Well, folks, it’s been quite a year when it comes to Confederate heritage follies. Indeed, we’re going to be doing an end-of -the-year countdown of the top eleven moments this year … one for each Confederate state (what, you wanted thirteen?).
Here we go, with number 11 down to number 9:
11. Carl Roden, Romance Writer: It came as something of a surprise to learn that Carl Roden was a romance writer. Then we learned that his genre was adult stories involving Nickelodeon cartoon characters. Hey Arnold! Guess what you’re doing tonight in someone’s basement in Chester, South Carolina?
Don’t worry, it gets better.
10. A Personal Portrait Gallery: You’ll notice that what once stood as the gold standard of Confederate heritage follies, the Southern Heritage Preservation Group, has lost much of its standing due to the meteoric rise of another group. However, we couldn’t let go totally unnoticed the fact that John Zakrzewski turned the group into his personal portrait gallery so he could show everyone (repeatedly) how he looked in a Confederate uniform (managing to recycle these pictures in much the same way that Gary Adams recycles his posts that mangle the historical record). Looking good, John.
9. There Are None So Blind as Those Who Pretend to Be: Corey Meyer uncovered posts from John C. Hall, Jr., the pride of Dublin, Georgia, who bragged on a Facebook group that he pretended to be blind in order to sneak his dog into a hotel by claiming that he was a service animal. Now that’s Confederate Manhood, Pride, Honor, and Integrity for you!
Hall’s no stranger to pretending. Sometimes he pretends to be a Confederate officer standing next to General Lee.
Stay tuned … there’s more to come.