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Created in 1994, the League of the South is a self-proclaimed “neo-Confederate” group that seeks a second Southern secession and a society dominated by “European Americans.”* The League advocates the transformation of southern U.S. states into independent nations in order to protect Southerners of European descent who are “committed to preserving the traditional culture of the South.”* The group promotes itself as pro-South and pro-white, and has levied hateful rhetoric against non-Christians and African Americans, among other minorities. The League further claims that it is not a racist organization, as it deems the word “racist” to be “a slur used by anti-Whites.” Instead, the group argues it is “pro-South and pro-White.”*

The League of the South has warned supporters about the loss of white, Christian culture in America due to what the group calls the “corrupt and corrupting influence of post-Christian culture in America.”* In August 2019, League founder and leader Michael Hill declared that America is in the early stages of a “war for white survival.”* He has written that the “Jew-dominated media” and “Jew-dominated White House” condemn any white person who defends himself as a white supremacist.* During the League’s June 2017 national conference in Alabama, former KKK leader David Duke said that there has been a “purposeful destruction of our country” and praised the League’s “glorious leader,” Michael Hill.*

The League and its founder, Hill, are vehemently anti-Semitic. Hill has singled out Jews as the international puppeteers behind communism,* multiculturalism and Third World immigration,* and a global agenda to weaken and eventually destroy the white race.* According to Hill, “the Jew has used every means at hand to foster anti-White hatred and malice in the minds of non-Whites,” including “the steady increase across the decades of violent black-on-White crime” to create “a actual physical war against Whiteness.”*

In February 2017, the League of the South created the Southern Defense Force to "combat this growing leftist menace to our historic Christian civilization." League of the South founder Michael Hill noted that the League does not promote violence except in "self-defense of life, liberty, and property," but has called on followers to stand ready by building their firearms and hand-to-hand combat skills. Though Hill officially disavowed the use of violence in an offensive capacity, his inflammatory rhetoric threatens to inspire others to violence, as Hill makes vague and provocative statements such as the assertion that whites will "not only fight back, but relish doing so!"*

League of the South
League of the South
U.S. White Supremacy Groups

Killen, Alabama*

Facebook (suspended), YouTube (suspended), Facebook (Arkansas), Facebook (Florida), Gab (Florida), VK (Florida), YouTube (Florida), Facebook (North Florida), Gab (North Florida), Facebook (Virginia)

The League of the South claims to maintain chapters in 16 states across the United States.* The group's membership has significantly increased since its founding in 1994. By 1998, the League of the South claimed to have recruited 4,000 members. By 2000, it reportedly had roughly 9,000 members, and in the early 2000s, that number allegedly grew to 15,000 members nationwide. In 2009, Michael Hill claimed that his organization had 25,000 members, but far-right watchdog groups doubted the veracity of this claim.* As of August 25, 2017, more than 7,500 people followed the League of the South's Facebook page, which has since been suspended.* The group's main YouTube channel has received more than 50,000 views as of April 2, 2018.* The page has since been suspended. The YouTube and Facebook pages of individual League of the South chapters remain active.

In the mid-2000s, the League of the South splintered as many group leaders defected over Hill's increasingly overt racism. However, the group has adapted to internal fissures by mobilizing new followers around mainstream political issues such as immigration and "traditional marriage."*

The League of the South appeals to Southern pride and nationalism by propagandizing that the Southern way of life is under threat. Those who join the group are told that they are joining “a group of Southern Nationalist men and women who are not content to sit by and allow their land, liberty, and culture be destroyed by an alien regime and ideology.”* The League of the South offers membership rates ranging from $30 for students to $1,000 for “sustaining” members.* To spread its propaganda, the League maintains a social-media presence through Facebook and YouTube. It also hosts annual conferences and distributes newsletters. The League has also set up an online store to sell uniforms, shirts, baby clothes, mugs, totes, and other merchandise brandishing the group’s name and logo. The store is hosted by the League’s Florida chapter through a WordPress website.*

The League of the South also provides multilingual international editions of its propaganda in Chinese, Hungarian, and Russian.*

At least one member of the League of the South has been linked to political violence and domestic terrorism plots.

