San Antonio, TX... the North East Independent School District voted 5-2 Monday to keep the name Robert E. Lee High School following months of controversy, and apparently some heavy handed tactics by those who were "offended" by the NAME Robert E Lee...
Some board members cried, saying they had been called racists. "We have had some who have resorted to bullying, intimidation and threats in an attempt to gets us to change the name," said board vice president Shannon Grona.
God bless those willing to stand for what is right!
Meanwhile, back in Old Virginny,
members of City Council and the local NAACP have been pushing hard to have the Confederate battle flag BANNED from the Roanoke City Christmas parade, but City Council has determined that they cannot legally do so...
In discussions with the SCV about the parade, the NAACP asked the SCV to compromise, by marching in the parade WITHOUT flags. Camp Commander Mark Craig refused to do so.
The parade is today (Dec. 11) at 6:30 PM in downtown Roanoke. All who can attend come out and support Commander Craig and the men who will be participating in the parade. Bring as many people as possible and line the route and make sure the unit gets a rousing cheer, standing ovation, and great applause throughout the parade. Let them know how much you appreciate the stand they are taking, and let City Council know that the majority of citizens honor and respect our flags.
NEW ORLEANS:The City Council was supposed to meet last night to discuss and vote on removing the city's Confederate monuments. The discussion and vote were tabled and rescheduled so that discussion would take place tonight, and a vote on December 17th. For the first time, Councilwoman Stacy Head spoke out yesterday against this steamroller-like process, and publicly stated what many have been voicing for some time...
"Although the Council has yet to hold its first hearing on whether these monuments should be removed, the administration has apparently already selected some or all of the contractors to perform the work to remove them,"
"They have also arranged for their storage in warehouses-a wasteful decision that would make future transportation of these sculptures to private institutions costly and difficult. These actions imply that the decision to remove the monuments is a foregone conclusion."
Now, for the good news... Several grassroots organizations have stepped up and have been working hard behind the scenes. They went public yesterday with a press conference and delivered a 32,000 signature petition to city hall.
This from Save Our Circle's Tim Carroll...
"Let's take a step back and look at how much we've accomplished. Back in July, the mayor was positive he'd have a 7-0 vote to remove the monuments. And he was right. It seemed in 60 days from his announcement that the monuments would be voted to be removed. Supporters for our cause were hiding in fear of retribution.
Fast forward to today. The 7-0 vote is no longer a reality. It's possibly 4-3 at this point. The vote is continually delayed and deferred. And now the media is covering our press conference and the hiding supporters are emerging exponentially. We are constantly in articles, news stories, and the topic of many call in radio shows.
We still have a very long road ahead, so our vigilance and tenacity must remain at the same level that got us this far. We will Save Our Circle and Save ALL Monuments."
The folks in New Orleans are asking for our help in an email/phone blitz between now and December 17th. They have a wonderful website that makes it VERY easy. Go to www.saveourcircle.com . Click "Take Action" at the top of the page and click "key contacts" in the drop-down menu. Contact each one on the list and voice your opposition to removing ANY historical monuments in New Orleans. They even provide sample letters, if you wish to use one.
CONFEDERATE FLAGS FOR CHRISTMAS
The Jubal Early camp in Tampa is one of the most active SCV camps in the country. The information below was sent to me by their former commander. All of the funds they raise through this or anything else they are doing always goes directly to finance a heritage activity. While too many in the SCV use "heritage" to raise money the Early Camp is always busy truly advancing the cause throughout central Florida. So if you need any flags for Christmas or the coming year ordering them from the Early Camp will be funds well invested in our heritage and its preservation!
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Friday, January 15th - Saturday, January 16th: Flagging Lexington!
Join us as we celebrate Lee-Jackson Day in the Commonwealth and fill the sidewalks of Lexington with the flags that have been banned from city flag stands. We will flag all day Friday and join in the memorial services and parade on Saturday.
EVERYONE KNOWS ..."There was no slavery in the NORTH!"
