I wish to take this time to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.
Remember the reason for the season, the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Share the Good News.
Have a very Blessed Day and again have yourselves a very Merry Christmas.
Today is the first of two Memorial Days that I will observe. Today is Confederate Memorial Day. Yep, it is still observed here is sunny Florida.
Today we honour the Confederate soldiers and sailors who were killed in the hostilities of late. Some call that war the Civil War, I for one call it the War for Southern Independence. Of the two struggles for independence in this Republic only one succeeded.
Will there be a third?
Today was the second Memorial Day that I have observed this year. The first was back in April, Confederate Memorial Day observed during Confederate History Month.
Went down the road a piece today to pay my respects, a well-kept green field(cemetery)filled with simple white stone markers, Crosses or Stars of David, Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Birth and Death Dates, a small U.S. flag waving in a gentle breeze at each headstone. The men and women lying in the cemeteries did not go shopping today, nor did they go on a picnic or a family outing or a barbecue. Their futures were sacrificed in lands far from home to help guarantee a safe and secure future here at home. There are also many thousands that were lost at sea and they have no headstone only the cold depths of the oceans of the world as a grave, many thousands died on remote islands and were never buried they simply disappeared into the ground, some lie there to this day. The days between the birth and death dates are the memories of family and friends. The date of their death are the memories of friends who survived and they remember the last words said, or they died alone with their last words lost in time, or the end was so violent that there were no last words.
As you went shopping today, did you pass a cemetery with small American flags waving gently in the breeze? Did you stop for a minute just to say thank you? Did you even notice? If you went to the beach today, did you look out to sea for a moment and give thanks? As you swam in the warm waters you will notice the coolness as you go deeper into the water, imagine how cold it is at the very bottom.
Due to the lateness of the hour many have by now returned home from what ever you did today. I do hope that you enjoyed this day. I would also hope that somewhere in the course of the day you did offer a thank you. It not it still is not too late. As you sit down to supper tonight you set and extra place, you know in memory.
Pause for just a second and ask yourself if you have been a good steward, jealously guarding what you have because of their sacrifice.
Confederate Memorial Day that is. In Florida it is celebrated on April 26th. Just paying respects to those valiant men of the Confederacy who sought to gain Independence for the South. We have seen the SJW’s in tears over Confederate Memorials and demanding they been removed, many have been removed. Many have gone up in their place, there will probably be more on private land than will be removed from what they call public lands. Buy the way this is Confederate history month, yep we still celebrate Confederate history.
Read on another blog where the statue of Stephen Foster was taken down, something about a fellow sitting at his feet playing a banjo. It probably wont be long before the SJW’s demand that Confederate Memorial Day and Confederate History Month be banned. They wont stop at that the will demand that the music of the South be banned as well. After that it will be our accents they find offensive. After that who knows what?
It would seem that many, if not most people here in this Republic have forgotten just what today is about. Today is Memorial Day, not the “unofficial first day of Summer”. It is also not a “sales marketing event”. Today we honor the fallen, the fallen in service to this Republic, the war dead, the Fallen Warriors.
Perhaps it would aid some to put today in perspective if they would just learn or know the name of just one Fallen Warrior, his or her story. Where he or she hailed from. The date of the fallen warriors birth. The date of the fallen warriors death. The country where the fallen warrior died, or if the fallen warrior was lost at sea. The name of the Battle that claimed the life of the fallen warrior. The name of the Church the fallen warrior attended. The name of the Schools the fallen warrior attended. What the fallen warrior wanted to be, and would have been if things had turned out different. The name of the Cemetery, or in which body of Water where the fallen warrior now lies. Most importantly the family of the fallen warrior. Think of the families of the fallen warrior for just a moment. Think what must be going through their minds. Think of the loss they feel each and every day, the part of their life that is missing. That loss will be forevermore. The people of today who have never put one thing on the line have no consideration of the families of the fallen.
On your way to the “Memorial Day Sale” stop by a cemetery and say a word of thanks to a Fallen Warrior. There is no need to thank the Store for having the sale. It was not the Store that brought you the savings. It is and was the Fallen Warrior who made it possible for you to go to the “Memorial Day Sales”. You reap the rewards for the sacrifices of others. You get the savings. What does the fallen Warrior get in return for his or her sacrifice? At your “Memorial Day” barbeque today, set a place for at least one Fallen Warrior. You barbeque was made possible by the sacrifice of a Fallen Warrior.
When you get some “down time” later today or even tonight take a moment to ask yourself this question. If the Fallen Warrior were to look down on what his or her sacrifice has become, he or she may ask the question; Was it worth it?
I mean really, there has got to be a reason. There must be a reason why the Liberal Socialists keep “shooting” at us down here, you know in Dixie. The War Between the States ended some 152 years ago. Yet today, there are still volleys being fired at Dixie, our Culture and our Heritage. The latest volley fired at our Culture and Heritage came from within Louisiana itself. The sad part is that Louisiana is not the only State firing volleys at itself, Georgia and South Carolina have also willing participated in the Destruction of Our Culture and Heritage. I would imagine that this is an occurrence all across Dixie. Even here in Florida it is happening. At least in this county the Flags went back up, political reasons(pressure).
What happened here in Marion County is a major problem all across Dixie. It was the politicians who had them taken down and it was the politicians who had them put back up. Who knows what the politicians will do next? They did not stand their ground and were pressured to take down the Confederate States of America Flag. Then they were pressured to put It back up. Politicians are like a weak tree they go which ever was the wind blows, not just the limbs but down to the roots.
