Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Monumental Spin

It takes men of worth to recognize worth in men. – Thomas Carlyle
Totalitarian movements are mass organizations of atomized, isolated individuals. – Hannah Arendt
Yea, they would pare the mountain to the plain to leave an equal baseness. – Tennyson

A recent study of neglected military and Freedman’s Bureau records has revealed that between 1862 and 1870 a million ex-slaves, or twenty-five percent of the population, died of starvation, disease, and neglect under their Northern “liberators.”

The mob attacks on Confederate monuments remind me of the “useful idiots” and “rent-a-thugs” who are happily condoned, if not employed outright by collectivist States to divert the passions of the masses. We suspect the real reason these monuments are under attack is not because of the specious “Jim Crow” charges leveled at them by the “Black Lives Matter” crusaders, but because these men were secessionists, the worst enemies of Empire. Therefore they must be discredited, for they expose The Myth of American History, which proclaims that “The Civil War was all about slavery, the righteous North waged it to free the slaves, and the evil South fought to keep them. End of story. Any questions?”


  1. If I were rich, I'd offer $50.00/hr and lifetime memberships to NRA to harass, beat the hell outta any ANTIFA on sight.

  2. North Carolina, you have an emergency situation: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has called on the state legislature to repeal a 2015 law against removal or relocation of monuments.

    “Some people cling to the belief that the Civil War was fought over states’ rights,” he said in a Medium post. “But history is not on their side. We cannot continue to glorify a war against the United States of America fought in the defense of slavery. These monuments should come down.”

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    1. A Scalawag:

  3. The U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 Scott vs Sanford decision ruled slavery legal. That was not overturned until after the War between the States with the enactment of the 13th and 14th Amendments AFTER the war. The Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, was an admitted war tactic targeted at only Southern States while slavery was still legal in the Union. Here's an excerpt from a column "Historical Ignorance II" by Walter Williams, Professor of Economics at George Mason University, who happens to be a black man:

    What about Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation? Here are his words: "I view the matter (of slaves' emancipation) as a practical war measure, to be decided upon according to the advantages or disadvantages it may offer to the suppression of the rebellion." He also wrote: "I will also concede that emancipation would help us in Europe, and convince them that we are incited by something more than ambition." When Lincoln first drafted the proclamation, war was going badly for the Union. London and Paris were considering recognizing the Confederacy and assisting it in its war against the Union.

    --Ron W
    The Emancipation Proclamation was not a universal declaration. It specifically detailed where slaves were to be freed: only in those states "in rebellion against the United States." Slaves remained slaves in states not in rebellion — such as Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and Missouri. The hypocrisy of the Emancipation Proclamation came in for heavy criticism. Lincoln's own secretary of state, William Seward, sarcastically said, "We show our sympathy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them and holding them in bondage where we can set them free."

    Here's an excerpt from a colu