The above picture of the George Wallace quote from 1963 appeared for a time as the footer image at Southern Nationalist Network run by Michael Cushmen (Palmetto Patriot) down in South Carolina. While it is no longer the footer it is still part of the images that are displayed with pride on Michael’s website. I was curious to the context of the quote so I did a simple google search for the first sentence and here is what I found.
Here is the quote in full context or at least the full paragraph…
“Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.”
It seems that Palmetto Patriot did a little convenient editing and forgot to put the most important part of that speech in his quote. But then again he does not want anyone to think his southern nationalist website is geared towards a certain color of southerner. It should also be noted that the League of the South and Connie Chastain/Ward endorse the SNN by linking to it on their sites.