I got a new shout-out over at the Hatewatch this evening:
“Another Southern Nationalist expat turned “Alt-Right” mouthpiece, Brad Griffin, also spoke at the event. In a post outlining future plans for public events, Griffin, writing on his blog Occidental Dissent under then pen-name Hunter Wallace, stated:
“Greg Johnson is going to be hosting a series of private, invitation-only meetings in the Northwest. I’m planning to do the same thing here in the Southeast. Every other month we will host an Alt-South meeting somewhere in order to expand our network. It will be like the League of the South’s various protests, but without the street action.”
Griffin was for a time a staunch advocate of the League’s strategy of staging public protests. While he has not updated the “Events/Activism” tab on Occidental Dissent since August of 2013, Griffin wrote on “The Logic of Street Demonstrations” in March of 2014 and participated in LOS protests as recently as 2016. Rifts between Griffin and Hill were visible at the time of that protest at LOS Nationals and have only become more pronounced. Since the 2016 election, Griffin has denigrated Hill for disagreeing with him over the usefulness of Trump’s candidacy. No longer limiting himself to Occidental Dissent, Griffin has begun writing under his pen name for Richard Spencer’s new Alt-Right blog.
Griffin’s willingness to buck rank within the League and join forces with effete urbanite Spencer makes sense, given that Griffin has himself benefitted socially from venturing outside of his home in Alabama’s rural black belt. It was at the Council of Conservative Citizen’s (CofCC’s) 2013 Conference in Winston-Salem, NC that Griffin met his wife-to-be, Renee Baum, daughter of CofCC co-founder Gordon Baum. …”
A few points:
1.) I object to being characterized as a “Southern Nationalist expat turned “Alt-Right” mouthpiece.” I’m still a Southern Nationalist. We’re posting more Southern Nationalist content here than ever before. In fact, I published a long article called “The Endgame” last night.
2.) I have always had ties to the Alt-Right and White Nationalism. I ran several White Nationalist forums from 2001 until 2007. I founded Occidental Dissent as a White Nationalist blog. Occidental Dissent was originally an Alt-Right blog in 2010. I’ve known Richard Spencer, Greg Johnson and James Edwards in real life for longer than I have been involved with the League of the South.
3.) I joined the Council of Conservative Citizens in 2010. I met Kyle Rogers at the 2010 Council of Conservative Citizens National Conference in Nashville. While I have been in the League of the South, I have always been involved with other groups like the Council of Conservative Citizens.
4.) I have always written about a wide range of topics of this website. The only thing that has really changed here is the high speed internet and my output on any given day.
5.) Now that President Trump is in office and shares our views on a wide range of issues, what would be the point of protesting, say, illegal immigration or refugee resettlement? We spent years drawing attention to issues that have since entered the mainstream and which are being translated into public policy. Frankly, we won on pushing those burning issues into the national conversation.
6.) Since we aren’t doing the protests anymore, we can hold private regional meetups. In such a way, we can draw our supporters off the internet and into our real world networks while minimizing the risks of doxxing and making your efforts to disrupt our organizing far more difficult.
7.) I’m not attacking Dr. Hill. On the contrary, I wrote an article saying A Southern Defense Force Is Justified. We’ve refocused our energies on transforming Occidental Dissent into a Breitbart-style media platform for the Alt-South. I’m actually pretty good at punditry.
8.) I’ve always loved traveling. That’s pretty much all we did when I lived in Virginia in 2010 which is how I got involved in the Council of Conservative Citizens in the first place. As for Richard Spencer, he is doing great work with the Alt-Right, so why wouldn’t I support him? Instead of beefing with people who I agree with on 90% of issues, it makes far more sense to network and work with them.
9.) I was saying as far back as 2013 that we need to do a much better job of recruiting new people who live in our cities and suburbs.