GCROBINS@MYESCAMBIA.COM

Wrong.

The current state flag represents the State of Florida which was founded in 1845—twenty years before slavery was abolished in the United States.  Slavery was alive and well in the State of Florida from the very beginning.  The State of Florida was also only founded after countless Native Americans were slaughtered in the processes of the Indian Removal Act and the Seminole Indian Wars.  

Your replacement of the First Confederate Flag with the State Flag of Florida is also historically inaccurate, because Florida was only a nation (a republic) for no more than four weeks in 1861.  This short-lived Republic of Florida was represented by at least three flags—none of which even resembled the State Flag of Florida.

Our Five Flags Displays represent the five nations under which Pensacola, Florida, has existed—so using the State Flag of Florida totally defeats the purpose of the displays.

You can replace the State Flag of Florida with any of the flags used to represent the short-lived Republic of Florida—but then you will still have to return the First Confederate Flag, thus creating a six-flags display for Pensacola, Florida.  Wouldn’t that be a fantastic way of representing the City of Pensacola, Florida, to the rest of the country—and the world—with six historically-accurate flags?

When you take into account what was done to Native Americans and African Americans in our nation’s past, you have actually removed the flag of the least offending nation—or state—from our Five Flags Displays.

The State of Florida thrived on African slavery from the very beginning—as did the United States of America.

The United States of America inherited African slavery from Britain—and the Founding Fathers of our country made no attempt to abolish slavery.  In fact, it was protected in our United States Constitution from the very beginning.  The first twelve presidents of the United States were slaveholders.

And in what is now the United States of America, slavery most notably thrived in New England under British rule—at least 100 years before the American Revolution.  At one time, up to a quarter of New England families owned slaves—and Boston and New York City were major slave trading ports, that were literally built on the slave trade.

The only reason slavery was abolished in the Northern states first was that the first Industrial-Age machines to replace slaves—to make slavery obsolete—were those used for the processing of New World crops, as opposed to the harvesting of them.  This is why even if the Confederate States of America would have won its war, and maintained its independence, slavery would still have been abolished in the Confederate States too—as the machines for harvesting New World crops were developed.

And you know how the Northern slaveholders got rid of their slaves, once slavery was abolished in their states?  They sold their slaves to Southern slaveholders.

Slavery was also continued in the states of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri until the 13th Amendment was ratified by Southern and Northern senators and representatives on December 6, 1865.

Even Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation never freed a single slave—because he exempted the states of Maryland, Delaware, Kentucky, and Missouri from the proclamation.  It was nothing but a piece of propaganda—and White Supremacist Abraham Lincoln made that very clear to Congress, from the very beginning.  

What about Spain, France, and Britain—why in the hell do you keep flags of those nations in our displays?

There were five European powers that brought African slaves to the Americas, in the first place—after attempts at enslaving Native Americans failed—the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, France, and Britain.

Portugal actually brought the most African slaves to the Americas—followed by Spain, Britain, France, and the Netherlands.

And the British had an especially sinister program—they had major slaving operations going, in both the Caribbean and New England.

The British soon discovered that the Sub-Saharan Africans had a low tolerance for alcohol, just as the Native Americans did—and they exploited this in a very sinister manner.

The British discovered that alcohol could be made from sugarcane—and they soon put their slaves to work processing rum, as well as harvesting the sugarcane.

The British would then take this rum to coastal African chieftains from whom they had already purchased countless African slaves; get those coastal African chieftains sloppy drunk on it; purchase, and even steal, more African slaves from the drunken African chieftains; then employ those slaves in the harvesting of sugarcane—and the processing of more rum to get more coastal African chieftains sloppy drunk, and get more slaves.

Commissioner Robinson, I appreciate your taking the time to reply to my communication—this is something neither Doug Underhill nor Ashton Hayward has ever done.

But this censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays has got to stop—now.

You have no idea what a hell I have been through since you seven public officials (including Jeff Bergosh) have censored our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays.

I live just down the street from the Five Flags display in front of the Osceola Municipal Golf Course.

So every time I leave my residence, I am confronted with this censorship—and every time I return to my residence, I am confronted with this censorship—and I am goddamned tired of being confronted with this censorship.

Commissioner Robinson, I am asking you to do the right thing—not the politically correct thing.

I am asking you to return our First Confederate Flag to our Five Flags Displays—now.

Scott Wesley Mayo

Pensacola, Florida, resident

Mobile, Alabama, native

Proud descendant of Confederate Veterans Mark Mayo, Frederick Mayo, and Francis Marion McCurdy, of the 15th Confederate Cavalry Regiment, Company E

Proud descendant of Korean War Veteran Louis Hampton Mayo, of the United States Air Force

Proud independent American voter since 2003

Proud Ross Perot voter in the 1992 United States Presidential Election

Proud American who is doing everything he can to prevent the self-destruction of his country

https://www.change.org/p/pensacola-mayor-ashton-hayward-and-the-escambia-county-board-of-county-commissioners-return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-its-rightful-place-in-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays

2 Responses to “GCROBINS@MYESCAMBIA.COM”


  1. 1 solosocial July 22, 2018 at 12:26 am

    I know it was, Jeff (Bergosh)—that your predecessor was Wilson Robertson.

    Yet I still ask that you do everything you can to return our First Confederate Flag to our Five Flags Displays.

