Make the Confederacy’s Defeat a National Holiday

Brian Beutler, New Republic, April 5, 2015

In a speech one month ago, the first black president of the United States challenged millions of white Americans to resist the convenient allure of overlooking the country’s blemished moral record. It was a dual challenge, actually–first to the classical understanding of American exceptionalism, but also to America’s persistent critics, who abjure the concept of exceptionalism altogether.

“What greater expression of faith in the American experiment than this?” President Barack Obama said. “What greater form of patriotism is there than the belief that America is not yet finished, that we are strong enough to be self-critical, that each successive generation can look upon our imperfections and decide that it is in our power to remake this nation to more closely align with our highest ideals?”

This was both a rejection of the fairytale America perpetuated by American conservatives, in which national virtue overwhelms sin, and a statement of faith in the country’s robust capacity for self-improvement. And he delivered it in Selma, Alabama–a Southern city whose folksy name evokes state-sanctioned, state-administered violence against black citizens–on the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday. Selma would be a perverse venue for celebrating the Jingo’s exceptional America, but it was the perfect backdrop for Obama’s more nuanced rendering: the convening point of the march to Montgomery, on a bridge named after Edmund Pettus–a vicious white supremacist, who committed treason against the United States as a Confederate general, and later terrorized former slaves as an Alabama Klansman and Democratic Senator.

In the self-critical America of Obama’s imagination, more people would know about the Edmund Pettus bridge and its namesake. The bridge itself wouldn’t necessarily be renamed after Martin Luther King or John Lewis or another civil rights hero; because it is synonymous with racist violence, the bridge should bear Pettus’s name eternally, with the explicit intent of linking the sins of the Confederacy to the sins of Jim Crow. But Obama’s America would also reject the romantic reimagining of the Civil War, and thus, the myriad totems to the Confederacy and its leaders that pockmark the South, most of which don’t share the Pettus bridge’s incidental association with the struggle for civil rights.

This week provides an occasion for the U.S. government to get real about history, as April 9 is the 150th anniversary of the Union’s victory in the Civil War. The generous terms of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House foreshadowed a multitude of real and symbolic compromises that the winners of the war would make with secessionists, slavery supporters, and each other to piece the country back together. It’s as appropriate an occasion as the Selma anniversary to reflect on the country’s struggle to improve itself. And to mark the occasion, the federal government should make two modest changes: It should make April 9 a federal holiday; and it should commit to disavowing or renaming monuments to the Confederacy, and its leaders, that receive direct federal support.

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Today, the South is home to innumerable counties, schools, and other monuments named in honor of Confederate men, or established to celebrate the Confederacy itself. The federal government can’t change that on its own, but it can refuse to participate in the celebration. It could rename these 10 army installations after Union fighters. It could remove monuments to the Confederacy (as opposed to museums and landmarks) from the National Register of Historic Places, and disclaim any obligation to finance their maintenance. It could stop producing headstones for Confederate graves–as Steven I. Weiss documented in The Atlantic, the feds process nearly 2,000 of these a year, at a cost of half a million dollars, leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for maintaining more Confederate graves and monuments than Union ones. It could remove the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery and place it in the custody of the Smithsonian–or at least end the spectacle of the president of the United States bestowing it with a wreath every Memorial Day. We aren’t being polite to anyone worthy of politeness, or advancing any noble end, by continuing to honor traitors in this way.

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By contrast, the Union’s victory, and the abolition of slavery, both merit celebration as exemplars of American improvement and renewal, even if many Unionists weren’t moral heroes. These twin accomplishments are as worthy of a federal holiday as any holiday we already celebrate. So let’s name April 9 New Birth of Freedom Day. And if that creates too much paid leave for government workers, we could swap out Columbus Day. We don’t yet live in the America Obama described, but we should strive to.

In a better America, we’d all have Thursday off. And there would be fireworks.

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  • TomIron361

    Oe of the good things about slavery was that all blacks in the South had employment and could do something useful. Nowadays, they’re just useless people wandering around aimlessly forever getting themselves in trouble in some form or other.

    • Holden

      No, that’s not what my Neocon masters tell me. If it weren’t for those pesky Democrats keeping blacks on the “welfare” plantation, they’d all be model citizens winning Nobel Prizes and inventing cures for cancer!

      • Earl P. Holt III

        But they can’t even keep their pants up:

        “Maybe we need a federal agency to ‘splain to dem how to keeps dey pantses ups…”

    • Something “useful”? We have machines for that now. A machine won’t rape your wife or daughter, and it won’t moan about its “rights”. When it finally croaks, one orders a replacement after having it hauled off for scrap metal.

      • Earl P. Holt III

        That’s what we should have done with all that “obsolete farm equipment” after the War of Yankee Invasion…

    • Alexandra1973

      I’d say since their usefulness is at an end, time to ship ’em home.

      • Samuel Hathaway

        Would you tell them to pack their bags and go home…. in an African language?

        • Avner Lipschitz, DDS

          Since I doubt Alex is fluent in clicks and grunts, it is more likely that “ship ’em” euphemistically refers to the spatial efficiency of planking, wherein the Africans themselves would become the “packed bags.”

      • Earl P. Holt III

        HALF-WAY HOME, says I…

    • DonReynolds

      If any of the Union troops had any idea that ending slavery would mean that those lovely cities of the Union states would be over-run by blacks and destroyed, as they left the South behind……and that their grand-daughters and great-grand-daughters would have half black babies…..I am certain the civil war would never have happened. In fact, they would have been GLAD if the South had kept each one of them…..slavery or no.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        No doubt. Most of the recent German, Irish, and Scandinavian immigrants who were drafted didn’t even want to fight, as they merely wanted to live free. They wanted nothing to do with the Negro. Many Germans were against slavery, but also wanted nothing to do with the degenerate Negro race. Out of sight and out of mind.

        • Alden

          New York Irish immigrants rioted against the draft and it needed several brigades and the local national guard to restore order

          • Bon, From the Land of Babble

            There’s a good depiction of the draft riots in Scorsese’s Gangs of New York.

          • George Costanza

            Let me tell ya something about the Draft Riots, I mentioned it before, they were a response from the poor Irish of decades of abuse and being taken advantage of by wealthy whites and their pet negros.

      • Hilis Hatki

        There was a sergeant from New York who, when he found out Lincoln had freed the slaves, deserted the Union Army and joined Mosby’s Raiders.

        • DonReynolds

          At the time of the Proclamation Emancipation, several regiments of Union troops quit the war and marched home, primarily from Indiana. They were willing to fight a war to preserve the union but not to free the Negro slave.

