Exclusive: Second hate group set to send members to a deceptively styled "Confederate Heritage" rally at Stone Mountain, Georgia this coming Saturday
According to a message posted at the Stand By The Flag Rally Facebook page by League of the South member Eric Meadows, the hate group will be sending some members to join the Ku Klux Klan, and the Confederate Heritage community, in a joint hate rally at Stone Mountain, Georgia on Saturday, November 14, 2015. This will be the second time this year that members of all 3 groups have converged on Stone Mountain for a joint hate rally conveniently styled as "Confederate Heritage". The Facebook post ironically included the hashtag #HeritageNotHate, an oft cited, but completely meaningless slogan, used by both hate groups, and the Confederate Heritage community, which are often times intertwined.
|Facebook post by League of the South President Michael Hill detailing some of the command structure of his hate group secret paramilitary unit. (Image courtesy of the Southern Poverty Law Center)|
Meadows was outed last year as a staff member within the secessionist minded hate group, in an exclusive post in which the SPLC confirmed the existence of a paramilitary unit within the League named "The Indomitables".
|LARP-ing LOSer Eric Meadows. (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
According to a Facebook posting authored by the League of the South President, Michael Hill at the time, Meadows was in charge of training the hate groups few members. It is unclear if Meadows still fills the same role as a staff member within the group today, or how many hate group members the League will be sending to Saturday's rally.
|Stand By The Flag Rally Facebook page which includes a link to the Ku Klux Klan group named the Rebel Outlaw Knights. (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
As is often the case with "Confederate Heritage" type groups, Stand By The Flag Rally, which is promoting the November 14th hate rally online, appears to be associated with the Ku Klux Klan directly as it includes the URL to the homepage for the Rebel Outlaw Knights on it's Facebook page.
|A description of the Rebel Outlaw Knights from their homepage linked from the Stand By The Flag Rally Facebook page. (Image courtesy of the Rebel Outlaw Knights)|
On it's homepage, the Rebel Outlaw Knights link to a You Tube video either produced and/or hosted by Renegade Broadcasting, a racist alternative media outlet founded by Kyle Hunt, who is best known for having a meltdown after organizing a failed White Man March. The groups homepage also includes imagery of Confederate Flags, Ku Klux Klan emblems, and photos of intimidating looking masked men. A member of the Klan group recently claimed to have helped organize an Anti-Islam rally in Arizona, with Patriotard Jon Ritzheimer.
|A screenshot from the Rebel Outlaw Knights homepage which shows images of masked men, Confederate Flags and Ku Klux Klan imagery. (Image courtesy of the Rebel Outlaw Knights)|
Although the Southern Poverty Law Center revealed that the Ku Klux Klan was organizing the rally on October 22, 2015 the entire "Confederate Heritage" community has chosen to either remain completely silent about the rally, such as in the case of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (who spoke out against a similar Klan rally in South Carolina over this past summer), or have resorted to attempting to make excuses, and pretend that there's no evidence that the rally is being organized by Ku Klux Klan members associated with the International Keystone Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
|Connie Chastain's ultra stale word salad claiming to "debunk" the Ku Klux Klan's organizing of the hate rally on November 14th at Stone Mountain, Georgia. (Image courtesy of Backsass)|
We will be reaching out to several Confederate Heritage groups in the coming week leading up to Saturday's rally, to see if they will stand with us in condemning this hate rally. We are positive that they are all just waiting until the last second to go all in against this rally, and to urge the entire "Confederate Heritage" community not to attend, for maximum potency.
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