“If our past pictures have enraged anti-Southern elements (and allegedly ‘pro-Southern’ folks who oppose Southern independence) then this latest one is sure to cause their heads to explode with rage!”
As I looked at the picture and wondered if it was photoshopped, I realized that this is all that these “Southern Nationalists” have in their quiver…the only bullet in their gun. They don’t even have the nerve that their ancestors did to start the shooting. Not that I advocate violence or wish violence on anyone…even these folks…but this is all they have…Stickers!
And they stick them everywhere…sooner or later the good people in these places will get tired of the petty vandalism. What the don’t get is that they are just defacing the property of other southerners…southerners they claim to be defending and wanting secession to gain them their freedom. Will this freedom include the freedom from having their property defaced?
Head exploding with rage? Not quite…I feel pity for these people who cannot respect the property of those they claim to be defending.
So this is the Heritage they are passing down…now it finally get it.
I was surprised today when I recieved the Fall 2011 copy of Teaching Tolerance at work today to find a short article (pdf format) by Loewen addressing the myths surrounding the Civil War and Slavery. This short article addresses some pretty big issues like: Why the North Went to War, Black Confederates, the southern myth that slavery in 1860 was on its way out and how the lost cause developed.
The article is well written, straight foward and puts things very bluntly…enough so that once this hits Facebooks’s SHPG it should cause quite a stir…not to mention coming from an offshoot of the Southern Poverty Law Center. I suppose that is the purpose of drawing attention to the article…I want to see how my Neo-Confederate “friend” react. So…have at it boys and girls!
Please notice how the speaker, CIC Givens of the SCV’s, does not take into account any actions of the Confederacy when “correcting” the journalists understanding of the causes of the war. Instead he believes that since Lincoln claimed the war was not about slavery…then the war was not about slavery. Nevermind official statements by the Secession Commissioners:
“What was the reason that induced Georgia to take the step of secession? This reason may be summed up in one single proposition. It was a conviction, a deep conviction on the part of Georgia, that a separation from the North-was the only thing that could prevent the abolition of her slavery.”