Here’s the latest from Mark Vogl:
“Secession and the bloody war that followed is a part of the history of the South, and for almost a century was politically correct in Dixie. Even as late as the Centennial, America itself honored the heroes of the South.”
The Lost Cause was ascendant in the Jim Crow era. “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman, Margaret Mitchell, and Thomas Dixon succeeded in preserving our heritage. The Southern cause was ascendant nationwide. This didn’t change until the triumph of the revisionists following the Civil Rights Movement.
“The movies up until the sixties did not shy away from the America that existed earlier. Dixie was played often as a martial song to stir the patriotism of the people with roots to Confederate gray.”
Until the 1960s, Southern heritage was preserved and was successfully defended. Then along came the Baby Boomers who embraced the values of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1970s and 1980s. Southern heritage has been in terminal decline ever since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
“The movies of an earlier reflect a reality not easily understood by people today. But the South was one, black and white were the South.”
Previous generations of White Southerners were highly conscious of the fact that African-Americans were not our people. The Jim Crow South had an elaborate racial etiquette that was based on the premise that blacks were a separate and distinct race.
“When the war with the invading north occurred three and half million black slaves did not revolt, and most did not join the Union army.”
180,000 blacks fought for the Union Army.
“Story after story of slaves tending their master’s wounds, or carrying home the body to be buried are available. The Slave narratives done after the war prove an affection and bond between all in the South which could not be understood, and so was put in a crate, like the one in Raiders of the Lost Arc, and pushed into a warehouse to sleep in the dust of history.”
Blacks celebrated the demise of slavery across the South. As far as I know, no blacks ever protested or demonstrated for the restoration of slavery.
“The olde South was born of cultural diversity, the Confederacy home to Scot-Irish and German, the Six Tribes of the Indian Nation of what is now Oklahoma, the Mexicans, French and Cajuns of Texas and Louisiana, and the three and half million blacks of Dixie. (Because I recognize this diversity I am called a Rainbow Confederate by those in the Southern movement who do not see.)”
This is a classic statement of the Rainbow Confederate worldview.
(1) First, the vast majority of blacks in the South were slaves. By 1860, free blacks were banned in most Southern states. Blacks were considered an inferior race and elevating them to “social equality” was seen as tantamount to the destruction of Southern civilization.
(2) Second, the Southeastern Indians had been deported to Oklahoma by Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren in order to facilitate White settlement. In Alabama, the Creeks had waged an unsuccessful race war against White settlers during the War of 1812, and the United States fought two wars with the Seminoles in Florida.
(3) Third, the French and Cajuns in Louisiana were Whites, and were citizens of the White Republic.
(4) Fourth, the Germans in Texas and the Scots-Irish in Appalachia were also Whites, and were also citizens of the White Republic on that basis, unlike blacks and Indians.
(5) Fifth, the Tejanos in South Texas were mostly disenfranchised after the Mexican War. New Mexico didn’t achieve statehood until the twentieth century because it was predominantly Hispanic. Many Tejanos had fought for Mexico in the Mexican War.
(6) Finally, the Antebellum South was indisputably based on racialism, slavery, and white supremacy. It saw itself as a White Republic and as a great bastion of Anglo-Saxon civilization in North America. White Southerners like Robert Barnwell Rhett took great pride in their English heritage and many Confederates fancied themselves as being descended from aristocratic Norman Cavaliers.
“But then, in reaction to the inability of all America (north and South ) to deal with the question of what do we do now, after the slaves were freed, the civil rights movement arose. It happened in coincidence to America’s war in Vietnam and the rising tide of opposition to America’s new role as global policemen.”
The Civil Rights Movement began with the Civil Rights Act of 1866. It was created by Black Republican abolitionists like Charles Sumner and Thaddeus Stevens who shifted from arguing for the abolition of slavery to black citizenship, negro equality, and a punitive military occupation of the defeated South.
“One we still carry today even though we won the Cold War a score year ago. The Soviet menace is dead, but America’s soldiers did not come home.”
The Soviet Union was the great champion of anti-racism and communism in the twentieth century. In fact, the Cold War struggle to compete with the Soviet Union for the “hearts and minds” of the “Third World” (the non-aligned nations in the Cold War) explains why Dwight Eisenhower lobbied for and signed the Civil Rights Act of 1957 following the integration of Central High School in Little Rock.
“The violence of the sixties was not just in the South, but Los Angeles and Chicago both had their turn at being in the spotlight. The KKK’s largest rallies were in the north, on Long Island and in Ohio, though it is the South who solely carries affiliation with that organization.”
What is remarkable is that there really wasn’t much violence in the 1960s. By that I mean “White-on-black” violence. There aren’t many names at all on the SPLC’s Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial in Montgomery. Most of the real actual violence in the 1960s consisted of blacks rioting and burning down cities like Detroit, Los Angeles, and Newark.
“The civil rights movement, founded on an honorable concept of equality was infiltrated by enemies of liberty, and America. A concoction of justice and anti-Americanism, spiced with racism on both sides was injected into the veins of American life.”
The modern Civil Rights Movement was born in communism and was always led by known communists like W.E.B. DuBois, Stokely Carmichael, and organizers like Bayard Rustin. It was always a black empowerment movement and it used a rhetoric of colorblindness merely as a tactic to achieve its goals.
“Political correctness was the anti-virus developed by the social elites of the Ivy League. This political correctness torched the Confederate flag once again, removing it from Friday night and Saturday fall battlefields of the modern South, and the raceways which to this day draw the largest crowds to sporting events.”
