Since the attack on Confederate monuments and symbols truly began a little over a decade ago, we have seen many carpetbaggers and scalawags come and go. Many others have simply been too pathetically weak to stand up for their heritage and would rather it go down the drain. Despite most of us standing by the idea that Confederate symbols are heritage not hate, many more believe that it is better to surrender one’s heritage than accidentally be offensive.
A quote commonly attributed to Robert Lewis Dabney says, “Sirs, you have no reason to be ashamed of your confederate dead; see to it they have no reason to be ashamed of you.” This is how we should treat this struggle. Let’s not let our ancestors down, tarnish their memory, or surrender our heritage because a few loud-mouthed Marxists from up yonder wish it.
Robert E Lee’s farewell address to the Army of Northern Virginia highlights the struggle of our ancestors for our sake:
After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources.
I need not tell the brave survivors of so many hard fought battles, who have remained steadfast to the last, that I have consented to this result from no distrust of them; but feeling that valor and devotion could accomplish nothing that could compensate for the loss that must have attended the continuance of the contest, I determined to avoid the useless sacrifice of those whose past services have endeared them to their countrymen.
By the terms of the agreement, officers and men can return to their homes and remain until exchanged. You will take with you the satisfaction that proceeds from a consciousness of duty faithfully performed; and I earnestly pray that a Merciful God will extend to you His blessings and protection.
With an unceasing admiration of your constancy and devotion to your Country, and a grateful remembrance of your kind and generous consideration for myself, I bid you all an affectionate farewell.
They put their lives on the line to establish a Southern republic, many of them gave the ultimate sacrifice; yet somehow we can’t even bear the thought of offending a Black person? Or a whiny carpetbagger? I find that hard to believe. No, our attitude should be like that of Susan Lee‘s of the Virginia Flaggers. Just the other day this lady with more guts than many pathetic men layed out the difference between those willing to take a stand and those who wish to only be a speedbump if even that. She said, “The difference between us and them is the blood running through our veins,” telling how Southern patriots have honor. Our foes and brainwashed brethren simply do not. The South’s sense of honor has been crushed with the coming of the modern era, but it doesn’t need to stay that way; in fact it needs to be reversed.
The South is defenseless at the moment, neo-con carpetbaggers and scalawags constantly betraying us, all the while the democrats make their own push. However, at the core of this issue is not carpetbaggers from up north, scalawags, or uppity Blacks, it is the passivity of true Southerners. At some point things will come to a head and one side will have to be defeated. Only time will tell if Southern man will take a stand.