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Response to “Southern Blend”
I am writing this in response to John Rittmann’s “Southern Blend” columns on the League of the South, although most of it is now old news. On my father’s side of my family, I had a relative, Allen Taylor Caperton, from West Virginia, who served in the Confederate Congress before the Yankees divided Virginia into two states. The Capertons were descended from French Huguenots, actually the founder of the Huguenot movement, Hugo Capet, where my name, Caperton, comes from.
My mother’s maiden name was Ward, with her grandfather being a Stewart. The Stewarts were descended from King James Stewart and Prince Bonnie Charles Stewart, leader of the Scottish / Secession independence from England movement and war. They lost the war and were forced to leave Britain and ended up coming to the wilderness of the American South and living with the Indians. The Wards were a mixture of Scottish and Native American, those being mostly Cherokee, with the well-known Nancy Ward being a relative on her side. My great-great-grandfather Ward, on my mother’s side, was a lieutenant in the Confederate Army and served as one of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’s personal bodyguards. Before Abraham Lincoln got assassinated, he had attempted on several occasions to have Jefferson Davis assassinated, which fortunately was thwarted by his secret service and guards. I personally therefore don’t feel sorry about what happened to Lincoln.
This being said, neither of my parents ever became interested or involved in politics, although it ran in their bloodlines, and I don’t remember them ever even voting until I became involved myself. I became involved in politics and the Confederate / Southern Nationalist movement on my own as a young man. Years later, in 1997, I joined the League of the South, which was then called the Southern League. I also joined a spin off group, The Alabama State Flag Initiative, and later became its assistant director under its founder, former Alabama State Trooper Walter L. Bryant. We lobbied the legislature in Montgomery and got the law passed requiring all Alabama state facilities to fly the Alabama State flag, which is a red St. Andrew’s cross.
The Confederate Battle flag is also a St. Andrew’s cross. Many Southerners are part Scottish, and the Scottish flag is a blue and white St. Andrew’s cross which our Scottish ancestors used when they fought for independence from England. In America, when they later fought for Southern independence, they used the St. Andrew’s cross of their ancestors, but gave it the red, white and blue American colors and placed on it the stars representing the Confederate states. The St. Andrew’s cross is an ancient Celtic emblem which our ancestors used long before most of them probably ever saw a Black person. Our Scottish and Celtic ancestors obtained in America what they were unable to in Britain, secession and independence from England, which was the World Power of its day.
The union of American states was voluntary; there was no such thing as U.S. citizenship. You were an American citizen by being a citizen of your sovereign state. Secession was legal under the Constitution, and when the North wanted centralized government instead of local government and increased the tariff on Southern trade items from 10% to 50%, the Southern states seceded and formed their own nation. The U.S. illegally invaded the South and forced us back into the Union at gunpoint after committing numerous acts of terrorism against civilians and burning hundreds of our cities and towns to the ground. If this had not happened, we Southerners would be living in our own country now. We would have our own laws, news media, currency, immigration laws, schools, air force, navy, and army. There would have been no need for Trump to make us great again; we in the South would have remained a great and productive nation.
This was the idea behind me joining the League of the South. The U.S. is now run by globalists who want open borders and a one world government. They plan to do away with freedom of speech, gun ownership, do away with currency, and implant in you microchips that will act as debit and tracking devices. Some big companies will no longer accept cash. If you think you can vote your way out of this, just remember what happened with Trump. They won’t have to steal the election next time; they will have millions of illegal immigrants registered to vote, and they won’t be voting Republican!
I later became the state treasurer for the Alabama League of the South and chairman of the Coosa County chapter. Over the years, I recruited many members, and these members often recruited others. Some got chapters of their own. I know two of the men that Rittmann mentioned getting arrested. Michael Peroutka is from Maryland and was a former U.S. presidential candidate; he was never arrested that I know of. Ryan King got arrested at Auburn University. An Alt Right leader was making a speech there, and me and several other League members decided to go listen. Members of the ANTIFA were there protesting, threatening and harassing those who came to hear the presentation. Ryan King arrived late and was confronted by ANTIFA agitators who tried to prevent him from entering the auditorium. Ryan got into a fight with one of them and knocked him down; both were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. We went to the Auburn Police Department and picked him up after the speech. I wasn’t very impressed with the Alt Right speaker, but I don’t like thugs trying to tell others who they can listen to and who they can’t and what someone can or can’t say. Were these the “friends” of Rittmann’s that got assaulted?
Rittmann is correct in the fact that the national League of the South went in a direction that many Alabama members believed that it shouldn’t have. They sought to recruit younger members, often from big cities up North that were not Southerners, nor descended from Confederates, many with the tattooed, shaved head, skin head type look. Some claimed to be atheists and pagans. The Alabama members and them did not mix well together. At the last national conference, some looked at and treated me and others like we were the ones not supposed to be there.
Another reason that contributed to this move in the wrong direction was spies and infiltrators from our opponents. At one League of the South rally in Tennessee, a man showed up and was yelling racial slurs at Blacks that passed by. No one knew who he was, but it was later found out that he worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center and was doing this so that people would blame the League. Other infiltrators became actual members and officers; Bill “Deacon” Cox was one such person. Bill didn’t just become an officer in the League, but also in the Alabama State Flag Initiative, the Council Of Conservative Citizens, The Sons Of Confederate Veterans, and several militia groups. Bill even formed his own Confederate Motorcycle Corp. Their meeting place was behind the Old Golden Rule on Alabama Highway 22 between Rockford and Alexander City. This was about 2010-2011.
A lawyer from Montgomery, who was a League member, discovered that Bill’s wife was Laurie Wood, the intelligence analyst for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Bill used to stop by my store a lot to see how I was doing…and to place listening devices in my shop and tracking devices on my vehicles. It’s always nice when people think about you!
One way our enemies bring down conservative groups is to place their people in them. Often they even contribute large sums of money, although most likely not their money, and some members often love them, and when someone tells them that these people are not what they seem, some don’t want to hear it. Some even started to wonder about Dr. Hill and if he was really working for what he said he was or just wanted all of us together so someone could keep an eye on us. Bill wasn’t the only one of these infiltrators by any means, and they helped set the League on the direction for failure, which was their objective. Many who recently stormed the Capitol during the Trump rally were these types of people, knowing that it would be blamed on Trump supporters.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is the group that had the 10 commandments removed in Montgomery, then removed Judge Roy Moore. Then they got gay marriage legalized in Alabama, and then removed Roy Moore again despite his getting voted back in by Alabama citizens. They then worked against Moore when he ran for senator by helping distribute lies about him, to help left winger Doug Jones win. They also work against Trump and for transgender equality. I have read the divorce transcripts of the SPLC founder, Morris Dees, and what his ex said about him. Real nice people.
While most of the Alabama secessionists are no longer with the League, we are still here and determined. The League needed us a lot more than we needed them, although I personally opposed the removal of the Alabama group because I had spent a lot of time trying to build up the organization for it to have been brought down by bad leadership. In the Bible it says that Christians should separate themselves from others. (II Corinthians 6:17, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you.”) Sounds like secession to me!
Lloyd A. Caperton