Thursday, May 25, 2017

These Lives Mattered ...

Yesterday, a friend of my wife sent her a picture on Facebook that she showed me and I definitely liked it.

It was the famous picture of the dead Confederates by the Dunker Church at the Battle of Antietam.

Along the top was written the words "These Lives Mattered."  At the bottom was "Your Offended Feelings Don't!"

And, I'd be willing to bet that not a single one of them even owned a you-know-what.

That Pretty Well Sums It Up for Me.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CUA-- 462: Orlando's Confederate Statue

The Confederacy Under Attack

From May 16, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  House votes to let people decide on Confederate monuments.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  As any statue removal should be.  Let the people decide.  Either that or find some lawmakers with backbone to stand up to the tyranny of that one group.

**  Orlando's Confederate statue should be moved from Lake Eola Park, Mayor Dyer says.  (Florida)  (Loss)  He wants it moved to Greenwood Cemetery.

Looks like we might have another city looking to go lower case for its shame if this happens.

**  Controversy continues over Confederate statue in downtown Orlando.  (Florida)  (Sad)  There shouldn't be a controversy.  There were large crowds on both sides.

--Old Secesh

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Our Lost Monuments: A Tale of Desecration The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 463

From Wikipedia.

ROBERT E. LEE MONUMENT

Dedicated in 1884--  Desecrated on May 19, 2017.  Built for $36,000 raised by the Robert E. Lee Monument Association.

Listed on National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1991.  In 2011 the New Orleans magazine said it was one of the city's most important statues.

BEAUREGARD STATUE

Dedicated in 1915.  Desecrated May 16-17, 2017

Listed National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 18, 1999.

DAVIS MONUMENT

Dedicated Feb. 22, 1911.  Desecrated May 11, 2017.

My thought is that the city should reimburse Confederate organizations for the dishonorable thing they did.  Plus, one would think that being on the NRHP would carry some weight.  Obviously not.

At Least BLM and Black Racists Can No Longer Vandalize These Monuments.  --Old Secesh

CUA Doesn't Make It For Me

CUA was my thought yesterday of a way to shorten the headline introduction from Confederacy Under Attack

I was looking at the Blog Archives and the CUA standing for Confederacy just doesn't make it for me.  I am going to have to come up with some other, shorter name than CUA, "The Confederacy Under Attack."

Surely, we are under attack, but I have to figure out some other name.

Right now, I am thinking of Civil War II.

This would seem to be the Civil War--  Part 2.  Just as there was a World War II, this is our Civil War II.  This time, instead of working just to defeat the Confederacy, our opponents are trying to absolutely eradicate it and to dishonor the men, women and children who put their lives on the line to start a new country, just as our forefathers did back in 1775-1783.

And So It Continues  --Old Secesh

Monday, May 22, 2017

CUA-- 461: Louisiana House Backs Ban on Monument Removal

The Confederacy Under Attack

From the Google Alerts for May 15, 2017, for Confederate.

**  Louisiana House backs ban on removal of Confederate statues.  (Win)    The vote was 65-31.  Every single Black voted against it and all walked off the House floor.  Very racist of them.

The bill now goes to the Senate.  We already know how the Blacks there will vote.  Hopefully the Whites will have the backbone to stand up against the tyranny.

The bill blocks the removal of all military monuments until the people vote on it.  Of course, this applies primarily to Confederate monuments.  That is the way it should be.

Too bad it is too late for the monuments in new orleans.

We'll Take Any Break We Can Get.  --Old Secesh


CUA-- 460: Charlottesville Protest

The Confederacy Under Attack

From the May 15, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Torch-Wielding Group Protests Confederate Statue Removal.  (Charlottesville, Va.)  (Win)  This is over the Lee statue in Lee Park.  Besides using the term torch-wielding, harkening back to the days of KKK and the Nazis, the writer made sure to mention that a well-known white nationalist was in attendance.

I kind of know which side the writer favors by his choice of words and phrases.

Looks like we have another city looking to join (n)ew (o)rleans and (l)ouisville in shame and dishonor.

--Old Secesh


CUA: Confederacy Under Attack

I will now start my headlines with CUA which will stand for Confederacy Under Attack, which is surely happening now and I'd have to say this new attack is even worse than it was back in the real war.

What that murderer in Charleston, S.C., did was as bad as what John Wilkes Booth did back in 1865 which brought on a much worse Reconstruction program that what it might have been under President Lincoln's direction.

I will be happy if the Blacks ever get satisfied and stop these attacks on my heritage.  I would much rather be writing about the war and aftermath like in my recent posts on the Confederate veterans home in Hitchcock, Texas.

--Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 459: Tension Over Confederate Flag in S.C.

From the Google Alerts for May 13, 2017 , for Confederate.

**  Tension builds in South Carolina town over Confederate 'flagging' event.  (Summerville)  (Sad)  If you don't like it, don't look at it.

--Old Secesh


Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mayor (m)itch Completes His Ugly Mission, (n)ew (o)rleans Must Now Bear His Guilt The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 458

I am angry.  I am hurt to the core.

I read this morning that the last of the three Confederate statues in new orleans, Robert E. Lee, was taken down yesterday, evidently done in the daylight this time and not undercover of the night as were the others.