The following comes from The Howling Dawg:
The idea that the Northern states were against slavery is a complete falsehood. Period newspapers in Northern states are filled with ads buying and selling African people. The spread of slavery in the South was not because Northern whites loved black people, but because the warmer climate and flatter terrain in the South allowed for more varieties of produce to be grown in a much larger area. Simply put: the farther South one goes, the higher the concentration of black slaves. (the map illustrates slave trade 1701-1810)
The early Massachusetts legislature was the first to officially welcome the African slave trade; in fact, many "proper Bostonians" built their fortunes upon that despicable enterprise. Massachusetts became America's leading slave-ship builder and sent one expedition after another into Africa to rape, pillage, and plunder her black humanity. Gangs of chained Africans were landed on the docks of Boston and Salem by white Massachusetts merchants and auctioned alongside hogs, lumber, and casks of cheese, destined for a life of hopeless bondage.
Slaveholders in the North were exceedingly brutal and in New York "inappropriate and disruptive kindness" was actually against the law. Any master "forgiving, making up, or compromising" with slaves was severely fined in New York. Wall Street (which has now enslaved ALL of America) was notorious in the 1600s for its African and Indian slave auctions.
Source: The Reclamation Project, The Hidden History of Massachusetts (2003); The Hidden History of New York (1998); NOI, Jews Selling Blacks, pp. 46-48 (RI & CT), 58 & 59 (RI), 109-111 (NY), 36-37, 57, 106 & 107 (PA).
One of our readers in Tennessee eMailed a very Interesting Article on Minority White Christians from Brietbart:
Four centuries after white Christians landed in Jamestown and settled what would later become America, a report reveals that white Christians are now a minority in the nation their forebearers settled.
The National Journal's Next America Project writes, "As the nation relentlessly diversifies, both in its racial composition and religious preferences, White Christians now represent just 46 percent of American adults, according to Pew data provided in response to a request from Next America. That's down from a 55 percent majority as recently as 2007, and much higher figures through most of U.S. history."
Editor's Note: How did the number drop from 55% to 46% in just a few short years? IMMIGRATION! I will comment on this later and show how the same strategy was employed by the yankees post war to ensure the perpetual subjugation of the Southern states to Northern interest and control.
While the findings of the Pew Research Center's Religious Landscape survey-published by the National Journal's Next America Project on Monday-barely brushed the nation's consciousness, it represents a perhaps unprecedented development in terms of both the scope and rapidity at which the nation's social and demographic makeup have been transformed. Reports indicate that this transformation has been brought on largely by changes to visa issuance policies enacted into law in 1965.
In Federalist No. 2, founding father, John Jay observed, "Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people-a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs..."
The nation founded by these settlers went on to establish a legal, political, social, cultural, and economic system that became the envy of the world and produced the highest standard of living the world has ever known.
The latest report from Pew cements prior reports...documenting how "White Christians are now a minority in 19 states-including some parts of the bible belt."
As Pew documented in a separate report, the demographic transformation of the nation is largely the result of the elimination of immigration controls put in place by Calvin Coolidge in the 1920s. In 1965, Ted Kennedy helped usher in new green card policies, which opened up American green cards to the entire world. This demographic change has occurred almost entirely through legal issuances of visas to people from non-Western countries. As Pew noted:
Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country's foreign-born share to a near record 14%. For the past half-century, these modern-era immigrants and their descendants have accounted for just over half the nation's population growth and have reshaped its racial and ethnic composition...
Immigration since 1965 has swelled the nation's foreign-born population from 9.6 million then to a record 45 million in 2015...
At the time [that the immigration rewrite was enacted], relatively few anticipated the size or demographic impact of the post-1965 immigration flow...
After the replacement of the nation's European-focused origin quota system, greater numbers of immigrants from other parts of the world began to come to the U.S. Among immigrants who have arrived since 1965, half (51%) are from Latin America and one-quarter are from Asia.
