Category Archives: Confederacy

The ‘purging’ of the South

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One of the more despicable things that happened during 2016 was the movement to ‘purge’ America of the Confederacy.  There were those who were so righteous in their stance against the ‘evils’ of slavery and the idea that Confederacy equated slavery.  We can thank the liberal left, media and countless spineless brainless politicians for this lie being spread throughout many of the unthinking youth.  This misconception proves nothing if but our present generation has not be taught to think but merely to regurgitate that which their ‘educators’, or more properly their indoctrinators, have placed before them.  It appears we need a small lesson in history.

First I want to ask what is the difference between the liberal left, NAAACP and many of the Democrat party who promote this purge and the Nazi party of Germany?  The problem is that there is no difference.  The Nazi party burned books by the hundreds to eradicate anything and everything that was deemed unacceptable and opposed Nazi ideology.  This book burning to protect the minds and hearts of sensitive Nazis included works of Hemmingway and Helen Keller because she supported the rights of the disabled.  The liberal left wants any and all reference to the Confederacy removed from history because they find it offensive.  What I find so ironic is the number of Democrats who are part of this movement.  They find ‘racism’ under every rock except for in their own party.  The Democrat party was solidified in the middle 1800’s as a party to oppose the Republicans and their effort in abolitionism.  So according to their own rational the NAACP, liberal left, media and Democrat party must remove any and all references to any and all Democrat presidents or political figures, especially those prior to 1910 when I keep getting informed that the Democrat party change its ideology making it more in favor of the newly freed black person.  Unfortunately people such as Lyndon B. Johnson did not get that memo in that he was wildly racist.

Confederate statues and memorials are a part of American history.  Anyone who thinks that the Civil War was all about slavery has drank from the pool of liberal cool-aid and has yet to resurface.  There were free black Confederates fighting alongside white Confederates against what was seen as Northern invaders who were trying to take away State’s rights.  The North was not as noble in their cause as the left wants to present.  The North had to create an emotional issue in order to get the people behind a war action therefore created Uncle Tom and the horrors of slavery.  Now I am not here to say that there were not some things that were wrong but I am here to say that the North had no room in which to talk.  People of all ages who were put to work in the North in manufacturing businesses had as many risk if not more than the slaves of the South.  At least a slave had a value.  A child in the mills of the North had no value except for what he could produce.  If he or she got killed the owner simply went out and got another worker.  Irish slaves had no value.  Chinese were thought to be so worthless that they were not even included in census counts.  But those of the North who fears that the South would cut off the sea ports and the flow of raw materials knew that the people would not support war based solely on economics.  Therefore the ‘great evils of slavery’ became the scapegoat.  Do keep in mind that ‘slavery’ had been a part of all history and American history in both the North and the South for over 100 years prior to the Civil War when it suddenly because the great evil.  I find it interesting that the same people who are so self righteous against slavery say nothing about groups such as ISIS and areas of Islam around the world which practice slavery to this day.

Being a retired shrink I find people’s actions verses their words quite interesting.  The left and NAACP scream about slavery yet promote the Democrat cause.  Many of the radicals within the black movement are part of the Nation of Islam yet say nothing about the Islamic practice of slavery.  Those of the Democrat party who are so self righteous against slavery also sing the praises of the party totally overlooking how the party voted against the freed black person to have the right to vote or to become a citizen.  According to the actions of those who are so against anything to do with the Confederacy their issue is not with the South, Confederacy or even slavery.  Their issue is with demanding their own way and to impose their will upon others.  In the actions of the liberal left, many of the Democrat party and NAACP there is no difference between their actions and those of the Third Reich.  They want to control the hearts and minds of the youth and find the easiest way is to demonize anything which stand in opposition to a very narrow mindset.  The Third Reich did not want people to think independently and executed those who dared to speak out.  Today we have the ‘educators’ of the left who appear wise but are nothing but fools trying to infest the minds of the young with an ideology that is not based in fact nor history.

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Why I support the ‘stars and bars’

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Believe it or not but I have been called a racist simply because I have the ‘stars and bars’ on my car and on Facebook.  I find it interesting when the character of a person can be judged by a thing.  Usually these self-righteous pee brains go running to the argument of the swastika.  First of all I am not one to be playing around with where the swastika is concerned because I had an uncle who was in the units who liberated the camps and saw what the swastika stood for during WWII and my father was in the Pacific theater and also knew what would happen to the world if the swastika and Japanese imperialism was not defeated.  There is no remote connection between the swastika and the ‘stars and bars’.  A simple bit of individual research would be extremely helpful to these semi-experts who think that if they push harder on topics that they are supposed to know more than the average person.   Another point that the experts forget about is that there were many Confederate flags.

