Erasing Dixie, one symbol at a time

Alexandria, Virginia has begun an advance campaign of Cultural Cleanisng of all things Confederate because, it seems hey prefer Stalin’s approach of erasing history. Perhaps they should actually study that history? Here a few quotes, that will be ignored because the narrative of a war fought for the singular purpose of  freeing slaves must be protected. Read the quotes, then allow me to share the shameful actions of Politically Corrections in Alexandria

In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution, is a moral & political evil in any Country.

Robert E. Lee

So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished. I believe it will be greatly for the interests of the South. So fully am I satisfied of this, as regards Virginia especially, that I would cheerfully have lost all I have lost by the war, and have suffered all I have suffered, to have this object attained.

Robert E. Lee

“I tried in all my power to avert this war. I saw it coming, and for 12 years, I worked night and day to prevent it, but I could not. The North was mad and blind; it would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came, and now it must go on till the last man of this generation falls in his tracks, and his children seize the musket and fight our battle, unless you acknowledge our right to self-government. We are not fighting for slavery. We are fighting for Independence, and that, or extermination, we will have . . . Slavery never was an essential element. It was the only means of bringing other conflicting elements to an earlier culmination. It fired the musket which was already capped and loaded. There are essential differences between the North and the South that will, however this war may end, make them two nations.” 

Jefferson Davis

Any people, anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable, a most sacred right, a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world. Nor is this right confined to cases in which a whole people of an existing government, may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can, may revolutionize, and make their own, of so much of the territory as they inhabit.

Abraham Lincoln

“Let the South go? Where then would we get our revenue?”

Abraham Lincoln

Now, back to Alexandria

As territory is conquered, the region’s history is scrubbed:

In a town that once took considerable pride in its Confederate past, the Alexandria City Council voted unanimously Saturday to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway and seek permission from the Virginia General Assembly to move a renowned statue of a Confederate soldier in historic Old Town. …

After a lengthy public hearing, the council agreed to try to relocate the “Appomattox” statue from the busy intersection of Prince and Washington streets, where thousands of motorists pass it each day. The pensive and unarmed south-facing Confederate soldier would be moved to a local history museum on the same corner.

…and from there to the city dump, when no one who might defend Virginia’s heritage is paying attention.

It was just a year ago that the city decided to end its practice of hanging three Confederate flags from traffic light poles at the “Appomattox” statue on Lee’s birthday and on Confederate Memorial Day.

We should all hang our heads in shame a nation that erases its own history is doomed

Sorry, but our “Inclusive” “Tolerant” Leftist Utopia cannot include or tolerate people like you!

Looks as if the Cultural Stalinists were in Austin recently, erasing history and demonizing Southerners

The University of Texas has quietly removed an inscription honoring the Confederacy and Southern pride from the South Mall nearly a year after UT President Gregory L. Fenves said that the inscription “will remain in place.”

Fenves told the American-Statesman this week that he decided this spring that the inscription had to go. The inscription is dedicated to “the men and women of the Confederacy who fought with valor and suffered with fortitude that states rights be maintained” and who were “not dismayed by defeat nor discouraged by misrule.” It makes no mention of slavery.

“It is inappropriate for our goal of diversity and inclusion on campus,” Fenves said.

Once again, the Left tends to redefine words to suit their own purposes. “Fair” to them means taxing people at different rates for example. “Sensitivity” means showing utter scorn and hate for anyone who views issues differently than the Left. “Free speech”? Well that is now defined as only speech the Left approves of. “Racism” means anything a Conservative says, police enforcing laws, and apparently being indifferent to race, and being White. “Rape” means a Feminist changing her mind AFTER having consensual sex it seems, and “inclusive” is now defined as totally exclusionary of some cultures. “Tolerance” is now defined as a complete hatred and intolerance towards anyone who dares think differently.

Take the monument that was removed “cleansed” at the University of Texas. In an inclusive, tolerant environment it would stand forever. People might discuss and debate the meaning of it, but no person genuinely invested in inclusiveness would ever seek to have it removed. 

There is nothing inclusive about removing the monument. In fact nothing could be more abrasive to open dialogue, or to learning history. The Left, however, is simply giddy because they have once again put division in front of true inclusion

“I think it is great news that the university has taken a positive step to make the university more welcoming to African-American students,” said Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas NAACP. “Such inscriptions and displays are psychologically and emotionally harmful to many citizens, and they inhibit the university’s efforts to be widely considered to be a top international institution.”

Ah, more welcoming he says. How so? How is it welcoming, or beneficial to erase part of history? And at an institute oh higher learning no less. How will anyone learn anything by hiding history? As I said earlier, let people debate the War Between the States, it’s meaning, causes, heroes, villains, etc. That is positive, that enriches people’s minds and understandings. But, again, that is not on the Left’s agenda. That open dialogue the Left always encourages? They will never allow such a thing to happen. They will not because it is not a unifying, or breaking down of barriers they seek. Rather they seek to plant the seeds of discontent, resentment, and division because it benefits their end goals.

Well, I know I feel Safer

Great news folks, all of our troubles in America are now over. How do I know? Well The University of Mississippi has now completely banned their marching ban from ever playing the most evil song ever, Dixie, because “diversity”

Athletics Director Ross Bjork said Friday that he asked the university’s marching band, known as the “Pride of the South,” to create a new pregame show that excludes all the variations of Dixie it has traditionally played.

“Because the Pride of the South is such a large part of our overall experience and tradition, the Athletics Department asked them to create a new and modern pregame show that does not include ‘Dixie’ and is more inclusive for all fans,” Bjork said in a statement.