Pew projected that if visa issuances continue at their current pace-as they will unless Congress passes a law to change them, "By 2065, the composition of the nation's immigrant population will change again... The country's overall population will feel the impact of these shifts. Non-Hispanic whites are projected to become less than half of the U.S. population by 2055 and 46 percent by 2065. No racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of the U.S. population."
Political candidates on both sides of the aisle have sought to accelerate this demographic transformation.
Senator Marco Rubio, for instance-whose campaign theme of a "New American Century" echoes the National Journal's "Next America" project and President Obama's "New Americans Project"-introduced legislation that would have issued 33 million new green cards-or an immigrant population larger than the size of Texas-in the span of a single decade. Earlier this year, Sen. Rubio introduced another piece of legislation that would lift several immigration caps-substantially increasing immigration on top of Pew's projected growth.
Reports have documented how record high immigration has had economic implications for the nation's populace. A report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service found that, "wages of America's middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent," as the Washington Examiner reports. The compression of wages has had a disproportionate impact on the economic opportunities for black Americans in particular. As U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Peter Kirsanow has documented, "Competition from immigration accounts for approximately 40 percent of the 18 percentage point decline in black employment in recent years. That's nearly a million jobs lost by blacks to immigrants."
The National Journal's Next America Project observes that the New America brought about by green card issuances could have electoral significance-specifically for the future of the Republican Party, as the votes of white Christians are canceled out by a more diverse electorate:
Yet even as White Christians shrink in their overall numbers, they still account for nearly seven in 10 Americans who identify with, or lean toward, the Republican Party, the Pew study found. White Christians, in fact, represent as large a share of the Republican coalition today as they did of American society overall in 1984, when Ronald Reagan won reelection. A clear majority of all White Christians across the United States now identify as Republican, Pew found.
Recent reports indicate that the changing demographic landscape could also present a variety of social implications as the nation becomes increasingly diversified. For instance, just a week prior to the Pew survey's publication, students at the College of William and Mary joined students at Mizzou in calling for the removal of statues of founding father Thomas Jefferson from their respective campuses.
Similarly, earlier this week a high school cheerleader in Massachusetts was banned from cheerleading following a tweet about illegal immigrants, and the school, according to local Fox report, "is now creating a group of teachers and students to come up with a curriculum about diversity and acceptance."
Last year, reports documented that U.S. public schools are now a majority-minority. In September, Vox noted that as "the pool of test-takers has gotten more diverse and poorer than in the past," SAT test scores plummeted- underscoring both the challenges and need to close the educational achievement gap. A study earlier this month from the National Academy of Sciences documented that, unlike any other demographic group, there is a significant rise in mortality rates among middle-aged, white Americans without a college degrees.
While it remains unclear what the contours of the New America will look like, the outcome of the 2016 presidential election could likely play a deciding factor.
As the nation's large-scale migratory flow has contributed to social challenges, including low wages, high unemployment, and systematic poverty-creating a cohesive middle class will be one of the great policy challenges of the decade ahead. The results of that effort may largely be shaped by the presidential race and whether Republican donors are successful in continuing to implement their low-wage, high-immigration policies that have widened wealth gaps and have contributed to an uptick in poverty and class division.
Editor's Note: There is a saying: "What is the difference between a Yankee and a 'damned yankee'?" The Yankee is anyone from the North, currently in the south TEMPORARILY who is annoying the locals but the "damned Yankee" is the southerner who vacationed or otherwise travelled to the South and never went back home.
We call those Yankees who move to the South "Carpetbaggers." Why the disdain for Northerners who want relocate to the South? Why shouldn't we welcome them to join us? To share in our warmer weather and to become a part of our culture? As one who has been in Florida for awhile I can tell you why. Its because they do not become part of our culture. They retire down here from wherever and try to turn once ideal Florida into a palm-tree laden New Jersey with their gated communities, over development, countless "associations," CCD's, etc.