Those who want to scream that anything to do with the Confederacy is racist have no concept of history and the Confederacy.  There were many blacks who willingly and proudly fought under the various Confederate flags.  I am of Cherokee decent and there were many Native Americans who fought under a Confederate flag.  My particular tribe was originally denied federal recognition as a tribe solely because the tribal leader was a general in the Confederate army.  We are still trying to get federal recognition since shortly after that denial Congress basically closed the door to tribal recognition apart from a long and drawn out process with mounts of paperwork.

A little bit of history regarding the ‘stars and bars’ would go a long way for the ‘experts’.  The Confederate flag referred to as the ‘stars and bars’ goes back to the Scottish flag.  This, in turn, goes back to the St. Peter’s cross because St. Peter was supposed to have been crucified upside down on an ‘X’ shaped cross.  It is a symbol of courage, steadfastness, determination, and a willingness to stand or die for one’s beliefs.  It has nothing to do with racism.  I doubt most highly that any Jew ever willingly fought or defended the swastika but many blacks were proud to wear the Southern Gray.

It would also be nice if these experts did a little research into the Civil War.  Slavery was not the primary cause of the Civil War.  The North and the money people were concerned about the South seceding from the Union.  The federal government was getting more and more demanding in what was expected or demanded from the States and the South valued the idea of State’s sovereignty so they left the Union as opposed to just doing as a federal government expected.  With the South leaving the Union many of the money people were concerned about the sea ports which were largely located in the South.  They knew that people would not want war over sea ports so they took some of the abuses of slavery which were happening in the South and amplified them to get the emotions of the people behind the idea of a now noble war.  It must be kept in mind that many of these abuses did not happen.  Many slaves were treated as family and did not want to leave after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.  In reality there were very little differences going on between the black slaves in the South and the child labor and immigrant labor which was going on in the North.  Additionally, it might be notable to include that there were black slave owners and many black well to do business men.  Being black in the South did not automatically mean you were sold and beaten.

If anyone or anything is to be blamed for the abuses done to the blacks in the south it is neither the ‘stars and bars’ nor the Confederacy which should be held responsible.  It is ironic that many who are screaming racism the loudest belong to the very group that amplified the anti-black movements of the South; the Democrat party.  Prior to the infiltration by various trouble seeking Democrats after the Civil War, the Klu Klux Klan actually had black members.  This is a point of history that can be easily researched.  After the trouble makers infiltrated the organization was when it became a domestic terrorist group.  The Democrats or the ‘Dixie crates’ as they were called worked hard to keep the black from becoming an American, have the right to vote, or to have their babies seen as Americans (yes, that is where the 14th amendment comes from and not from Mexico.  It is also worth noting here that many who came to America through Ellis Island and had babies were never given immediate citizenship).  If anything is to be seen as a symbol of racism it is not the ‘stars and bars’ but rather that dag burn donkey!

Is the Vietnam Monument next

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By act of the United States Congress soldiers from both sides of the Mason/Dixon line are American veterans.  It does not matter if they were Confederate or Union they are now recognized as American veterans.  Now because a bunch of whiners who are offended because of their view of the Confederacy is not seen as politically correct they are demanding that all monuments dealing with the Confederacy are threaten with being torn down.  In reality is nothing different than ISIS going into an area and destroying all of history that does not align with their preapproved records and views.

If these whiny liberals get their way and destroy all, or even any, of the Confederate monuments what is going to be next?  I remember the ruckus that was here in the States during the Vietnam War.  Many people did not like the War.  They have their view as to what the war was about while others have a different view.  Many have a perverted view of the war which is largely held by the liberal masses that were never in the war nor even bothered to truly learn about the war from those who were there.  If the whiny liberals get their way over the Confederate monuments will the Vietnam Wall be next?  What about the Korean War monument or other war monuments?

There is a movement in the nation presently that pushes if something is seen by a group that is able to whine the loudest as not being politically correct then it can be deemed as evil and therefore removed.  Again, this is the same mentality as ISIS as it takes hammers to priceless historical artifacts.  History does not care if you like it because the facts are that you must accept it.  Just because someone wants to destroy any connection to a historical fact does not remove it.  Their efforts will only drive the dedication of those who are connected with that point of history deeper.

