Overall, the news is heartening.
In recent years I've sort of written off the pro-Southron organizations like LOS and Sons of Confederate Veterans, in great part because of their tendency to pander to political correctness. Think 'Rainbow Confederates' and the pathetic emphasis on how the army of the Confederacy had ''diverse'' members, as if ''diversity'' is the sine qua non for legitimacy of any group.
Although I admire Michael Hill, and have quoted him on this blog, I was bothered by the taint of political correctness I found in some of his statements, such as the one I linked to recently in which he felt compelled to quote Walter Williams, et al. Perhaps I was being hard on him and on others who seem to always feel the need to quote some black source to legitimize their point of view, I was heartened to read among the comments on the OD thread that Dr. Hill had ''issued an order to the webmaster of dixienet.org to remove the ‘anti-racist’ disclaimer language from the page.'' I assume the page in question is this one, which states that the LOS has no ill will toward any other race or group, etc., but then goes on to say that
"We believe that all Southerners - black and white - want and need the same things: a safe country for their families, liberty, and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We believe that the last thing the South's enemies want is to see black and white Southerners sitting down together to determine their common destiny and work for authentic harmony, a just social and economic order, and an independent South.''
I don't remember if this is the original statement, or if this is the amended one; if this is the 'new' statement then I say it is still PC.
For me, there should be no need, perceived or real, to even have a page on ''racism''. All it does is legitimize that odious word-weapon, and affirm, for some, the implication that some Confederate groups are in fact ''racist''. Best to ignore the whole issue.
I hope that page is coming down and that PC will no longer have a place in a pro-Southron group or any sort of traditional/ethnoconservative group.
If so, then I will wholeheartedly support the LOS.