  • Michael Hill, blog post, June 1, 2020: “International Jewry has continually pushed for non-White ‘civil rights’ in tandem with open-border, Third World immigration. The target was the White Man–America–for there would be no America as we know it without the White Man.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, June 1, 2020: “Over the last half century, the Jew has used every means at hand to foster anti-White hatred and malice in the minds of non-Whites. Slowly, as exemplified by the steady increase across the decades of violent black-on-White crime, there unfolded an actual physical war against Whiteness. Attacks on Whites have been justified in the Jew lugenpresse because of slavery, Jim Crow, institutionalized ‘racism,’ etc. Whites are evil oppressors; non-Whites (including the poor Jews, of course) are perpetual victims. And the hatred runs very deep.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, June 1, 2020: “Seeing that Whites have no champion in government and that they are literally on their own, the Jew has moved his New Red Terror into a fresh, and perhaps final, stage: the Final Solution of the White Problem. I said years ago that the US, if Whites did not take a firm stand, would devolve into Rhodesia/South Africa. That day seems now at hand. If non-Whites can riot, loot, burn cities, and assault and kill people with impunity, why do you think you’ll be safe in your little neighborhood? Do you think they’ll send in heavily-armed troops to protect you when they won’t even fire a shot in defense of their own police stations and city buildings? White will and resistance is what the Jew is now testing.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, May 26, 2020: “The following article is very important to understanding what anti-White Jews are up to regarding their plans for 2020. In essence, they have launched an all-out attack against Southern/White nationalists using every trick in their satanic book. Fight back and don’t let them win!”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, February 21, 2020: “Because Jews control the media, there is no danger of ‘Hunters’ being de-platformed as ‘hate.’ In fact, those who speak out against this crude piece of vile anti-White propaganda are the ones likely to lose access to social media, among other things.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, February 21, 2020: “Having studied Jew behavior for many years, I can say with assurance that there is not another group more hypocritical nor prone to telling lies. After all, Christ Himself called them liars and children of the father of lies (Satan) in John 8:44. Their modus operandi for the last 2000 years has been to play the victim, accusing their enemies (chiefly White Christians) of doing to them (Jews) what they themselves plan on doing to Whites.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, February 21, 2020: “The Holocaust, the world’s biggest and most lucrative con game, has become a religion in the West, Auschwitz taking the place of Calvary and the eternally-victimized Jew taking the place of Christ. The Holocaust has been used to cover a multitude of Jew sins, from the Holodomor (a true holocaust) to the current attempt to destroy all White countries through massive non-White immigration and the demonization of Whites who oppose such as ‘White nationalists’ or White supremacists.’ In the end, the Jew does to you exactly what he accuses you of having done to him. So when he speaks of a real holocaust, you can be sure that he intends for you to be the victim, White Man.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, August 21, 2019: “Historically, Jews have propagated virulent anti-White and anti-Christian ideas.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, August 21, 2019: “The biggest temporal threat to Jew world hegemony, and hence the primary target for their ‘culture of critique,’ is a resurgence of nationalism among Whites, especially White Christians, and especially in the American South. Blood and soil nationalism, meaning an organic system in which a racially- and culturally-distinct people inhabit a certain geographical territory and seek their own particular interests to the exclusion of other ‘out groups’ (especially Jews and other non-Whites) is anathema to the international Jew . . . except when it comes to the ethno-nationalist state of Israel.”*
  • Michael Hill, August 6, 2019: “We are in the early stages of a war for White survival. As Southern nationalists, we will do our work for the survival and prosperity of our people on the lands we love–Dixie. From the plains of Texas, to the hills of Alabama, to the bluegrass of Kentucky, and every place in between, we will defend our patrimony like the blessing it is.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post March 28, 2017: “With each passing day, we move closer to open conflict in America–civil war, if you will–between the forces of Western Civilization (which is founded on a biblical understanding of nationalism) and the forces of Judeo-Marxism or godless international leftism in general.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, September 22, 2016: “Feral negroes and those puppeteers who control their actions had best be careful not to take their street theater too far from the urban kraals in which it has thus far been confined. When they hit the suburbs, the small towns, and the rural areas of the South, there is going to be a surprise awaiting them: white people who not only fight back, but relish doing so!”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, August 18, 2016: “I remember a time when I felt comfortable pretty much everywhere I went, from the rural, the suburban, to the urban. And the reason was simple: the white European man was clearly in control of all those areas. I never thought of taking a pistol with me when I went to downtown Birmingham, or Memphis, or Atlanta. The South, in particular, was still thoroughly White Man’s Land (but that was slowly changing because of the federal government’s involvement in forcing “civil rights” for negroes down our throats).”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, July 12, 2016: “If you put every negro in America in California or Texas with its present great wealth and infrastructure, those places would turn into uncivilized hell holes in no time at all. Negroes cannot maintain white civilization, and they surely cannot build it on their own.”*
  • League of the South board member Jack Kershaw, 1998: “Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery. Where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?”*
  • Frequently Asked Questions, League of the South website, undated: “‘Racist’ is a slur used by anti-Whites. We are pro-South and pro-White.”*
Michael Hill

