Coup d’etat at the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

People have been writing a great deal about the arrival of Pope Francis in the United States, and how the pontiff decided to depart from the airport in a black Fiat, eschewing the usual limo ride.

But look a little closer at this car.

The Fiat carrying the pontiff bears the license plates “SCV 1.”

I’m waiting for the Pope Pius IX and John Surratt comments.


13 thoughts on “Coup d’etat at the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

  1. Rob Baker September 23, 2015 / 6:47 am

    An obvious supporter of the Surratt family – they were Catholic ya know

  2. bob carey September 23, 2015 / 7:18 am

    If Surratt is driving then they’re headed to Canada.

  3. Rosieo September 23, 2015 / 6:11 pm

    They ought to go along with any coup by Francis…. It would do ’em good. But no…. the old Pope outted Johnny S. If anything, SCV would say Francis stole their letters. Something else to be outraged over.

  4. Erik September 23, 2015 / 6:36 pm

    Somewhere online I read a lost causer write that the Vatican recognized the csa and that made them a legitimate country.

  5. BillF September 24, 2015 / 6:48 am

    Needs a Confederate battle flag on the roof.

  6. OhioGuy September 24, 2015 / 8:29 am

    Hmm . . . I have in my hands now a most interesting tome. Written by General Thomas M. Harris, late of the 10th West Virginia Infantry and the military tribunal who tried the assassination conspirators, in which he conclusively proves that the murder of our dear president — Abraham Lincoln — was a plot hatched between the pope and president of the would-be confederacy. Let me quote a few brief excerpts:

    “[It is a] fact that the Pope during the progress of the war acknowledged the Southern Confederacy and wrote a sympathizing letter to Jefferson Davis, in which he called him his dearest son and by implication denounced President Lincoln as a tyrant. . . . [At the same time] the Pope of Rome had sought to take advantage of the arduous struggle in which our government was engaged for the preservation of its life, to establish a Catholic Empire in Mexico, and sent Maximillian, a Catholic prince, to reign over that, at the time, unhappy people, under the protection of the arms of France, lent to the furtherance of his unholy purpose by the last loyal son of the church that ever occupied a throne in Europe.”

    General Harris said he wrote his book “to correct many grave errors in public opinion that have grown out of a willful and ingenious suppression of the truth and an unblushing publication of falsehoods, in order to cover up from view the fact that the assassination of President Lincoln was the result of a deep-laid political scheme to subvert the government of the United States in aid of the rebellion, that it was not merely the rash act of Booth and his co-conspirators, to whom the work was intrusted; but that behind these stood Jefferson Davis and his Canada cabinet, that it was the work of a great conspiracy.”

    There you have it as plain as could be. Now, is it surprising that the current Democratic president of the United States, who is the direct descendant of southern slaver holders, would take common cause with the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Papacy? It’s amazing how all the dots connect, isn’t ii?

    • bob carey September 25, 2015 / 5:16 am

      My curiosity as to the topic of your comment led me to do an internet search of Catholic involvement in Lincoln’s assassination. What I found were several sites which attempted to link the Vatican, the Jesuits, Georgetown U.,and the Catholic Church in general to the crime. These attempts were based on little or no credible evidence. My conclusion was that any belief that one had in any Catholic conspiracy was an offshoot of the anti-catholic sentiment which was prevalent in the 19th and early 20th centuries. However, researching a subject of which I had little or no knowledge, was an enjoyable exercise. Thanks for bringing it up.

      • OhioGuy September 25, 2015 / 8:21 am

        You didn’t find General Harris to be credible? Hard to believe you’d dismiss the word of an esteemed member of the military tribunal, an ardent abolitionist, and a true patriot so easily! 😉

        • bob carey September 25, 2015 / 2:02 pm

          On one of the sites there was a picture of General Harris, he looks like Devil Anse Hatfield.

          • OhioGuy September 25, 2015 / 8:49 pm

            Sorry, wrong part of the state for a Hatfield of that clan. We are talking base of the Northern Panhandle here. Harris was also a physician of some renown in civilian life. A very interesting character in his own right. His biographer said that the book I quoted ruined an otherwise stellar career, but what does he know? 😉

  7. Rosieo September 25, 2015 / 8:03 am

    (If this is a duplicate, please delete. WordPress is being wonky.)

    OhioGuy: Your post is written in declarative style. So, Huh?

    • OhioGuy September 25, 2015 / 8:58 pm

      What of it? I’m a man of many styles. I can even be sarcastic and satirical in more than one style. But at other times I’m serious. Sometimes I mix both together to confuse the uninitiated.

  8. Rosieo September 26, 2015 / 4:47 am

    Obfuscation is trendy.

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