I have been noticing some trends in the comments of our Southern Hertiage folks, so I thought I would pass them along to my readers and see what you thought and had to say about them.
SCV CIC Givens
From the CIC of the Sons of Confederate Veterans…
“-Joseph Goebbels : “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Mr. Speilberg, me thinks he’s talking to you about your Lincoln propaganda film.”
Recently Kevin at Civil War Memory
challenged our friends over at Facebooks Southern Heritage Preservation Group the following…
“What I will offer Mr. Adams and the rest of this group is the opportunity to write a response to the specific claims made in this article that will be published on this blog. You can’t beat that. Historical interpretations are always in need of revision based on the gathering of additional sources or a counter-interpretation of existing evidence. This would be a wonderful opportunity to bring together the collective knowledge and wisdom of the entire group against their number one enemy. Best of all, they get to do it on this very blog. I look forward to reading and learning from their research on Silas.”
And please do entertain yourselves by reading the comment section on Kevin’s site regarding this challenge.
So I took it upon myself to send out this challenge directly to many of the usual suspects from the group on facebook and here is what I have recieved in response to that challenge…
From John Stones… “Take a hike Corey! I’ve graduated from wasting my time on petty revisionists that are obsessed with themselves and the lies they’ve told for so long that they believe themselves! Levin can write all he wants in CW Times. It’s a PC rag that I give little credibility – even less now that they give the likes of Levin the kind of coverage they have, LOL – Too bad he broke copyright laws – OUCH!”
Once again, it is easier to call the magazine a liberal rag than deal with history…nice move John. As for the comment about copyright laws…your guess is as good as mine…who knows with these people!
And from one of my all time favorites, Connie Ward/Chastain…
“I’m not interested in Silas Chandler specifically, or black Confederates in general, which I’ve made clear on my blog. Twice.”
And a quote from the comments on Kevin’s blog from good olde Carl Roden…
“Tell you what, I will play your little game….provided you offer me a carefully written, flawless interpretation of the service of one Pvt. Henry “Dad” Brown a drummer for Co. H 21st SC CSA under your “slaves not soldiers” argument…oh and spare me the whole “musicians are not soldiers” argument as I can site numerous examples of Union drummers who were decorated during the course of the war and not least of which I can provide the details that black musicians in the Confederate army were recognized soldiers and granted equal pay with their white counterparts in 1862.
Well….. can you?”
Well this will prove to be a very interesting debate and I will keep you updated as things unfold.