8 thoughts on “Stop Picking on the Confederacy

  1. Robert Moore September 18, 2011 / 10:26 am

    500,000 slaves in WEST Virginia!? Ah yes, the media enlightens us further, and continues to expand America’s knowledge of its own history. Just love those media folks!

  2. Lyle Smith September 18, 2011 / 11:50 am

    She knows about slavery.

  3. Al Mackey September 18, 2011 / 1:09 pm

    Typical of the ahistorical baloney we’ve come to expect from both the SCV and the media.

  4. Ray O'Hara September 18, 2011 / 2:55 pm

    the interviewer was incompetent and ill-prepared. should have had quotes from secession ordinances and speeches. it’s not the Mr Jeff Davis had just shown up unannounced, they had him scheduled.
    and I still don’t know they had 500,000 slaves in WV
    that would make WV the state with the highest Slave population.
    in 1860 Va was the most populous State with 1,101,453 free people, and 490,865 slaves

    1860 census figures by state as grouped by reagion

  5. Mark September 18, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Confederate Romantics are the ultimate victims, as with the Neo-Confederates of the past. Such a whiny tone in that video. It almost seems like a jump-the-shark moment. I don’t think you’d find many Americans, if any, who’d be strident enough to blame racism on the South. But decades of justifying slavery as not-so-bad and not-the-cause by the Confederate Romantics has clouded the issue for them. I wonder what they think of the argument presented in “Race and Reunion”? I don’t know, but I wonder if they could accept such an argument since they’d probably disagree with much of the premise.

  6. Ray O'Hara (@RAYOHARA) September 19, 2011 / 8:44 am

    Here is more SCV whining,

    City of Osceola, Missouri Condemns “Jayhawk” Mascott
    Recently the City of Osceola, Missouri passed a resolution condemning KU’s “Jayhawk” mascot. The resolution reads as follows:

    On this date, the City of Osceola, after hearing all of the evidence, and for good cause shown, finds the following:
    That on September 21 – 23, 1861, a group of domestic terrorist, referred to as “the jayhawkers,” sacked the city of Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri and burned all but four or five of the city’s buildings to the ground.
    That on or around that date, twelve citizens of Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri, were executed by said terrorist group.
    That the above-mentioned occurrence eventually led to William Clark Quantrill’s raid on Lawrence, kansas, as Missourians had no choice but to defend themselves from the murderous attacks perpetrated by the jayhawkers, led by Jim Lane and James Montgomery.
    That when the University of kansas fielded its football team in 1890, it referred to the team as “the jayhawkers,” an obvious celebration of the above-named terrorist group. This term was eventually shortened to “jayhawks,” a name which has since been officially adopted by the University of kansas as the mascot for all its sports teams.
    That the present-day “jayhawks,” kU alumni, citizens of the state of kansas, et al,, have willfully, wantonly and recklessly disregarded the above-mentioned occurrence when discussing the roots of the “Border War” which currently existed between the University of Missouri Tigers and the University of kansas jayhawks.
    Whereas, the Civil War Trust, Summer 2011 issue of “Hallowed Ground” published by the National Park Services does hereby acknowledge that partisan forces led by Jim Lane raided and sacked the town of Osceola, Missouri, executing nine men after a hastily arranged court martial.
    IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the City of Osceola, Missouri, by and through its citizens, officially CONDEMNS the celebration of this murderous gang of terrorists by an institution of “higher education,” in such a brazen and malicious manner.
    IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that citizens of the City of Osceola, Missouri requests the University of Missouri to educate the above-named Defendants on the FULL historical origins of the “Border War.”
    IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that no citizen of the City of Osceola or the alumni of the University of Missouri shall ever capitalize the “k” in “kansas” or “kU,” as neither is a proper name or a proper place.


    Yes by all means educate the people on the Border War and how Missourians murdered Free Soil farmers before any Kansans retaliated.

    this is like Germany complaining about Dresden while conveniently forgetting Guernica , Rotterdam and London.

  7. Ray O'Hara (@RAYOHARA) September 19, 2011 / 9:29 am

    I posted the following to the the SCV page the above article is on in the comments section.
    it is awaiting approval from the moderators, I hold little hope it will be approved

    “Missourians called Border Ruffians started the terrorist attacks by murdering Free State farmers who opposed slavery.
    so for this resolution to call Quantrill’s Lawrence Raid retaliation when it was Missourians who initiated the murdering is highly ironic.

    And among the booty Lane’s men took were 200 slaves, what is more terroristic than enslaving a man and stealing his labor and selling his family to another man.
    Osceola is far from an innocent victim.
    Yes Jayhawkers were terrorists, but they became so in response to Missourians who were terrorists first.
    So when the Osceolans apologize and beg forgiveness for their sins then maybe just maybe they might have a leg to stand on”

  8. Ray O'Hara (@RAYOHARA) September 19, 2011 / 10:55 am

    In a semi-related topic


    Bill would force firms to disclose ties to slave trade
    By Thomas Grillo
    Monday, September 19, 2011

    State Rep. Byron Rushing is pushing a truth-and-reconciliation measure for Massachusetts, which would demand that the more venerable companies doing business with the state disclose whether they were involved in the 18th and 19th century slave trade.

    “Knowing the truth is good,” said Rushing, a South End Democrat. “Lots of Massachusetts companies benefited from slavery and did business with slave owners. The public has a right to know who they were.”

    Tomorrow, the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight will hold a hearing on the measure that has failed to reach lawmakers for a vote in the last two sessions of the Legislature. The bill would require companies that have state contracts to disclose their participation in the slave trade. Rushing insists that the measure is not the prelude to reparations.

    State Rep Roushing is well known in Boston politics and has based his career on the politics of victimhood

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