The major problem with politics in the Southern States is that the political and economic interests of the South are ignored. One of the biggest reasons is that the politicians at the federal level are more concerned with the interests of their political party than the interests of the People or States they are sent to represent. It is no better at the State and only slightly better at the County level. My belief is that the politicians allegedly representing the South and the Southern people are at worst “carpet baggers” and at best “scalawags”. As said in the last post, I consider a Skunk better company than a politician.
Let’s leave politics(though it is the root of the problem, always has been and always will be)and discuss what is really happening down here in Dixie.
What is happening here in Dixie is nothing less than Cultural Genocide, the attempted total elimination of a culture. The destruction Southern Culture and in the process destroy our Heritage. There are only two groups engaged in the Cultural Genocide of the South.
The first group is composed of those who do not care about any Culture or any Heritage. They seek to keep this Republic in a never-ending process of Destruction and Reconstruction. These people are on a mission and there is nothing I or anyone else can say that will cause them to stop. Therefore there is really no need to address them, they can not be reasoned with.
The second group is those who do not know. You do not know for lack of education, you are well-educated. You were taught well, but you were not taught the truth. I will give you the benefit of the doubt. These are the people I address, you can be reasoned with. You must teach yourself, it does take time. When you are exposed to the truth you may just come away with a different view of the South, the Southern People our Culture and our Heritage. You may find the reason, the real reason, we from the South love our Culture and Heritage so much. You may even be opposed to the Cultural Genocide occurring in Dixie today. You may join us in protecting what is dear, you may even become an Honorary Southerner. Dixie is a real catchy tune.
In case you, in the second group, can not be reasoned with and/or simply refuse to learn and accept the truth, this is for you. The Southern Culture is about much more than Flags, Statues and Monuments, those are only inanimate objects erected in honor of memories and our heroes from the past. Seeing them does cause a certain amount of passion in me, patriotic passion. They are a part of our Heritage, a Heritage we do not want to see torn down. You may one day complete your works of destruction of our Flags, Statues and Monuments. You will however never complete your works of destruction on our Culture, if that were to ever happen it would truly be a terrible day for this Republic. You make get some lily livered politicians to side with you, you may even cause some Southerners who have been brow beaten for so long they too will side with you. But you will still be left with those of in who will never deny their Southern Culture or Heritage. For that to happen we will have to be destroyed. In our ranks there are those who refuse to be Reconstructed and those who are becoming Unreconstructed. To accomplish that task you will need help. During the Revolutionary War the King of Britain needed help as he was unable to subdue the Colonials with his might, he had to seek help to complete his works of destruction(see the Declaration of Independence). You may have been taught how that turned out.
Are you confused by now? In case you did not know I am a veteran of the U.S. Army, served over 20 years. Actually you should not be confused at all. If you look back through the history of this Republic and it’s Military, you will find that with the exception of The War Between the States, Southerners made up the majority of the volunteers in the military. No other region of this Republic has contributed so much in the way of manpower for our fighting forces. Consequently no other people has paid a higher price in fighting for this country. Military service is also a part of our Culture as well as our Heritage. We answer the call.
I need to make a side trip here for just a minute concerning our military and the Warrior Culture. If you do not believe that Cultural Genocide is possible you should check out an article I found the other day. Found it in my reader, a re-blog by none other than Gunny G, which sent me to Free Republic with a link to US Defense Watch. The article can be found at US Defense Watch titled: How Desert Storm Destroyed the US Military. Read it you will find out that Cultural Genocide is entirely possible, the Warrior Culture. If you desire further reading check out sentinelblog, a post from Frontpage Mag entitled; The Bay of Pigs 56 Years Later. Read it to the end, it might open your eyes concerning Southern Culture.
Now back to Southern Culture. A lot of Southern Culture is just plain good manners. Holding a door for a Lady. Standing for Lady so she can sit, offering a seat. Respect for our elders, saying Yes Sir or Yes Ma’am. Not to brag on myself, and I am sure that other Southerners do the same on a daily basis. I have gotten out of line to let Ladies go ahead of me at the check out counter. Just the other day I was almost to the register, my few items were already on the belt. There was an elderly gentleman and his wife behind me, I promptly removed my items and told the gentleman that he and his wife could go ahead. He of course refused, I insisted. His wife then declined so I honored her wishes and placed my few items back on the belt. All just plain good manners.
There is another thing about Southerners, we are a tolerant people. Well to a point. Even when we are forced into intolerance we are nice about it. We say things like; “Well Bless your heart”, even when something more harsh would be needed. Well that is what our Southern Ladies might say. Sometimes the men will say what needs said or do what needs doing.
There is another thing about us down here when it comes to meddlesome people and the like. We just say “Just Leave Us Be”. We also do not believe that Might makes Right. We believe that Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong.
Come on down and meet some real Southerners, you might just take a liking to us. There is one more thing we are a respectful people, we give it freely and we expect it in return. Don’t make us say, I wish “Those People” would just go back where they came from.
April is Confederate History Month, in case you did not know. Come celebrate with us, we just sit around have a good time and go “visiting” not bothering a soul. Going “Visiting” tomorrow, had to work the 26th.
God Bless Dixie and Her People
Oh, one last thing. Please do stop shooting at us. You might just want to keep Us and our Culture around a good while longer, you might just need our men to answer the call once again. I hear war drums in the distance. Some of y’all don’t got a good record of answering the call.