Saturday, October 20, 2007

They eat their own. Another SCV faction fight. James-Younger Camp, a real piece of work.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has this report on the latest factional fighting in the SCV between far-right and farther-right factions. The farther right it seems is called the "lunatics" in the Neo-Confederate movement, a very apt name.

Look at the lead photo. As you might imagine, the current Commander-in-Chief, Christopher Sullivan, editor of the Southern Partisan, a Neo-Confederate publication, doesn't want this group to be the public face of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV).

Especially since they were T-shirts promoting the Turner Diaries, a race war white supremacist novel as reported by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The Lunatic faction is actually calling Sullivan a "granny" which is a term of derision for those who are not seen as neo-Confederate enough.

This will be a destructive conflict of the entire Neo-Confederate movement. The first phase of the fighting will be in the SCV. One faction will be the Neo-Confederates who realize that if the James-Younger Camp is the face of the SCV, the organization is finished for credibility. If they win, the SCV will be pitted against the Southern Partisan and it will be a competition who is the most Neo-Confederate and true. This competition will involve attacks on the Southern Partisan as being politically correct etc. and pressuring it to take ever more extreme positions.

Even if the "lunatics" as the more Neo-Confederate faction is called, fails to take over the SCV, it will result in an ongoing conflict in the SCV and against the Southern Partisan for years. Every organization will be forced to attempt to navigating between these extremes. The League of the South (LOS) will have to choose which side to be on. The LOS was one of the groups that attacked the old "moderate" leadership and was a force in the SCV take over. It will be ironic to see the LOS attacked by the very extreme forces it unleashed.

As for Christopher M. Sullivan, I can't think of a more appropriate person to have to face attacks by the Lunatics.

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