Monday, May 23, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 260: The South's "Confederate Monument Problem"?

From the May 9, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  The South's Confederate monument problem is not going away.  (Washington Post)  (Win)  I have never figured these memorials as a problem and still don't.  It is not our problem, just those of the racists who want all traces of that history erased.  I'm glad we still have them, but for how long, who can tell?

Of course, something to think about is that is the Confederate monuments offend because of slavery, what about monuments to soldiers of the Union who committed all sorts of unspeakable acts on Southern civilians during the war.

Does that mean they are next to go?  You sure can't honor people who did such horrible things to innocent civilians.

Something To Think About.  --Old Secesh


The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 259: Confederate Flags in National Cemeteries

From the May 19, 2016, Yahoo! News.

A bit out of order, but important enough to mention right away.

**  Banning Confederate Flags in veterans cemeteries supported by Louisiana Congressmen Steve Scalise, Cedric Richmond.  (Loss)  The bill passed the U.S. House by 265-159 vote.  However, four Louisiana representatives had the backbone to vote against it.

This bill bans the flying of the Confederate Flag from flagpoles on the two days a year other flags are allowed to be flown.  However, it does not ban the placement of small Confederate flags on graves.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 258: Confederate Flag Over South Carolina Statehouse Again!!

From the May 8, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Flags wave at State house for Confederate Memorial Day.  (South Carolina)  (Win)  Mighty nice of them to allow it.

**  Crowds greet March of Confederacy.  (Mt. Airy, N.C.)  (Win)  Yep, they marched right down Main Street of Andy Griffith's Mayberry.  Probably stopped at Snappy Lunch for one of those great pork chop sandwiches.

--Old Secesh

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 257: 160 Confederate Flags Stolen at Cemetery

From the May 4-5, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  160 Confederate Flags stolen from cemetery.  (Bryan, Texas)  (Loss)  It is too bad the BLM Movement can't respect our dead.

**  Warren student suspended over Confederate Flag.  (Michigan)  (Loss)  Brought the flag to school three times and was warned.

**  Proposal to move Confederate monument sparks debate in East Feliciana Parish.  (Louisiana)  (Loss)  The monument is over 100 years old, having been dedicated in 1909.

Leave Out Monuments and Statues Alone.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 256: What the Fool in Charleston Did to Us

All I can say is that the idiot in Charleston, South Carolina, who killed all those innocent and good people back in June of last year, sure brought the whole world down on us.  He essentially destroyed the Confederacy once and for all.

Things were extremely bad even before he was stupid, but they are so bad now, I doubt that we will be able to keep our heritage.

It wouldn't be so bad, but so many Southern whites have jumped on the anti-Confederate bandwagon.  Sadly, our college students seem to be doing all they can to destroy their heritage.

It's a Losing Battle.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 255: More On the Louisville Confederate Monument.

From the May 2-3, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Lawrence School steers away from ban of Confederate Flag.  (Kansas)  (Win)  This is a surprise in today's climate.

**  Judge temporarily halts removal of Confederate monument at UoL campus.  (University of Louisville)  (Win)  I doubt that this will stop it for long, but at least it's something positive for a change.

**  Hearing scheduled on Confederate monument.  (Louisville, Kentucky).  (Win)  Well, at least it is a hearing and not just a "do it."  However, I doubt it will be allowed to stay.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 254: Charlottesville, Va., Creating a Confederate Monument Commission

From the April 29-30, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Round Rock students disciplined for Confederate Flag photo.  (Texas)  (Loss)

**  Charlottesville City Council Working on Plan for Confederate Monuments.  (Virginia)  (Loss)  They are creating a commission, but you can bet it won't find in favor of anything Confederate-related.  I sure don't know what is wrong with Virginia which used to be the Queen State of the Confederacy.  Might as well move it to New England.

**  Students protest school's ban on Confederate Flags.  (Livingston, Montana)  (Win)  At Park High School.

And It Is Strange That College Students Wouldn't Be Protesting This Slam On Personal Freedoms.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

And, In the Meantime: 236 Murders in Chicago for the Year

From Hey Jackass 2016 States: Murder, Crime and Mayhem.  Well worth checking out their stats.

MAY 2016 TO DATE

Shot and killed--  43
Shot and wounded--  156
Total Homicides--  45

YEAR TO DATE

Shot and killed--  211
Shot and wounded--  1115
Total homicides--  236

So far this year, the Chicago police have killed 4 and wounded 2.

And. the vast majority of these shot and wounded are blacks.  Most of their assailants were also black.

I would like to point out that during the same period of time, not a single Confederate flag, memorial or statue assaulted a single black person.

