Category: Defending Dixie

DaleyGator DaleyThought #112

Self-Defense GOOD! Bravo to the TSA? Is it time for Joe to go? The Most Offensive college mascot it….. and MORE!

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Your MUST READ Post of the Day!

I was meaning to post a link to this piece by Robert Stacey McCain about a week ago. For a reason I forget, I was called away and never got back to it. Just today though, I came across it in my bookmarks. I will give you the link, and a taste, and urge you to take the time to read this. It sums up many of my feelings about history, especially that history involving the War Between the States. And, frankly, McCain is a brilliant writer and does a great job in this piece. Here is your taste my friends

All of this is important to me personally, because it has something to do with how I acquired a notorious reputation as a “neo-Confederate” thanks to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Heidi Beirich. When I first gained Internet access circa 1995 — in the age of dial-up modems and Usenet groups — there were a couple of places where Civil War history was discussed in open forums. These became the online terrain of conflict because certain damned Yankees (among them Mark Pitcavage, later with the ADL) sought out every opportunity to turn discussion of even the most mundane matters of military history into an occasion to denounce the South for slavery and treason. Older readers will recall that the 1990 Ken Burns documentary on PBS had helped revive public interest in Civil War history leading up to the 125th anniversary of the war, and part of the effect of that was to attract a lot of liberal academics (Pitcavage was then a Ph.D. candidate at Ohio State) to pay attention to an area of history they might otherwise have ignored. This resulted in a politicization of history which has echoes to this day in the controversy over Critical Race Theory. Part of the reason for this was (a) in 1994, Republicans led by Newt Gingrich won control of Congress, and (b) in 1995, Timothy McVeigh blew up the Oklahoma City federal building.

After the OKC bombing, Pitcavage made himself into an “expert” on radical militias (McVeigh was on the fringe of the militia movement) and seemed to think that Southerners defending their ancestors in Civil War history forums on the Internet were would-be right-wing terrorists. And by God, I was not going to be insulted by any damned Yankee Ph.D.

Again, go READ IT ALL folks.

DaleyGator DaleyThought #80

Cancel everything? The left will if we do not take a stand. The left comes for Sacagawea, and the Alamo. Soft on Crime Chicago, and why most people shot by police earned the bullets they got! And more

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Sometimes some Republicans just amaze me

And no, not in a good or positive way. Take Republicans who voted to rename military bases which are currently named for Confederate generals. What do they hope to gain? Most folks likely oppose such moves, and I would bet an even higher percentage of Republicans oppose such historical cleansing. Yet several Republicans supported the change, which was pushed by Liz Warren, who is about as left wing as they come. In fact her amendment goes much further than just renaming bases. Republicans ought to know better, as Max McGuire at The Federalist writes

 It would require the federal government to “remove all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederate States of America … or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederate States of America from all assets of the Department of Defense.”

It is true that the namesakes of iconic military bases including Fort Hood, Fort Benning, and Fort Bragg fought on the Confederate side of the Civil War. While it is undoubtedly easier to brand these men as racist Confederates and call it a day, that fails to tell the story of why these bases bear their names. Human beings are complicated and complex, and therefore so is their history. Hindsight reveals that good people sometimes end up on the wrong side of conflict.

As an example: Fort Hood is named after John Bell Hood. A graduate of West Point, Hood served in the U.S. Army on the frontier and was shot by an arrow during one of his patrols. Had the Purple Heart been awarded back then, Hood would have received it. Yes, Hood eventually resigned his commission and joined the Confederate Army after secession, and held personal and political beliefs that are repugnant today.

I will ignore the “repugnant” views part, I will do some more in depth study of General Hood, as I have mainly studied his service, as commander of The famed Texas Brigade, and later as a division commander under Lee, and as a Corps commander under Gen. Joe Johnston, and eventually as commander of the Army of Tennessee.

But that is not why Fort Hood exists. The military base in Killeen, Texas, bears Hood’s name because, by all definitions, Hood was one of the bravest and most tenacious men in American military history. At the Battle of Gettysburg, Gen. Hood led his men in a charge against the Union troops holding Little Round Top. During the advance, Hood was hit by an exploding artillery shell that crippled his left arm and rendered it immobile, dangling at his side.

