An example of hatred and historical dishonesty.

April 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Posted in Confederate, liberalism, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

It just amazes me to see people who confess to not like hate and sterotyping. I realize Confederate Heritage is an easy target to attack. I suppose for some they feel larger for it, and must feel as if they score points in the eyes of the PC police for engaging in such attacks. Cwmemory, though, might take first prize for not only being a hate page, but also for having the nerve to proclaim they are interesting in talking about the war and are very serious in that endever. Nothing could be further from the truth. Oh, they enjoy talking about the war, and as long as you agree with their opinion, they are fine. However, once it is obvious you do not agree with them, you will soon find the owner of the blog will no longer allow you to post. Of course they continue to make posts knowing you are not able to respond. Yup, that’s classy. They don’t care much to talk about slavery in the North, and act as if slavery was only a blight on the South. And, while there were more slaves in the South, one cannot be a serious historian, as some on the blog like to be considered, and not admit and discuss slavery in the north, before, during and after the War Between the States. The other big hang up cwmemory has it seems is with black Confederates. Now, I’m not going to say there were thousands upon thousands, but to deny blacks fought for the South is wrong. However, how cwmemory sees it, because “officially” blacks were not allowed to serve in the Confederate Army until very late in the war, they dismiss any service by blacks before that to not be legitimate. They also opine blacks who were slaves do not qualify either since those blacks did not have a choice in fighting. So, as you can see, even if blacks did serve, they will not reconize the service since it does not fit their defination of service. Nevermind that women were not allowe to serve, but that happend too. Nevermind that there are accounts of blacks fighting for the South. Also, try talking to them about blacks fighting in the American Revolutionary War. Afterall there were black slaves fighting on the American side, and in fact England had a policy that provided if blacks switched sides and fought for the English they would win their freedom if England won the war. I guess one could say the Rev war than was a war fought over slavery. However, for some on the blog, they don’t want to talk about that either.

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More on the fall out over Confederate History Month.

April 14, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Posted in Confederate, liberalism, Media bias, obama, Virginia Politics | Leave a comment

Just to follow up on a couple of posts regarding Bob McDonnell and his Confederate History Month Proclamation, it’s been over a week and it’s still big news on the internet. 

Some would have us believe the Confederate States of America was the worst Nation ever, and full of racists, terrorists etc.   Of course the North being just the opposite.

Because of the education bias and attempted morality superiority if the yankee,  people have been mislead about the North almost as much as they have been about the South.  

obama spoke at a local dinner function last year, that at it’s roots was a way to honor Robert E. Lee, and he said that Lee would have been confused to see a black man as President.  Well, just about everyone alive in the 1860’s would have been shocked at such an event.  Even abe lincoln the man obama loves to be compared to, would have been.   While abe might not have been a supporter of slavery, he was by no means a supporter of rights for blacks and did not see them as his equal.  Now, of course such an opinion is pretty foolish, but it was not at the time he said it.  Yet, we hold up abe as this great President and one who “freed” the slaves.  

The following quote from abe sums up his views of blacks.  

“If all earthly power were given me,” said Lincoln in a speech delivered in Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854, “I should not know what to do, as to the existing institution [of slavery]. My first impulse would be to free all the slaves, and send them to Liberia, to their own native land.” After acknowledging that this plan’s “sudden execution is impossible,” he asked whether freed blacks should be made “politically and socially our equals?” “My own feelings will not admit of this,” he said, “and [even] if mine would, we well know that those of the great mass of white people will not … We can not, then, make them equals.”

So, as we can see even the “great” abe would be considered a racist by today’s standards, yet he gets a pass by the very people who won’t provide a pass to anything Confederate.   

 Should any mention of abe include his racist attitudes toward blacks?   Well, I suppose if there is a need to attach slavery the Confederacy, then we should expect the same for abe and the north.

There is also a reason why the “underground railroad” often ended in Canada.   I’ll have more on that in my next post.

More attacks on the South.

April 12, 2010 at 11:11 pm | Posted in Anti-Americanism., Confederate, Media bias, National Politics, Virginia Politics | Leave a comment

It’s amazing how the left get their panties in a twist when it comes to the Confederate States of America.    The Confederate Month Proclamation Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell released last week, was enough to revive the standard hatred from the left. 