          • John Smith

            NY draft riots, IIRC, were protests against blacks taking white jobs while being exempted from military conscription.

      • George Costanza

        “If any of the Union troops had any idea that ending slavery would mean that those lovely cities of the Union states would be over-run by blacks and destroyed”

        Those whack job abolitionist in Vermont seem to have been lucky, and they compromised a significant amount of the fighting men for the union.

      • John Smith

        I believe no Northerners wanted them. Southerners tolerated them but not Northerners.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          Exactly. Most Northerners were accustomed to a Negro free society. More than a few Southerners loved their blacks just a little too much. Constant exposure to Negro hordes has nothing but negative effects on most Whites. Only Whites with an uncommonly intense sense of self are able to totally resist the morally degenerating experience of living around large numbers of Negroes.

      • The Irish in NYC rioted over conscription. Their thinking seems to have been “Let the abolitionists fight if they think it’s so important.”

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      I agree. Though I wish they had never been brought to this country, the reality is that they were extremely lucky to be here, always have been and always will be. Only an exceedingly small number of them, though, such as H. K. Edgerton, have the pre-frontal cortex activity to see this, and to give credit where credit is due.

    • kenfrombayside

      Of the 38 million unwanted knee grows in the US, 12 million don’t work.

      • John Smith

        Must of the others don’t either, but they have jobs as tokens in govt. or corporate or academic America.

    • Race Heretic

      I always ask people, how would you feel about a solution to black poverty wherein all blacks in the United States were guaranteed gainful employment, healthcare, housing, food, clothing, all at the courtesy of a white household assigned to look after their welfare?

      • listenupbub

        same difference

    • Earl P. Holt III

      Children in an adult world…

  • Hilis Hatki

    Frankly, Brian Beutler, I don’t give a damn.

    • Lexonaut

      Was that a rhettorical remark?

      • Hilis Hatki

        Mammy , mammy not.

  • And with this, the New Republic has firmly entered the clickbait era.

    • TruthBeTold

      I was just going to post that.

      I read another absurd NR piece today claiming the Rolling Stone rape hoax article failed as an article because it employed right-wing tactics. It’s almost to absurd to even understand.

    • ejXinMI

      The New Republic has a sketchy past. I believe its founder, or an early lead editor became aware of Kim Philby’s spying for the Russians but said nothing… had to slink away in disgrace. It has always been on the Left side of politics, but I don’t think it has produced a relevant essay for more than a decade. Clickbait indeed.

  • LHathaway

    As a northerner, this is a good idea. Being they’re so close to us, and this was a long time ago and would stir up ‘tensions’, on balance, it’s probably not a good idea.

    • Boycott News Corp

      As a northerner you can ES&D.

  • Holden

    As with many stories like this, I searched the author’s his name to find out his ethnicity. I was not surprised. Sorry, but when patterns keep on appearing, one simply has to take notice. To do otherwise is willful ignorance. Or am I wrong to notice?

    • Sid Ishus

      Shh, we don’t talk like that around here. We only say how smart they are or how talented.

      • DonReynolds

        He He…..we say…..”bless their heart”

    • Alden

      I just assumed from the irrational hatred what Beutlfer is

    • Race Heretic

      I’m not much for the Judenhass that happens in white nationalist circles, but seriously, it amazes me how many of these virulently anti-white articles are written by members of that ethnic group. Almost enough to make one believe in conspiracies.

  • Germanic Depressive

    Most popular National Holiday in 2315: celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the last white person dying.

    • Jason Lewis

      There won’t be electricity to power the celebration.

      • Germanic Depressive

        The celebration will involve burning down some of the few remaining buildings whitey left behind, and shooting gats into the air.

        • They won’t have any ammo. Reloading empty brass is too “SWPL” for them.

          • Germanic Depressive

            Then I guess they can revert back to chucking spears and their own filth at one another to celebrate.

          • I did once leave single 9mm X 19 Luger shells in black neighborhoods, after reloading them with heavy charges of ultra-fast-burning blank powder out of .22″ rimfire nail-driving blanks. One of those would certainly ruin a High-Point, and probably the shooter’s right hand, so some of them won’t even be chucking spears anytime soon.

          • Deacon Blue

            High Point makes better firearms than you think, Michael.

            Now Jennings and the Leinad muffler pipe rubbish…that’s another story. High Point makes inexpensive and admittedly ugly handguns that are {IMHO} a bit awkward to discharge due to poor ergonomics but they don’t usually explode in your hand with a “hot reload” and I would add that their cheap-o {and equally ugly} 9mm and .45 carbines make about the best home defense firearms dollar-for-dollar.

            A better way to make a “self destructing squib” would be to mill down the brass casing on one side until it was much thinner than the other side. I am not advocating this of course, this is mere hypothetical talk.

            Since Blacks like to hold handguns sideways, I wonder how many of them have caught a hot spent casing to the face or ear when shooting?

            I once saw a couple of Blacks at the range when I lived in Indiana {Don’s Guns or what used to be Don’s Guns) try to fire the old 1st generation Glock 19’s they bought holding them side ways. Trijicon gun sights are wasted on Blacks.

            Heck, the bead on the end of a shotgun barrel is wasted on them too…

            Anyhow…

          • Tim

            My P-38 and I thank you for the warning…

          • Not that’s more like it!

          • LexiconD1

            Spears, poo, same thing, right?

      • TruthBeTold

        Who needs electricity when you can celebrate by throwing your own feces.

        • phatazz

          “throwing your own feces” Nobody’s that mad yet.

          • TruthBeTold

            You haven’t been following the stories out of South Africa.

    • Rhialto

      Who knows what will happen in the next 300 years? Since it’s just idle speculation, I imagine a western hemisphere inhabited by the descendants of Indian (dot) and Mid-East Muslim colonists, who have no interest in history.

      Meanwhile, in Africa a few Black tribes survive in areas not in Asian use. These Blacks, ruled by “African-American” refugees from the anti-Black Pogroms, pray for the return of the White gods*. These White gods gave their ancestors cell phones, food stamps, spinners, medicines, and other supernatural goodies. If they return, Blacks would have the wonderful lives that their ancestors were blessed with, not their own wretched existence

      *The rulers claim that some of their ancestors were the White gods.

  • Usually Much Calmer

    I stopped reading at “Selma’.

    I ignore this. And just stoneface the people in my life that think it’s relevant.

  • Luca

    Marxist tactic number 47. Rewrite history.

    • anony

      Exactly! This is simply more of the deconstruction of the West. Once you eliminate a peoples’ culture, the elimination of the people themselves is not far behind.