    I also appreciate your response, as I do Commissioner Robinson’s—I contacted both Ashton Hayward and Doug Underhill, from the very beginning, and never received a reply from either one of them.

    Jeff, Mayor Hayward censored our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays on June 24, 2015—two days after South Carolina Governor Nimrata (“Nikki”) Randhawa Haley called for the censorship of a Confederate battle flag from a Confederate memorial monument on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, in a speech in which she blamed a mass murder in Charleston, South Carolina, on a historical American flag, in Columbia, South Carolina.

    That same day, June 24, 2015, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley censored all Confederate flags from Confederate memorial monuments on the grounds of the Alabama Statehouse.

    And that same day, June 24, 2015, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for the censorship of four Confederate memorial monuments in New Orleans.

    Do you see what’s going on here, Jeff?

    This is nothing but political pandering—driven by mindless, social-media-induced hysteria.

    The American people have never been as ignorant of history as in this Digital Age—and this government-imposed censorship of their historical flags and monuments is simply making them even more ignorant.

    Jeff, I’m 52 years old—and I have never seen anything so dangerous to the United States as this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States.

    The Confederate States is an integral part of the history of the United States—thus the Confederate States is an integral part of the historical identity of the United States, which the United States cannot do without.

    I would like to attach a short piece I wrote before Mitch Landrieu’s term as Mayor of New Orleans ended—a short piece that explains why this censorship is so destructive.

    It is entitled, “The Ultimate Cost of Censorship.”

    Jeff, I know you were not one of the six public officials who initially censored our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays.

    Yet you can be the public official who makes sure our First Confederate Flag is returned to our Five Flags Displays.

    Scott Mayo

    https://solosocial.wordpress.com/2017/05/26/the-ultimate-cost-of-censorship/

  2. 2 solosocial August 1, 2018 at 3:57 am

    Dr. (Martha Dunagin) Saunders,

    I see that you have Guestviews published in the Pensacola News Journal, from time to time, and I appreciate your keeping us informed of the positive developments at the University of West Florida.

    Dr. Saunders, our First Confederate Flag was censored from our Five Flags Displays by Mayor Ashton Hayward on June 24, 2015—and kept censored from our Five Flags Displays by the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners on June 25, 2015—and our First Confederate Flag is still censored from our Five Flags Displays.

    Dr. Saunders, this government-imposed censorship has been done without our consent—we’ve never even been allowed to vote on this.

    Dr. Saunders, I have been wearing T-shirts with the First Confederate Flag on them since our First Confederate Flag was censored from our Five Flags Displays—and most people in Greater Pensacola don’t even know what it is, when they see it.

    I have resided in Greater Pensacola, Florida, since March, 1998—and the censored Five Flags display, in front of the Osceola Municipal Golf Course, is practically around the corner from my residence.

    Dr. Saunders, I was here in 2000, when the local politicians decided to replace the Confederate Battle Flag with the First Confederate Flag, in our Five Flags Displays—and I didn’t mind that, in fact, I felt that was reasonable.

    But censoring the First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays is unreasonable, and unacceptable—and I am sick and tired of it.

    And replacing the First Confederate Flag with the State Flag of Florida, in our Five Flags Displays, is historically inaccurate—and downright ridiculous, given the slaving history of Spain, France, Britain, the United States, and the State of Florida—and I am sick and tired of it.

    Dr. Saunders, I have contacted every single one of the six mayoral candidates about this issue—in fact, I’ve forwarded each of them this same mass email I’m forwarding to you—and the only one of these candidates who has replied to me, at all, is Grover C. Robinson IV, one of the six politicians who censored our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays, in the first place. And County Commissioner Robinson has informed me that if he is elected Mayor of Pensacola, he will keep it censored—that he will keep it exactly as it is.

    Dr. Saunders, I reside just outside the Pensacola city limits, so I cannot vote for mayor of Pensacola.

    Dr. Saunders, I have never felt so powerless in my life, as I have, since June 24, 2015. This posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America. Dr. Saunders, I am 52 years old, and I have never seen anything so dangerous to our country as this trend of state and local politicians censoring their constituents’ historical flags and monuments, without their constituents’ consent—without even letting their constituents’ vote on it.

    Dr. Saunders, I would truly appreciate it if you would sign my two online petitions—at least the one to return our First Confederate Flag to our Five Flags Displays.

    But Dr. Saunders, I would appreciate it if you would do more than that—if you possibly can. I would appreciate it if you would forward this email to as many people as you possibly can—and even bring this issue, of this censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays, to the attention of the students and faculty under your leadership, if possible.

    Dr. Saunders, this is something that affects all residents of Greater Pensacola, Florida—including residents from other cities, residents from other states, residents from other countries, and even homeless residents.

    This posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America is destructive to the United States of America, and it must be stopped—somewhere.

    Dr. Saunders, please do whatever you can—if you can do anything at all—to help me stop this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America, right here in Greater Pensacola, Florida.

    Yours sincerely,

    Scott Wesley Mayo

    Greater Pensacola, Florida, resident

    Mobile, Alabama, native

    Proud descendant of Confederate Veterans Mark Mayo, Frederick Mayo, and Francis Marion McCurdy, of the 15th Confederate Cavalry Regiment, Company E

    Proud descendant of Korean War Veteran Louis Hampton Mayo, of the United States Air Force

    Proud American who is doing everything he can to prevent the self-destruction of his country

    . . .


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