Hood’s contemporaries encouraged him to resign his commission and explained there would be no disgrace in retiring given his injuries. Hood, however, had other plans. Once he was healed, he demanded a reinstatement and regrouped with his men at the Battle of Chickamauga.

On the third day of the battle, Hood was once again wounded. A bullet shattered his femur, forcing doctors to amputate the leg just four inches below the hip. They had so little confidence Hood would survive, the doctors discharged him with his amputated leg so it could be buried with him.

Hood survived and recovered. Again, he was pressured to resign his commission, but again, he pressed on. Not only did he demand to be reinstated, but he convinced Jefferson Davis to give him a promotion.

This man lost an arm at Gettysburg and a leg at Chickamauga. For the final year of the war, the Texas Brigade was led by a one-armed, one-legged general who had to be physically strapped to his horse so he wouldn’t fall off. That is why the Army chose in 1942 to name its new base after Hood. It wasn’t to glorify the Confederacy or to glorify the institution of slavery.

So, he was a brave an gallant soldier, tough as hell frankly, but he must be erased! That is a repugnant, and deeply delusional view of history, but we expect such knuckle dragging nonsense from Democrats. But from Republicans? Sickening

What makes me the angriest is not cancel culture ignorance……….

Instead, it is the Republicans I hear saying that they are OK with tearing down Confederate monuments. IT is, sad to see the hesitancy in so many to defend these monuments as history, but also because many were were damned honorable people. But if people are going to pretend that ONLY slavery was the reason soldiers fought, well their ignorance is deep. So here is some history

Why YES Gutless Wonders on the Right are aiding Cultural Stalinists

The next time you watch video of some Marxists tearing down a statue, save some disgust for Conservative Cowards

There is no need to name names. The so-called conservatives who have been coddling mindless calls to destroy public art know who they are. So do the rest of us. These are the reasonable conservatives, the good ones, so ever careful not to be called racist. They had a compromise in mind because they always do. Throw the Confederate statues under the bus and we can save the rest. Well.

Friday night, a statue of Ulysses S. Grant was toppled. Also the statue of a Catholic saint. Do you know who is to blame? It is not the hordes of progressives with ropes and chains; it is every conservative who thought those Jacobin lunatics could be appeased by just tearing down certain statues. It is a metaphor for the fecklessness of an American right too cowed to stand up for itself.

I get it. You see, these conservatives don’t want to be called names. I mean, nobody enjoys that. But here’s the thing: after you write your little op-ed about how of course the evil Confederate statues have to come down, they still think you’re a racist. They just think you are a spineless one.

George Orwell wrote a book once called “1984.” Let me know if this sounds familiar: “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

Beautifully written by David Marcus, and this, this is a dead center bullseye

To these fair-weather friends, I have a message: This is your fault. And you were well warned. For years, those of us with the courage to open our eyes knew exactly where this was going. It was never about the Confederacy, or slavery, or racism. It was always about destroying the very concept of America and replacing it with a Marxist utopia. That’s who you decided to compromise with.

AMEN! Will these fools ever learn? I doubt it. Just this morning, I listened to John Leboutillier, who wrote Harvard Hates America as he opined that we should move Confederate monuments to museums and place plaques beside them to “explain” them. And, of course the explanation would come from a leftist historian, wanna guess how that would work out? And, one day, an activist would see the monument or statue, and become TRIGGERED AF, and the statue would then be removed by a gutless governor, or city council. And if not, another mob would come and well, know how that ends.

Gutlessness folks is as bad as the thugs destroying our history.

Senator Cotton gives great speech on cancel culture, then…………

Votes to erase Confederate generals? And, he was not the only Republican to do so Good Freaking Grief

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday voted to require the Pentagon to rename military bases and other assets named after Confederate generals, a move that puts the Republican-led panel on a collision course with the White House.

The committee adopted an amendment to the annual Pentagon policy bill that gives the Defense Department three years to remove the names of Confederate generals from U.S. military assets, according to a source familiar with the closed-door proceedings.

