Now that summer is right around the corner..if it ever warms up here in the Mid-West…I figured I need some new reading material. The other nice thing about picking up these titles is that many of them…minus the WWII Blackout book…have been featured on Civil War Talk Radio talking about that book or another publication. Listening to the author discuss his or her book is usually what drives me to purchase the book and add it to my growing collection of nearly 500 books on the Civil War and history in general.
I just wanted to take a quick second to let my readers know I have added a new page to the bar below the header on The Blood of My Kindred. I must admit that I got the idea from Michael Cushman over at Southern Nationalist Network. You can see an example of his work below…and I figured I too could provide historical quotes that might lead to more discussion. I have added several to start out the page and I will make a post each time I add new quotes in the future…Stay Tuned!
And here is what Stephen F. Hale thought was the cause for inevitable disunion…
Let us continue to vet David’s claims of Confederate Heritage Destruction. You will note that David is currently O-2 based on the quick research I did using Google for two places David said were under attack: Dixie State University and the Confederate Monument in Jefferson, Georgia.
Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina.
It appears that in 2000 a professor on campus pushed to have the Silent Sam Confederate Monument remove. It is now 2013 and Silent Sam is still there and was the topic of a lecture back in January on the UNC campus. It does not appear that Silent Sam is going anywhere soon, but you can read some more information at the following links and decide for yourself. But one can only wonder why some people might see a problem with Silent Sam’s presences. This is a quote taken from the dedication of the monument back in 1913…nearly 100 years ago.
“At the dedication celebration, Julian Shakespeare Carr, namesake of Carrboro and Carr Hall, gave a speech where he triumphantly exclaimed,
“I horse-whipped a Negro wench, until her skirts hung in shreds” for insulting a white woman on Franklin Street.
You can find the speech here
David is now 0-3…ouch!
State House Supreme Court Building Plaques
Two plaques in the SC building were removed way back in 2000 and in 2010 the 3rd Court of Appeal ruled that the state had the right to remove the plaques. The way I see it…it’s a state’s rights issue…one I am sure David would back fully since we all know that the War of the Rebellion was fought over State’s Rights and not slavery…Right? But if you don’t believe that here are some links to the story…decide for yourself.
Somehow the Neo-Confederates think they won…
“Ten years ago, state officials removed two plaques honoring Confederate veterans from the Texas Supreme Court building. That led to a long legal fight, and a ruling Friday afternoon by the 3rd Court of Appeals.
The ruling affirms that the state had the right to remove the plaques in the first place. But, representatives for the Sons of Confederate Veterans still called the ruling a victory.
“Some may claim the state won this case, but any citizen in the state can tell that the SCV won, because the state is having to pay the SCV’s attorney fees,” Ray James, the Texas Division Commander said in a statement. “In our legal system, the loser pays the winner,” James added.”
SLRC and Kirk Lyons on YouTube… such a funny little man!
I don’t know…feel like this is sort of a tie…so David is 0-3-1?
Still more to come…stay tuned!
Sometimes while surfing the net for anything I can use in my Current Events class I come across news items that just cannot be passed up. The other day The Blaze ran a story about The Most Bible-Minded Cities in the US and of course those most bible-minded were in the south and the least in the Northeast. Not surprising to my readers I am sure. Here is the article and the graphic that they used in the article…
I thought the first comment on the site, though very stereotyped, it was very interesting to note…
“Keith Johnston says:
I think that it is interesting that you used the term ‘Bible-minded’ as opposed to Christian. I’m assuming that is because you, like me, acknowledge that those are two different things. ‘Bible-minded’ areas have more assault rifles, more veneral disease, fewer college graduates, more poverty, and if it were not for the Civil War would probably still have slaves, had to have integration forced upon them. In short, some of the most ‘Bible-minded’ states (like Mississippi) are the least Christian.”
I began to wonder why the south is the way it is in this respect. I honestly don’t have the answer and I don’t think it is all about religion. But then I came upon this piece at Mother Jones.
5. Slave masters were nice guys: “A few slave holders were undeniably cruel. Examples of slaves beaten to death were not common, neither were they unknown. The majority of slave holders treated their slaves well.”—United States History for Christian Schools, 2nd ed., Bob Jones University Press, 1991
Now that comment makes perfect sense and maybe, just maybe it is not so stereotyped after all. What do you think?
Here are some more links to some other related stories…Sigh!