Dear Ms. Lunelle,
I do not know who from the Tampa Bay News Paper wrote this article or who within that organizations command structure would allow it to be printed. To say that the Honorable General Kirby Smith was not, or is not worthy to be memorialized in Florida's Statuary Hall, and then to use a Black woman as the weapon of choice to discredit his life; only typifies what I have said about this war that has been declared once again on the Southland of America.
We as Southern people watched as those who hate us tried to transform an insane act in Charleston, South Carolina into one that was perpetrated by the Southern Cross, while using the lie as opportunity to advance their conspiracy for Southern social and cultural genocide . And, now we are insulted by those who occupy our homeland into believing that the Stand made against a man who illegally invaded our homeland somehow should be defined negatively by our people. And that we should accept the out right lies and attacks upon our ancestors for standing against them as they attacked the Constitution and the teachings in the Christian Bible.
One would have to be a fool not to recognize the conspiracy now being waged against the South, starting from Hollywood and any and every form of social media. Southern social and cultural genocide is the order of the day. And, decent and knowledgeable Black folks should repel any of this reconstruction crap for what it is. There is nothing to gain for decent Black folks to allow ourselves to be used in the same manner of the twelve year period of Reconstruction that almost put asunder the love and respect that Southern White and Black folks had for each other. If we as a race of people should be offended by a monument; it should be that of the bigot Abraham Lincoln that stands on the Capitol Mall.
And, let us ask the Tampa Bay News that is biased against the South; why didn't they select the statue of the Honorable General Kirby Smith and that of his Aide de Camp, the Honorable Dr. Alexander Darnes that is on the grounds of their childhood home in St. Augustine, Florida.
I am sure that the Honorable Mary McLeod Bethune would be infuriated by this gesture of your yankee governor, carpetbaggers, White folk guilt, and reconstruction minded Black Legislatures who allow themselves to enrich their personal coffers as the unsuspecting populous is left with the stench of hate that is sure to follow their actions. It makes me feel shame as an American that decent Northern and Southern people would set back and allow this sacrilege to continue. God bless you!
Your brother, www.southernheritage411.com
Recipient of the Vance Aycock Sons of Confederate Veterans Award As a son