  • Hilis Hatki

    Well hush my mouth and call me cornpone if it ain’t the lil o’ south. We are at the beginning of the inevitable…. as whites diminish the smell of blood in the water will grow stronger.

    • Susannah

      I’m afraid you are exactly right. They are growing increasingly emboldened.

  • Our libtard writer is looking at history through a fun house mirror, all twisted and distorted. As propaganda, it might succeed with dumb white liberal college students, where it will be an assigned reading in English classes.

    As to his hero, Obama, he’s a tyrant who serves the interests of the oligarchs who gutted the economy and imported tens of millions of thurd world workers to destroy the white working class, while simultaneously transferring the wealth of the white middle class to the oligarchs through financial repression and manipulation.

    • Alden

      That is pretty much what Englemann has told us all those years

  • ncpride

    The utter ignorance, lies, hypocrisy and stupidity in this article is breathtaking. I can only call on my fellow Southerners to teach your children the TRUTH, and never allow them to spew the ridiculous nonsense this little twerp has written.

  • Truthseeker

    Oh look. Another person trying to status-signal by bad-mouthing the American South. Who cares about the Whites who spent their lives building up a culture and nation there? All that matters is that they did some things to Black people which we consider distasteful today, so everything about them deserves to be expunged from history. These types make me sick.

    • DonReynolds

      He will find we are not easily expunged.

      • Sick of it

        People like him, however, ARE! I doubt this piece of garbage even knows how to shoot a gun, let alone deal with a whole bunch of angry people carrying them.

    • Alden

      Southerners are an easy target now The memory of Hitler is fading.

      • Tim

        Actually I think the moustache man is due, like Nixon, for a comeback…

      • carriewhite64

        It seems as though Southerners are the last easy target in America.

  • Petronius

    Actually the last Confederate field general to surrender was BG Stand Watie, commander of the Confederate Indian Cavalry and First Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Watie and his men surrendered 23 June 1865.

    Be interesting to see what happens when the Yankees try to pull down his statue.

    • Cheri Rodriguez

      The last major Confederate force to surrender (west of the Mississippi) was under Edmund Kirby Smith on 26 May 1865.

      • Petronius

        In the closing months of the war, Kirby Smith was a departmental commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department, not a field commander.

        Although BG Stand Watie and the First Indian Brigade were part of the Trans-Mississippi Departmental forces, Kirby Smith’s surrender at Galveston (2 June) did not include Watie’s command. Watie was the last Confederate field general to surrender (23 June).

  • Awakened Saxon

    I support this. Anything that kicks Southerners in the rear and alienates us from the US is a good thing. The attachment most Southerners have to the US is appalling. Let the US show that Southerners are a despised minority. It probably won’t cure our people of the severe case of Stockholm Syndrome that we suffer from, but it least it improves the chances slightly.

    • anony

      “Let the US show that Southerners are a despised minority. ”

      The “US” has been doing that since around 1861. There are people on this very site who take many opportunities to disparage southern states as “un-intellectual” (whatever that means), but disparaging nonetheless. They make fun of southern accents as being un-educated, barefoot munchkins, etc.

      The English did the same kind of thing to Scotland in an attempt to wipe out Scottish culture. The South, like Scotland, will only grow stronger because the people of the South are a better class of people than those attempting to destroy them, much, much better class.

      • Awakened Saxon

        anony: The “US” has been doing that since around 1861.
        Indeed they have. And what is the South’s reaction? Absolute adoration of the US. That is why I have little hope that this latest proposed display of US hatred of the South will do any good, but at least it can’t hurt. The South’s descent into oblivion might as well be accompanied by unmasked US hatred for our people.

        • DonReynolds

          The South will still be around long after the Federal Government (and the UNITED States) is nothing more than a memory.
          The South will have independence soon, if for no other reason than the rest of the country will quit the Union.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: The South will have independence soon, if for no other reason than the rest of the country will quit the Union.

            I see a lot of optimism in this post, but I don’t see much that is based on observation. Most Southern states are in a demographic crisis. At minimum, Southerners are already a minority in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Add the facts that there is effectively no Southern resistance or Southern desire for nationalism and the situation becomes quite bleak.

          • DonReynolds

            How many do you suppose it takes?
            The American patriots of 1776 were also a minority for 9 years…..never amounting to more than a quarter of the population. But hey, you can give up if you like. We can do this without you. My comments are not based on optimism, since survival is the last default position. Nothing nationalistic is required.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: The American patriots of 1776 were also a minority for 9 years…..

            That is true ideologically but not demographically. The difference is significant. What Southern resistance can rise in a place like Maryland or Florida where barely any Southern identity even exists?

            DonReynolds: My comments are not based on optimism, since survival is the last default position.

            The thing is that Southerners don’t view being overrun by Yankees as an issue of survival. Even most Southern nationalists don’t want to make an issue of whites moving here and taking our land. I’d like to be more optimistic, but I have to be honest about it.

      • DonReynolds

        The Scots in Scotland are the same Scots you find in the South. The blood tie still remains……and yes, they will outlast those who claim to have conquered them.

        • anony

          True enough. If you haven’t, read BORN FIGHTING by James Webb.

          • DonReynolds

            Even gave my Dad a copy that I bought when the Memphis Public Library sold it for 50 cents. You don’t think for one minute that the grinning fools are going to keep a book like that on the shelves where the lil chillins might read it.

      • Sick of it

        I’m amused at their disgust with our accents, considering people up there talk like retards. Even people from other countries think they sound weird…yet love our accents.

        • carriewhite64

          Yeah, I don’t get the constant ridicule of Southern accents. Have the other regions even listened to themselves? Unfortunately, a Southern accent in the media now indicates that the person speaking is an illiterate moron. Actually, Southern accents are really hard to mimic, as anyone who watches The Walking Dead knows. It’s much much easier for a Southerner to sound British than for a Brit to sound authentically Southern.

        • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

          Very true. I’ve always found the New England and deep North accents to be absolute murder on the ears. To me, the English spoken in lower sections of the North/ Upper Dixie is the purest, most pleasing English spoken in these United States.

  • superlloyd

    Talking of blemished records, let’s not overlook yours, Obongo, and that of the exorbitantly criminal, racist and lazy black race, you damn hypocrite. What’s more the ‘racist’ past is long gone but you still whine about it, you perennial victim. However, what is not history but manifestly present is your incompetence, corruption and race baiting and the many pathologies of the black privileged negro.

  • Uncle Bob

    April 9th could be resumption of hostilities day if they want to push it. The truce was agreed upon in condition of civility between North and South to prevent further fighting.The deliberate destruction and humiliation of southern white culture makes the signing of the peace treaty a false deal and not worthy of a gentlemen’s agreement. The truce could be ended, only this time the south may get full support from border states, rural western states as well as a number of foreign powers that despise DC.

