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    On 2 February 2022, Pastor Greg Locke engaged in a massive book burning outside of Nashville, Tennessee. An LCRW/DSRW writer reports from the scene.
  • The 2022 VCDL Lobby Day Was a Bust
    his year’s “Virginia Citizens Defense League Lobby Day”, held on January 17, 2022, in Richmond, Virginia, went much quieter than in recent years. Nonetheless, as with years prior, armed far-right groups appeared alongside friendly media. Front and center of the spectacle in the Virginia capital–once again–were members of the waning “Boogaloo movement”. 
  • The Nazi Heathen AFAir: The Asatru Folk Assembly and their Southern racist foothold
    The Asatru Folk Assembly (AFA) is a racist heathen organization. After establishing 3 ‘whites-only’ churches elsewhere, they are currently planning their Southern expansion.

Core Topics


The “Grand Ole Party” believes the South is their ideological bastion. The Southern GOP is often the worst of the party.


With the move to social media, many of our family and friends have been taken by far-right conspiracy theory, such as Q.


The police began as slave catching patrols, in large part in the South. They remain an often right-wing actor here today.


Men with guns claiming to serve the Constitution are everywhere in the South. We take a look at these actors here, too.