Monday, May 16, 2016

School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days........

'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic
Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick
You were my queen in calico
I was your bashful, barefoot beau
And you wrote on my slate, "I Love You, Joe"
When we were a couple o' kids
Via comment by Anonymous on  Could a President Trump Have Prevented the Civil W..

On The Future of Confederate Memorial Day Ceremonies

A certain unemployed high school history teacher/blogger/Confederate hating amateur "historian" has declared that we are fast approaching "one final Confederate Memorial Day celebration".

Really? Where has this man been over the past month? Our service at Oakwood last Saturday had over 200 in attendance, which was DOUBLE the attendance of the year before, which was double the year before that, which was the first year the service has been held in years. Our newsfeed is FLOODED with reports and photos of ceremonies and events across the South...more than we've ever seen before, and on any given weekend, we have to decide WHICH Confederate event to attend because there are several to choose from.

 Then again, it's really hard to take anything he says seriously, considering his track record on predictions. After all, this is the same man who once said:

"Prediction: There will be no Confederate flag on I-95 near Richmond" ... Kevin Levin Aug 18, 2013. (What a pathetic POS)

Could a President Trump Have Prevented the Civil War?

President Trump will bring a new era in politics:  The perspective and skills of a businessman who sees issues in economics terms.  What if Donald Trump had been Abraham Lincoln?  How would he have handled the freeing of the slaves?  Would he go to war, as did Mr. Lincoln?  We think not.

We can rightly assume an 1860’s Donald Trump would be every bit as opposed to slavery and eager as Mr. Lincoln to put an end to it.  He would know, as did many, the cotton gin, and other new technologies were making slavery uneconomic.  The real key to “king cotton” was all the little fingers of black children pulling cotton linters from seeds to free fibers.  Each bale came at the price of thousands of hours of child labor and no education. It was unconscionable.

President Trump would call a meeting of slave state Governors, broach the issue and listen.  His meeting with the Republican leaders who dislike him demonstrated the first step in the Trump method is listening.  He collects information that he will analyze to craft solutions with high chances of success.

Just before the Civil War we had four million slaves, each valued at $800 for a $3.2 billion total.

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A Christian Defense of the South

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It is said that the more things change, the more they stays the same. This has proven more than a mere cliche in the aftermath of the horrifying events in Charleston, SC last year. When racial animosity failed to materialize in the wake of the shootings at a predominantly African-American Church, Progressive political elements made the call to eliminate Southern culture in what has been dubbed by one media figure as a “cultural genocide”. Despite the fact that Charleston responded with prayer when other cities responded with riots, it was the symbols of the South and those who revered those symbols that were said to be at blame for the tragic deaths. Confederate flag supporters were called bigots while they were still on their knees praying for those killed at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a fact that mitigated nothing in the eyes of the protesters or their accomplices in the media.

History isn’t just written by the victors. It is also simplified by the victors so it can be taught to children. One does not need to be more Machiavellian than that to understand the motive of “Northern” historical proponents for silencing or ignoring data that contradicts their narrative of the War. However, one of the modern lines of attack upon Southern culture is the claim that every vestige of “Southern” history is both racist and false; that quotes and “facts” by Southern actors in the WBTS represent an attempt to justify slavery and bigotry and absolve culpability in a treasonous act of rebellion. This modern argument is a newer phenomenon and one that could not gain cultural or political traction while there was even one Confederate veteran alive to contradict it. The fact that such arguments motivate the current Kulturkampf of American Progressivism to shape society to their liking is proof of this.

Soros Evangelical Russell Moore Moves From Hating Whites To Blasphemy


Via Mike "Russell Moore is the biggest mistake I have seen the SBC make, but I believe it is a trend that started several years ago. I saw it in the PCUSA and Methodist churches. I believe it contributed to their doctrinal and spiritual decline.. Gresham Machen once said that "Liberalism and Christianity are two different religions", but Moore has them thoroughly confused. It reminds me of some historical cases of self-righteous driven atrocities, e. g. the abolitionist *John Brown.

