooga, Tennessee.. Why there? “Well gosh darn.. It ain’t everyday you see a nooga with a Confederate uniform on!!” I couldn’t help myself..lol… In 2015, the group announced it would be holding an event celebrating the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, while honoring John Wilkes Booth as a hero. I heard a couple of black confederate soldiers attended and were given lanterns and told to stand outside in the front yard.. (Insert rebel yell here..) Just kidding about the soldiers… but the celebration of Lincoln’s assassination…? click here. In the summer of 2000, the Southern Poverty Law Center designated the League of the South as a hate group and in 2017 the Anti-Defamation League called it a white supremacist group which promotes racism and anti-Semitism through events held with other white supremacist groups. The group participated in the Pikeville rally in Pikeville, Kentucky, the Charlottesville riots/Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Virginia, where people died and the White Lives Matter rally in Shelbyville,Tennessee as key organizers in all three events.
Me: Is the Shelbyville rally the one where they put raisins and celery in the cornbread?
Racist: Okay nigra…
So that’s our article on the League Of The South. This is G. Hill reporting from the Shelbyville Correctional Institute… please join us next week for more articles from Hill1News.