I read a post that seemed to ask the question why now? Why all the sudden are the Confederate Monuments so offensive? They seemed to have a place just a few short years ago and offended no one down in these parts. Now it seems that all things Confederate are the most offensive objects on the planet. Street names have become offensive. County names have become offensive. Names of Military Bases have become offensive. Anything named or called Davis, Lee, Jackson, Stewart, Hood, Bragg, Hill, Johnston, Hampton, Gordon, Longstreet, Smith, Morgan, Gist, Waite, Beauregard, Forrest, Early, Ewell, Stuart, Cleburne, Anderson, Mosby or perhaps one of my personal favorites Bryan. There are many, many more, not just the President and the Generals, there are even things named after Confederate Privates, Sergeants, Lieutenants Captains, Majors and Colonels. Anything memorializing these men has to be removed or renamed, so as not to offend. Honoring these men and their cause has become akin to a sin. Hell, it probably wont be long before people start changing their last name or even their whole names because their name might offend someone.
At this moment Social Justice Warriors(SJW)are fanning out all across the South, Dixie, looking for anything that “smacks” of the Confederacy and claiming it to be offensive. People see these things each and everyday are not the least bit offended by them. They have no idea that they should be or have been offended, at least not until some carpetbagger tells them they should be offended. I was quite surprised when there was a song playing on my radio and a young man who heard it did not know what the song was, the song was Dixie’s Land or just Dixie as we call it. He would not have known it was Dixie had I not told him. You cant be offended by what you dont know. Some families have lived on the same street for years, there are even instances where their off-spring bought a home on the same street, and only just recently were offended. If they were offended by the name why the hell did they buy a home on that “awful” street with that “offensive” name?
So when did this new hatred of the Confederacy, the South, Dixie start? In all actuality it never stopped, it has always existed and always will. It could be hatred but it could also be jealousy.
Four years of war did not destroy the South, the South is still recovering. The re-construction years did more damage to the South than the war, the South is still recovering from that as well. The going has been long and slow. So what are we again entering re-construction? A new re-construction period(more on this later).
There was something from years back that went; Why do you boys still fight a war you lost back in 1865? The reply was; Why do you people keep shooting at us.
Now let us go to the events in Virginia this past week-end. You had a debate concerning the removal of a statue from a park. The park for years was known as Lee park, it is now known as Emancipation Park. You changed the name of the Park, but left the statue of General Lee where it stood. Now you want to remove the statue. You could have done both in the dark of night.
Let us go back in time. A time when the park was known as Lee park. Children from all walks of life played in that park, their parents took them there. Students from the local university went that Park, as did many tourists. Children played and students studied in that park, some in the shadow of the statue of Gen. Lee. Neither the name of the Park or the statue of Gen. Lee offended the first soul. I would bet that many a picture was taken in the presence of Gen. Lee, there may have even been proposals of marriage made in the presence of the General.
So what was it that caused the violence in Charlottesville? Everybody is looking to blame somebody, anybody or anything. There is certainly enough blame to go around. First up is the local government. You knew full well what was going to happen when you announced to the world that you were considering the removal of the statue of General Lee. You knew what would be descending on your town. First you would have people arriving to protest the removal of the statue. Second you knew there would be counter-protesters. Then you would have those that were spoiling for a fight, whether they be extreme right or extreme left(alt-right alt-left). You needed the extremes to show up. These events have a tendency of bring out the best in people and the worst in people. I do not understand the slow response from the VSP, nor do I judge them.
There were four casualties, the poor unfortunate girl who was run down, two Troopers that died in a helicopter crash and your city. My thought and prayers are with the families of the girl and the two troopers. Your city will recover her family and the families of the two troopers have suffered a loss that cant be recovered.
Now to you politicians. You needed the violence, you however did not expect fatalities. You will now use the death of the girl for sure and possibly the troopers to your advantage. Now you have to take down the statue, if for no other reason than to honor her and possibly them. You really are pathetic. You got what you wanted and again you did not care about the cost. You needed the drama, you counted on it and by golly you got it and your friends from the media were right there.
Lee(Emancipation)Park is not the only Park in your fair city. Anyone that was offended by the statue could have simply gone to a different Park.
Unfortunately these kinds of things will keep happening. Unfortunate for this Republic. Unfortunate for the South. Truly unfortunate for the victims. They will keep occurring as long as the politicians can “arrange” for extremes(right and left)to meet. The only winner in this equation is you and your agenda, that is all you care about.
When dont matter, Why matters. The New Reconstruction. They war years did not kill the South, though the damage and loss of life was great. The first Reconstruction did not kill the South, though the damage was great, politically and economically. The Culture of the South survived both, that is what the left is so pissed over. Now you seek to destroy Southern Culture with the Second Re-construction. You really do not understand Southern Culture. We seek to maintain and preserve our culture. We are not into multiculturalism.
Multiculturalism will lead to the destruction of this Republic. Historically multiculturalism has been the root cause of failure of the great republics. As long as the Southern culture stands and remains intact so will this Republic. There is no other section of this Republic that has retained its culture.
I could venture of into the realm of conspiracy theories, but I will not. I will however us a term that most everybody has heard, the New World Order. You can not have a New World Order until you dismantle(destroy)the Old World Order. Destruction and Reconstruction and if needed a Second Reconstruction. My question is what kind of New World do you envision?
That what was right in 1776 was right in 1861 and is still right today.
God Bless Dixie.