The Past Two (Boring) Weeks in Confederate Heritage: February 2, 2015

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Several weeks ago I prepared the usual TWICH post to cover events during Lee-Jackson Day. Then I thought about it. There would be no real surprises. Indeed, there were several things I expected (such as a new flag going up … I called Lexington as a possible site some time ago). Then more interesting subjects came before me. So I now offer this, largely out of obligation, and with adjustments made to reflect the passage of time. However, I warn you: there are no spoiler alerts, because nothing much happened.

Besides, I now know that posting this will puzzle Gary Gallagher. So here we go …

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Misuse of the Confederate Battle Flag: Two Examples

I know that some people believe it is very important to highlight misuses of the Confederate battle flag, or, as we’re so often told, “the soldiers’ flag.”

In the words of another blogger, I couldn’t agree more, and nothing could please me more than to highlight two recent examples.

First, take a look at this representation of wartime Richmond, Virginia:

wartime Richmond flag

OMG. The Confederate battle flag did not fly above the state house. Rather, it would have been one of the national flags. Wow. What a mistake. But not everyone knows it. We need to teach those people about the proper history of the Confederate battle flag.

And then there is the recent matter of the display of the Confederate battle flag in a “flags that flew over Florida” display in Pensacola, Florida:

pensacola flags

No, no, no, no. Again, one of the Confederacy’s national flags might have done the trick, but the CBF never flew over the state. Some Confederate soldiers from Florida may have waived the mighty banner, but, as anyone knows, that’s different.

Thankfully the folks in Pensacola have decided to take down that flag. No word on whether it will be replaced.

People, it’s time that y’all learned the proper way to display the Confederate battle flag. Any questions?

Projecting From Pensacola

Sometimes it’s interesting to recall what someone says in consecutive days. Take this example:

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Boy … we should really look down on people who behave that way, right? Well …

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“Smacking people around”? That’s her idea of fun? A bit violent, don’t you think? “All a bunch of leftist ideologues?” Oh, no … denigration and put-downs all in the name of ideology. We should really look down on those sort of desperate, mean-spirited people.

Someone from Pensacola’s projecting again. That’s why she’s all about the hate. She’s a rather hateful person … just the right spokesperson/webmaster for a certain Confederate heritage group.

Yes, this is an exception to my rule about our friend from Pensacola.As a rule, better to follow this saying:

PigeonI pity the pigeon from Pensacola.

Observations from a Confederate Heritage Advocate

I’ll leave it to you to guess the author of these statements:

Americans are stupid.

Since we’ve been told that Confederate heritage advocates and Confederate veterans are Americans, at least someone wants to tell us that they are stupid, too. Of course, you might argue that it’s stupid for a Confederate heritage advocate to tell us that Confederate heritage advocates (and indeed all southerners) as well as Confederate veterans are stupid … and I’d agree. What better way to prove the point this person is making?

But that’s not all:

Diversity is shattering the USA.

Uh huh. And yet it was white people who tried to tear it apart between 1861 and 1865 so that they could continue to own black people without threat of abolition. They wanted diversity … just not equality for all.

UPDATE: The author of the comments claims that these statements, especially the first, were taken out of context. That’s to be expected. But when someone says:

We live in a nation of dumbed down ignoramuses.

… one must conclude that the speaker also thinks “Americans are stupid.”

UPDATE TWO: The author, struggling to claim that quoting her misrepresents her, now asserts that “ignoramus” merely means ignorant (and this not stupid.)

That’s not what it says here.

I love it when people claim that they did not say what they said or that they did not mean what they said in the middle of a typical temper tantrum. I would not be so stupid as to trust that person to speak for my group or to do my “heavy hitting.”

We await the next desperate fumbling excuse offered by a person who claims that she writes for a living … but at least now we know why she self-publishes as well.

The Power of Satan

Another report from the front offered by someone determined to protect and promote Confederate heritage and its advocates, notably the Virginia Flaggers:

Today the great grandsons and grand-daughters of the attackers are still here, the evil ones, now attacking Southern heritage groups, siding with anyone or any organization that takes actions to harm our Southern history and heritage, to defame our Confederate flags and our Confederate ancestors. Men such as Brooks Simpson, Andy Hall, Keven Levin, Corey Meyer, Rob Baker, Al Mackey in their small man ways, write blogs and tell stories and give commentary that attacks the South and Confederate heritage supporters. Almost any good thing the Virginia Flaggers do, one of these morons will blab or write some story, many times absent of many facts, but they still write and blog. You see, providing you with accurate history is not their goal, their goal is much bigger, as they are tools of Satan. Yes, you say, what, are you nuts, No I am not nuts, I am explaining to you that for far too long you have been duped by such people.

 

That said, watch this moving tribute to Satan, who never did get to lace them up for the New Jersey Devils: