I found these two gems of Confederate wisdom on the League of the South Facebook page:
“Wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.”
- Robert E. Lee to Thomas Carter, April 15, 1865
Paul Kersey arrived at the same conclusion in Escape From Detroit: The Collapse of America’s Black Metropolis and Black Mecca Down: The Fall of the City Too Busy Too Hate:
“You will never prosper with the blacks, and it is abhorrent to a reflecting mind to be supporting and cherishing those who are plotting and working for your injury, and all of whose sympathies and associations are antagonistic to yours. I wish them no evil in the world – on the contrary, will do them every good in my power, and know that they are misled by those to whom they have given their confidence; but our material, social, and political interests are naturally with the whites.”
- Robert E. Lee to R.E. Lee, Jr., March 19, 1868
145 years later, Rainbow Confederates are still frustrated that the blacks are “misled by those to whom they have given their confidence,” but refuse to draw the conclusion that “our material, social, and political interests are naturally with the whites.”
Robert E. Lee was encouraging his son to replace the hostile free negroes on his farm with White laborers. In “Robert E. Lee on African-Americans,” we also saw that Lee testified before Congress in favor of removing the blacks from Virginia altogether.
Note: This is why I started my new website Confederate Renaissance to stimulate a revival of Confederate thought in the modern South.