The war has been declared against all things Confederate… and the ones who declared war are the media and the Democrat party. Um, it was the Democrat party who started it all and now they’re the ones complaining? (And the major media, aside from Fox News, is admittedly primarily Democrat in their individual voting histories.)
Full divulgence: we are both born-Southerners. Jack was born in Virginia, Cyndi in South Carolina; and Beaufort, SC, is our home.
Jack grew up as a Navy officer’s son, and lived from as far west as Hawaii and as far east as Virginia. On navy bases there was always a mixture of races, but all were Navy personnel and their families. Jack grew up color-blind. When he attended military school in the 1970s his first roommate was black, and didn’t care. They were both in uniform, just like his father and his fellow navy officers and enlisted.
Cyndi was born in our home of Beaufort. She grew up in Beaufort when it was segregated and during de-segregation. As will be told in one of our book projects, “The Jailer’s Daughter”, she was the daughter of Beaufort County’s chief jailer, and their house stood right next to the county jail. The jail’s inmates were mostly those with enhanced pigmentation (sorry, we cannot say “African-American” for several reasons, but the two which fall here immediately are 1- There is no “United States of Africa-America” and 2- that descriptive did not exist in the 1960s and we do strive for accuracy in our writing at all time. If you are offended at this point, we invite you to quit reading and go read about the birth of the Ku Klux Klan, which was made up of Democrats). Many of those inmates were trustees and actually helped look after tiny Cyndi. She played with dark-brown-skinned children on the prison / house grounds. (For more historical interest, the prison building still stands today, but her house is gone yet the driveway remains.)
Back to our subject. In the past 48 hours we have seen an all-out attack on the Confederate flag, starting with the one that flies on the South Carolina state house grounds. (Let us interject that it was a DEMOCRAT governor, Fritz Hollings, who got the state legislature to pass a law to fly that flag on the capital building below the American flag.) Let us add what flies is not the flag of the Confederate States of America, but the Confederate Naval Ensign. Many have called it the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia, but that flag was square in shape and the naval ensign was rectangular. So right off the media and the Democrat party are lying about what is actually flying on the state grounds.
Back in 1865, one condition of the Confederate States of Amerca’s surrender was for their flag to continue to fly and/or be displayed so as to always remember the history of those four years, and it wasn’t all about slavery. We’ll come back to this in another blog, as this one is already getting wordy, don’t you agree?
So the attack is on to remove all traces of the Confederate Naval Ensign (we will name it appropriately from this point forward) because it causes hatred and racism. Warner Brothers has ceased licensing of reproductions of the iconic “General Lee” from “The Dukes of Hazzard” because the car has the Ensign on its roof. We grew up with “Dukes”, and never once did either one of us, nor did the millions of Americans who made the show a major hit, feel the racism and hatred genes take over our bodies and turn us into racist Hulks (get it? grow angry, turn green, grow out of our shirts yet our pants expand intact?). Ben Jones, former DEMOCRAT United States Senator and “Cooter” on “Dukes of Hazzard”, has his own chain of stores where he sells Southern memorabilia, and is totally against removal of the Ensign.
Some idiot on CNN (sorry, we can’t remember her name) called for the removal of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC because he owned slaves.
Suddenly we are seeing that schools are demanding the changes of their school names because they were named after Confederate veterans. People are defacing Confederate monuments with “#Black Lives Matter” or “Racist” or such.
This is getting out of hand. The Democrat party, which began it all back in the 19th century, now wants to get rid of everything they created with the help of the left-wing media. So, let’s go with it and see how they feel…
In addition to the Ensign, the South Carolina state flag must go because the seceded state of South Carolina approved its design in January 1861, and is the only Confederate southern state flag to remain flying today (all the other southern states have changed their flags, although a couple states incorporate the Battle emblem in their current design). Take it a logical step forward, and the United States flag must be taken down and replaced because, in its first seven decades, was also the flag for slave-owning states.
Locally, we need to get rid of the Thomas Heyward tomb in nearby Ridgeland, SC. He owned slaves, and his historic marker must go, even though he signed the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence must be eliminated because it was signed by slave owners.
Our local National Cemetery, signed into law by President Lincoln, contains the remains of Confederate veterans; they must all be dug up and destroyed to make room for more non-racist veterans to be interred there. But any non-Southern veterans buried there who expressed racist tendencies in their lives, or were from the South by birth or residence, should also be dug up and eliminated… except Jack’s dad, of course, as he was absolutely not racist despite retiring from the navy in Beaufort.
Not only should the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC be eliminated, so should the Washington Monument. Their historic homes, Monticello and Mount Vernon, must be razed and turned into parking lots because their original owners owned slaves.
Washington DC, named in honor of our first president, must be renamed Lincoln, DC, as Abraham Lincoln not only did not own slaves but in his Emancipation Proclamation declared that all slaves are to be free.
All states which originally seceded from the United States in the 1860s must be purged from the current United States, because they were all originally slave-owning states. All Americans born in states which made up the Confederacy must be deported with their states because they have racist blood (although we await for the scientific tests to confirm that blood is sentient and therefore capable of emotions on its own, and able to feel hatred and racism). All Americans who ancestors were Southern have to be deported because they have racist blood.
We read this morning that “Gone With The Wind” is under attack as being racist and must be eliminated. So all movies and TV shows that had any utterance of anything Confederate must be eliminated. John Jakes’ “North and South” trilogy must go.
Hillary Clinton must go because she dares to mock “black dialect” when speaking in “black churchs”… “I ain’t no ways taaarrrd”, for example… same for Barack Obama…
We think you get the point by now… we could continue, but we know you have to make a potty stop… but don’t use the toilet paper! It may have been made by a manufacturer located in “The South”, where everyone is racist, and wiping with that racist cleansing tissue may contaminate your skin with racism-inducing fibers…