Well, that time has come again when the SCV is preparing to elect new leaders and councilmen to their “armies” and controversy strikes again. For the Army know as the SCV Army of Northern Virginia the commander welcomes you with the following remarks.
“In late 1860 and early 1861, many people of the south rose up to throw off the yoke of what had become an oppressive government, no longer adhering to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Perhaps no time in history has such a powerful nation been formed, with armies raised for her defense, as quickly as was the determined states of the Confederacy in 1861. But this task was imparative as the government in the North had already commenced an invasion of the south with the intention of forcing her membership in the Northern union at the point of the bayonet.
During this struggle General Lee was hampered with a force much smaller than that of the enemy and was more often than not, without adequate supplies. Still, through brilliant stategies and tactics, he managed to lead his men to victory after victory. Unfortunately, as the years wore on, attrition rendered further undertakings pointless; the Army of Northern Virginia was forced to abandon the defense of their homes and country. While holding their heads high, the men in grey, made their way back home to put the pieces back together again as best they could.”
Can this drip with anymore “Lost Cause” mythology? Also note that there is not any mention of the Surrender Lee gave at Appomattox in 1865, leading most readers to believe that the south simple resisted no more and went home…that somehow, the North did not win the War…or as you will see from the campaign statement of Kirk Lyons that the war could still be won!
Kirk Lyons (see the article on Hatewatch here) is the lead lawyer for the Southern Legal Resource Center in Black Mountain, NC., and he is throwing in his hat for ANV Councilmen. As you can see from the SPLC’s article, Lyons is connected to Neo-Nazi’s and the like through his marriage by the Aryan Nations dead leader Richard Butler.
In his campaign statement he says the following…
“With your help and your vote in Concord, I look forward to being part of a gathering of eagles at Elm Springs to lead the SCV to the victory our ancestors were denied – a victory that with God’s help we can and must secure for our posterity.”
Mr. Lyons wants to refight or renew the fighting of the Civil War and change the outcome. It was always comical to see or hear people speak of the Civil War being at half time with the Yanks 1, Rebs 0, but it seems Mr. Lyons is taking this to heart. Sadly, If Mr. Lyons is elected the corruption of the SCV’s will continue and pose a series threat to the real memory of the War of the Rebellion.