Got that? They must exclude this song to be “inclusive”. There you have, in one small example, the hypocrisy and backasswardsness of the Left. To them, being less diverse, makes us more diverse, and excluding more people, cultures, and heritages makes us more “inclusive”. But what about the name of the Ole Miss band? Pride of the South? Surely that must go too right? And what of this little fact

The nickname “Ole Miss” is a term of affection for the school’s alumni and fans, but “Ole Miss” is also what slaves called a plantation owner’s wife.

Well, THAT is offensive right? So they ought to change that too, I mean the university has been cleansing its culture for two plus decades now

In 1997, then-Chancellor Robert Khayat banned hand-held flagpoles from the stadium, effectively ending the waiving of battle flags. Then in 2003, the university cut ties with Colonel Reb, the grey-whiskered Southern planter, tapping a bear as its on-field mascot instead. In 2009, then-Chancellor Dan Jones told the band to stop playing “From Dixie With Love,” which blended the Confederate anthem with the Union Army’s “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Some fans were yelling “The South will rise again” during the song. Ole Miss fans had once yelled the same at the end of the original version of Dixie.

Outside the athletic arena, Ole Miss has renamed Confederate Drive, stopped flying the Mississippi state flag because it features the Confederate battle emblem, and is working on a plaque to acknowledge slavery in front of the monument to university students who died fighting for the South during the Civil War.

And I am sure that plaque will demonize those soldiers, and spin history to place all the blame for the War Between the States on slavery, because Cultural Stalinsim must roll on.

Why yes, the Founders, Old Glory, etc are next on the Cultural Stalinist hit list

The Left is easy to see coming, they really are. Just do not underestimate how depraved they are. They wish to erase ALL our history

As I predicted, Confederate symbolism was the low-hanging fruit for the Social Justice Warrior/Moral Reformer historian class. Now that several high-profile Confederate monuments and flags have been successfully sullied and removed (not to mention criminally vandalized), it’s time to move on to the ultimate targets – ALL American symbolism. The attacks on Confederate symbolism were just appetizers to prepare us all for the main course. Here’s the latest development:

The University of Houston’s Gerald Horne believes that collective America does not acknowledge the darkest moments of its history — because we still recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem.

Yes, many of us have predicted this. I called this twenty some years ago. It is what the Left does, it destroys everything is disapproves of. You cannot appease them, or reason with them. they do not seek compromise, they seek the eradication of American heritage and culture

Cultural Stalinists: History? We don’t need no stinkin’ history!

The Left is evil for many reasons.

The Left supports the butchering of babies in the womb

The Left prefers good people be disarmed, rendering them far more vulnerable to violent criminals

The Left, despite their best rhetoric, do not embrace freedom of speech, religion, or association

The Left supports economic policies that punishes success, hampers small business, and destroys ambition, and competition in the name of “fairness”

The Left loathes Individualism, and instead embraces Collectivism. Left unchecked, Collectivism destroys liberty, human rights and leads to Totalitarian atrocities. If you do not believe me, ask the 100,000,000 plus dead that Marxism/Communism/Maoism/Stalinism/Leninism/Collectivism slaughtered last century.

And the Left, is also evil because it seeks to destroy not only liberty, and self-government, but history as well. Independent Sentinel highlights the march of the Cultural Stalinists

Another piece of Civil War history is about to bite the dust.

Portsmouth, Virginia is looking to remove a memorial to Virginians who served the Confederacy during the Civil War. It is falling victim to political correctness. There is a battle being waged with most wanting it to stay.

The memorial commemorates those soldiers who never returned home, it does not commemorate slavery, and most soldiers who fought overwhelmingly did not own slaves. It was also over 150 years ago.

The city estimates the taxpayers will have to pay about $105,000 to erase the monument and statues.

The courts will rule on the decision.

This is going on throughout the country, particularly in the south.

In South Carolina, where the first shots of the Civil War rang out in 1861, the state legislature voted to end the display of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the state capitol.

Monuments to the Confederacy in New Orleans  have been targeted. The Park and Recreation Board of Birmingham, Alabama, voted last July to remove that city’s Confederate Soldiers & Sailors monument.

This is all part of the Left’s campaign of indoctrination folks. First they demonize, then they destroy, all in the name of “inclusion” and “tolerance” of course. And, yes, yes, they will come for every last vestige of our Founders next. Are prepared to tolerate that too? Are we prepared to have a small minority of agitators dictate whom we memorialize? Remember that to truly destroy a nation, you destroy their heritage, history, and culture first. That is what the Left has been doing for decades now. There can be no question as to their goal here. The only question is will we allow it?

Cultural Marxism, whose heritage is next?

Richard G. Williams Jr. Lays it out

As I observe politicians of low reputation and others attack the memory and legacy of a man like Robert E. Lee, I can’t help but be reminded of a quote by Will Durant:

“To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.”

I’m also reminded of something I once heard Professor James I. Robertson, Jr. say:

“Robert E. Lee never existed [in the minds of some] because we don’t have a Robert E. Lee today.”
Beyond the destruction of historical memory and heritage for agenda-driven political purposes, much of what we’re currently witnessing also carries, in my opinion, strong elements of virtue signalling and self-aggrandizing. What is so ironic is that in the attempt to elevate themselves, these same men actually reveal themselves for the small men they are. They can’t hold a candle to men like Lee. History will, eventually, judge them accordingly.

Happy Lee-Jackson Day.

It is Confederate Heroes Day here in Texas in honor of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee, and Thomas Johnathan “Stonewall” Jackson This video explains a lot