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image by Tomislav Todorovic, 8 October 2013
The Southern Nationalist Flag, charged with black saltire on white field, is a newly introduced symbol of neo-Confederate extremists in the USA. It was presented on 2013-07-31 by the Southern Nationalist Network website in an interview with its creator, a Jon (no last name presented) of Augusta, Georgia. The key points of his explanation on the interview were:
A summary of the flag symbolism is presented here. White is said to stand for "European heritage, hierarchy, tradition" and black symbolizes nationalism, as was stated by the designer in his interview as well. After listing several European and American flags which it resembles, the flag was also said to recall the word "Dixie", which is derived from French word for number 10, dix, because the saltire resembles the Roman numeral X.
Soon after the flag was presented, the Southern Nationalist Network included its image into the website page header and the League of the South, a Neo-Confederate organization, used it at its demonstrations in the towns of Uvalda and Vidalia, Georgia, on 2013-08-24 (photo).
Tomislav Todorovic, 8 October 2013
image by Tomislav Todorovic, 11 December 2017
The Southern Nationalist Network, or "Southern Nationalists" were present in
Charlottesville with a new variant of their flag.
The Southern Nationalist Network (SNN) was created in 2010 by a group of modern day Southern separatist whose goal seems to be, once again, the establishment of Southern independence. This neo-Confederate extremist group views the South as an occupied nation, and feel themselves to be "at odds with anything that comes out of Washington, DC, and with the tone of the general culture across the US as a whole."
The Southern Nationalist flag, a black saltire on white field, was introduced as the "symbol of neo-Confederate extremists in the USA" in 2013 by the Southern Nationalist Network. The white is said to stand for "European heritage, hierarchy, tradition," and black symbolizes "Southern nationalism." Besides being featured on the SNN website, the League of the South, a Neo-Confederate organization, use these SNN Flag has been reported at its demonstrations in the towns of Uvalda and Vidalia, Georgia, in 2013. At the violent White Nationalist Alt-Right demonstrations and riots in Charlottesville in 2017 several variants of their flags were seen, including this one that apparently that was being displayed by a group from Tennessee.
I've attempted to reproduce it here. Attached as us}sn-tenn.gif made from a photo shot from my TV screen on the nightly news.
Pete Loeser, 29 August 2017
Another photo available here:
From the relative position of letters and saltire, I would say that the inscription is indeed TENN - there is no space for any additional letters. Still there is space for a period after the second N, and there seems to be one in Pete's photo, almost completely hidden by the helmet worn by the man in front of the flag. Consequently, the inscription is most likely "TENN.".
Tomislav Todorovic, 11 December 2017