The Great Southern Genocide

Hateful bigots who want to exterminate a people from the earth deface a statue of that people’s past.

The government, in full support of these extremists, then seeks to remove the statue altogether, removing it from the public eye.

Adding insult to injury, the leader gives a speech deriding the offended group about their past, smearing them and their ancestors on national television.

Then, under cover of night, barricades are erected around the target statue, as police snipers are positioned on rooftops around it.

Workers dressed in black, wearing helmets and masks, then set to work disassembling and removing the statue from the public square.

This is not Soviet Russia, and these are not Leninists removing a statue of an aristocrat.
This is not Nazi Germany, and these are not the Hitler Youth defacing a statue of a Jew.
This is not the Islamic State, and these are not radical Muslims destroying a statue of the Christ.

This is New Orleans, Louisiana – and these are the elected officials acting in concert with Black Lives Matter and other leftist terrorists to destroy the cultural icons of White Southerners.

The hateful bigots who want to exterminate a people from the earth are the leftist professors like George Ciccariello-Maher and Noel Ignatiev, who advocate the genocide of the white race. They are the terrorists in Black Lives Matter and By Any Means Necessary, the Antifa, and other radical leftists hellbent on destroying the white race – especially those of us in the South.

The government is the office of Mayor Landrieu, along with the New Orleans Police Department.

The leader deriding a targeted racial group is Mayor Landrieu himself, smearing White Southerners and their ancestors on national television.

The targeted statue was the monument of the Battle of Liberty Place.

The workers were from a construction company called Cuzan Services Limited.

Lauren Southern, a Canadian journalist who is emphatically not a Southerner, understands the deliberate destruction of our culture and the apathy that enables it better than most Americans. Here is her talk from Monday titled “The Destruction of History”:

The monuments of New Orleans are but the latest episode in a genocide that has been underway for years. The attacks on the Confederate flag might ring a bell:

An historic moment, they say, when a flag or a monument is removed. In truth, it is an anti-historical moment. In truth, the only history in the making here is one of genocide.

On April 24, 1915, the Ottoman Minister of the Interior ordered the arrest of approximately 250 Armenian community leaders in Constantinople, most of whom were eventually killed. It was the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. They called it a “decapitation strike,” intended to break their will to resist and deprive them of leadership.

A key component of the Armenian Genocide was the destruction of the monuments and churches. Even the names of the streets were changed, to erase the memory of their heroes & triumphs, and the relics of their worship.

How long do you think it will be before the Federal Government orders the arrest of approximately 250 white community leaders in an effort to break our will to resist and deprive us of leadership? As in Constantinople, the changing of street names and schools in the South, the removal of our flag and our monuments, is only the beginning.

Now, if the Armenian Genocide is too far remote for you, look to the same destruction of monuments by the Taliban. You might recall that back in 2001 they detonated explosives to destroy two statues of the Buddha in Afghanistan dating from the Fourth and Fifth Centuries. When asked why this was done, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar replied that the Westerners were coming into Afghanistan, pretending to care about its people, and pouring millions of dollars into dead relics, millions of dollars that went to preserving rocks but not feeding the people.

Unlike the destruction of the Buddhas in Afghanistan by the Taliban, the politicians carrying out this agenda out in the US are not destroying these monuments in order to make a statement that aid to the South by outsiders should be for feeding the Southern people. It is purely an effort to annihilate the Southern culture, its heroes, and its past. And with a grand sense of irony, they scream “RACISM!” at anyone who opposes this program.

Take one more example: the Islamic State. ISIS has destroyed Shiite mosques; tombs of Old Testament prophets; Christian churches; World Heritage Sites; and libraries. The list of desecrated sites and monuments is too lengthy to list.

But the same is true of the sites and monuments in the South desecrated by the Federal Government, the State & local governments, the leftists, and all the rest involved in the Great Southern Genocide.

You could count up all the Confederate graveyards vandalized – if things like that made the news in the same way the desecration of Jewish graveyards did.

You could tally up all the removals & bans of Confederate flags, whether from city or State government buildings, parks, or online stores like Amazon – if anyone cared enough to undertake such a monumental act of recordkeeping.

You could inventory all the Confederate monuments and memorials that have been removed from their places of prominence in order to appease the rabid hatred of the leftists – and this atrocity in New Orleans would be just another line on the list.

ISIS will not stop until the Islamic State is cleansed of all idolatry, of anything standing in opposition to their totalitarian ideology. Likewise, the leftists in this country will not stop until “the South” is simply another place on the map of one homogenized, mechanized parking lot called the United States of America; at which point nothing can oppose their totalitarian ideology of tolerance & equality.

Yesterday I talked with Charles Lincoln of New Orleans about this mess. He was there at the removal of the monument of the Battle of Liberty Place. He says it was carried out like a bank heist, a criminal act under police protection. He said that the folks trying to save the statues belong to a preservation society: while Mr. Lincoln and I are both of the right-wing, these people have nothing to do with ideology.

