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Southern Avenger is now a full fledged establishment leftist


Jack Hunter used to wear a Confederate flag wrestling mask in public. He claimed his views were so radical it would be too dangerous to show his face.

Jack Hunter is a former League of the South member who made a name for himself defending the Confederate flag and attacking the NAACP on two different radio stations in the Charleston, SC area. He once described Samuel Francis, the author of the CofCC Statement of Principals, as his favorite writer. He stated this publicly as a guest on the Political Cesspool radio show knowing full well who Edwards was and his ties to the CofCC.

In 2007-2008 he obtained a larger regional and even a national profile while working for the Ron Paul presidential primary campaign. The whole time he was re-affirming his past statements. He said he stood by everything he had ever wrote and was perhaps even more radical.

The Hunter went to DC to become a professional political hustler. A while back he decided he wanted to go all in. He ritualistically denounced himself and all his former writings as “racist.” He purged scores of old videos and columns from the internet. He begged others to remove his materials from websites. He wrote an article saying he was basically an “actor” who had “played a racist on the radio.”

Since then, Jack Hunter has steadily gone further and further to left and can really only be considered a full blown leftist today.

From Counter Currents…

The way some conservatives talk about the border children is racist and revolting.” Is it a headline from Salon.com? Or from the parody twitter account banned for too closely resembling the original?

Nope. It’s everyone’s favorite left-libertarian race cuck, Jack Hunter, the Antifa Avenger, serving up a microwaved bowl of moralpreening vomit seasoned with lies and clichés that could have been copy and pasted from the comments section at The Huffington Post. 

Jack Hunter used to be a moderately interesting paleoconservative commentator calling himself “the Southern Avenger” who attached himself to the Ron Paul movement. He later became Rand Paul’s ambassador to the libertarian grassroots, helping Senator Paul “play the game” of working within the system. Of course, a, uh, “neoconservative” group effort highlighted his prior work and had him purged from Paul’s staff. Since his fall, Hunter has built his new career, such as it is, attacking former friends and colleagues as “racist” and flamboyantly repenting for his former beliefs. He now amuses himself as a contributing editor at the minicon siteRare.us, a kind of a low rent Buzzfeed for “center-right” herbs.

The latest thing Hunter slapped together is his giggly clickbait against “racist” conservatives annoyed with our government abolishing our southern border. As John Derbyshire has pointed out, these things follow a script, which specialize in the exaggerated protestations of disgust. Hunter neglects “screed,” “bile,” and “noxious,” but he gets partial credit for fitting in “ugly” twice and saying “embarrassed is an understatement.” He gets another bonus for fitting “revolting” in the title. Also following the template is Hunter’s lack of any facts – just whiny attempts at moral shaming.

Ol’ Jack begins with a kind of greatest hits of his recent past, talking about times he’s been “embarrassed” to be a conservative, mentioning in particular “birthers” and Rick Santorum. Edgy – if you’re at an RNC meeting in 2008. But this is the kind of empty triangulation against straw men that passes for subversive commentary in the wannabe Beltway Right.

Much of Hunter’s commentary in the past was built upon convincing social conservatives not to try to put their religious beliefs into public policy, claiming this somehow hurts their own cause. However, like Nancy Pelosi, Hunter feels he can invoke Christianity if it means convincing whites to work against their own interests. In response to the influx, Hunter disapprovingly quotes a Texas resident who said, “These people are not coming in with a good, Christian heart. Most of them are criminals, anyway.” Hunter responded in his column that “Is there a less compassionate and more implicitly racist statement . . . it’s also one of the least Christian things you could say.”

As backup, Hunter linked to an article by Elizabeth Stoker Bruening, a writer for, you guessed it, Salon.com. Her job is to write a series of variations on the theme that conservatives and libertarians aren’t Christian. Typical offerings are “the Christian case for raising the minimum wage” and “a theological case for the welfare state.” These are the kinds of sources that do not embarrass the supposedly libertarian Hunter.

The good citizen of Texas actually understated the case. The illegals are not “mostly” criminals – they are all criminals, by definition. It is simply fact that coyotes are now profiting massively through the government smuggling that Barack Obama has enabled. Criminal gangs like MS-13 are using Border Patrol stations as recruitment hubs. And while everyone tells us to worry that the poor children are going to face “gang violence” back in Central America, the real agenda seems to be to impose equality by ensuring that white Americans will soon experience these gangs here.

Hunter accuses conservatives of considering illegals “disease-ridden animals” and as proof, links to an article by professional black Jamelle Bouie. As even National Review’s excruciatingly PC Kevin Williamson admits, Bouie’s entire professional output can besummarized as “Jamelle Bouie calls somebody a racist!” The fact is that illegals arebringing in diseases, including those which are leading to lifelong consequences for Border Patrol agents who signed up to defend the country, but instead are serving as nursemaids. The Obama Administration is actually trying to cover up the public health crisis they are creating. But again, the fact that financial costs will be imposed on the American people, and preventing the spread of diseases is less important than policing speech and protecting the self-esteem of people who shouldn’t even be here.

Hunter’s tear-jerking conclusion is that “These kid present a dilemma. They are also kids.”

Except of course, they are not. Most are teenagers, and some are far older. Our country has the edifying spectacle of gray haired illegals clamoring they are actually teenagers — presumably so they can introduce high school girls to some vibrant diversity. And remember – if you have a problem with your daughter dealing with this, you are a racist.

But all is actually less important than the core dishonesty at the heart of Hunter’s belief system. Libertarians urge us to be skeptical when politicians try to display their moral superiority through public policy and other people’s tax dollars. They also tell us to look beyond simplistic rhetoric and see the actual consequences behind policies that simply sound good. Thus, libertarians are always there to tell us why the minimum wage is actually bad for poor people or that upper class tax cuts actually benefit everyone.