Michael Hill: A Violence-­Inclined Racist, In His Own Words

Michael Hill, 63, of Killen, Alabama, was a founder of the white nationalist League of the South in 1994: its mission was to "protect the Anglo-Celtic core population and culture of the historic South." Twenty years later, he still pursues racist agenda that includes secession of the Southern states to form a theocratic republic of the white people, by the white people, and for the white people. And his rhetoric is increasingly inclined toward violence.

For example, one week after Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka wrote a solicitous letter on July 8 to Hill, in which he thanks the League of the South for its "friendship, work, and hospitality," and begs for their financial support, Hill wrote an essay in which he predicts "guerrilla warfare" will be necessary to achieve the League's secessionist goals. He lists potential "targets" in what can best be described as a program of terrorism and assassination, to be carried about by "3­to­5­man" death squads. He specifies that in his view, the appropriate targets for murder would include "political leaders," journalists, "cultural icons," "bureaucrats," and other members of the "managerial elite" who oversee government and commerce.

Hill Describes Death Squads

Here is Hill in his July 15 essay, ("A Bazooka in Every Pot"), explaining what the death squads will be about:

"But what about that liberal canard that says that no matter how well armed the citizens are, they will never be able to defeat the modern military in a toe­to­toe confrontation? First, that presumes that the US military would fire on its own people, a question whose answer we do not know. And, second, it presumes that the fight would be a conventional one. More likely, it will be Fourth Generation Warfare, which is just another way of saying guerrilla war.

"In 4Gen Warfare the lines between the military and the political, economic, cultural, and social are blurred past the point of recognition. To oversimplify, the primary targets will not be enemy soldiers; instead, they will be political leaders, members of the hostile media, cultural icons, bureaucrats, and other of the managerial elite without whom the engines of tyranny don't run.

"4Gen Warfare doesn't require that the populace be armed equal to the military and law enforcement. In fact, having such firepower, with few exceptions (such as full­auto "assault weapons," silencers, and a handful of other esoteric toys), would be a logistical and tactical burden to the common 3­ to 5­man group so common in this type of warfare. Stealth and the concentration of firepower at certain points for a short time are the keys to successful Gen4 Warfare, whether it's busting up a traffic roadblock, ambushing a gun confiscation raid, or taking down a high­profile tyrant."

Hill has become increasingly belligerent in recent years. For example, in March 2011, reports the Southern Poverty Law Center, Hill urged League members to stockpile AK­47s, hollow­point bullets, and tools to derail trains. That summer, at the League's annual conference in Alabama, he asked, "<ahref="http://dixienet.org/rights/what_would_it_take_to_get_you_to_fight.php">What would it take to get you to fight? The mantra [that] violence, or the serious threat thereof, never settles anything is patently false. History shows that it indeed does settle many things."

Hill Denigrates Our Pledge of Allegiance

Hill started out as an academic, and has engaged in more and more violent rhetoric since the League's founding. The SPLC summarizes:

"Hill's League started out complaining about the media treatment of white Southerners but quickly developed into a racist group calling for secession, attacking egalitarianism, calling antebellum slavery 'God­ordained,' opposing racial intermarriage, and defending segregation as a policy designed to protect the 'integrity' of both the black and the white races.

"An early sign of the League's underlying racism came in 1995, when Hill set up a student chapter at his alma mater, the University of Alabama. Within months, its members began to verbally attack gays, and chapter president Thomas Stedman wrote to the student newspaper to claim that 'blacks did not invent ...anything of note anywhere in the world.' Hill also praised extremists like the Holocaust­denying and immigrant­bashing Jean­Marie Le Pen of France, calling for 'others like Le Pen to arise.' The 'ravages of multiculturalism and so­called diversity,' Hill said, are anathema to him. Hill described the Pledge of Allegiance as 'nationalist propaganda [meant] to indoctrinate' children with socialist ideas about government.

In 2000, the SPLC added the League to its list of neo­Confederate hate groups based on the organization's white supremacist ideology.

Attacking the Supreme Court and the GOP for Civil Rights

In June 2003, Hill slammed the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down anti­gay sodomy laws. At the same time, he attacked the Republican Party, writing, "the sodomite and civil rights agendas have made great strides forward under GOP Presidents such as Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush I and II."

He concludesthat white Southerners should separate themselves by secession and create a theocratic state that eliminates gun control and civil rights by, for example, disallowing any LGBTQ rights, immigrants' rights, or abortion for any reason. He writes:

"It is the League's position that Southerners can stem the tide of cultural decline only by separating themselves politically from the American Empire and its corrupting institutions, including the Supreme Court. In a Southern Republic there would be no racial preferences, no sodomite rights movement, no abortion, no gun control, and no rampant legal and illegal Third World immigrant invasion. Instead, Southern laws and institutions would reflect the natural conservative, Christian worldview that once was commonplace among the people of Dixie."

'God­Ordained Superiority' and White Separatism

In a 2012 essay, Hill wrote that white people have a "God­ordained superiority." The false belief that God created white people as superior in culture and intellect is the essence of white supremacy.

In this racist diatribe, "Our Survival as a People," Hill writes:

"By the grace of God, the philosophies and institutions of Christian liberty are the creations of Western European whites. In this age of rabid 'political correctness,' this salient truth is buried beneath the monumental lie that all men (and hence all cultures and civilizations) are 'created equal.'... "Our white European­American ancestors had no trouble enunciating the obvious truth that Western Christian civilization was superior to all others. Moreover, they had no hesitation about defending it, as their God­given patrimony, against those who would denigrate or destroy it. Just a century ago, our civilization was still distinguished by a robustness and self­confidence born out of a realization of the natural superiority of the West and its ways. None but the most crack­brained utopians believed in social, political, economic, and cultural equality, nor did they believe in the equality of the races in intellect and accomplishment. Unfortunately, the present century has witnessed the old order turned upon its head.

"Today, the descendants of those European­American whites behave as a shamed and defeated people. Not only do they refuse to proclaim the God­ordained superiority of their own civilization and its venerable institutions; they also refuse to defend the very ethnic and racial particularities that gave form and definition to that civilization. 'White' has become a dirty word, and few whites can even use the term now without wincing and casting furtive glances to and fro. But to deny one's identity in such a manner is to dishonor the God who made us what we are and who separated us from the other races for His own eternal purposes."

Michael Peroutka embraces the friendship, work, hospitality, financial assistance, and white nationalist values of his friend Michael Hill, who was among the first people to whom Peroutka turned for support after his Republican primary victory.