These statues were under federal protection as historic landmarks – much like Palmyra was registered as a World Heritage Site at the time of its destruction by ISIS. But to make this atrocity legal, the Federal Government simply disclaimed interest in the site, knowing that it would lead ultimately to its removal by the city.

Mr. Lincoln, who has been involved with this tragedy from the beginning, tells me that the litigation to prevent this crime was a failure because they had big law firms taking the usual approach to everything: paperwork & formalities, hollow motions and appeals to precedent. The lawyers were not willing to talk about the real issues, like the Mayor of New Orleans promoting racial tension, setting blacks against whites, and denigrating the heritage of White Southerners.

Mr. Lincoln has witnessed first-hand the destruction of New Orleans over the years. A town of about 375,000, it is flooded every year not by the Gulf of Mexico but by millions of tourists. In his own words, New Orleans has become “a concentration camp of B&Bs” [bed-&-breakfasts], with old houses being partitioned and pimped out to the tourists flooding the streets. They come to this legendary Southern city to see the South, but it is nothing of the sort. Like almost every Southern city today, it has been hollowed out, converted into a tourist trap that looks like a Southern city. Much like Mexico or Japan at Epcot, the style is there, but it is devoid of substance, hollow except for the gift shops.

Speaking of Mexico, Mr. Lincoln made an apt analogy to our situation in the South. He noted that archaeology keeps tourism alive and funds the Mexican economy. People go to Mexico to visit the temples. And yet the Mexican government, which bears the symbol of the Aztecs on its flag, does not find it necessary to say to the tourists, “Don’t worry, we’re not going to bring back human sacrifice!” Of course they don’t. No one in their right mind would think that. Just like no one in their right mind would think that White Southerners are going to bring back black slavery.

We need not agree with history to study it. We have a foundation in Roman law, but we do not practice crucifixion. We value the Spartan culture, but we are not going to throw weak infants off a cliff. We value the Christian Church, but we are not going to burn witches at the stake and torture heretics in the public square. The fact that past practices conflict with our delicate modern sensibilities is not an argument to erase the very memory of these institutions from the face of the earth.

But the bottom line, says Mr. Lincoln, is that people have an agenda in destroying valuable things. This has nothing to do with reason. It has nothing to do with logic or justice or anything else that a reasonable person might be able to grasp. The Great Southern Genocide is motivated by nothing but pure hate. The leftist ideology is a cancer eating at the whole of Western Civilization, and the South is simply the first organ to fail.

I am, admittedly, an unlikely spokesman for the South. I was born in Ohio, went to law school in Chicago, grew up in Orlando, a tourist destination, not exactly a stronghold of Southern culture. Some of my fellow Southerners take issue with the fact that I married into an Hispanic family. In point of fact, though I was raised in the South, I never considered myself a Southerner until I went to live in Chicago. That was the point at which I realized the world of difference between the South and everywhere else.

So I teach my half-Hispanic children about their Celtic roots and about their Southern heritage. I educate them about the Civil War and the triumph of the industrialists & financiers over our agrarian forefathers. They are raised to say “No, sir” and “Yes, ma’am,” to cherish the environment and honor their family. But even with all the children I have, a proper upbringing is not enough to stop the onslaught of the Great Southern Genocide.

Everything about our culture is daily assaulted by the mass media. Southern values are ridiculed on television, Southerners are depicted as illiterate pig wrestlers by Hollywood, and the banning of our flags and monuments is treated not with sympathy, but compounded by the derision of the anchors & journalists who call us hateful bigots while spitting in our faces.

The legal system has failed us, as we are denied recourse by legitimate processes. The governments and the media outlets are actively against us. Our schools collaborate in the plot, twisting history to brainwash our children.

Armed revolt is now in order. Let sabotage be our prosecutor, reprisal our redress, and history our judge. For if we do not fight back with something more than useless court motions and Sunday school lectures, the South will die a second death.

Remember the Armenian Genocide: First they changed the street names and removed their monuments. Then they arrested their leaders. Then came the executions. We must fight back against these extremists, or we Southerners in the American Empire will go the way of the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire one hundred years ago.

Augustus Invictus
An attorney, writer, and political activist in Orlando, Florida, Augustus Invictus is best known as a radical philosopher and social critic. Invictus is a member of the right-wing of the Libertarian Party. He ran for the United States Senate in Florida as a Libertarian in 2016 and formerly served as Chair of the Libertarian party of Orange County.

Invictus earned his B.A. in Philosophy at the University of South Florida in Tampa and his J.D. at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Returning to his hometown of Orlando, he studied leadership at Rollins Crummer Graduate School of Business and opened the law firm for which he served as Managing Partner until his retirement from law practice.

A Southerner and a father of five children, Invictus contends that revolutionary conservatism requires a shift in perspective from the exaltation of abstract ideologies to a focus on our families and communities.