Dr. Michael Hill has addressed the Rainbow Confederates in a new essay on the League of the South website:
“Could there be any victory more complete than to have the descendants of one’s own defeated foes embrace the victor’s principles and repudiate those of their ancestors?”—Samuel Francis
Several years ago, a pro-South pastor told me that even the most hardcore, traditionalist Southerners in our own day are reconstructed to one degree or another. Though I hate to admit it, I think he is correct.
You see, there is a great gulf between what most “Confederate” Southerners believe in 2014 and what their ancestors believed a century or more ago. The purpose of this article is to point out how our thinking has changed over that time span, why it changed, and what we can—and must—do about it now if the true South is to survive. …”
Note: A “Rainbow Confederate” is someone who supports Southern heritage, usually a Baby Boomer who likes the Confederate Battle Flag, but who subscribes to a false version of history and who embraces the racial and cultural values of the enemies of secession, who were known in their day as “Black Republicans” or “Radical Republicans.”
This is a bizarre worldview which would have perplexed both sides in the War Between the States. I’ve started a new Southern heritage Facebook page called “The Fire-Eater” in order to educate the public about the true racial beliefs of the Confederate generation.