    • Awakened Saxon

      I’d like to see that happen, but I simply see no support for it. The South is overrun with Yankees and most Southerners are thoroughly assimilated into Americanism.

      • anony

        “…and most Southerners are thoroughly assimilated into Americanism.”

        I have a different perspective; I am in touch with many southern “activists” who fervently desire to keep Southern Culture alive.

        • Awakened Saxon

          anony: I am in touch with many southern “activists” who fervently desire to keep Southern Culture alive.
          Those people round to 0% of the Southern population.

          • anony

            Let me be clear. I am not supporting a “The South shall rise again” scenario. I think that Southern Whites will, when the time comes, rally and lead a White resurgence. They are, after all, rebels.

          • Awakened Saxon

            Time will tell. The hour is very late.

          • DonReynolds

            What other choices will they have …..other than death or surrender? Buba, you can know they will fight because there is no one who wants them to survive. It may not be what they want today.

          • SentryattheGate

            The feds are intentionally pouring mass Latino immigration into the South, to further dilute it’s character and it’s political leanings.

          • Awakened Saxon

            Sentry: The feds are intentionally pouring mass Latino immigration into the South, to further dilute it’s character and it’s political leanings.

            It is not just the Mexicans. The South is also flooded with Yankees who serve essentially the same function as the Mexicans.

          • SentryattheGate

            Yes, yankees moving south has been going on for decades, but this mass dumping of latino illegals is a recent and more non-white tactic.

          • Awakened Saxon

            The mass arrival of Yankees inevitably helped lead to the mass arrival of non-whites. And the arrival of both is an orchestrated effort to break Southern solidarity and identity.

          • Alden

            According to league of the south it is the farmers and food processors who are flooding the south with Illegal Hispanic labor

          • SentryattheGate

            But the feds with the aid of universities w/Ford and Rockefeller Foundation funding are doing the background “research” and planning to establish a “country within a country” of Latinos in the US South.

          • DonReynolds

            They will fail.

          • SentryattheGate

            What makes you so sure? There is both BIG $$$ and big population numbers on their side.

          • DonReynolds

            Wars are not necessarily won by the biggest armies.
            Money people do not always get what they want.
            If you do not believe that, why are you here?
            Just roll over on your back and pizz in your navel like a dog.
            If you believe resistance is futile, find a good seat in the bleachers and be careful you don’t spill your popcorn….but stay off the field and away from the players.

          • SentryattheGate

            You misunderstand me! I am certainly not a surrender monkey! I just know that we have to analyze our enemies to have a good strategy!

          • DonReynolds

            The hispanos have no interest in anything but money and when that stops, they will exit. Where they go is not very important.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: The hispanos have no interest in anything but money and when that stops, they will exit.

            You seem quite confident that the benefits will be cut off. Every attempt thus far has been overruled by the US government. The actions of the US government have been met with barely a whimper by the increasingly marginalised and displaced Southern people.

          • DonReynolds

            When I say money, I was not actually thinking about welfare benefits…..I was thinking about money. They acquire gringo money by stealing it, by working illegally, by buying and selling (used cars fetch twice as much back in Mexico), by engaging in the drug trade, by kidnapping, by selling false documents and social security cards….but when they cannot get money, they will leave.

          • Sick of it

            We don’t have many small farmers anymore, we have rather large operators working with and for the government.

          • Flooding the South with “cheap” labor didn’t work out very well the first time. Sigh.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: Buba, you can know they will fight . . ..

            I used to think so, but now I see no fighting spirit left in the South. Besides, with each day, the South becomes less and less Southern. We are demographically overrun and I don’t mean just by Mexicans and blacks. Yankees number in the millions here.

          • DonReynolds

            Then you also know how quickly that can change.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: Then you also know how quickly that can change.

            How so? There is no political will here for the South to be populated by Southerners. Even a solid majority of the supporters of independence are against folkish nationalism.

          • Anglokraut

            Is it any better when the snowbirds leave?

          • Awakened Saxon

            Anglokraut: Is it any better when the snowbirds leave?

            The South would be far better if the Yankees would go home.

          • Anglokraut

            No, I meant the retirees from colder states and Canada who live in winter homes and RV villages from September through May.

          • Awakened Saxon

            I’m not too fond of their presence, either, however they are far less of a worry than the young Yankees who move here permanently – especially the ones with families.

            I have no problem with Canadians. Their numbers are small here, they have never caused problems for us, and they are more likely to be of the same ethnic stock as us.

        • Alden

          Southern culture and another rebellion are 2 different things

          • Awakened Saxon

            Alden: Southern culture and another rebellion are 2 different things

            Very true. The South is filled with people who love Southern culture (or what they perceive to be Southern culture) but very few of them are radicalised. Most support – or at least accept – US domination. Many are passionate defenders of the US and view Southern culture as simply a regional manifestation of American culture. Groups like the SCV are full of such people.

            It makes no sense to me that a few people here are trying to sugarcoat things. The terrible truth is that there is no support in the South for a Southern folk state. It is a minority position even among the South’s very few nationalists.

          • anony

            As I stated above, I am not suggesting or advocating “the South shall rise again scenario”. My point is that the “people”, White people, who settled the South have a large cohort among them whose ancestry and history of rebellion reach way back. For that reason, I think that, if there ever is a mass awakening amongst Whites, the likelihood of it being led by southern Whites is high.

      • DonReynolds

        A couple of weeks of cleansing should remove all the impurities.

      • Uncle Bob

        If the Feds bury themselves in debt to the point that the federal government is inoperable, then we the people will have to effect change at the state level. Don’t lose heart, it shouldn’t be too hard to get people to rally to their state flag when the Feds are a dying corpse and different parts of the country no longer want to be chained to it.

    • Sick of it

      They physically destroyed our people, ruined our economy, and have nearly succeeded in obliterating our culture. Yeah, the truce is off.

  • Awakened Saxon

    The generous terms of Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House . . ..

    The ‘generous terms’ by which we lost our entire country 150 years ago and will likely cause us to become extinct as a distinct people in the coming few generations.

    • Petronius

      Well, those “generous terms” turned out to be a big smoldering dungheap, didn’t they?

      In fact, the North reneged on the Appomattox surrender terms almost before the ink was dry on Grant’s memo. And in particular on this part of Grant’s terms:

      “… each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by United States authority so long as they observe their paroles and the laws in force where they may reside.”

      Not even worth the paper it was written on.

