"They were the dirtiest men I ever saw. A most ragged lean and hungry set of wolves. Yet there was a dash about them that the northern men lacked."
Maryland Resident upon seeing the Confederate Army
Hat tip: The Southern Cross FaceBook Page
"The right to define the meaning of the Confederate Battle Flag or any flag belongs to those who by their history and shed blood own its heritage. Radical and lawless groups often display the United States flag, but this does not change its true meaning to fair-minded people. Nor should fair-minded people rightly associate the Confederate Battle Flag with evil because the very same groups expropriate and display it. Groups such as the NAACP and SPLC have no right to define the meaning of Confederate flags any more than the French have the right to define the meaning of the Italian flag or any flag but their own. Redefining and slandering someone else’s heritage and symbols is incredibly arrogant and stirs up needless strife. Honorable people pursuing a just and civil society do not seek to dishonor and marginalize the heritage and symbols of others."Read it all at the link above.
|Vandalized Confederate Monument|
|Destroyed Confederate Tombstones in Arkansas|
|Ruins of Richmond, 1865|
|Sherman Burns Atlanta, 1864|
The removal of a historical banner won't stop racists from exercising bigotry. As a matter of fact, racists will be racists despite regulations and constant "feel good" legislation, no flag needed. The ignorance of the disgruntled protestors is evident in their refusal to acknowledge that the flag widely recognized as the "Confederate Flag" was never actually adopted as the flag of the Confederacy. They'll also never admit or realize that not only was slavery not the motivating factor for the ensuing civil war, but that slavery was an American institution, not a Confederate one.Read it all here.
The Confederacy, in its prime, never mounted the atrocities of the Trail of Tears or the Black Hills conspiracy. But it seems that all because a few cowards in bedsheets once hijacked the gorgeous colors of a banner so rich in history to terrorize and intimidate other Americans, we condemn the Southern cloth to oblivion as a misnamed symbol of hate. It doesn't matter that slaves outside of the declared boundaries remained enslaved in the North. Neither does it matter that many Southerners gave up plots of their property to house and provide compensable labor for black workers. It doesn't matter that Lincoln, who is often regarded as the liberator of enslaved blacks cared less for the welfare of slaves than for the sovereignty of an entire country.
|Alistair Cooke, British Author & Historian|
|Anthony Hervey, RIP|
Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran of the U.S. Army and Republican activist who supports the Confederate battle flag, burned her lifetime membership card to the NAACP at a multi-racial unity rally to save the Linn Park Confederate Monument in Birmingham, Alabama, Saturday. After the rally, however, Barnum was injured in an accident when the truck she was in rolled over after reportedly being chased, Save Our South public relations spokesperson Jonathan Barbee told Examiner.com Sunday.Arlene Barunum survived the crash, but was hospitalized.
|Black Lady Rebel Burns NAACP Card to|
Protest NAACP's Desire to Remove Confederate Images
from Stone Mountain in Georgia
|Al McCray, Member, Sons of Confederate Veterans|
"I understand the true nature of the war, and slavery was not the primary issue," McCray said. "It was an issue of northern aggression and northern imperialism."
"I've always felt that way growing up in the south, that linking the flag to slavery and racism was just another way to keep division between the races. I always wondered why Lincoln didn't free the slaves his first day in office if he felt so strongly about it."
McCray's comments about the multicultural nature of the Confederacy is ironically demonstrated in the name of his Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp name: Judah P. Benjamin was a devout Jew who was Secretary of State of the Confederate States of America.
Despite the recent outcry over the Confederate battle flag and its symbolism, McCray said he is confident there are other black Americans that share his views. The confederacy was multicultural during the war, and so is the Sons of Confederate Veterans, he said.
Al McCray, Tampa Business Man
Chicago – A group of black men from the South-side of Chicago have started a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, saying that local blacks have devastated the area.
Jerome Jenkins, who organized the group, stated, “this area has become a war zone and we are prepared to take back our streets. These pants-sagging delinquents have no respect for anyone, including themselves. We are good wholesome Christian men, who agreed with the message being delivered by the KKK. These hood-dwellers need to be taken down a notch. We’ve held daily prayer for these streets for years, but God is taking too long — I believe he wants us to take action. We are calling on all members of this ravaged community to join our cause. Fight against these people, stand with the KKK, and bring the black race back to a time when we were respected.”
Megyn Kelly, Fox News Anchor writes: People say constantly that Lincoln “saved” the Union. Lincoln didn’t save the Union; he subjugated the Union. There is a huge difference. A union that is not voluntary is not a union.The author, Eric Retzlaff, adds these comments:
The idea that the states are sovereign nations that freely created, for their common good, a national government with limited delegated powers and that the states could resist and nullify unconstitutional federal actions or even secede, as the colonies broke from Great Britain–this was lost when the South was crushed. These United States became the United States, which has grown into an increasingly liberal, immoral and tyrannical monster.
Against this un-American impulse, the Rev. Dr. James David Manning of the Christian ATLAH Worldwide Ministries, a black minister, recently predicted (prophesied?), with his powerful preaching skills, the South as the salvation of the Union from liberal dictatorship. If this is the new South, then where is the South, only below the Mason-Dixon line? No, it’s everywhere.
Now wouldn’t it be ironic if the Confederate flag became the symbol of freedom and rebellion against tyranny?Get a flag and fly it.
|Andrew Duncomb, "the Black Rebel"|
1880 - 1956
The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely like it is to be found in the whole range of oratory. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous.I love H.L. Mencken. The man had guts, and was irreverent enough to tell the unvarnished truth.
But let us not forget that it is oratory, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it! Put it into the cold words of everyday! The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves.
|H.K. Edgerton and Karen Cooper|
|The Icy Mountains of Pluto (NASA)|
|Booker T. Washington|
|Stone Mountain, Georgia|
There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs — partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.He also stated:
I am afraid that there is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.Booker Washington's two statements describe the NAACP to a "T." The NAACP thrives on racial strife, and do everything in their power to provoke it and extend it. Without white resentment of blacks, they are out of business.
The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag.Read it here.
|Corporal Klinger of MASH|
|Jim Webb, Democrat |
Candidate for President
“To tar the sacrifices of the Confederate soldier as simple acts of racism, and reduce the battle flag under which he fought to nothing more than the symbol of a racist heritage, is one of the great blasphemies of our modern age.”If the Dems are smart, they will nominate him. He could be the Democrat to take back the "Solid South" and restore the Democratic Party to the great American institution that it once was.