Because the Proclamation did not contain any mention of slavery, you would have thought Governor McDonnell has committed the ultimate sin.  A that point, it was easy to see who is educated  on the war and who is not based on their response.   Mostly it seems the people on the left are uneducated on the war.  For if the were, they would know Virginia did not secede from the Union because of slavery and in fact had rejected secession once already before voting for it, but only after Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to join up to put down the lower Southern States that had already seceded.  At that point, the Commonwealth said enough was enough and left the Union, the same way it joined, by a vote of the General Assembly which was following the will of the people.

While slavery did play a role in the war, it was not the major issue and by no means the reason the war started. Again, if people had a clue, the would know Abe Lincoln simply wanted to save the Union and he was fine if the war freed some of the slave, all of them or known of them.   Four Union States practiced slavery until after the war, including West Virginia which was admitted as a slave State by Lincoln in 1863.   But in today’s society it’s easier to be pc and lazy about facts, then it is to take the time and study an issue. 

Since slavery was by no means just a mark against the South, it was a mark against the entire Nation.  So, while some might have thought it was  wrong to not include slavery in the proclamation, it was the right thing to do, since no other issue of why the war was started was included.   

The fall out continues as some in the media are comparing Confederate Soldiers to Nazi’s and radical islamic terrorists.    All of that of course is incorrect and just down right insulting.  Considering the millions of Southerners who have fought for and defended America by serving in the Military after 1865, many of them descendents of Confederate soldiers, it’s a slap in the face for their service.   I would venture to say that if not for the willingness of Southerners to serve, America likely would not have the military we have today and certainly not in the past.

One of the greatest American Generals, George S. Patton, was a direct descendant from a Confederate soldier.   He did not hide this, and in fact was very open about it.    It’s a good thing he served in a different time, otherwise the pc police would brand him a racist and traitor.

It’s a great day for Virginia.

April 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Posted in Confederate, Virginia Politics | Leave a comment

Governor Bob McDonnell did a great job on the campaign trail and so far in his short time in Office, he has shown great leadership in all areas.   However,  all of that is nothing compared to the leadership and steadfastness that he showed today when he issued the following.   I salute  Governor McDonnell in his love of the Commonwealth.   White I’m sure Governor McDonnell will take heat from the usual corners of hatred and intolerance for this action, I’m also sure, he’ll face it head on and will not back down in doing what was best for the Commonwealth. 

Confederate History Month


WHEREAS,  April is the month in which the people of Virginia joined the Confederate States of America in a four year war between the states for independence that concluded at Appomattox Courthouse; and

WHEREAS,  Virginia has long recognized her Confederate history, the numerous civil war battlefields that mark every  region of the state, the leaders and individuals in the Army, Navy and at home who fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth in a time very different than ours today; and

WHEREAS,  it is important for all Virginians to reflect upon our Commonwealth’s  shared history, to understand the sacrifices of the Confederate leaders, soldiers and citizens during the period of the Civil War, and to recognize how our history has led to our present; and

WHEREAS, Confederate historical sites such as the White House of the Confederacy are open for people to visit in Richmond today, and

WHEREAS, all Virginians can appreciate the fact that when ultimately overwhelmed by the insurmountable numbers and resources of the Union Army, the surviving, imprisoned and injured Confederate soldiers gave their word and allegiance to the United States of America, and returned to their homes and families to rebuild their communities in peace, following the instruction of General Robert E. Lee of Virginia, who wrote that, “…all should unite in honest efforts to obliterate the effects of war and to restore the blessings of peace.”; and

WHEREAS,   this defining chapter in Virginia’s history should not be forgotten, but instead should be studied, understood and remembered by all Virginians, both in the context of the time in which it took place, but also in the context of the time in which we live, and this study and remembrance takes on particular importance as the Commonwealth prepares to welcome the nation and the world to visit Virginia for the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the Civil War, a four-year period in which the exploration of our history can benefit all;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Robert McDonnell, do hereby recognize April 2010 as CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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