That’s one way of looking at it: Kevin MacDonald has explained the origins of political correctness. It is another Jewish inspired and financed social movement like the Civil Rights Movement.
“What the abolitionists and Yankees of the war could not do, and what reconstruction did not do, the modern electronic Yankee occupation of the South would do. The olde South was occupied and overcome. And, many in the modern South have accepted it. Though it is estimated that some eighty million Americans today can trace their Southern ancestry back to Confederate gray, the symbols and more importantly the political inheritance of the South have been banished.”
The Union Army occupied the South in Reconstruction, but White Southerners never swallowed the ethos and ideals of Reconstruction. OTOH, the Baby Boomers swallowed the ethos and ideals of the Civil Rights Movement and the counterculture, and that is the primary reason we find ourselves in this predicament.
“Recently, a Republican Presidential candidate from Texas, Governor Rick Perry, announced his personal opposition to the application of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for a vanity plate. Despite the fact that not one other application by any not-for-profit for a vanity plate in Texas had been refused, the committee making the decision voted unanimously to reject the application. And the leader of the Texas S.C.V. sat at that meeting, never saying a word. No press conference held, no action to claim for the South its inheritance by the very man elected to make the stand. His silence at the highwater mark demonstrated the impotence of those charged with vindicating the Southern inheritance.”
Tellingly, the same committee approved the Buffalo Soldiers license plate, even though the Buffalo Soldiers had committed genocide against the Plains Indians. The SCV apparently thought it would be sufficiently multicultural to support both proposed license plates.
“Yes a lawsuit had been commenced. But, in Texas the Courts there are no better that in New York, or California. The last case like this in Texas, where the SCV took Governor Bush to court for tearing down historical markers in the dead of the night, the Court spanked the former President’s hand, but did not order the plaques returned. They are still missing, the Texas SCV members told they won. Pathetic, if it wasn’t so funny.”
It is pathetic … we are stripped of our heritage on the grounds of “fighting racism,” and we have people who claim to be defending that heritage giving lip service to “fighting racism,” which only further delegitimizes our heritage and justifies its banishment from the public sphere.
“There are many values of the old South which are desperately needed in today’s America. Foremost among these values is an invitation to God to sit at the governing table. In the Preamble to the Constitution of the Confederate States, the founding fathers of the nation of Dixie called on God for His wisdom and protection. In the document itself, the nation of the South recognized a Christian God and asked Him to guide them.”
Christianity thrived in the Antebellum South, the Confederacy, and the Jim Crow South. Isn’t it interesting that Christianity seems to be dying though under BRA?
“This sitting President of the United States has denied this nation is a Christian nation despite our history and the fact that seventy-five percent of Americans claim Christianity; this after decades of human secularism in our schools and on our televisions.”
Yes, the first black president, Barack Hussein Obama, whose election was the culmination of 43 years of the “struggle against racism” under Black Run Amerika. Whose election was supposed to herald the coming of the long sought “post-racial” colorblind utopia that never arrived.
“The corruption of the old Europe, the reasons for an exodus to the new world are in America today. We have been infected, and the only anti-virus enlightened liberty is absent to any real degree, the foundation of American exceptionalism.”
The term “American exceptionalism” was coined by Joseph Stalin.
“The Confederate Constitution is filled with the remedies to today’s problems; Line Item veto, the blocking of member items, a fiscally conservative budget process, prohibition of commercial bail outs and restraints on an active judiciary, and lastly but most importantly the superior sovereignty of the states are all embedded in the document created more than one hundred and fifty years ago.”
The Confederate constitution was a vast improvement on the United States Constitution in all sorts of ways. It put some real teeth into state sovereignty.
“The olde South was the prophet of modern American tragedy and collapse. She saw the traits of man which would eventually undo the document created to safeguard liberty and promote individual accomplishment.
But the olde South is not heard from.”
Especially by its own self-avowed advocates. The Old South was an unabashed, self confident White Republic which is the exact opposite of the Rainbow Confederates who are so morally delegitimized that they have to hide behind photoshopped images of black Confederate soldiers.
“Politics is the art of distraction. Take the public’s eye off the ball, by giving them the blood games in the coliseum. In America, to distract America from the intellectual consideration of the Olde South’s political insight, the intellectual black hole of slavery has dominated the discussion of secession, the ante bellum era and the war. It should not, and the purveyors, the spokesman of the old South should condemn slavery for the sin it is, so that the discussion can move to the real import and significance of the Confederacy. And this discussion should include the right of secession as the only real check on the unbridled expansion of federal power.”
Maybe if we condemned slavery then Yankees would quit talking about it and shut up about it and accept the legitimate insights of the Confederate Constitution. Maybe not.
“But alas, this discussion is muted. Like the leader in Texas who sat silently in a committee meeting while political appointees bowed before the wishes of Governor Rick Perry, so most other Southern leaders will continue to fight for the nobility of slavery, rather than condemn it for what it was, and take up the real fight, the Cause.”
There isn’t a single elected official in the entire South that defends the nobility of slavery. The “Southern Heritage Preservation Movement” doesn’t defend the nobility of slavery. It defends Americanism and anti-racism and multiculturalism and political correctness.
“Have no fear Yankees and neo conservatives, as of now, those who claim leadership in the Southern movement reject political activism, preferring parades and re-enactments, and the distraction of defending slavery. At least for now, the South won’t rise again.”
The South will never rise again on the basis of anti-racism, multiculturalism, political correctness and other novelties of the Baby Boomer worldview like Americanism which have crippled the South and destroyed our heritage and which have legitimized the cause of our enemies, the ascendancy of blacks, and the invasion of the South by hostile foreigners.