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Council of Conservative Citizens, League of the South No Longer Trying to Downplay Hate

Rhetoric of 'pro-South,' neo-Confederate hate groups grows harsher.

The two largest and most influential "pro-South" hate groups — the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) and the League of the South — sought for years to play down their racism and hatred of egalitarianism.

That seems less true by the day.

Since the Intelligence Report published exposés on the CCC ("Sharks in the Mainstream," Winter 1999 issue) and the League ("A League of Their Own," Summer 2000 issue), these two groups have increasingly abandoned attempts to whitewash their politics.

Even so, members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans have been working with and even joining these groups.

Some of the groups' recent statements give a sense of their politics.

For months last year, the CCC carried an essay on its main website that attacked, among other things, "negroes, queers and other retrograde species of humanity."

After the Sept. 11 attacks, the Web site added an item on "DIRTY ROTTEN ARABS AND MUSLIMS," and the following statement: "America is now drinking the bitter dregs of multiculturalism and diversity."

And in the "Quotes to Remember" section, the CCC offered up this gem: "Race is everything, and every race that does not keep its blood from being mixed will perish."

The League of the South, which has long described the South as a culture created by and for white people, also had much to say about the September massacre.

In the mind of League President Michael Hill, the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C., were "the natural fruits of a regime committed to multiculturalism and diversity— . [T]his is America's wake-up call to forsake its idolatry and to return to its true Christian and Constitutional foundation."