A New Scholarly Resource … Kinda

Those of you interested in the history of the American South, especially as certain white southerners like to remember it, are encouraged to visit this website, sponsored by theĀ Society of Independent Southern Historians.

You might find this introduction informative.

If only the truth can set you free, then that perhaps explains why slavery lasted so long in the South … and why a few Confederate heritage advocates want to remind you that slavery wasn’t all bad.

First With the Least

Give credit where credit is due.

At first the Virginia Flaggers announced their plans to flag Washington & Lee University in September. They claimed they weren’t quite ready to use the ultimate weapon in their arsenal: besides, they needed to find out more about bathroom facilities.

Their words, not mine.

Then came word that other Confederate heritage groups were preparing to make a big splash at Washington & Lee next weekend. This appears to have taken the Flaggers by surprise: not only were they to lose their pride of place in the Old Dominion, but someone was aiming to get more publicity and credit.

You know how these things go.

It was left to one particularly courageous Flagger — no, not Susan Hathaway, silly … and not Norwood “Tripp” Lewis, either — to rush over to Lexington disguised as a beach bum or a fan of the Grateful Dead to hoist the Confederate battle flag at a corner of campus.

Jennings Flags WLUThis changes everything. Nice shades, by the way. Winner, winner, chicken dinner.

“We never step onto the sidewalk until we have covered all of our bases and have all needed resources lined up and available.” Check. I guess that’s why Grayson’s on the grass.

Quote of the Week: July 13-19, 2014

Take a deep breath and read this:

But each “defeat” re: Confederate heritage, brings the reality about the left’s war on Southern culture and heritage to the attention of ever more people. Those big flags flying proudly beside highways across Dixie, without bringing war, pestilence, the renewal of slavery, and all sorts of horrors in the gloom and doom predictions of critics, awakens more Southerners to their heritage, to how much of it has been lost, and why it needs to be preserved and restored.

I’m sure some people actually believe this. I’m sure this is precisely what comes to mind when someone sees one of those flags (that is, if they indeed can see it). At least I’m sure some people think so.

A close second can be found here:

The Confederacy never lost it was a surrender, that is’nt a loss.

I await someone complaining that I’m twisting the words I simply post here.