Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler speaks at headquarters of White Nationalist hate group the League of the South
|League of the South members confirm that State Auditor Jim Ziegler spoke at the Hate groups headquarters on Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Wetumpka, Alabama. (Images courtesy of Facebook)|
Alabama State Auditor Jim "Zig" Zeigler spoke this past Thursday night at the headquarters for the White Nationalist hate group the League of the South in Wetumpka, Alabama.
|Facebook event page for speaking engagement by Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler. (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
In addition to speaking as a guest of the hate group, Zeigler is also a member of a closed Facebook group page and was added to the page by the President of the group, Michael Hill two months ago.
|State Auditor Jim Zeigler has been a member of a closed Facebook page for 2 months and was added by the President of the hate group. (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
Zeigler posted in the group as recently as September 16th, just one day before he spoke at the hate groups headquarters.
|Jim Zeigler's post on a hate group Facebook page.|
(Image courtesy of Facebook)
Now would be a good time to remind you about that time when Michael Hill told his followers to attempt to gain positions within Government to sabotage them from the inside, a strategy that doesn't seem to be working too well for Hill.
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|State Auditor Jim Zeigler (Image courtesy of the Times-Journal)|
The Southern Poverty Law Center has published an exclusive article about Zeigler and his ties to the White Nationalist hate group.
"It is not known if Zeigler is a dues-paying member of the League of the South, nor have the details of his address last Thursday to the League been made clear. He did not return several messages left with his office seeking an explanation for why an elected official would attend a gathering of a neo-Confederate hate group – one that has worked to achieve a second secession and establish an ethnostate for white, Christian southerners. The LOS has gone farther than nostalgic Confederate daydreams, too. In recent years, its rhetoric has turned, it has built a paramilitary militia known as "the Indomitables" and LOS president Michael Hill has fantasized about a race war he and his followers believe to be on the horizon.
“Negroes are more impulsive than whites,” Hill wrote in an essay published last May. “Tenacity and organization are not the negroes [sic] strong suits. If [a race war] could be won by ferocity alone, he might have a chance. But like the adrenaline rush that sparks it, ferocity is short lived. And it can be countered by cool discipline, an historic white trait.”
Zeigler, who is also a member of a closed LOS Facebook group, didn’t mention any of that on the Facebook event page he created for his speech. Instead, he said he was excited for the chance to meet with LOSers –– just “salt-of-the-earth folks,” he said."
According to to WSFA, Zeigler is quoted as saying about the controversy:
The SPLC "doesn't know a hate group when they see one."
While AL.com is reporting:
"In response, Zeigler said the SPLC, which he calls the "Southern Political Correctness Center," is harassing him. He said the League of the South is a southern heritage group, but speaking to the group doesn't mean he believes in their mission.
"They are extremely concerned that the United States may not be able to survive in the long run with illegal immigrants, terrorists and a lack of support of traditional values," Zeigler said of the League of the South. "They want to be prepared if Alabama or the South someday has to fend for ourselves and form their own nation. They are not calling for that now."
Zeigler said he isn't a secessionist."
One commenter at AL.com correctly noted that fired Anniston, Alabama Police Officer Josh Doggrell noted that there are Neo-Nazis ties to the White Nationalist group.
"An Anniston police officer who was fired over his membership in a reputed white supremacist group testified today that he grew disillusioned with the League of the South as individuals within it began to identify with neo-Nazi elements."
|(Image courtesy of AL.com)|
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