February 11, 2018 Posted by Daryl Johnson in White Supremacist Movement

CHATTANOOGA, [TN]--Meigs County is split from north to south by Highway 58, which carves through miles of farmland populated mostly by cows. A detour at any point either to the east or the west carries drivers down winding roads between stands of trees and small pastures. Confederate flags and "no trespassing" signs are commonplace in the areA. There, where the asphalt turns into a narrow gravel path traveling through the woods, is where Angela Dover Meadows has purchased a 44-acre parcel of land. Her husband, Eric Meadows, has posted on social media about bulldozer work being done in a wooded area in Southeast Tennessee for a project called Wotans Nation. Eric Meadows is a former member of the National Socialist Movement who operated as the training director for a paramilitary wing of the League of the South, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that tracks the activity of hate groups nationwide. Meadows has been active in North Georgia for years and was based out of Rome, Ga., according to an article submitted by an anti-fascist group to the website It's Going Down. He has been a particularly active member of the white supremacist movement for years, attending rallies and holding meetings, among other things, according to the law center. He also hosted an internet radio show called "NSM Hoff," releasing episodes with titles such as "White Power Hour" until he canceled the show after only a few months. The couple has added members to a closed Facebook group that has ballooned to just under 300 members over the past several months. The group's page states: "Wotans Nation is indeed on the rise! The formation and creation of an actual location and community in the works and close to becoming a reality." The group's website also indicates members who pass background checks will be able to move into the community and rental cabins will be constructed for visitors. "Wotans Nation offers membership within the Nation to Folkish Heathens that meet the requirements and are willing to move into the Nation and become active participants in the community." Attempts to contact Meadows on Facebook or through the Wotans Nation website, Wotansnation.org, were unsuccessful, but the website does bear a comprehensive mission statement. View More>>

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