I began a post describing what has been lost over the last few days in the wake of the Charleston massacre, from major stores banning Confederate merchandise to our monuments vandalized to the all-out attack on the Confederate flag by the Republican Party. But there is just too much to document here.
The Confederate flag, which was already not very visible in much of the South anyhow, will now be a lot less visible. Any display of it will be subject to attack and in the end will probably come down (including the State flag of Mississippi). What’s next? Surely our monuments – even the most important of them to us. That is what has been lost. We are seeing the emergence of a post-flag South.
Beyond just the flag, the Confederate heritage movement (which has been slowly losing one battle after another for more than two decades) has been wiped off the field. In its defense there have been (and will continue to be) too many attacks by American forces across such a wide front in just a few days to effectively mount any resistance.
This is not to be pessimistic but to face the emerging reality wide-eyed. Already most Southerners in suburbia and urban centers have no strong emotional connection to Confederate heritage. Our youth of today will have even less of a connection.
And if the reaction to the shooting in Charleston isn’t quite enough to sweep away all Confederate heritage then surely the next such event will. And can there be any doubt that there will be a next one? We are facing an all-out war by America on our identity, culture and even our demographic survival. We are attacked in the streets. Our women are raped or coerced and guilted into accepting the advances of thugs. We are mocked in the media. Our patriotism is abused. America offers nothing positive to us. This will surely provoke a small number of people who are pre-disposed to violent crime.
How then are we to face the future as Southern nationalists in a post-flag, post-heritage era? Clearly, it means that being pro-Southern can’t be about “save the flag” – because there will be few, if any, to save. It seems to me that as conditions continue to worsen in Dixie our struggle will focus more directly on our biological and identitarian survival.
America has been swift and brutal in its war upon us. We must be adaptive and shrewd in facing the future. We must appeal to a broad range of our people as they are, inspiring and leading them.
SF will do its part in helping to shape the Southern movement of tomorrow.