Embracing Racism

The Lamp:

We haven’t really talked about this nutjob scam-artist rancher who came out as sleazy racist, because, well, everyone is talking about him. But, here is an interesting look at the crazy who are attracted to his crazy…

Originally posted on Crossroads:

During the past week we saw some folks rush to embrace a fellow in Nevada  who wanted to graze his cattle on someone else’s property without paying for it. Supposedly, he was a hero for standing up to the evil federal government.

That sounded all fine and good for those folks who like that sort of thing … that is, until the rancher in question began sharing his thoughts about blacks and slavery. Then the ranks of the cheerleaders thinned quickly. Those folks didn’t want to be associated with racism.

Not everyone responds to racism in the same way, however. Take this example from the president of the League of the South, Michael Hill, as featured on Andy Hall’s Dead Confederates blog:

Michael Hill ... via Dead Confederates.

Michael Hill … via Dead Confederates.

Oh my.

You would think that high-minded advocates of Confederate heritage, people who argue that they aren’t racists, would drop Mr…

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