Perhaps Blacks Are Going After the Wrong Danger.  We Have  Met the Enemy and They Are Us.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 253: The Shame of Louisville

From the April 28-29, 2016,  Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Paul Ryan On Confederate Flag: "The Symbol Does Insult."  (Loss)  The U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., says the flag divides the country and "does insult."

**  Confederate Heritage Month in Mississippi Sparks Controversy.

**  Confederate monument to be removed from UoL's Belknap Campus.  (Loss) The University of Louisville and city of Louisville are taking the monument and will store it somewhere while looking for a new location.  The statue has been there 121 years.  This is a horrible case of erasing history and highly offensive to me.

Looks Like Louisville and the University Are Heading for "minor case" Through Their Shame.  --Old Secesh

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 252: Confederate Memoial Day Commemoration Turns Ugly

From the April 27, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Confederate Memorial Day Turns Ugly on the Montgomery Capitol steps.  Alabama) (Loss)  Protesters from both sides clashed.  That is too bad that the BLM movement has to be so confrontational.  The SCV was described as a Neo-Confederate Movement.

**  Confederate soldiers' headstones removed from Montgomery ditch.  (Montgomery, Alabama)  When I started reading this article I figured it was another act by BLM, but it turns out that the headstones were not from the graves.

**  Controversial Confederate marker vandalized.  (Univ. of Texas-Austin)  (Loss)  Jefferson Davis' name spray painted on a highway marker across from Sewell Park.  Wonder who did that?

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 251:"We've Come a Long Way Since Then"

From the April 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Panel debates fate of Confederate monuments  (UNC-Wilmington)  Chris Fonvielle, associate professor of history at UNC-W, a Wilmington native,  said that when his father was young, the town still celebrated Confederate memorial Day as a legal holiday and that, as a school boy, a portrait of Robert E. Lee was alongside that of President Eisenhower in his classroom.  "We've come a long way since then."

However, he expressed the opinion that the courage of Confederate soldiers should be separated from the defense of slavery.

**  ASU professor: Confederate holiday celebrates slavery.  (Alabama State University, a mostly black school)  I do not celebrate slavery when I commemorate Confederate Memorial Day.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 250: Win Some, Lose a Lot

From the April 25-- 26, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  State offices closed today.  Why?  It's Confederate Memorial Day.  (Win)  (Alabama)

**  Why today is no longer Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia.  (Loss)

**  Candidates tackle Confederate Flag controversy.

**  The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments.

**  Mississippians celebrate Confederate Memorial Day.  (Win)

--Old Secesh

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 249: North Carolina Has a Lot of Confederate Monuments

From the April 22-24, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Report:  North Carolina has more Confederate monuments than 48 other states.

Virginia has 96.  Georgia and North Carolina are tied for second with 90.    N.C.  also have additional places named after Confederates such as buildings and two roads bringing a total of 140.  Most of these date to the early 20th century, well before the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s-1960s.

**  Confederate memorials in Virginia can be pulled by local governments.  (Loss)  Any place with a majority of blacks running the government can get rid of anything Confederate.

**  Trump is top suggestion to replace Robert E. Lee in school's name.  (Texas)  Can't help but laugh at that one.

--Old Secesh


The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 248: Racist Group Lists Confederate Tributes

From April 21, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  SPLC study finds 1,500 government-backed tributes to the Confederacy across the U.S..  This would be the Southern Poverty Law Center, a truly racist outfit if there ever was one.  Making the list was admirable, but their reason is to identify items that need to be eliminated according to their racist views.

Not surprising, most Confederate tributes are located in states that made up the former Confederacy, but they have also found ones as far away as California and Massachusetts.

718--  Monuments and statues, with nearly 300 in Georgia, Virginia and Florida.

109--  public schools named for Confederates  (and, that number is dropping quickly)

80--  counties and cities named for Confederates

9--  official Confederate holidays in six states

10--  military bases named for Confederates

To show how racist this group is, they also included an action guide for removal campaigns.

I tell You, We Just Can't Get "No" Respect.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 247: Hatred of Confederate Heritage Month

Just because I haven't been writing about it, doesn't mean it has stopped.  The Confederate-haters are numerous and very driven to erase all aspects of the Confederacy.  They are especially mortified now with April being Confederate Heritage month in many Southern states.

From the April 21, 2016, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Virginia Senate fails to overturn veto of Confederate monument bill.  (Loss)  The governor vetoed the bill aimed at local governments to prevent their arbitrary removal of all things Confederate.

I sure know one governor I wouldn't vote for if I lived in Virginia.

Hey, the Blacks have Their Black History Month!!  --Old Secesh