Again, how do they NOT get it? They are helping the cultural Stalinists erase our history and heritage. Do they think appeasement will work?Do they think the left will say OK that is enough? Maybe they have been dumbed down by “historians” who preach that the War Between the States was fought soley over slavery? Certainly some Republican commentators have bought into such nonsense. Whatever the case the fact is they are fools, and after Senator Cotton’s letter to the NY Slimes and hi powerful speech to the Senate denouncing the cancel culture, his vote is especially distressing.

But it also goes further and includes everything from ships to streets on Defense Department property.

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered the provision, which she previewed on Twitter.

“I filed an amendment to the annual defense bill last week to rename all bases named for Confederate generals. It’s long past time to end the tribute to white supremacy on our military installations,” Warren tweeted Tuesday, though it was not clear at the time if the amendment would be offered, or if it had any chance of success.

OK, let’s glom onto an amendment that Sen. Warren offered up. Have we learned nothing?

Some Much Needed Sanity

Thank you Mr. President

President Trump said Wednesday he will “not even consider” renaming Army bases that were named for Confederate leaders after top military officials indicated recently they are open to the idea.

In a series of tweets, Trump argued the bases have become part of U.S. history that should not be “tampered with.”

“These Monumental and very Powerful Bases have become part of a Great American Heritage, and a history of Winning, Victory, and Freedom,” he tweeted, adding that “HEROES” who won two world wars were trained on the “Hallowed Grounds” of the bases.

FINALLY!! Someone shows some spine and defends our history and heritage against the tide of radicalism of social justice

Your Marxist Morons of the Day

Are these two knuckle-dragging Marxists

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that two people have been arrested after a Confederate monument was vandalized in the city of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville police spokesman Tyler Hawn said in an email that the arrests were made early Thursday morning at the statue of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

Hawn did not release the individuals’ names but said more information will be released.

The city’s Confederate statues have become the frequent target of vandalism in recent months. There is also a statue in the city of General Robert E. Lee.

Here is the update with the names of these two paste-eating neanderthals

Charlottesville Police said they arrested 31-year-old Nicolas McCarthy-Rivera and 44-year-old Jesse Tobias Beard, both of Charlottesville, on charges of felony vandalism and misdemeanor trespassing.

These reprobate bastards should be beaten with sticks. Then they should be made to study Stonewall Jackson, and the man he was. In truth you have to have an IQ of 50 or less to deface a memorial to General Jackson! Seriously, who attacks war memorials? Go watch the video at the link, and yes, that includes any Republicans who are not up to speed on Jackson, Lee, and many other Confederate leaders and soldiers. Those who still spread the false narrative that no Southerner fought for any reason except slavery, and that every state seceded solely to preserve slavery need to stop! Those who seek to remove slavery as a cause are wrong, as are those who seek to remove the other issues that were causes as well. They are helping the leftists who will erase every last aspect of American history if not stopped!

Some other history on Lee and General Beauregard

St. Bernard Parish native who spent most of his non-military life in New Orleans, Beauregard was a man of great contradiction. He fired the first shots in a war to preserve slavery, yet in defeat argued passionately for human rights and for granting black people the right to vote.

Washington and Lee Students want Washington and Lee stricken because IGNORANCE!

Fools and their foolish desires

Law students at Washington and Lee University are demanding that the school remove the portraits of George Washington and Robert E. Lee from their diplomas.

Being that the university is named after both men, diplomas have traditionally featured portraits of both Washington and Lee.  Citing the “aftermath of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville” and an interest in making the university an “inclusive and compassionate environment to all students,” more than 175 students, alumni, faculty members have so far signed a petition calling on university President William Dudley to implement the option to remove the portraits from diplomas.

“The goal of establishing this option is to create a diploma that alumni are proud to prominently display in their homes and places of work,” reads the petition, which also points out that changes have been to the diplomas to appease students in the past, such as “the transition from sheepskin diplomas to paper diplomas.”

