Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Extremism of the Sons of Confederate Veterans

I am going to put all the documentation of the hysterical extremism of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) in this one blog posting. As I compile additional documentation I will just have it in this one blog posting.


The Southern Mercury was published by FPAC, "the educational foundation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans." They stopped publishing since they ran out of funds to do so. The Southern Mercury published many extremist articles. The material they published in this periodical was material they thought would educate their members.

One of the cover articles for the March/April 2008 issue of the Southern Mercury is "Republican Party: Red From the Start," by Alan Stang, (, and the article asserts that the Republican party was a communist conspiracy from the beginning. [Southern Mercury, Vol. 6 No. 2, March/April 2008, pages 26-29.]

The article is a review of "Red Republicans: Marxism in the Civil War and Lincoln's Marxists," by Al Benson and Walter D. Kennedy, leading neo-Confederate. ( or ( It is a book that asserts that there was some type of communist conspiracy in the Republican party. As Stang explains [Page 27]:

"Even a brief perusal through Red Republicans will verify the idea that the Republican party has been Communist since its inception."

Another excerpts from page 27:

"... Lee and Jackson did not fully comprehend what they were fighting. Had this really been a 'Civil' War, rather than a secession, they would and could easily have seized Washington after Manassas and hanged our first Communist President and the other war criminals."

We learn on page 28 that "The GOP Convention of 1860 took place in Chicago, a supposed flaming center of German Communism."

On page 29 Stang explains that:

"So again, the Republican Party did not 'go wrong.' It was rotten from the start. It has never been anything else but red. The the characterization of Republican states as 'red states' is quite appropriate"

Somehow this leads to Alan Stang discussing that Ron Paul isn't a communist, but has to run as a Republican and but that Ron Paul is against Red Republicanism. Dr. Paul is alleged to be a true Democrat but not a modern communist Democrat as he explains on page 29.

"Dr. Paul is much more a traditional Democrat. I refer of course to the Democrat Party before the Communist takeover, which began with the election of Woodrow (Federal Reserve -Income Tax-World War I) Wilson and was consummated with the election of liar, swindler, thief, traitor, and mass murderer Franklin Delano Roosevelt."

In the end notes for the article, the reader is urged to visit for additional articles.

So I did and looked at the books he writes and has for sale.

Alan Stang sees many conspiracies in the Republican party and is the author of a book, "Not Holier Than Though" ( which asserts that George W. Bush and Karl Rove "have colluded to make the Republican Party a sodomite organization from the top down."


The Southern Mercury was published by FPAC, "the educational foundation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans." They stopped publishing since they ran out of funds to do so. The Southern Mercury published many extremist articles. The material they published in this periodical was material they thought would educate their members.

One of these articles is, "Americans Face The Worst Presidential Candidate in History," by Robert Slimp [Southern Mercury, Vol. 6 No. 3, May/June 2008, pages 28-33]. Robert Slimp is a leading figure in the Council of Conservative Citizens,

In the article Slimp is dismayed by all three then presidential contenders, McCain, Clinton and Obama, as he he states towards the conclusion, "I will not attempt here to suggest for whom we should vote in this truly horrible choice of candidates."

Slimp's comments on Obama from pages 32-33 give you an idea of the temper of the whole article. [Errors in the original]

"It is very clear to me that if Barack Obama should be elected President, he would be extremely anti-white and would demand reparations for slavery and press hard for affirmative action to the degree that it would hurt young whites who were seeking jobs or admission to College and Graduate Schools. Even if he were elected, I would think he would be a one term President and the Congressional Republicans with a "corporal's guard' of Democrats would stop most of the radical and unjust laws he would propose. However, I believe that his rhetoric and anti-white legislative proposals would stir up racial riots. If he were running for re-election, these riots would turn into an extremely violent nature that would seriously damage race relations in America, and leave entire sections of some of our cities in ruins."

The article concludes with an exhortation to the reader to hold true to the values of Southern heritage which for Slimp includes racial purity as follows in these two excerpts. [Page 33]

"We who have a Southern heritage cannot afford to surrender our history and symbols. One of our greatest United States Senators, Richard Russell of Georgia, said during the debate over the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "I believe that we should love all people, regardless of race. We must respect one another. However, we must all be proud of our race and will fight to preserve it. I am not ashamed of my beloved Southland. If there has ever been a land worth saving, in Dixieland, I'll take my stand to live or die for Dixie." [Russell was an opponent of civil rights legislation.]

