|Ruins of Richmond, 1865|
Reading their screeds makes it feel like Sherman's march to the sea all over again, destruction of people and property in its path; or the burning of Atlanta just for Yankee spite, or the many war crimes against Southern civilians in 1861 - 1865.
They hate our guts. There is one problem.
They are Republicans, and the overwhelming majority of Confederate-Americans are also Republicans. I have been a lifelong Republican, and the anti-Confederate hysteria over the past three weeks has shaken my political loyalties to the core. I am willing to jettison the GOP, who no longer seem the party of freedom to me. They seem the party of hate and oppression and brute force, the thugs in blue uniforms with their giant mortars and cannons and bummers with lighted torches. Having once burned and looted our cities, farms, private homes and even our universities, they want to complete the job by desecrating the graves of our dead.
For the upcoming elections of 2016, we Confederate-Americans can do one of three things. We can vote for Donald Trump, not because he supports Confederate heritage, but because he isn't a knee-jerk mainstream, backstabbing Republican. Let us use Trump as a way of getting even for the recent attacks on our heritage.
|Sherman Burns Atlanta, 1864|
Rather than sit out the election, however, I would suggest a third alternative, writing in the name of Democrat Jim Webb of Virginia, who supports Confederate heritage. Jim Webb is a conservative Democrat and would make a fine president.
Read more about the Boot/Jacoby obscenity at Rebellion blog, here, and at the Abbeville Institute blog, here.