This constant recognition of the whiny side of the liberal forces has given rise to street gangs pushing anarchy.  There are groups of black youth thugs beating on old people just because they are white and nothing is being done to protect the elderly.  When did our laws lose their ability to be color blind or worse yet, become racist in protection one race while ignoring actions and harm done to another?  Other groups of mental midgets, no offence intended to real midgets, are invading private property to remove the Confederate flag simply because they do not like it.  What if someone did not like your Ford or Jeep?  Would they be allowed to go onto your private property to destroy it?  This must stop before someone gets killed!

Our Presidents, many of his appointees, many of those in Congress, and other political figures lead the pack of the whiners.  They are offended at anything and everything.  It is time that people grew up.  It is time that people stopped carrying their emotions on their sleeves where every time the wind blows there is something else that offends them.  When my generation was growing up and we whined about this person or that person saying something that bothered us the reply was to grow up and deal with it.  Our liberal leaders need to grow up.  They need to shut up.  They need to learn to deal with the fact that not everyone is going to bow down to them and kiss their feet.  They need to learn that history does not care if they like it.  History is the trump card.  History is never going away.  History stands and towers over the whiny liberals in total domination because history will always stand long after the whiny liberals have returned to dust.

This foolishness must stop

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Now political leaders are talking about digging up the dead who were leaders of the Confederacy.  The rational for this lunacy is the slavery mantra.  If they want to do this then let us do it right.  Remember that the Democrat Party was formed for the purpose of counteracting the Republicans on the slavery issue.  They were seen as the ‘white man’s party’ while the Republicans was seen as too much controlled by the black man.  Now those of the Democrat Party like to say how they changed their ways in 1900.  While I question this sudden change of heart, I will grant it for now.  So what the proponents of the Democrat Party, many of whom are pushing for the purge of street and ground of anything that was pro-slavery, are admitting that prior to 1900 that the Democrat Party was pro-slavery.  This means than all Presidents who were Democrats prior to 1900 must also be purged.  All schools, street names, statues, pictures, burial sites, etc must be cleansed of their pro-slavery stench.  This list will include:  Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, and Grover Cleveland.  This is just a short list of Presidents.  This has not touched any Democrats prior to 1900 where were part of any of the Houses of Congress, governors, or any other political positions.  This also does not include any people of business where were associated with the Democrat Party prior to that time or any other statesmen.  Do I need to continue?

Let us get real.  This whole purge mentality has nothing to do with slavery.  It has nothing to do with the Civil War.  It has nothing to do with anything but a big push right now to appease the radical black community.  If it was anything more than mere window dressing first of all the spokes people for this movement would know more history than is obvious they are accustomed.  Secondly, the last thing any Democrat would be doing would be getting on this bandwagon of anti-slavery rhetoric.  The governments have been able to sink their hooks into the emotions of people and are digging them in as far as the people will permit.  But, if anyone is determined to scream about evil and claims to be pure, just be prepared for what you might find out about your own backyard.  Enough is enough.

I call for the people to put an end to this foolishness.  If anyone of your city or locality wants to start digging people up I would demand to see the laws followed to the letter.  Then, if they are still able to do so, I would like to see the people form such a barricade that no one can get to the gravesite.  Who are they going to stop with once they begin?  Are they going to dig up your relative next because they might have been overheard having a racist conversation?  When are they going to start digging up people like Malcom X who is seen as an extreme bigot and racist against the whites?  When are they going to dig up the blacks who joined in many areas the KKK (bet you did not know that one?..’The Klu Klux Spirit’ by A.J. Rogers, 1920).  When are they going to dig up the Democrats who formed the KKK in the south?  It is up to the people to stop this extreme over reach of the government.  What are these people planning to do with the bones once they remove them?  Are they going to burn them to rid the community of their spirit?  Think people, THINK!!!!!

What we are seeing is worse than the Salem Witch trials.  Just because someone does not like the way another person acted, lived, or spoke they are going to have them burned, removed, and sown to the four corners of the winds.  We are an intelligent people (or at least used to be).  It is up to the people to stop this because politicians and the government have yet to prove that they will ever stop anything once they get started.  If the people do not stop this madness now there will not be a safe person, place, time or event that will not be an offense to someone somewhere somehow.