      • DonReynolds

        Robert E. Lee said……Had he known about Reconstruction, he would not have surrendered at Appomattox…..he would have ordered his men to dig their own graves rather than surrender.

      • Sick of it

        They should have repaid Grant with a bullet.

        • Petronius

          Wasn’t Grant’s fault. It was the Radical Republicans in Congress who were out for more Southern blood.

  • JackKrak

    So can we make the anniversary of Ted Kennedy’s death a holiday too then?

    • DonReynolds

      April 4th was the anniversary of MLK being shot. I checked on all the news channels for long memorials and fake tears, but I never heard a word mentioned about it. Do you think they have forgotten or is it not incendiary enough?

      • Alden

        I think they realize that since MLK month starts around January 5 and segues into February people are tired of 9 weeks in observance of ST Plagiarist’ months

    • Too bad it wasn’t drowning. Can we drown him in effigy?

  • kikz2

    i’d rather of read unc’ fred’s latest… on the ‘Purity of Soul’. http://www.fredoneverything.net/NYRiots.shtml

    • carriewhite64

      That was a great essay on Northern hypocrisy.

      • kikz2

        glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  • Capn Dad

    Yeah today its the Confederacy…..soon after it will be the Union.

  • Alexandra1973

    As a lifelong Yankee, I have to say…um…NO.

    I am for ditching Columbus Day, though, as he was a tool for the pope.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    Obama is a mortal enemy of Western History, the White race and Christianity, endlessly trying to chip away at it a piecemeal and marginalize it. Whites slaughtering themselves by the tens of thousands, partially over the black race was stupid enough. But it was a White American experience in blood and no half- black Muslim Marxist is ever going to be permitted to erase it, modify it, or vilify it.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    As a marginal American and supporter of egalitarianism and collectivism, obama has no right to define “our highest ideals.”

    He has shown nothing but contempt and disrespect for American ideals as defined by Jefferson, Adams, Madison and Washington.

    This is more fodder dredged up to humiliate half the country, further divide Whites and pit us against one another; this has nothing to do with unification or reconciliation.

    We are in a war – a war against Whites, White history, holidays, heritage and traditions and we’ve already lost a few battles.

    This is a war and we’d better not lose it.

    • Hilis Hatki

      A tie is a worse loss for whites and a better win for them

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      Obongo even uttering such words would be a joke if he was not spearheading an assault on the ideals that create and maintain Western Civilization. He condoned the homicidal actions of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and the rioters in Ferguson. Below his coat and tie and slightly more polished language usage than the typical Negro lies his rotten, vapid soul. He has no moral compass. Typical Negro.

      • Bon, From the Land of Babble

        Obama is only doing as ordered by his paymasters: obama has been bought and paid for. He’s in charge of nothing, runs nothing. .

        He reads what’s put in front of him fed in a teleprompter, written by someone else. He signs what he’s told to sign automatically without question. In return he has become fabulously wealthy.

        He’s a mindless golem.

        • Samuel Hathaway

          The novelty of the history making mulatto wore off a long, long time ago. Like you, I never bought into it anyway, but superficial America embarassingly had a good time wallowing in its deception.

    • kenfrombayside

      Here it is again:

      Dear white people,

      Your government no longer represents you.

      – They applaud your demographic annihilation.

      – They confiscate TRILLIONS of dollars from you via taxation – and do they use that money to help you? No. They give it to blacks and browns so they can outbreed you.

      – They not only allow but they actively encourage and engage in discrimination against you.

      – They allow the beautiful cities YOUR ancestors built to be stolen from you and turned into third world style war zones – courtesy of your hard earned tax dollars.

      – They bring the full weight of the federal government against any of you who dare to defend yourselves.

      – They import million of third worlders in order to displace you and steal your jobs.

      – They demonize you and call you racist while supporting racist organizations such as La Raza and the NAACP.

      – They ignore hundreds of thousands of yearly black on white crimes while making national sensations out of comparably few white on black “crimes” (many of which are complete fabrications).

      – They discourage you from reproducing by filling your children’s heads with feminist nonsense.

      – They threaten to disarm you because blacks and browns can not behave responsibly with weapons.

      And, after all of the above, they insist that YOU are the problem.

      They want you DEAD.

      PS: continue to resist.

      • ekwaykway

        Why bother? Let them have this cesspool. Game over.

  • Ograf

    Funny thing, in all the years I have been around I have never heard not even 1 black thank the Union Soldiers for fighting to better their conditions as well as to keep the country unified. These misinformed people hate the union Whites as well as the Confederate Whites. All in all I would say their ignorance is going to keep them in prison and thinking that it is ok to hurt White people for no other reason than they are White will lead to generation after generation of loud, rude obnoxious people who can’t even act right in public. They should feel really proud. nowhaimsayinn

    • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

      You are absolutely right. Just look at how Blacks behave in Northern locales that were bastions of abolitionism 150 years ago. Blacks are too stupid and lazy to read history, and too lacking in any kind of moral compass to give credit where credit is due. Obama is only spewing another highly predictable load of hate and bigotry against Whites by condemning the Confederacy. Northerners who like this anti-Southern hate should bear in mind that this is just the first skirmish in the war on Whites. The removal of Confederate symbols will be shortly followed by a similar attack on symbols of White American heritage. Blacks hate all Whites. Their goal is our dispossession. Any White person who doubts that hatred of Whites is what drives Barack Hussein Obongo needs to wake up. His response to George Zimmerman’s trial and media crucifixion, and his response to Ferguson showed us just how his mind works. In a sensible country, impeachment followed by hate crime charges resulting in prison time would be his fate.

      • DonReynolds

        Traitors do not get jail time.

        • John Smith

          They get elected to public office nowadays.

      • SentryattheGate

        And I’ve personally seen Muslims use black’s lack of understanding of history to further black hatred of whites, and use that to recruit blacks to Islam. Silly blacks; white countries were the first ones to outlaw slavery, while the Muslims were the ultimate slavetraders and still have slavery (and have no respect for blacks).

      • Ograf

        Well written, and very true. Also take notice of the way that all the times White people are being victimized the powers that be are absolutely able to change that focus to reflect that it is White people committing the hate agenda. Mainly the MSM and others who are far more clever than the liberals and the blacks that are buying into their doublespeak.

  • DonReynolds

    It does no good at all to explain American history to Negroes:
    April 9th was not the end of the civil war
    nor was it the end of slavery in this country
    nor were all the slave states part of the Confederacy.

    But I hope they make the defeat of the Confederacy a national holiday, so that every Southerner will know (without any doubt) that the civil war is not over and they are no longer considered part of the United States nor are they welcome to be. It is a big step for them but this new national holiday will help.

