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AMEN

“No people in the history of the world have been so misunderstood, so misjudged, and so cruelly maligned as the people of the South.”

John Brown Gordon

Confederate General, Georgia Governor, and United States Senator

WE HAD BETTER GET BUSY

“The South is still being subjected to an outrageous tyranny.  When the victors occupy the territory of the defeated for a long period, they are able to reshape history so well as to glorify enormous evil and shame righteous courage.  It is a form of tyranny more evil than the initial conquest.  Ignorance and cowardice enshrine as good what in truth was enormous evil.  Truth and courageous dissent from lies and distortions are not celebrated in societies where might has come to mean right.  Truth is displaced by self-justifying propaganda.  Nobility is crushed by outrageous slander.

“There are more books written about the ‘Civil War’ than any other topic except Christianity.  Yet most of the real causes of the war have been buried under twenty feet of propaganda.  Self-justifying propaganda is now the prevailing staple of ‘Civil War’ history in public and unfortunately even in most Christian schools.  It presents as a noble struggle against slavery what was really an unconstitutional military aggression to prevent Southern Independence.  This prevailing cover of propaganda serves both to bury uncomfortable history and as a tool for modern political agendas.

“Slavery was an issue that caused many serious tensions, but the full scope and nature of these tensions are largely unknown and badly misunderstood today.  The war was about the right of the Southern people to self-determination and government by the consent of the governed versus being held involuntarily to a Union which experience was proving not to be in their best political and economic interests.

“Has our society been in a moral tail-spin for too long to value truth?  Are Americans still morally capable of dealing honestly with the causes and conduct of the ‘Civil War’?  Once you have built your worldview on a lie, it is very difficult to see the truth, much less to embrace the truth.  But truth, however uncomfortable and unpopular or however deeply buried and trampled, is still truth.  It has a tendency to resurrection, though truth is hard to face after decades of believing lies.  Truth is hard to bear when you have for many years justified yourself and an idolized State with lies.  The standard school texts and teaching on the ‘Civil War’ in both public and Christian schools perpetrate enormous dishonesty as history.

“We now have a generation of Americans including most Southerners who are shamelessly ignorant of their own history.  What history they do know is laced with political deception.  How many high school teachers in the South in both public and Christian schools know anything but propaganda on the causes and conduct of the ‘Civil War’?  How many know the full truth about the Reconstruction era?  What are the penalties for them, if they step outside the chains of political correctness in their study and teaching?

“Yet there are reasons for optimism.  With the internet and many advances in computer technology in publishing, the Eastern liberal establishment is no longer as dominant in the publishing industry as it once was.  The truth about the war is seeping out into the public in newly published works and the republication of many older works.  I am optimistic that despite near fanatical opposition to the true history of that war, courage will eventually rescue truth.”

 

“Truth and courage are sorely needed in today’s morally disintegrating society.  It is especially important in recovering these virtues to know our true history.  Much of what is published and taught in public schools and colleges today is either a sanitized whitewash or perverted political propaganda.  But I have confidence that even in today’s politically correct climate, truth will not be blotted out.  We cannot, as R. L. Dabney said, ‘bury true history whose years are those of the God of Truth.’  William Cullen Bryant put it a little differently, ‘Truth crushed to the ground shall rise again; the eternal years of God are hers.’  We should also remember the words of Samuel Johnson: ‘Where courage is not, no other virtue can survive except by accident.’  No republic can long survive whose people and leaders are not both devoted to truth and resolute in their courage to maintain it.  Ultimately all courage, including political courage and courage in battle, is moral courage.  Moral courage, more often than not, is tested principally by time, often a long period of time.  I believe we can recover both truth and courage, but we had better get busy, for we are well on the way to destruction.”

 

From The Un-Civil War: Shattering the Historical Myths

By Leonard M. Scruggs

2011  

“THE GOOD WILL ARISE IN TRUTH”

“The truth is this:  The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged.  It is history that teaches us to hope.”

Robert E. Lee

a note found in his briefcase on his death

 

“The radical conspirators against history may have the ear of the world just now, but sooner or later the truth will come out.  ‘The eternal years of God are hers.'”

From a letter from Macon, Georgia, published in the New York News

December, 1865

 

“Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;

The eternal years of God are hers;

But error, wounded, writhes with pain,

And dies among his worshippers.”

William Cullen Bryant

1839

 

“At a time when liberty is under attack, decency under assault, the family is under siege, and life itself is threatened, the good will arise in truth; they will arise in truth with the very essence and substance of their lives; they will arise in truth though they face opposition by fierce subverters; they will arise in truth never shying from the Standard of Truth, never shirking from the Author of Truth.”

Henry Laurens

ca. 1777, 1778  

THE CHOICE IS YOURS

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

IF YOU DON’T WANT SOMEONE TO TAKE ME UP ON THIS:

HOW NIKKI HALEY CAN BE STOPPED

YOU TAKE ME UP ON THIS:

https://www.change.org/p/president-trump-remove-the-dishonorable-nikki-r-haley-from-your-cabinet-immediately-so-you-can-immediately-restore-honor-to-your-cabinet

THE CHOICE IS YOURS.