Founder and president*

Introduction

Created in 1994, the League of the South is a self-proclaimed “neo-Confederate” group that seeks a second Southern secession and a society dominated by “European Americans.”* The League advocates the transformation of southern U.S. states into independent nations in order to protect Southerners of European descent who are “committed to preserving the traditional culture of the South.”* The group promotes itself as pro-South and pro-white, and has levied hateful rhetoric against non-Christians and African Americans, among other minorities. The League further claims that it is not a racist organization, as it deems the word “racist” to be “a slur used by anti-Whites.” Instead, the group argues it is “pro-South and pro-White.”*

The League of the South has warned supporters about the loss of white, Christian culture in America due to what the group calls the “corrupt and corrupting influence of post-Christian culture in America.”* In August 2019, League founder and leader Michael Hill declared that America is in the early stages of a “war for white survival.”* He has written that the “Jew-dominated media” and “Jew-dominated White House” condemn any white person who defends himself as a white supremacist.* During the League’s June 2017 national conference in Alabama, former KKK leader David Duke said that there has been a “purposeful destruction of our country” and praised the League’s “glorious leader,” Michael Hill.*

The League and its founder, Hill, are vehemently anti-Semitic. Hill has singled out Jews as the international puppeteers behind communism,* multiculturalism and Third World immigration,* and a global agenda to weaken and eventually destroy the white race.* According to Hill, “the Jew has used every means at hand to foster anti-White hatred and malice in the minds of non-Whites,” including “the steady increase across the decades of violent black-on-White crime” to create “a actual physical war against Whiteness.”*

In February 2017, the League of the South created the Southern Defense Force to "combat this growing leftist menace to our historic Christian civilization." League of the South founder Michael Hill noted that the League does not promote violence except in "self-defense of life, liberty, and property," but has called on followers to stand ready by building their firearms and hand-to-hand combat skills. Though Hill officially disavowed the use of violence in an offensive capacity, his inflammatory rhetoric threatens to inspire others to violence, as Hill makes vague and provocative statements such as the assertion that whites will "not only fight back, but relish doing so!"*

Leadership

Base of Operations

Killen, Alabama*

Membership Size and Relevance

The League of the South claims to maintain chapters in 16 states across the United States.* The group's membership has significantly increased since its founding in 1994. By 1998, the League of the South claimed to have recruited 4,000 members. By 2000, it reportedly had roughly 9,000 members, and in the early 2000s, that number allegedly grew to 15,000 members nationwide. In 2009, Michael Hill claimed that his organization had 25,000 members, but far-right watchdog groups doubted the veracity of this claim.* As of August 25, 2017, more than 7,500 people followed the League of the South's Facebook page, which has since been suspended.* The group's main YouTube channel has received more than 50,000 views as of April 2, 2018.* The page has since been suspended. The YouTube and Facebook pages of individual League of the South chapters remain active.

In the mid-2000s, the League of the South splintered as many group leaders defected over Hill's increasingly overt racism. However, the group has adapted to internal fissures by mobilizing new followers around mainstream political issues such as immigration and "traditional marriage."*

Recruitment and Propaganda

The League of the South appeals to Southern pride and nationalism by propagandizing that the Southern way of life is under threat. Those who join the group are told that they are joining “a group of Southern Nationalist men and women who are not content to sit by and allow their land, liberty, and culture be destroyed by an alien regime and ideology.”* The League of the South offers membership rates ranging from $30 for students to $1,000 for “sustaining” members.* To spread its propaganda, the League maintains a social-media presence through Facebook and YouTube. It also hosts annual conferences and distributes newsletters. The League has also set up an online store to sell uniforms, shirts, baby clothes, mugs, totes, and other merchandise brandishing the group’s name and logo. The store is hosted by the League’s Florida chapter through a WordPress website.*

The League of the South also provides multilingual international editions of its propaganda in Chinese, Hungarian, and Russian.*

Violent Activities

At least one member of the League of the South has been linked to political violence and domestic terrorism plots.