    • Awakened Saxon

      DonReynolds: nor were all the slave states part of the Confederacy.

      Delaware is the only slave state that rejected joining the Confederacy. Maryland was not allowed to vote. Missouri and Kentucky both joined the Confederacy but were never under effective Confederate control. Virginia was torn in half by a phony vote that was held under military occupation to split the state.

      • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

        New Jersey had slavery until just a few years before the war started.

        • IstvanIN

          I believe only one southern NJ county, Burlington, sent troops to fight for the Union.

        • Awakened Saxon

          OHDeutsche: New Jersey had slavery until just a few years before the war started.

          The 1860 census shows zero slaves in New Jersey and only a total of 17 in non-Southern states, thus it is fair to say that slavery was exclusively a Southern institution by the outbreak of the war (17 are statistically insignificant).

          • DonReynolds

            Yes, I have the 1860 Census here:
            Delaware had 1,798 slaves.
            Maryland had 87,189.
            Kentucky had 225,483.
            Missouri had 114,931.
            None of these states ever joined the Confederacy.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: None of these states ever joined the Confederacy.

            Why the repetition?

            Missouri and Kentucky joined the Confederacy in late 1861. Both sent congressmen to Richmond, both had their congressmen to Washington expelled, and both were represented by the addition of stars to the Confederate flag. Unless you are making the case that the lack of physical control of the state by the Confederate government constitutes not joining, then both states must be recognised as Confederate states (if that is your criteria, then only half of Virginia joined the Confederacy and Tennessee and Louisiana joined only briefly). Maryland was kept out of the Confederacy by police action. Delaware is the only state on your list that fair-and-square rejected the Confederacy.

          • Maryland might have left, were not huge numbers of Union soldiers stationed there, which skewed the vote.

          • DonReynolds

            Lincoln arrested and imprisoned a good many pro-South politicians, newspaper editors, and key citizens in Maryland…..suspending the right of habeas corpus. They were held until the war was over as political prisoners without charges or trial.

          • Petronius

            Saxon: “fair to say slavery was exclusively a Southern institution by the outbreak of the war….”

            Yes and No. A Southern institution, Yes. But not exclusively so, depending on when you believe the war started.

            On 15 Apr 1861, when Lincoln called for troops to invade the Confederate States, there were more slave States — and perhaps more slaves — in the Union than out of it. It was his call for invasion that galvanized the six States of the upper South into secession.

            Even after the secession of the upper South, there were still two slave States (MD, DE, plus DC) in the Union.

          • Awakened Saxon

            Petronius: Yes and No. A Southern institution, Yes. But not exclusively so, depending on when you believe the war started.

            A state is Southern whether or not it joined the CSA. So, even though Maryland and Delaware never joined the CSA, both states are Southern. DC is also in the South and was chosen as the capital because it is in the South.

            In what is now known as the Compromise of 1790, Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Thomas Jefferson came to an agreement that the federal government would pay each state’s remaining Revolutionary War debts in exchange for establishing the new national capital in the Southern United States.[7][a]

            en[DOT]Wikipedia[DOT]org/wiki/Washington,_D.C.#History

        • John Smith

          Indiana had slaves for a while after statehood, but it was unofficial and only in the far southern part of the state.

      • DonReynolds

        Missouri and Kentucky were never Confederate states. The Missouri state government spent much of the civil war exiled in Texas, while a Union state government was created at bayonet point in the capital. Kentucky did not even join the Confederate states when invaded by a Confederate army. Maryland was pro-Confederate but occupied by Union forces. West Virginia was unconstitutional, since the Virginia assembly never agreed to part with that part of the state. The Arkansas state government spent most of the war near Texarkana, while a pro-Union government was created in Little Rock. All of which follows the same pattern…..any state that would join the Confederacy would be instantly replaced by a pro-Union government, backed by Union troops.

        • Awakened Saxon

          DonReynolds: Missouri and Kentucky were never Confederate states.

          It depends on how you define Confederate states. Both seceded and joined the Confederacy, however the Confederacy never had effective control of either one. I certainly am not going to lump them in with New York or Ohio as Union states.

          • DonReynolds

            I am certain you can count to eleven, which even the US Supreme Court knows as the “eleven Confederate states”…..Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. All of the remaining states are not Confederate states, which you can lump as you please.

          • Awakened Saxon

            I’m supposed to allow the US Supreme Court to define the CSA for me?

            This flag was adopted as the national flag by the CSA in late 1861 to reflect the addition of Missouri and Kentucky –

            http://myimages.bravenet.com/114/408/106/5/13xstarx1stxNationalxreplacement.jpg

          • DonReynolds

            I must admit, they do seem more authoritative than yourself…..but to be more honest, as you would say, they certainly can represent the Federal perspective of which states were and are considered former Confederate states.

          • Awakened Saxon

            DonReynolds: I must admit, they do seem more authoritative than yourself…..

            In that case, you must be a supporter of racial integration.

    • USofAntiWhite

      Negroes and understanding history are as compatible as a Muslim fundamentalist and pig’s market staffed by women in bikinis.

    • shawnmer

      Make no mistake, this is intended as a persisting bit of psychological warfare. They sense, mainly correctly, that the South is the single largest bastion of resistance to cultural Marxism. This is meant to break our spirit and abandon ANY resistance to that philosophy. To grind us into the dirt and convince us all is lost, resistance is futile, “wrong side of history, ” all that rot.

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    Brian Beutler clearly needs a history lesson!!! April 9’th is the 150’th anniversary of the day Imperialism took the wheel, and relegated true Democracy to ride shotgun. I had a forebear who died fighting in the Union Army. He had immigrated to this country just a few years before the war from Germany, and barely spoke English. He was sent to die like a rabid dog by the Yankee Imperialists, as were far too many recent immigrants. Brian Beutler needs to begin his history lesson by watching Gangs of New York.

    • Petronius

      During the WBTS, so many foreign-language Union POWs were settled into prison camps in the South that back-home Southern civilians came to believe they were fighting against the entire world.

    • Awakened Saxon

      OHDeutsche: Brian Beutler clearly needs a history lesson!!!

      A history lesson will do no good. Beutler has a blood hatred of the South.

  • dusa1957

    With the death of the Confederacy died state’s rights while ushering in the era of the tyrannical federal government, a federal government which could force people to stay in the Union against their will.
    What should be celebrated is the fact that the Confederacy ever existed, what should be lamented is the loss of freedom that accompanied the Confederacy’s defeat. And the Union forces behaved disgracefully, savagely and sadistically destroying the South long past it’s defeat on the battlefield. Then there is the whole disgraceful “reconstruction” chapter that heaped humiliation unfairly on the South. But of course, the victors get to write the history books, so the South is portrayed by the liberal media as evil.