So very sad. This is the result of teaching kids history re-written by leftists

So, as I become a Virginian, I must ponder the sanity of the Virginia legislators

I am moving, to Virginia, To Prince Edward County. It is , from my oservations, solidly red, as is much of this beautiful state, the more heavily populated Northeastern section though, is blue, and the Democratic Party Party of Cultural Stalinism now holds both state houses and the goevrnors mansion. And, of course, this means a renewed push for re-education and historical cleansing

Democrats in Virginia’s General Assembly are poised to again attempt to remove Confederate monuments after last week saw the party claim a majority in both houses of the state legislature, according to The Associated Press..

“This is about what do we remember? What do we honor? It’s the right to decide what we celebrate,” said Del.-elect Sally Hudson (D), whose district includes Charlottesville, the site of a deadly 2017 white supremacist rally.

Yes, she is correct, but her words belie her true intent. She sees herself, and those who “think correctly” as being perfectly suited to decide what memories and history is acceptable. This does not bode well for any aspect of history does it?

Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who has said the monuments should be in a museum, has suggested he will sign a removal bill if it comes to his desk, according to the AP. “My thoughts are that the localities are in the best position to make those decisions and that’s what I’ll continue to support,” Northam said at a recent news conference.

Ah yes, the “put them in a museum” lie again. Such moves would lead to some social justice warrior seeing these munuments and immediately contracting a severe case of Outrageoulsy Outrageous Outrage! Why no one could possibly visit a museum with those statues could they? So, then the push for the complete destruction of the “unwoke” monuments would be the only possible step to avoid another case of Offendeditis. The left has been pushing this for decades now, and incrementalism has served them well. And, there is little doubt that a complete eradication of anything that holds even the slightest remembrance of Lee, Jacks, Stuart, Davis, or Confederate soldiers would appease these Stalinists. Today, Jefferson Davis, tomorrow Thomas Jefferson. 

Of course, the people of Virginia are all for these statues to go away right? Ah, no!

A new poll shows a majority of Virginia voters want Confederate monuments to remain where they are.

A poll from Quinnipiac University shows 57 percent oppose removing Confederate monuments from government property across the state.

Only 33 percent supported removal with 10 percent undecided.

Nonwhite voters favored leaving the monuments alone 48 percent to 42 percent. Among white voters, 63 percent supported the monuments while 27 percent supported removal.

 

Isn’t the state government supposed to listen to their constituents? HMMMMMM

Then the Cultural Marxists will come for our memories

A very insightful piece from a tremendous historical blog Battles and Bones

Why Some Young Southerners Still Learn of Their Heritage

While the practical aspects of moving on and recovering after the South’s defeat occupied most of the energies of southerners in the decades following the War Between the States, remembrance was also a very important aspect of that recovery. There was a sense of duty and obligation to remember the sacrifices of the sons, fathers and brothers who had marched so optimistically off to war in the spring of 1861, only to return to find, in the words of veteran H.H. Kerr, “the home he left so beautiful in blackened ruins…his stock killed…his money of no value, and a system of reconstruction which made the horrors of war pale into insignificance.”

That sense of duty often manifested itself in the erecting of monuments, statues, highway markers, plaques and other memorials that dot the South’s landscape to this day.

Why yes, the most important reason for these monuments was, to remember the sacrifice, the valor, and the men who took up arms. The left has targeted these men, and yes, thei memories of Southerners today who still wish to honor their ancestors. This campaign is insidious and unrelenting, and, if left unchecked will eradicate every last vestige of our collective history. And no, the monuments to Confederates will not be the last targets. The left understands that to destroy a nation requires the erasure of that nation’s history and heritage. That is their goal, and some day, every monument, to any US soldier or sailor will become to “problematic” or “insensitive” or “violent” to be left standing.  Some foolish “Conservatives” refuse to see this reality, and even applaud the removal of Confederate memorials.  These are the most damnable fools, for they should understand that the outrage mob and cultural marxists will never stop their current campaign. Cowardice and appeasement will not deter these miscreants. Our memories must not be taken

Yet while memories will fade, we should never let them die completely. I believe we should—and will—continue to teach our children and grandchildren what our fathers and mothers and grandparents have taught us and passed down for generations. We will continue to share our family history around the supper table as we eat harvest that was grown and nourished from the very soil that contains the blood of our kin—blood that was shed while defending their homes. We will continue to share our family history on the front porches of our homes in the fading light of summer evenings surrounded by great trees that were present when our ancestors lived. We will continue to share our family history before a crackling fire in our homes on cold winter nights with our children and grandchildren gathered close around us. We will continue to share the stories, the sadness, the injustices, the glory, the bravery, the love, the patriotism, the loyalty and the sacrifices of those who have gone before us. We do this, in part, so that we might “honor our fathers,” as the scriptures command us. And we pray that our children and our grandchildren will do the same when their turn comes.

