Oh my where to begin. This little speech given by Michael Cushman of SNN is one neo-confederate love fest that decries the supposed “death” of the white southerner. From what I heard Cushman say, the mid-twentieth century white southerner is alive and well.
To start out with he mentions the upcoming anniversary of the Burning of Darien, Georgia by the US government without mention of the ongoing Civil War that was ravishing the entire country. However it appears that Darien is now cashing in on this historical event for the 150th of the Civil War.
Cushman then goes on for several minutes about how Florida has been overrun by third world immigrants (code for non-white) and liberal Yankee transplants and that the white southerner is being run out of town by these two groups. He compares Broward Co., Florida and Dixie Co., Florida which are the opposites in size and population make-up. Cushman uses this comparison to “prove” to his audience which is old and white that white southerners like them are being targeted by the US government for what he later claims under international law is “Genocide” of the White Southerner.
Cushman then moves on to discuss the notion of the Golden Circle of the Plantation civilization that help form the southern civilization that is now being destroyed by the US government is what apparently is the last act of the “War of Northern Aggression”.
As you listen to the speech you will notice many historical inaccuracies and disputable historic theories of people like George Wallace and Robert Barnwell (Smith) Rhett, but the ones that stand out to me are the claims of “Southern Genocide” and his claim that a once South Carolina governor from Massachusetts ran SC from Massachusetts. Cushman makes the claim without any evidence to back it up other that making fun of Janet Napolitano’s looks that she and others in the US government are by all standards of international law…don’t ask which ones as no one knows…the US is purposefully pushing white southerner out of specific regions like Broward County, Florida in attempts to change political policy and destroy the south and southern civilization. It is also decided by Cushman that the only way in which southern civilization can survive is the dissolution of the Union. Did he not pay attention in history class when the south tried to do this once before?
During this tirade on genocide Cushman makes a claim that at previous points in history the south has defeated the US government. He is referring to Wade Hampton’s redemption of South Carolina from the ruthless and black led carpetbagger Yankee government in South Carolina that attempted to give blacks their rights following the War of the Rebellion. He proves this point by stating that at one point a Yankee South Carolina governor actually served as governor but not living in South Carolina and ruling from Massachusetts. However, I could not find any information to substantiate this claim and I don’t believe I will.
The other day Connie Chastain/War posted the image below concerning whites and racism…
Is what Connie says racist…if the ends are speeches like Michael Cushman’s at the Florida League of the South…then yes…it is.
Missing the ending…
The above picture of the George Wallace quote from 1963 appeared for a time as the footer image at Southern Nationalist Network run by Michael Cushmen (Palmetto Patriot) down in South Carolina. While it is no longer the footer it is still part of the images that are displayed with pride on Michael’s website. I was curious to the context of the quote so I did a simple google search for the first sentence and here is what I found.
Here is the quote in full context or at least the full paragraph…
“Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.”
It seems that Palmetto Patriot did a little convenient editing and forgot to put the most important part of that speech in his quote. But then again he does not want anyone to think his southern nationalist website is geared towards a certain color of southerner. It should also be noted that the League of the South and Connie Chastain/Ward endorse the SNN by linking to it on their sites.
Since Connie Chastain/Ward/Reb has declared that this site…as well as Andy’s, Kevin’s and Brook’s…is a South/Dixie-bashing site, I thought I would do some old school Dixie bashing. Also, beyond the fun of “Dixie Bashing” I thought we could make a game out of it. I am going to post a quote that bashes Dixie…or at least is one person opinion of Dixie…and you, the reader, can try and guess the name of the person who made the quote.
So here it is…
“For the first time we have had the chance to examine the effect that slavery produces on a society. On the right bank of the Ohio everything is activity, industry, labor is honored, there are no slaves. Pass to the left bank and the scene changes so suddenly that you think yourself on the other side of the world. The enterprising spirit seems gone. There work is not only painful, it’s shameful, and you degrade yourself in submitting yourself to it. To ride, to hunt, to smoke like a Turk in the sunshine, there’s the destiny of the white man. To do any other kind of manual labor is to act like a slave.”
So, make good guesses and we shall see who the winner is…boy I hope Connie doesn’t win…but she has not told me what history books she reads and I doubt she reads any, so I feel she will not come in first. Best of luck.
This story comes from Right Wing Watch.Org and discusses how..
“…every time Lou Engle leads a The Call prayer rally, the future of America is at stake. Later this month, Engle will be bringing The Call to Fredericksburg, Virginia, this time with the help of televangelist Pat Robertson. Engle said that his rally intends to “intercede on behalf of the blood that has been shed as a result of racism and abortion and ask for God’s mercy on behalf of our nation” by praying at Civil War sites, and Robertson claimed the event is part of a “spiritual battle which can only be won by overwhelming prayer”.
I wonder why in a 150 years of the American people, someone did not think of this before…it is so simple…I mean all I need to do is pray over and over that Neo-Confederates like Connie Chastain/Ward/Reb could somehow understand the history of the conflict and all the racism and hatred that she will not denounce would just wash away.
Also it appears that God is now channeling Abraham Lincoln according to event planner Lou Engle…
“The word Lou received from God is, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.””
It appears all the Lost Causers were right about the sainthood of Lincoln…but they were just a bit off…Lincoln was not canonized by the North, he damn well took the thrown himself and is now talking to evangelicals.
May God (and Lincoln if he can) help us all!