Rhetoric

  • Michael Hill, blog post, June 1, 2020: “International Jewry has continually pushed for non-White ‘civil rights’ in tandem with open-border, Third World immigration. The target was the White Man–America–for there would be no America as we know it without the White Man.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, June 1, 2020: “Over the last half century, the Jew has used every means at hand to foster anti-White hatred and malice in the minds of non-Whites. Slowly, as exemplified by the steady increase across the decades of violent black-on-White crime, there unfolded an actual physical war against Whiteness. Attacks on Whites have been justified in the Jew lugenpresse because of slavery, Jim Crow, institutionalized ‘racism,’ etc. Whites are evil oppressors; non-Whites (including the poor Jews, of course) are perpetual victims. And the hatred runs very deep.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, June 1, 2020: “Seeing that Whites have no champion in government and that they are literally on their own, the Jew has moved his New Red Terror into a fresh, and perhaps final, stage: the Final Solution of the White Problem. I said years ago that the US, if Whites did not take a firm stand, would devolve into Rhodesia/South Africa. That day seems now at hand. If non-Whites can riot, loot, burn cities, and assault and kill people with impunity, why do you think you’ll be safe in your little neighborhood? Do you think they’ll send in heavily-armed troops to protect you when they won’t even fire a shot in defense of their own police stations and city buildings? White will and resistance is what the Jew is now testing.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, May 26, 2020: “The following article is very important to understanding what anti-White Jews are up to regarding their plans for 2020. In essence, they have launched an all-out attack against Southern/White nationalists using every trick in their satanic book. Fight back and don’t let them win!”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, February 21, 2020: “Because Jews control the media, there is no danger of ‘Hunters’ being de-platformed as ‘hate.’ In fact, those who speak out against this crude piece of vile anti-White propaganda are the ones likely to lose access to social media, among other things.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, February 21, 2020: “Having studied Jew behavior for many years, I can say with assurance that there is not another group more hypocritical nor prone to telling lies. After all, Christ Himself called them liars and children of the father of lies (Satan) in John 8:44. Their modus operandi for the last 2000 years has been to play the victim, accusing their enemies (chiefly White Christians) of doing to them (Jews) what they themselves plan on doing to Whites.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, February 21, 2020: “The Holocaust, the world’s biggest and most lucrative con game, has become a religion in the West, Auschwitz taking the place of Calvary and the eternally-victimized Jew taking the place of Christ. The Holocaust has been used to cover a multitude of Jew sins, from the Holodomor (a true holocaust) to the current attempt to destroy all White countries through massive non-White immigration and the demonization of Whites who oppose such as ‘White nationalists’ or White supremacists.’ In the end, the Jew does to you exactly what he accuses you of having done to him. So when he speaks of a real holocaust, you can be sure that he intends for you to be the victim, White Man.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, August 21, 2019: “Historically, Jews have propagated virulent anti-White and anti-Christian ideas.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, August 21, 2019: “The biggest temporal threat to Jew world hegemony, and hence the primary target for their ‘culture of critique,’ is a resurgence of nationalism among Whites, especially White Christians, and especially in the American South. Blood and soil nationalism, meaning an organic system in which a racially- and culturally-distinct people inhabit a certain geographical territory and seek their own particular interests to the exclusion of other ‘out groups’ (especially Jews and other non-Whites) is anathema to the international Jew . . . except when it comes to the ethno-nationalist state of Israel.”*
  • Michael Hill, August 6, 2019: “We are in the early stages of a war for White survival. As Southern nationalists, we will do our work for the survival and prosperity of our people on the lands we love–Dixie. From the plains of Texas, to the hills of Alabama, to the bluegrass of Kentucky, and every place in between, we will defend our patrimony like the blessing it is.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post March 28, 2017: “With each passing day, we move closer to open conflict in America–civil war, if you will–between the forces of Western Civilization (which is founded on a biblical understanding of nationalism) and the forces of Judeo-Marxism or godless international leftism in general.”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, September 22, 2016: “Feral negroes and those puppeteers who control their actions had best be careful not to take their street theater too far from the urban kraals in which it has thus far been confined. When they hit the suburbs, the small towns, and the rural areas of the South, there is going to be a surprise awaiting them: white people who not only fight back, but relish doing so!”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, August 18, 2016: “I remember a time when I felt comfortable pretty much everywhere I went, from the rural, the suburban, to the urban. And the reason was simple: the white European man was clearly in control of all those areas. I never thought of taking a pistol with me when I went to downtown Birmingham, or Memphis, or Atlanta. The South, in particular, was still thoroughly White Man’s Land (but that was slowly changing because of the federal government’s involvement in forcing “civil rights” for negroes down our throats).”*
  • Michael Hill, blog post, July 12, 2016: “If you put every negro in America in California or Texas with its present great wealth and infrastructure, those places would turn into uncivilized hell holes in no time at all. Negroes cannot maintain white civilization, and they surely cannot build it on their own.”*
  • League of the South board member Jack Kershaw, 1998: “Somebody needs to say a good word for slavery. Where in the world are the Negroes better off today than in America?”*
  • Frequently Asked Questions, League of the South website, undated: “‘Racist’ is a slur used by anti-Whites. We are pro-South and pro-White.”*