23 Jun 2015

My First Reaction

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My initial reaction to the demands of the radical left, the professional race baiters, and conservative and Republican sell-outs like Spengler, Max Boot, Victor Davis Hanson, Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, and Mitt Romney that the Confederate flag be declared politically incorrect, banned from public display, and consigned to ignominious oblivion as a nasty symbol of improper attitudes and opinions is to reaffirm my recent local loyalty to the Commonwealth of Virginia (where I hunted and resided for several years until quite recently), to tell the lot of those Yankee bigots and Holier-Than-Thous to get stuffed, and to post good old Major Innes Randolph’s irredentist ditty:

Oh, I’m a good old Rebel, now that’s just what I am;
For this “Fair Land of Freedom” I do not give a damn!
I’m glad I fit against it, I only wish we’d won,
And I don’t want no pardon for anything I done.

I hates the Constitution, this “Great Republic,” too!
I hates the Freedman’s Bureau and uniforms of blue!
I hates the nasty eagle with all its brags and fuss,
And lyin’, thievin’ Yankees, I hates ’em wuss and wuss!

I hates the Yankee nation and everything they do,
I hates the Declaration of Independence, too!
I hates the “Glorious Union” — ’tis dripping with our blood,
I hates their striped banner, I fit it all I could.

I followed old Marse Robert for four years, near about,
Got wounded in three places, and starved at Point Lookout.
I cotched the “roomatism” a’campin’ in the snow,
I killed a chance o’ Yankees, I’d like to kill some mo’!

Three hundred thousand Yankees is stiff in Southern dust!
We got three hundred thousand before they conquered us.
They died of Southern fever and Southern steel and shot,
I wish we’d got three million instead of what we got.

I can’t take up my musket and fight ’em now no more,
But I ain’t a’gonna love ’em, now that’s for sartain sure!
I do not want no pardon for what I was and am,
I won’t be reconstructed, and I do not care a damn!

How’s that for politically incorrect?

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Lucius Quinctius

God Bless Robert E. Lee!


Randolph’s utterances are solely his words solely for his stubborn circumstances. We don’t hear them or allow them out of endorsement, but as observing witnesses to the motivations of those who came before us. Censoring them would betray in us an immature failure to honestly understand and overcome the lives that are, inescapably, foundations for our own.


As Marse Robert said:
“It is history that teaches us to hope,” so some history must be destroyed because “who owns the past owns the future.” In a somewhat different context Cicero said, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.”


We fly the Bonnie Blue as well, here in Falls Church.


As a boston born Yankee I may not have the best understanding of this issue. In 1964 I lived in Southern Mississippi and I worked with many Southerners my age and older for years. In 1964 the South still had very visible vestiges of segregation including seperate bathrooms and water fountains. I assumed all Southerners were racists who hated blacks. But that wasn’t what I found with my new friends and co-workers. They were not haters and while thier views of race were not “pure” they in general treated their fellow black citizens no differently than they treated their fellow white citizens. I think like al of us we are born into something not of our making and it may form our opinions to some extent but it is not our belief system. The old South was slowly chaning but the new Southerners were changing more quickly. But on the issue of the battle flag of the confederacy their attitude was one of pride and constitutional belief that as a state they had been right and the North had been wrong. Not about slavery but about the states right to conduct commerce and set laws within their states. I never heard any Southerner make an arguement that slavery and segregation was right but that in the civil war the South had been constitutionally and economically abused and they had the right to fight it. That was what the battle flag meant to them not slavery or racism.


Lee Highway is down our street. JEB Stuart HS stands nearby. Jefferson Davis Highway runs through Alexandria. And that’s just inside the Beltway!

Then there’s Fort Gordon, Fort Bragg, Fort A. P. Hill, Fort Hood.

So much to change, so little time.

Ed Bush

Imagine the hysterics when Leftists and the media discover the Confederate monument at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. It depicts
Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on a scale the rivals Mt. Rushmore.

I bet they’ll soil themselves.

Ed Bush

Imagine the hysterics when Leftists and the media discover the Confederate monument at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. It depicts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson on a scale that rivals Mt. Rushmore.

I bet they’ll soil themselves.

(Please delete my earlier comment.)


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