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  1. Here are some key principles I want to offer for messaging on the flag and our heritage. If you find any of these of value, please pass them on to others.

    1) We must insist that we, not our enemies, will define the meaning of our symbols. And we must do so in a positive way. We must ditch “heritage not hate.” Heritage suggests something old and detached from modern life. As for “hate,” why mention this charge of our enemies, even to deny it. That gives the charge at least a degree of credibility.

    2) Essentially, the flag and other symbols have meaning as contemporary expressions of our worth and dignity as a people, and how we possess a unique and worthwhile culture.

    3) When people attack the flag, we must state that they are displaying ethnic and cultural bigotry against Southerners.

    When they bring up slavery, our standard line should be that Southerners fought to deal with this issue in our own way and time, peacefully. Northern abolitionists wanted immediate emancipation brought about by race war. They had no concern for the consequences, either for blacks or whites.

    In any case, chattel slavery is not longer a issue. It is dead and gone, and will never return. Thus the people who dwell on it truly live in the past.

    The flag represents contemporary concerns. One, just as valid now as 150 years ago, is that it as a symbol of defiance against federal tyranny. Also, it stands for a healthy and humane society, as opposed to the greed, materialism, decadence, and hedonism of the U.S. Empire.

    We should form Committees of Correspondence throughout the South to spread the above messaging to newspapers and Internet sites. This can be begin with two or three people in local communities. As time goes, the Committees can grow and network throughout the South.

  2. My parents were married in Durant, and I grew up thirty miles south of there, on the Texas side of the Red. There are memorials in Oklahoma to General Stand Waite, General John B. Maxey, The Cherokee and Choctaw Brigades, and the Texan and Missouri troops who fought there. This is the area where parts of the film “Outlaw Josey Wales” supposedly takes place. Some people on the Texas side still refer to Oklahoma as “up in the nations.” Is Oklahoma a Southern state? Don’t doubt it for a minute.

  3. Been to Durant many times to get away for a couple of days. Oklahoma is one of the most frustrating States for Washington as it does not have a large black or hispanic population to mobilize and the Indians are friendly to us as they’ve always been. That State is going back in time a number of years for many of us.

  4. Southron our battle flag represents our men fighting and dying to pass on the blessings of liberty and freedom bequeathed to them by their fathers in the bonds of brotherhood and fraternity to future generations, posterity. To preserve a grassroots Sovereignty, which was squashed completely by the sectional war the North chose to wage against us for control of our land. Sectional differences have no place under the Constitution that was agreed upon by the several States in 1787. The Constitution laid out a Constitutional Republic in which every State was equal and delegated certain powers voluntarily to a General Agent that served them. With Lincoln and the North’s unchaining of the Federal Government, severing the Compact it was our duty to secede and preserve the Greatest Government the World has ever seen and not live under another clone of the British Empire, as another people under the thumb of a centralized authority that they were powerless to overthrow. Our ancestors knew the lessons of Rome well and had been handed down only one generation prior the first hand accounts of the British tyrannical system, the norm throughout history, where the Strong suppress the weak.

  5. To which, y’all, this redneck adds: We Southerners took a certain paragraph in the Declaration Of Independence a shade more seriously than them Yankee a-wipes did:

    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the
    same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,
    it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and
    to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    My ancestors believed that. They told Lincoln and his buddies: Stick it where the moon never shines, we’re outa here, dude.

    Remind them of that, always.

  6. @Jay

    As a kid, I made a lot of trips up to Tishomingo and to Fort Washita. I spent a few summer vacations at Burns Run on Lake Texoma.

    When Outlaw Josey Wales came out, we were fascinated because they mention Fannin County, which is the county to the east. And Quantrill’s winter camp was to the West, near Gainesville. Back then, we wore our Confederate gear to school on a regular basis. There was a boy in class who was full blood Cherokee and had a Cherokee Braves First National. The only “rebel” flag was the marijuana leaf flag, for which the stoners were always getting busted. The Confederate symbols were just our national symbols. To me, they still are. They’re simply the flags of the Southern Nation and People.

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