"'There is a race,' cried Giradeau 'which coming down through the centuries enveloped with antagonistic influences and hostile nationalities, has stood out in perpetual protest against surrendering our principles by amalgamating with other peoples.'" [Giradeau was a famous pro-slavery antebellum theologian.]

This article was followed by another article in the Southern Mercury by Robert Slimp, titled, "Will the 2008 Election Bring the End of the America We Know?" [Southern Mercury, Vol. 6 No. 4, July/August 2008, pages 34-37]

A notable excerpts [page 34]:

"Behind the scenes, the insiders who are paying for the election of both the Republican and Democratic candidates for president and some of the members of Congress, are One Worlders. These are the big international bankers, members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Tri-Lateral Commission, the Bilderbergers, and others who believe that the quickest way to achieve their aims ..."

Also, unlike the previous article, where Obama is referred to as Senator Obama or Barack Obama, in this article it is always Barack Hussein Obama. Maybe there are two Barack Obama's in the Chicago phone book and Slimp wanted to be clear. The rest of the article is the promotion of other third party Presidential candidates, such as Bob Barr with the libertarians, an extensive discussion of Ron Paul, and Charles Baldwin of the Constitutional Party.


The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) ( have their regular magazine, Confederate Veteran, but they also have a lesser known magazine, Southern Mercury. Technically it is published by a Political Action Committee and not the SCV, but it shares the same mailing address as the SCV. The website for the magazine is quite uniformative. For the SCV's public image this is just as well.

On contributor is Frank Conner who is the author of "The South Under Siege," a Neo-Confederate book available at his website

This is an extract of Frank Conner's article (Where We Stand Now And How We Got Here, Vol. 1 No. 2, Sept./Oct. 2003, pages 10-14, extract from page 12):

The Liberals Create a False Public Image of the Blacks

The 20th, century liberals (North and South) decided to use black civil rights as their main moral weapon against the white South, just as their 19th century predecessors had done prior to the War of Northern Aggression.

After the turn of the 20th century, the white Southerners had disfranchised and segregated the blacks, in perhaps the mildest reaction possible at that time to the blacks' transgressions. The blacks — then a childlike people had been selling their votes to the Democrats en masse for $.25 apiece in national elections. This so enraged the Northern Republicans (who believed that the blacks owed them) that in 1890 they almost succeeded at reinstating key elements of Reconstruction in the South (via the Force Bill). The white Southerners weren't about to undergo any part of that experience again, so they disfranchised the blacks lawfully via universal poll taxes, literacy tests, etc.

At the same time, due primarily to the ruinous practices of the Northern capitalists, many Southern blacks could no longer earn a living as sharecroppers; so they moved into the towns. But they did not under-stand town life, and the white Southerners lacked the money and other resources to teach them; consequently, the blacks' crime rates soared. Their homicide rate became seven times that of the whites. In sheer self-defense, the Southern whites segregated the blacks. The Northern liberals could not reasonably object to any of that. So instead, they began creating a false public image of the blacks.

Early in the 20th century, the liberals took control of the humanities departments in the colleges and universities of America. Previously, anthropologists had routinely recorded the notable differences in IQ among the races; but at Columbia, a liberal cultural anthropologist named Franz Boas now changed all of that. He decreed that there were no differences in IQ among the races, and the only biological differences between the blacks and whites were of superficial nature. The liberals swiftly made it academically suicidal to challenge Boas' flat assertion. Mean-while, the liberals in the media heaped special praise upon black athletes, musicians, singers, and writers — and treated them as typical of the black race. The liberals were creating a false image of the blacks in America as a highly competent people who were being held back by the prejudiced white Southerners.


The next section is titled "The Liberals Destroy the Old South in the Name of Black Civil Rights."

Oddly enough, Conners book is mentioned at the end of the article in the biographical note for him, but none of the anti-semitic writing is present.

The Southern Mercury magazine reveals the real face of the SCV and it is angry white nationalism of an organization with roughly 30,000 members, a headquarters building, and substantial money.
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