In the 20th century the United States has seen emigration run amuck. Initially, in the United States, emigration was limited to people from European countries who shared the same basic religious beliefs and moral code already established in America. They would come here, learn the language, work hard, and many times make the country a little better because of their coming. They would have children who grew up as "Americans" and while they may have appreciated at least a few of the traditions or cultural quirks that their parents brought from the old world they were just as "American" as the next kid.
Now to 20th century emigration. People flood in year after year who do not bother to learn the language. They never even try to fit in. They go out of their way to stay different and use the "diversity argument" to insist that everyone who was already here CHANGE to accommodate them. And there are more than enough liberals to ensure that the strategy works for them.
And to save writing several more paragraphs explaining my thesis I'll just put it out there for you to agree with or to disagree with - that is why the America we live in today so VERY DIFFERENT from the one we grew up in!
And now that we are the "minority" it will only begin to change exponentially!
This was the same strategy that the US government used right after the War Between the States. During the reconstruction era the government used all kinds of incentive programs to FLOOD the Southern states with Northerners (the carpetbaggers) and helped them to become quickly established as the pastors, school teachers, and bureaucrats. The effect was a diluted Southern culture.
Our beloved Southland was the United States government's first experiment in "cultural diversity" or "multiculturalism" and it accomplished exactly what they wanted. The Southern culture was diluted, and gradually replaced by another.
I'm convinced that liberals within the same government, some 50 and 100 years later, having seen how well the diversity strategy worked against the South that they decided to kill the whole damned reunited nation with it. And we may be so far down the path that even Donald Trump can't save us. Of course I say that in jest but as we all know Trump is a "yankee." So the "diversity" scheme has finally gone so far that even a large number of yankees are regretting it.
Yeah, I'm running on and am being very opinionated. Its my newsletter so I'm entitled!
The emigrants fight to impose their culture on our country, on its institutions, in our schools, on our televisions, etc. We must fight even harder to maintain our culture and keep it in the public eye. If we do not what little we have will be lost. We can not just lay around and assume that our culture is secure because its always been here. Open your eyes, look out the nearest window, and you'll obviously see that it may have been here for hundreds of years but now is nearly gone.
Every day we need to putting our culture in front of someone!
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PEARL HARBOR DAY
President Roosevelt said of December 7, 1941 that it was "a day that will live on in Infamy." But Pearl Harbor was not the first major battle to be fought in our country on December 7th.
On December 7, 1862 a fierce battle was fought in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. Hundreds of brave Southern men gave their lives fighting against an overwhelmingly larger Yankee force. Ultimately, the Yanks won the field.
Several years ago the United Daughters of the Confederacy bought the battleground and turned it into a park. In the park they placed memorials to the brave men who had given everything for the cause of Southern Independence upon that field.
A few years ago The Daughters made the mistake of selling the battleground to the National Park Service. As a result most of the monuments to brave Confederate soldiers have been taken down and in there place stand statues and monuments to the Yankee victor. Every book in the book store is anti-southern in its perspective on the war, and the tour guides and Park Rangers glamorize the Yankee victory on their tours and in their talks.
Ultimately the Battle of Prairie Grove was lost twice. The first time in 1862 and then again over a century later by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. My heart broke as I walked the field at Prairie Grove and saw yet another example of our history lost.
It is our job as the sons of Confederate veterans to insure that our history, heritage, and a free southland are passed on to our children and grandchildren. We can not let what happened in Prairie Grove happen again anywhere else. As we all have heard so many times, "Evil only triumphs when good men do nothing" and "Vigilance is the price of freedom."
This is why I remain as active as ever in the war we are fighting to preserve and pass on our Southern history, heritage, and culture. And why I have no intentions on quitting until victory is achieved.
You do not have to be a SCV, UDC, LOS, MOS&B, etc. member or officer to be actively involved in the fight. So let me ask you a question. What did you do for the cause in 2015? And let me ask another. What do you plan to do in 2016? Its coming up on "New Years Resolution" time. Resolve to do a lot more in 2016! If you don't know what needs to be done simply ask!
I will remain as always, your friend, compatriot, and fellow-soldier in our righteous cause.
God save the South!