The following essay is the winning entry for our Active South Essay Contest. Submitted by Ethan R, a 15 year old Southern Nationalist from Virginia, Ethan stated in an e-mail sent to us that, “I support the re-unification of Virginia and pray for our Southern cause.” Congratulations to Ethan! As the first prize winner, Ethan will have his essay added as a PDF resource to the Active South educational resources section, and win a 15 dollar gift certificate at the SNN store. We think that his words will inspire and encourage.
“What Southern Nationalism Means to Me” by Ethan R.
Southern nationalism is, above all, a desire to preserve something greater than ourselves. When I think of Southern nationalism I think of the brave Southern men who fought and died to assure Southern freedom and the Southern way of life only to fall in the end. I think of the polite, unique, gracious Southern culture that survived into the 50s and 60s that honoured and revered the Confederacy and their ancestors and strove to keep their memory alive. I think of my beloved Virginia, constantly threatened by multiculturalism’s evils and unprecedented Yankee immigration. What Southern nationalism means to me is the fight to assure a free and independent Southern nation secure in her rich heritage and the bounty the Divine has given her.
The South at this time faces more than at any other point in her history. Even during the War of Northern Aggression we had a brave and valourous army to fight for our cause, and a government devoted to strictly Southern interests. Now the South is toothless and oppressed, bound by oppressive laws from an occupying government and constantly fighting just for the right to fly our flag or keep our memorials to the sacred Confederate dead. Now Yankees pour into Virginia, Florida, and the Carolinas in a concentrated campaign to dilute and destroy what true vestiges of Southern culture have not already been replaced by the Northern-manufactured ‘Proud to be a hick’ phenomenon. Now, as Yankees pour in through our northern borders, illegal immigrants flood in from Mexico intent on a Reconquista of Texas; already resting easy in the knowledge that President Obama has done half their own work with the passage of his new program that halts deportation and even grants work permits to millions of young illegals. And even so, the insidiousness of Hispanic culture is spreading throughout the South, destroying our native Anglo-Gaelic derived culture in favour of their own and making sure that Juan would feel at home whether in Mexico City or Louisville. All through a Yankee government that looks the other way while Southern culture dies.
To be a Southern nationalist is to look at the Southland collapsing around you and know that something is amiss. To not just sit passively by and let your ancestors’ legacy and culture to be destroyed, but to stand up and take action for their state and for the South. A Southern nationalist hoists on high the Bonnie Blue Flag and fights for his Southern people to the ends of the earth; knowing that if he does not then his beloved land will succumb to degeneracy and destruction. If a thousand men are never awakened to the realities of the continuing cultural genocide of the Southern people, they have not sinned as the Southron who knows of his home’s plight but does not take a stand.
What Southern nationalism means to me is to be part of a nation. I am Southron, born of a history and culture that is close to being lost. Today, many Southerners are almost ignorant that at one point, their homes would have been part of a free and independent nation. Certainly, politically correct Scalawag-dominated state legislatures are doing their dangdest to wipe out any trace of the valiant Confederate States and the men who died to defend them. What Southern nationalism means to me is educating those people on their glorious past, what to be a Southerner really means, and securing a free and independent South once more. With true Southerners, the Lost Cause will never be lost.