    • Petronius

      dusa1957: “wanted to stay on the plantation after being set ‘free.'”

      Case in point: After the war, Alexander Stephens’ emancipated slaves remained loyal to him, and continued to work his farm in Georgia while he was imprisoned in the North. When Stephens was finally released from prison, they continued to work for him for little or no money. When Stephens died, hundreds of them attended his funeral.

  • USofAntiWhite

    I propose a national Affirmative Action Day, where all people of color in high positions are objectively vetted on their academic, social and professional credentials. It will be a perfect opportunity to have a beer and get to that discussion of race so many have pretended to want.

    • shawnmer

      Hell, I’d be satisfied with forcing them to write a “thank you” letter to the white person whose job or college admission they took!

    • bv

      Wouldn’t make a difference to them at all, they’d just hiss and carry on as usual.

  • Evette Coutier

    Blacks ought to be thankful whites colonized Africa, or they’d all still be living in grass huts and chasing wild pigs with pointed sticks.

    • John Smith

      They still rape their sisters and many even eat each other despite a brush with white civilization.

    • bv

      They’re not genetically predisposed to feelings of gratitude only to impulses.

      • Evette Coutier

        No gratitude, no empathy, no sense of duty.

        • bv

          Whenever I do see one with those characteristics they quickly dispel them when they’re in a personal crisis.

          • Evette Coutier

            Or in a group with their brothers. They act it our in private, but it disappears when in a group.

  • anonymoose

    I grew up 20 miles from Appomattox. The only way I’m celebrating April 9 is to listen to “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” a few times.

  • Alden

    This guy is a real hater This article shows how the left has totally defeated us that they have to go back150 years for another anti White crusade
    I always hoped the gay marriage fight would go in for years because I thought the next crusade would be far worse for Whites So I guess destroying Confederate monuments and changing names of schools is the next crusade

    I winder what kind of name Beutler is?
    One thing to remember about the New Republic it has a tiny circulation Most of it’s copies go not to subscribers but to college and public libraries
    The Feds probably have their plans en train to destroy the confederate monuments

  • I wonder if Beutler would care to explain why the South seceding from the USA was bad, while West Virginia seceding from Virginia was just fine. I’m not going to hold my breath while I wait.

    • Carney3

      And why the colonies seceding from Great Britain was okay.

  • Manaphy

    I’ve been thinking about this lately, and I’ve come to the conclusion that our movement would be better off trying to appeal to and convert white leftists rather than trying to educate the conservatards. As you’ve stated, the only people in the world who truly believe the BS about “race is an artificial construct” are neocons who think “blacks would be productive if they left Muh Libruhl Plantation”. Plus we already agree with socialists on economic issues because we believe that a nation’s economy should benefit the nation, rather than a few greedy open-borders “industrialists” like Adelson and the autistic Facebook guy. Also, we should remember that the main reason for open borders and massive third world immigration to White countries is NOT because of some left-wing conspiracy to kill Whitey, but actually because of Capitalism’s inherent and consistant demand for cheap labor. Leftists on the other hand agree with us on economics (additionally, I support a welfare state as I want to help Whites who are in genuine need, I oppose it now because I don’t want my tax money going to some heroin addicted Mexicans), and I’m sure that most feminists and homosexual activists are actually just as fearful of an Islamic Caliphate as we are. Plus, deep down the leftists know that race is not an artificial construct, as if race were not real, then “White Privilege” and “Racism” would not exist. Most mainstream conservatives, on the other hand, actually believe this crap, so it would be a better use of our time and energy to convert the Socialists into National Socialists rather than educating the Neocons.

  • MekongDelta69

    I wonder what it feels like to be mentally insane?

    I’ll go ask Brian Beutler. He would know.

    I’ll be right back…

  • Carney3

    After decades as a Confederate sympathizer, I have come to a new appreciation of Lincoln in recent years. After all, Lincoln wanted to free the slaves, so as to remove them from the United States. He wanted to improve the lot of the white working man and promote technological development by removing cheap non-white labor which undermined wages and reduced incentives for innovation. He was hostile to the slaveowner class because they were accustomed to being absolute tyrants and were thus unlikely to respect self-government for whites.

    I still think the Confederates arguably had the better legal case, and the better moral case once the federal government invaded. But let’s remember that had Lincoln had his way, America would be all but pure white, and it was the Confederacy that fought to keep huge numbers of blacks here, and a Confederate sympathizer who shot Lincoln and thus succeeded in keeping blacks here.

    • John Smith

      Lincoln had his mind changed near the end, however.

    • Petronius

      Carney3: “Lincoln wanted to free the slaves, so as to remove them from the United States.”

      And if wishes were horses beggars would ride.

      Before the WBTS, the North — including Lincoln — never proposed any sort of plan nor made any morally responsible effort to abolish slavery. The North considered emancipation and liberty only as abstractions, and not as practical realities.

      Before the WBTS, the only real efforts at resettlement came from Southerners in the upper South, such as Henry Clay and the American Colonization Society.

      There were no people of good will in the North — including Lincoln — to support a realistic proposal for gradual phase-out of slavery with reasonable compensation, in combination with a program of resettlement and accommodations for the freed slaves. Such plans could have and should have been put forth by the North, but they were not. You may search the platforms of the Republican Party in vain, for they offered nothing.

      The North refused to acknowledge that slavery was a national problem in which the North had played a foundational role and from which it continued to benefit economically. Instead it blamed the South entirely, while offering no reasonable plan to further emancipation and to mitigate the social, economic, and political chaos that would follow.

      The North offered nothing to the South but expulsions (from Congress, territories, and churches), economic exploitation, endless insults, theatrical antics, terrorist attacks, and threats of violence and slave insurrections.

      During and after the WBTS, the North — and Lincoln — were forced to confront these realities. But their only solution was to use freed slaves as partners of the Republican Party for the subjugation of the South.

    • Awakened Saxon

      This post contains nothing truthful. Do some research before posting such nonsense. The lie about Lincoln wanting an pure white America can be refuted by two minutes at Google.

  • ekwaykway

    Living in this third world country is really a drag. I’m getting out as soon as possible.

  • CallahanAuto

    What an obnoxious creep the author of this story is.

  • belajadevotchka2

    If I deliberately listened to the long-legged mack daddy spew his crap everyday, would this be considered an “eating disorder”?
    Because he makes me vomit.

