Over the years we've taken pleasure lambasting the SVR secessionists, both for the idiocy of their policy proposals and for their willingness to cozy up to outright racists, but we haven't had much to say about them lately (seeing as how they're pretty much consigned to irrelevancy and all).
Still, this year is special because it's the sesquicentennial of the final year of the Civil War. While some have spent the year honoring the Union and marking the traitors' perfidy, the League of the South, longtime allies of the Second Vermont Republic, have chosen a special way to mark the anniversary.
Here's what their head, Michael Hill, has to say:
The League of the South looks to the present and future. However, from time to time we do look back at our past.
This 14th of April will mark the 150th anniversary of John Wilkes Booth’s execution of the tyrant Abraham Lincoln. The League will, in some form or fashion, celebrate this event. We remember Booth’s diary entry: “Our country owed all her troubles to him, and God simply made me the instrument of his punishment.” A century and a half after the fact, The League of the South thanks Mr. Booth for his service to the South and to humanity.
Is there anyone still kicking around at the Second Vermont Republic who is willing to disavow their connections to this actively racist organization?