SAY NO TO CENSORSHIP

On June 24, 2015, Republican Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward censored the First Confederate Flag from Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays.  He did this without the consent of his constituents.

Mayor Hayward stated, in a press release:

“While the Confederate Flag undeniably represents a part of Pensacola’s history, to many it is a painful symbol of racial hatred and intolerance.”

Mayor Hayward didn’t mention that the “Confederate Flag” he had censored was not the Confederate Battle Flag—but the First Confederate Flag.  This flag:

On June 25, 2015, Escambia County Democratic Women’s Club President Dianne Krumel made this demand of the Escambia County Commission:

“I understand the flags are down, but I want to make it permanent.  I don’t want any chance of those flags going back up.”

All five members of the Escambia County Commission—Republican Doug Underhill, Republican Grover C. Robinson IV, Republican Steven Barry, Republican Wilson Robertson (whose seat is now occupied by Republican Jeff Bergosh), and Democrat Lumon May—gave in to Dianne Krumel’s demand, and chose to keep the First Confederate Flag censored from Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays.  They did this without the consent of their constituents—including me.

This government-imposed censorship of the First Confederate Flag, from our historical flags displays, continues—without our consent.

Yet now there is a way you can help me put a stop to this government-imposed censorship of our historical flags displays here in Greater Pensacola, Florida—and you don’t even have to be a resident of Greater Pensacola, Florida, to do it.

I’ve started an online petition to have the First Confederate Flag returned to its rightful place in Pensacola’s Five-Flags Displays:

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

Are you as opposed to government-imposed censorship as I am?

Then click on the link above, and sign the petition—and together we can say no to censorship.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT

“We are gathered here as patriots and proud citizens.  Proud citizens of not just Pensacola, but also of Florida, and most importantly, citizens of the United States of America.  We are not gathered here in hate; we are gathered here in love for our country, the history of our country, and love for our fellow Americans.  We do not represent white supremacy, or tolerate any form of racism in our midst.  We are gathered here to let the mayor, the city council, and citizens of Pensacola know that we do not want our Monument to Our Confederate Dead moved or destroyed.

“Since 1891, this monument has stood watch over Pensacola.  Surviving for 126 years, it has watched the growth of this great nation.  It has watched a nation heal after the civil war.  It has watched a nation come together to fight and triumph in 2 world wars.  It has watched a nation strive in the 1960’s against racial inequality as the civil rights movement blossomed with the fruits of liberty and equality.  It has watched Pensacola grow into the beautiful, productive city that it is today.

“Our Monument to Our Confederate Dead has a special meaning to each of us.  To our military veterans, it stands as a memorial to our Southern veterans who gave their lives.  To people who had family members fight during the civil war, it is a monument to their honor.  To all humanity, it stands as a tribute to love for lost loved ones.  To all Americans, it stands on as a monument to warn us of the consequences of not being able to resolve our differences in a non-violent manner.

“Also present with us today are counter-protesters.  These men and women have different opinions than we do.  But we are all Americans. We are fighting to protect a monument that is dedicated to the heroes ‘whose joy was to suffer and die for a cause they believed to be just.’ The counter-protesters are also fighting for a cause that they believe to be just.  We must convince them by the dignity of our actions that we also represent the American values of freedom and justice.  Our monument is not a sign of racism; it is a memorial to dignity and respect.

“On September 14, 2017, the city council will meet at the Pensacola City Hall, 222 West Main Street.  We invite all interested parties to come participate and let the city council know where we stand.  You may also call the city council members and let them know how much we treasure our monument.”

Jewel Cannada-Wynn, District 7,  (850) 346-7264

Brian Spencer, District 6,  (850) 426-8314

Gerald Wingate, District 5,  (850) 607-0185

Larry Johnson, District 4,  (850) 435-1609

Andy Terhaar, District 3,  (850) 377-3949

Sherri Myers, District 2,  (850) 484-0902

Dr. P.C. Wu, District 1,  (850) 477-5279

Ashton Hayward, Mayor,  (850) 435-1626

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS FLAG—AND TELL ME WHAT IT SHOWS

WHAT FLAGS SHOW

Confederate American Flag over Fort Sumter, April 15, 1861
Photograph by Alma A. Pelot

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PART 3

HISTORY, CIVICS, AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY PENSACOLA’S FIVE-FLAGS DISPLAYS

WHY DO YOU THINK I’M SO ANGRY ALL THE TIME?

Another mass shooting—so what?

The last time I cared at all about the victims of any mass shooting was in June, 2015.

On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof murdered nine people at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina—and the victims of that mass shooting were the last victims of any mass murder in the United States whose deaths I mourned at all.

Why do you think that is?

What did Nikki Haley do, from June 22 through July 9, 2015, that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What have state and local politicians been doing all over the American South since June 22, 2015, that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What is Nikki Haley doing now that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What did you do that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

What are you still doing that might have completely desensitized me to any mass murders since that one?

“Ahh, damn you!  God damn you all to Hell!”

Why do you think I’m so angry all the time?


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