More than twenty years ago, I wrote that one day the left call for the total removal of Confederate monuments, and many Americans would have called me a fool. Well, here we are. And now I am sadly proven correct. I also said that our Founders would be next, and, well, I think we see that happening as well. Maybe one day the left, in their tolerant way will demand the bulldozing of Confederate cemeteries. Maybe one day monuments to US servicemen will be deemed too violent, too offensive? Don’t think so? You damn well better think again. Allow me to include this quote from Chief Joseph, it fits our current time

“A man who would not defend his father’s grave, is worse than a wild beast.”

 

On this episode of Wrong Monument Asshole……………

These Leftist agitators are many things, violent, lawless, thuggish, trash. malcontents, etc. Smart? No they definitely missed that train

Or the fact that no one studies history anymore. Confederate monument vandals take aim at wrong Lee statue in Dunn.

They thought they were protesting General Robert E. Lee of Civil War fame. They were off by a little.

“I was surprised that anybody would do that to this museum statue,” Johnson said. “This is not a Civil War museum and this is not Robert E. Lee. This is General William C. Lee from United States Army Airborne from World War II, so I was hurt and surprised that somebody would actually do this.”

Of course, anyone who think defacing a monument to Robert E. Lee is somehow noble is historically and intellectually defunct frankly. No one who has studied Lee would think him worthy of such disdain. In fact any Conservative who would not defend General Lee is clueless. But remember this, when all the R.E. Lee monuments are gone, and all the Stonewall Jackson monuments are gone these miscreant activists will not be sated. They will simply seek out the next target, and every monument to US veterans will be targeted next.

Terrorist scumbag arrested for trying to blow up Confederate memorial near Houstron

Yep, I said terrorist, because planting bombs that could kill innocent people is, terrorism.

Rob Shimshock, DCNF

A Houston man was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison, as well as a $10,000 fine, after trying to blow up a Confederate statue.

Andrew Schneck attempted to destroy a monument of Confederate Lt. Richard Dowling in August 2017, following the Unite the Right rally, reported AP. Dowling’s unit repelled a Union invasion during the 1863 Battle of Sabine Pass during the Civil War.

A park ranger found the 26-year-old man with duct tape, two boxes of wires and a liquid explosive near the statue in Houston’s Hermann Park. Schneck pleaded guilty to attempting malicious damage to property that received federal funding.

The man could have received up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

It seems he only got 6 years, and will be out to maybe plant more bombs because they offend his maniacal mind? 

A Houston man was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison, as well as a $10,000 fine, after trying to blow up a Confederate statue.

See where the left’s over the top rhetoric leads? To fanatics planting explosives to eliminate things they do not like. How different is this man from ISIS?

Cultural Stalinists suffer rout in Virginia

Generals Lee and Jackson won some great military victories during the War Between the States. This week, they won another.

The Hanover School Board voted 5-2 on Tuesday night to keep the names and mascots of Lee-Davis High School (Confederates) and Stonewall Jackson Middle School (Rebels) after a monthslong process in which the majority of county residents urged the board to leave the names undisturbed.

Voting in favor of keeping the names were Sue Dibble of the South Anna District, Roger Bourassa of the Mechanicsville District, Norman Sulser of the Cold Harbor District, John Axselle III of the Beaverdam District and Robert Hundley Jr. of the Chickahominy District.

Oh the poor, poor erasers of history must be crushed. Good! They deserve it frankly. Lee, and Jackson were decent honorable men and no one with even a basic grasp of these men would ever think they were anything but honorable.