I hope the Blacks are happy as they got their way. I am sure Mayor mitch is happy as he being a Democrat in a city with a lot of Blacks, he has assured himself of getting reelected as many times as he wants the job.  If he has any national aspirations, he surely won't get my vote and I'll certainly work for and support his opponents.

But, be assured, there will not be riots, looting and burning because we did not get our way.  Our heritage was severely disregarded and dragged through the mud.  No one should have this happen to their heritage.

Lee, Beauregard and Davis all served their country, the United States, long and faithfully until events in the North forced them to take a hard decision and cast their lot with a new country, just as our Founding Fathers found themselves back in 1775.

And, we don't know what the mayor and his council intend to do with the statues.  My guess it will be something else dishonorable.

Well, at least this ugly affair is over and I can start getting over it.

This Whole Thing Is Shameful and Dishonorable.  --Old Secesh

And Meanwhile in (n)ew (o)rleans: Crime and Murders Continue

From new orleans Murder Map:  76 murders in 2017, 175 in 2016.  This also shows where the murders occurred.

From NOLA Defender.

These are overnight police reports for the last eight days:

May 12-- 2 armed robberies, shooting, unclassified death

May 13--  2 shootings, 2 cuttings, 3 robberies, carjacking, homicide, suicide, unclassified death

May 14--  3 shootings, 2 stabbings, 2 robberies, burglary, unclassified death

May 15--  3 shootings, 2 traffic fatalities, sexual assault, robbery, unclassified death

May 16--  2 homicides, shooting, armed robbery, rape

May 17--  5 robberies, 3 shootings, 2 homicides, rape, carjacking, property snatching, unclassified death

May 17--  Two arrested at the Beauregard statue

May 18--  4 armed robberies, shooting, stabbing, homicide

May 19--   armed robbery, stabbing, purse snatching

And, all the while there was a big police presence at the statues.

Makes you wonder where the mayor's priorities are.  Old statues that haven't hurt anyone other than causng certain people to be offended...or crime.

--Old Secesh

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mayor (m)itch to Do the Deplorable in (n)ew (o)rleans The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 457

I came across articles saying that new orleans' mayor was going to have a press conference today about the last Confederate statue of Robert E. Lee coming down.  I was looking to see if he was a white or black person.

This has been a very trying and draining experience for me.

For now, I boycott that city if it thinks so lowly of my heritage (and ITS HERITAGE).  It is also relegated to lower case for its shame and dishonor.

A Time To Be Sad.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 456: Relief in State Legislatures

From the May 12, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Removal of Confederate monuments stirs backlash in statehouses.  (CNN)  (Win)   I am glad to see at least some support in the legislatures.

The anti-Confederate organization Southern Poverty Law Center says that at least 60 publicly funded symbols of the Confederacy have been removed since the Charleston murders, but state laws are being passed or pushed through state governments to prevent local governments from removing Confederate monuments and symbols.

North Carolina and Tennessee already have laws on the books.  Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Virginia are working on laws to do that.

You'd Better Hurry Up, Mitch, With That Last Monument.  --Old Secesh

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 455: Shreveport's Confederate Monument

From the May 12, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Shreveport's Confederate monument should stay, most speakers say.  (Louisiana)  (Win)  They held the first of four public hearings.  The monument was dedicated in 1906 and has a Confederate soldier and four generals:  Henry Watkins Allen, Beauregard, Lee and Jackson.  It is in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse.  At least they are discussing it.

Let's Hope They Keep It Where It Is.  --Old Secesh

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 454: Confederate Memorial Day Stirs Controversy

From the May 11, 2017, Google Alerts for Confederate.

**  Plane with Confederate Flag banner flies over SC State House on Confederate Memorial Day.  (South Carolina)  (Win)  Here's thumbing the nose.

**  (n)ew (o)leans removes 2nd Confederate-era monument.  (Loss)  This was the one, the Davis statue,  that made the city lower case for its shame and dishonor.

**  Confederate Memorial Day stirs controversy.  (Loss)  It should not draw controversy.  If you don't like it, don't commemorate it.  Ignore it.

Sure Sorry About the Situation in new orleans.  --Old Secesh

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

(n)ew (o)rleans Takes Down the Beauregard Statue: The Confederacy Under Attack

This occurred the night of May 16-17 and is out of order.

Now, fully lower case for its shame and dishonor.

I was listening to WXRT this morning and heard Mary Dixon say that (n)ew (o)rleans had taken down the second Confederate monument.

Undercover of the night, as they have done with the Davis and Liberty Place statues, the city of new orleans took down the P.G.T. Beauregard statue.  We all know what happens at night and this is nothing short of it.  And the sad thing, even though Beauregard was a Confederate general, he also was a force in new orleans after the war for the equality and voting rights of Blacks.

The city now has double shame to deal with.

I, for one, will not be going there anytime soon,  if ever.

I know the mayor and his cohorts could care less about my little boycott, but is there are a lot of other offended people like me, maybe that could have some bite.  Too bad I am the wrong color so my being offended doesn't matter.

And, I Really Liked new orleans At One Time.  --Old Secesh