National Confederate Flag Day
Centralia Missouri 2016
In the aftermath of the TV campaign of hatred against all things Confederate, good folks are outraged at the ongoing attack on their Southern symbols.
Splendid news from across Dixie today, as thousands of brave White, and some Black, men and women assembled across several states to demand their heritage and symbols be restored and respected.
The largest rally in Montgomery, Alabama, site of Governor Robert Bentley’s treasonous decision to remove the Confederate flag from the Capitol monument, drew well over a thousand folks, by conservative estimates, and was hailed as a massive success by those organizing the event.
Speeches concerning the attacks on Southern culture and history were given to a rapturous crowd, topped off with a thunderous rendition of “I Wish I was In Dixie” that brought many of those gathered to the point of joyful and patriotic tears.
Other rallies in Tampa, Florida, Harrison, Arkansas, Gastonia, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina drew hundreds more courageous Southern patriots into the struggle, as the waves of discontent over Marxist cultural genocide continue to grow stronger.
This is only the beginning of something far greater, and a sign that a tough and hardy people, bound by ties of blood, faith, and custom, cannot be held down indefinitely by those who wish death and destruction for all.
Arkansas witnessed an ad hoc awakening on Saturday as well. No retreat, no surrender, no apology.
Near Tampa, Florida, hundreds of protesters prevented a tiny group of degenerates from burning a Confederate flag.
A snapshot of some North Carolinians standing up for their heritage and history.
The Maryland/Virginia League of the South will be holding a protest in Lexington, VA this weekend on Saturday, July 26th, in response to the removal of the regimental Confederate battle flags from Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. The meeting will begin at the Jackson monument at 10:00 AM.
“Washington and Lee University has desecrated Robert E. Lee’s grave, but can remedy its error by restoring the Confederate battle flags and separating the chapel from university politics, the commander of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans said.
The Lexington-based Stonewall Brigade plans Saturday to battle the removal of replica flags from Lee Chapel with a downtown flag vigil starting at noon. That will be followed by an open forum at 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express to discuss how to respond to what it terms “grave robbery.” …”
The president of Washington and Lee University, Kenneth Ruscio, announced in an email this afternoon that the eight regimental Confederate battle flags on display in Lee Chapel, which rests above the crypt where Robert E. Lee and his family are buried, will be removed. He also issued a public apology for slavery.
Back in April, a group of 12 black law students that call themselves “the Committee” issued a series of demands because they reportedly felt “alienation and discomfort” on a campus where blacks are only 3.5 percent of the student body:
1. We demand that the University fully recognize Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on the undergraduate campus.
2. We demand that the University stop allowing neo-confederates to march on campus with confederate flags on Lee-Jackson Day.
3. We demand that the University immediately remove all confederate flags from its property and premises, including those flags located within Lee Chapel.
4. We demand that the University issue an official apology for the University’s participation in chattel slavery, including a denunciation of General Robert E. Lee’s participation in slavery.
Predictably, this petulant list of demands received state, local, and national publicity from the media, and President Ruscio created a special committee to study the issue. “The Committee” promised to engage in “civil disobedience” unless their demands to “remove Lee’s legacy” were not met by September 1.
What can we learn from this episode?
1. This isn’t the first time that blacks have been found molesting the graves of Confederate leaders. The Memphis City Council voted to rename three Confederate parks including the resting place of Nathan Bedford Forrest.
2. Rep. Tyrone Brooks of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials orchestrated the removal of the Tom Watson statue on the grounds of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta and its replacement with a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. Governor Deal swore that the removal of the Watson statue was only a public safety issue.
3. The NAACP orchestrated the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State House in 2000 and over 1,000 blacks rallied in January in Columbia to have it removed from the State House grounds altogether.
NASCAR spit on it’s southern fan base again by declaring that the Confederate flag is offensive. NASCAR reneged on a promise to allow PGA star Bubba Watson to drive an original General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard TV show as a pace car at the Phoenix International Raceway.
Despite being most popular among white southerners, NASCAR has a history of insulting southern heritage. In 2004 NASCAR told the No. 50 team of Derrike Cope that their sponsor, Redneckjunk.com, was not appropriate for the sport. The Arnold Motorsports team was told that it had to remove all decals for the Internet classified ad site. Nextel Cup Series Manager of Communications Herb Branham said the sponsorship was pulled because ‘redneck’ is offensive to some people and we did not feel that it reflected the proper image for our sport. Sons of Confederate Veterans is also banned from being an advertiser.
I have always been proud of my time spent as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. I served in the Republic of Vietnam in 1969 and, while I was certainly no “John Wayne” type, I tried to do my duty to the best of my ability and I did bring all of my platoon out of Vietnam alive.
This past summer, the son of a frend of mine was very ‘gung ho’ about joining the Marines and asked my opinion, which I tried to give as honestly as possible, warts and all. I don’t know if my discussions had any influence on him, but he enlisted, completed all of the pre-enlistment tests and physical exams and went to all of the pre-enlistment meetings. To say the least, he was very excited about serving his country in the Corps.
Shortly before he left Nashville for boot camp, he was told he could not serve his country because he had a Confederate Battle Flag tattooed on his shoulder in an area that would be completely covered by a t-shirt, and certainly by his uniform.
When informed of this, I went to the local recruiting station that had processed this young man to see if I were getting the entire story. The recruiter, a staff sergeant, told me, “Yes, sir. The Marine Corps considers the Confederate Flag a ‘hate symbol,’ but if the young man in question had a state or U.S. flag tattoo, that would be acceptable.”
I informed the young sergeant that my family had defended the State of Tennessee (also his home state) against a sadistic invasion under that flag and to call our sacred flag of honour a ‘hate symbol was an insult to ALL southerners, but especially to those southereners who had risked or even given their lives in service to the Marine Corps. Southerners had served at Belleau Woods, at Taraw and Iwo Jima, at Inchon and the Chosin Reservoir, and at Khe Sahn and Hue City, but now we are no longer wanted in the politically-correct don’t-offend-any-minorities military? (This was just prior to the Fort Hood massacre)
By James Edwards
Of all the issues that animate me to action this one strikes to the very marrow of my bones. I will fight many battles in the court of public opinion, but when you denigrate the Confederacy and spit upon the South’s great legacy, you are attacking my family. And the day you attack my family is the day you’ll see me take to the streets.
We covered, at great length during our February 27 broadcast, the vicious attacks of Cultural Genocide being levied against Southern Heritage from the campus of Ole Miss. Playing their role in this unforgivable assault on our people is none other than the infamous Tuohy family, made popular in Hollywood by the film The Blind Side. We’ve provided ample commentary about the disturbing tenets of that film, so let us focus now on the issue at hand.
First of all, we should never forget that the South was RIGHT. There is no shame to bear. In fact, I consider myself having won the genetic lottery for God to have allowed me to come into this world as a Southern male and to have been born and raised in the former Confederate State of Tennessee. This birthright is something I wouldn’t trade for any amount of money. It’s an affirmation of pride that we all should share.
As I have made mention of before on The Political Cesspool, my great grandfather’s grandfather fought, and died, in service to the Confederate Cavalry at the Battle of Shiloh. As a child my parents would frequently take me to visit my great grandparents in Corinth, Mississippi, and I was lucky enough to have seen the blood-stained saddle that belong to my heroic ancestor so many years prior.