District of Corruption
1.) As everyone knows by now, the League isn’t using the Confederate battle flag at our protest in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, but Wonkette deliberately chose that image to depict our group as a bunch of shirtless rednecks. Remember, it is wrong to “stereotype” people, unless they happen to be White Southerners who live in “Redneckistan.”
2.) It’s true that the Shawnee and Cherokee Indians were displaced from Tennessee in the 19th century. Remember, it is wrong to displace people in the own lands, unless they happen to be White Southerners. In that case, it is perfectly legitimate to cheer for our extinction, and to say it can’t happen “soon enough.”
3.) The League of the South’s protest in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville is scheduled for October 12th, which is early next month, not this weekend.
4.) It is true that tens of thousands of refugees from US wars in the Middle East and Africa have been resettled in Tennessee. In fact, Middle Tennessee is now home to one of the largest populations of Iraqi Kurds in the United States. The same is true of Vietnamese refugees who were resettled in Virginia and Texas after the Vietnam War.
5.) The resettlement of Iraqi Kurds in the United States was going on long before 9/11 and has nothing to do with terrorism. Instead, it is a long term effect of the US Empire’s various interventions in Iraq and Iran.
6.) Tyson Foods said in their own press release that Eid al-Fitr is a paid holiday at their Shelbyville plant. The story was reported by the local media and was a major grievance for the people who actually live in the area.