  • Awakened Saxon

    Nothing new here. I’ll just repeat my earlier answer.

    Unless you are making the case that the lack of physical control of the state by the Confederate government constitutes not joining, then both states must be recognised as Confederate states (if that is your criteria, then only half of Virginia joined the Confederacy and Tennessee and Louisiana joined only briefly).

  • Tim

    “Fergit… Hell!”

  • propagandaoftruth

    “Progressivism” IS Marxism. A form of, at least.

    Whites are the primary obstacle to Marxism today, thence the Marxist assertion that race is a “social construct”. Ah there we go, sub “race” for “class” and “shift the paradigm” a bit and “voila”, the world makes sense again!

    Marxists, whatever they call themselves, are the worst “goodists” ever, for everything good, against everything bad, always ready to furiously destroy all evil.

    White people are evil.

    • Earl P. Holt III

      I agree: To one degree or another, Liberals, Progressives, socialists and even those idiots who call themselves”Anarchists” are all Marxists. (Even though those “Anarchists” wouldn’t know anarchy from an Anaconda…)

  • Petronius

    Thanks. I like maps, and this one in particular.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    TWO CAN PLAY THIS GAME:

    When we get a REAL President, let’s make certain we rid ourselves of “James Ear Ray Day” on January 19th…

  • Epiminondas

    We should start celebrating John Wilkes Booth Day.

  • Hilis Hatki

    To Major-General Early,

    General,- General Jackson desires to know why he saw so many stragglers in the rear of your division today?
    A.S. Pendleton, A.A.G.

    Captain,-In answer to your note, I would state that I think it probable that the reason why General Jackson SAW so many of my stragglers on the march today is that he rode in rear of my division.
    Respectfully, Major-General Early

    After reading the note General Jackson only smiled.

    Its a perspective thing and with it comes redefining.

  • crockadoodle6

    Used as the liberal government/media control switch when they need it. Divide us by race, gender, economics, and now regional affiliation.

    So now their new target is ‘the confederacy’ which many of us identify with and are proud of. But the campaign is just a see-through effort to give the munchkins an opportunity to feel self-righteous and further divide us along a pc line. Same song, different verse. You want to complain about something associated with ‘whiteness’? Pick a number.

    But despite the liberal media/government’s control of the narrative, they do not have control over the most important variable in this equation; human DNA. White DNA. 65,000 years of highly evolved, jet-fuel-quality, Neanderthal-infused, high-grade, laser-sharp DNA. Capable of everything you see in your world today DNA. These aren’t accidents. These aren’t alien gifts and for sure these aren’t the result of anything that is remotely related to black African DNA.
    So the government should be very afraid of how this ends. No matter how long they stretch the war of attrition.

    Those groups and those people who chose to swim across the river with the most blacks on their back will be the first to drown…

    • tetrapod

      I’d like to share your enthusiasm about white DNA, but it’s the fruit of Ashkenazi DNA that largely defines our world. It’s also well documented that those folks aren’t exactly motivated to protect the interests of traditional America.

      This is not meant as another tedious indictment of the chosen ones. It’s simply a fact. The forces aligned against us as white people are legion and implacable, and all we have are internet forums for venting our impotent rage. No doubt those, too, will eventually be taken away.

  • libertarian1234

    “Make the Confederacy’s Defeat a National Holiday”

    Plus a national day of mourning where everything stops for one hour, and force Obama to give a tearful eulogy on t.v., as he holds a small confederate battle flag, with tears rolling down his cheeks.

  • listenupbub

    Excellent comment. I also might add the issue of blacks voting. We all know how destructive democracy can be.

  • David Ashton

    Too many of them are “slaves” to their own genes and to “liberal” propaganda. The trouble is that they cannot be helped while they have a mistakenly high estimate of their own capabilities, a tendency to blame whitey for every misfortune, and a disproportionate capacity for “sex & violence”. Conversion to some forms of Christianity could help as it did once in South Africa, but the only way through now would seem to be a color-blind rule that says no welfare without reproductive control.

  • bv

    Enlightening information very interesting.

  • Awakened Saxon

    Those are fine ideas in an independent South. I have no interest in Northerners commemorating those days.

  • Fr. John+

    I stopped reading this anti-white racist Screed, when I came to this piece of journalistic garbage: “a Southern city whose folksy name evokes state-sanctioned, state-administered violence against black citizens–on the fiftieth anniversary of Bloody Sunday.” Fifty years after all of the forced integration, the set-asides, the billions for Head Start, AFDC, Snap, EBT, racial quotas, Trayvon, Ferguson, and the denizens of the worst ghetto outside of Detroit are STILL congenitally STUPID, IMMORAL, LAZY, and LIVING OFF THE FEDERAL MASSA’S DOLE.

    Wake up. Blacks will NEVER achieve parity, nor are they predestined to! America is, and always will be, a nation for Free, White, English Christian Men- and she ceases to be America, when she ceased to be all of those aforementioned qualities.

    • Awakened Saxon

      Fr. John: America is, and always will be, a nation for Free, White, English Christian Men- and she ceases to be America, when she ceased to be all of those aforementioned qualities.

      America stopped being English shortly after it was founded. Millions of European immigrants made that a certainty.

  • Mangosteen, $1000 chair

    All well and good, but you can never, NEVER destroy the love a Southerner has for their heritage and ancestry. I have over 30 verified ancestors that fought for the Confederacy and I am deeply proud of each and every one. We know our heritage and it’s written in our hearts and souls now and forever. Digging the knife in even further only ensures it WILL turn in your hand one day and cut you. I can’t wait. Resentment has been building for years, so keep pushing. Please.

    Forgot to add, in this house we celebrate Robert E. Lee day instead of MLK day. They can call it what they want but they can’t change what’s in our hearts.

  • White Minority

    Oh, I’m a good ol Rebel and that’s just what I am
    And for this Yankee nation I do not give a damn!
    I’m glad I fought again’er in only wish we’d won
    I ain’t asked any pardon, for anything I’ve done.

    As much as the cultural Marxist victors want to rewrite our American history, there will always be those of us who wish to keep history intact. As a Yankee I would rather teach my children about why the proud Sons of the Confederacy have good reason to despise us than about why Africans in America might not like us because of our White “privilege.” There are those of us who know that the current American culture is poison.

  • OHDeutschePolkaConfederate

    Exactly. Life in the mines and factories of the North was far more arduous in every sense than the Southern Plantation existence. Southern Negroes had cradle to grave security, worked outdoors in the fresh air, and did not face the odds of physical injury or death a miner or steelworker faced. When they did move North, Blacks avoided coal mining due to the combination of hard work and danger the mines included.