*A note on John Brown. The John Brown Abolitionist Syndrome.

John Brown was very fond of quoting the Old Testament, but his attitude toward biblical authority was typical of the abolitionists. They believed in higher truths than Scripture.  Rev. H. D. King, who once talked with Brown about his religious beliefs, quoted his attitude toward the Bible:

“If any great obstacle stands in the way, you may properly break all the Decalogue (Ten Commandments) to get rid of it.”

King noted that for Brown, “there was only one wrong and that was slavery.

It may have been King, who was the Baptist preacher who asked Brown, “What is your religion, Sir? To which Brown responded: “Anti-Slavery!”

The John Brown Abolitionist Syndrome.

Racism is not a good thing, but Christians should be aware of the sort of self-righteous zealotry that makes their religion effectively :"Anti-racism" rather than Christianity. This had led to all sorts of increasingly totalitarian social nonsense and other sad manifestations of closed hearts and minds parading under the guise of Christianity in our time. The John Brown Abolitionist Syndrome manifests itself in many forms over a range of issues. Sufferers from the syndrome are generally blind to the substantial hurt and harm it is causing all around them. 

It is very difficult to cure in institutional settings which have succumbed to a prevailing climate of political correctness. Political Correctness Virus can easily spread from educational and media cultures to churches that are paying more attention to looking good and fitting in with the secular culture than discerning truth and doing right. Political Correctness Disease leads to spiritual debilitation, which can be fatal to churches. 


Russell Moore’s official title is President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, but he seems to view himself as the Pope and Grand Inquisitor of all Evangelicals. Moore has been campaigning against the heresy of Trumpism for some time, claiming in the New York Times back in September that “to back Mr. Trump, these [evangelical] voters must repudiate everything they believe.” As an evangelical Christian myself, and a local church deacon, I strongly disagree. I believe Moore’s attitude is arrogant, hypocritical—and, ultimately, blasphemous.

Moore just hurled another NYT anathema against Trump’s evangelical supporters [A White Church No More, May 6, 2016]. It got him on “Face the Nation” (May 8), where he said evangelicals shouldn’t vote for Trump or Hillary. (So….?) The next day Donald Trump tweeted that “Russell Moore is truly a terrible representative of Evangelicals and all of the good they stand for. A nasty guy with no heart!”

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Defend to the Death

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When I was young, there was a very famous and much articulated saying, to wit: “I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it!” Everyone—or at least everyone who was rational, moral and decently educated—knew that this was the creed of a free society in general and “America” in particular. Admittedly, at times during even our history, this sentiment was more observed in the breach than in principle. Political correctness is not a new invention! But, on the whole, Americans have admitted to and acknowledged the right of unpopular views to be openly expressed especially in the Public Square. In fact, that sentiment is articulated in the first of the ten amendments to the United States Constitution that became known as the “Bill of Rights.”

Slave quotes from the Slave Narratives


In 1934-36 as part of the WPA program in the FDR administration about 2200 old former slaves were interviewed and their stories printed in books called The slave Narratives---one for each state. 
Almost all spoke with love and affection for their former masters and spoke about how good slavery times was.
If one reads the Slave Narratives (available from Amazon book company) virtually all the 2000+ old former slaves interviewed as part of the WPA program in 1934-37 said ---good food—a place to live--clothes to wear--kind treatment--good times etc. and spoke with affection for their former masters. 
In order to justify their atrocities during the war--murder, arson, plunder, rape, theft etc. the Yankees have painted an image of the South/Confederacy as an evil empire that terribly and constantly abused slaves and "we got what we deserved".  They have repeated these lies so much over the past 185 years since about 1830 that many of these modern day liberals really and sincerely believe it.
The faithful slaves took care of the white women and children while the Southern men were away in the Confederate army. A  monument at Arlington cemetery even depicts a white Confederate soldier handing his baby to a black slave lady to take care of while he is away. There were no riots in the South while the white men were away. Lincoln and the Yankee radicals tried to create riots but it did not happen. That was why he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation which freed no one. After the war many slaves stayed on with their “white family” on the plantation or farm where they had been raised and cared for. Some that did leave were later quoted as saying they regretted leaving.
I remember hearing of a 30s recording of an ex slave  saying " Slavery days shore wuz good days, we had a place to stay, food to eat and clothes to wear, now we ain't got nuthin"

