Well, I suppose that nobody should be surprise that the pro-slavery, pro-treason hate group–The Sons of Confederate Veterans–is actively recruiting new members in light of the Confederate Party take-over of the Republican Party and conservative politics in America. Especially when that take-over is paired with the 150th Anniversary of their treasonous Confederate ancestors launching a war against the United States of America. And it really is not a surprise that they would make ads to run online and on the teevee.
Mother Jones has a run-down of this effort to swell the ranks of race-based hate groups (including samples of the ads). The lies, invention of ‘history’, igonorance of fact and general dickishness of this recruiting campaign are like almost any statement coming from our modern Conservative/Republicans/Teabaggers. The motivation of hate, anger and white supremacy is just barely below the surface. Perhaps his membership in the SCV explains why Joe Wilson yelled ‘You Lie’ at President Obama. As a white South Carolinian member of the SCV, old Joe just can’t be expected to believe anything told to him by one of ‘those people’. As his home state Redshirt Terrorist ancestors put it back in 1876: “There is no use in arguments for the negro”.
Now fringe hate groups try and recruit new members all the time. David Duke and the KKK have a whole series of web-based video outreach directed towards TeaBaggers and angry white guys and gals. Ditto Stormfront, neo-Nazis, and other white surpremacist groups. Most of these folks have to work in the shadows and association with them could damage a politician or any media company that choose to help them recruit new members.
Not so with The Sons of Confederate Veterans. They get active support from some politicians and they get to run their ads on Cable teevee. Mother Jones reports that the three sample ads they have up were being run on the History Channel until as MJ puts it:
…the History Channel figured their ads should probably reflect some basic understanding of, you know, history.
So the SCV are off the History Channel for now, but one can bet that they will be all over other channels and it is probaly only a matter of time before Fox News starts running them for free as a ‘public service’ for white supremacists everywhere.
One can not call out these bastards enough for their celebration of treason, slavery and white supremacy. They will squeal like the brats they are whenever the hate at their core is mentioned, but that does not change what their movement has been about for seven score and ten years.
Perhaps the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War will become the point of Peak Wingnut.