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A Lost Cause

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As an advocate of saving Southern Heritage, I realized from the outset that my position sometimes puts me in bad company. I cringe every time I see Confederate flags and emblems being paraded around by a bunch of white supremacist idiots. There are many more good people advocating for the cause of preserving Southern heritage than the racists bigots that make it tough for the rest of us. They capture the headlines and are exploited by the leftist media. I am depressed by the recent move to destroy monuments to Confederate leaders and soldiers. This is only the first steps on the road to removing our history in general. They will not be satisfied with removing Confederate history. I am convinced that will happen if good people do not stand up and fight. These people are on a roll and they will not stop as long as people give in to them.  Our educational system is dumming down our children in regard to American history. There will eventually be fewer and fewer people around to defend…

The Racism Of General William Tecumseh Sherman

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The following is Sherman's view of black soldiers. I have never read anything like these words being spoken by Robert E. Lee. Maybe we need to look into removing the statues of William T. Sherman.
"I like niggers well enough as niggers, but when fools and idiots try and make niggers better than ourselves, I have an opinion".
Sherman hated Black troops so much that he refused to use them for anything other than garrison duty, or digging fortifications and entrenchments. Garrison duty was defined as manning rear area forts, stockades, and guard duty. Sherman refused to use them in the armies that he personally commanded. His friend Ulysses S. Grant on the other hand used Black troops in combat in the Eastern theater and would later champion the cause of black soldiers. During the battle of Nashville, out of necessity, Sherman was forced to use blacks as combat troops. They would be under the direct command of the Virginian George H. Thomas. Thomas like Lee was forced to d…

Cultural Cleansing In Charlottesville

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It is my understanding that white supremacists have led the fight in Charlottesville to keep the statue of Robert E. Lee. White supremacists should not be at the forefront of this fight. Honoring Robert E. Lee is not about white supremacy. This is a fight that all logical and right thinking Americans should be in regardless of their political persuasion. Where are they in this fight? Robert E. Lee would not support the actions of James Fields Jr., a Northerner I might add, in running down these protesters. I feel that this would have violated his sense of honor. Besides being one of our greatest generals, and for his previous service to the Union, he should be honored. Especially for the last five years of his life. By helping to end the war peaceably, growing Washington and Lee University, and encouraging the South to reunite he was one of the major players in saving the Union. It could be argued that he was not as racist as Sherman but there are no efforts to remove his statues. I …

Detroit - The Movie

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My wife and I saw the movie Detroit last night and I must admit that it was disturbing and very intense. The Detroit riot was an ugly chapter in our nations history. I was 17 during the riot and this is a Nashville Banner newspaper that I saved from that time. The movie highlighted an incident that occurred during the riot, that until now, I had never heard of. The victims were for the most part my age in 1967. It was about a real incident that occurred at the Algiers Motel that was about a mile from where the riot began. Three Detroit police officers, with the assistance of some Michigan National Guardsmen, brutally killed three black males while torturing 7 black males and two young white women. They just happened to be at the motel and the police were enraged by the sight of white girls with black men. With my usual distrust of Hollywood I fact checked the story and discovered that the movie was pretty accurate. Larry Reed, one of the victims, said that the movie was 95% accurat…