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BUSTED! CNN Anderson Cooper CAUGHT PROTECTING #CrookedHillary NO Corroboration? ORIGINAL @Mr_Pinko

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FAKE HATE UPDATE=> Pastor Who Lied About Gay Slur on Cake Drops Suit Against Whole Foods and Apologizes

Via Billy

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In April gay Pastor Jordan Brown from Austin, Texas, said he ordered a cake from Whole Foods with “Love Wins” spelled out on top but was given a cake with “Love Wins Fag” instead.

Pastor Jordan immediately called a lawyer and went to the press. He lives in Austin – the most liberal city east of San Francisco.

Vicente Fox’s immigration gibberish

Via comment by Quartermain on "The Collapsing Left South Of The Border."

Vicente Fox (twitter) is two important things: the former President of Mexico, and the former head of all Coca Cola operations in Mexico.

Over the last few months, he’s made several statements about Trump and immigration:

“I’m not going to pay for that fucking wall.”

“He [Trump] is the hated gringo because he’s attacking all of us, he’s offending all of us, I mean imagine – that could take us to a war – not to a trade war…Don’t play around with us. We can jump walls. We can swim rivers. And we can defend ourselves.”

Regardless of what you think about immigration or Trump, there are a few points to remember about Vicente Fox and the history of Mexico.

First, Fox, on his mother’s side, is Spanish. As in: she comes from Spain.

Obama's Coed Bathroom Madness


President Obama’s done lost his mind. He’s just flushed the civil rights of men and women, boys and girls, to pee in peace and shower without having naked, sexually confused or sexually predatory members of the opposite sex ogling them, or intentionally exposing their genitalia for a cheap thrill.


Donald Trump Challenges Muslim London Mayor to IQ Test

Via Billy

Republican nominee Donald Trump challenged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to an IQ test after the Muslim mayor said Trump’s views on Islam were ignorant.

** Islamists have carried out over 28,000 deadly attacks in the name of Allah since the 9-11 attacks on America.

CNN reported:

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“Don’t Leave Me Here to Bleed to Death!”

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The most recent issue of Hallowed Ground, a publication of the Civil War Trust, features an 1863 photograph of several Confederate soldiers laid out in shallow graves—casualties of the fighting at Gettysburg. This picture is like many of the grim photographs of the war dead, but what makes it unusual is that one of the soldiers has been identified. Two crude headboards were placed behind the heads of two of these men, and the writing or carving on one has been deciphered as “WCButler, 3rd S.C.” This young man was William Calvin Butler, a private in the 3rd South Carolina Infantry Regiment who was born in Newberry County in 1839. He was buried at the Rose Farm in Pennsylvania, and his body was later moved to Head Springs Cemetery in Laurens County, S.C. In the town of Newberry, his name is listed as one of the “sacred dead” on the Confederate monument there.

When I came across this photograph, I was reading the History of Kershaw’s Brigade by D. Augustus Dickert. Published in 1899, it contains moving anecdotes about a number of South Carolina soldiers who died in various battles. Dickert’s vignettes illustrate the horrors of the so-called Civil War in much the same way that the photograph of Private Butler does, distilling those horrors into one heart-rending image of a young life snuffed out. In a chapter entitled “Pathetic Scenes,” he relates the stories of two comrades who fell at Chickamauga. (One of them was Tilman Nunamker, who died on Sept. 20, 1863, at the age of 25. His grave is at the St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery in Lexington, SC.)