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A Modest Proposal Concerning the Preservation of Southern Heritage

The talk of our great commonwealth is dreadful affair in Virginia and its implications for our people as a whole. After some of our nation’s more unsavory elements besieged, torches and all, a statue of a divisive general of our civil war, the nation is reconsidering the centrality of such monuments in society. 1,433 more words

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American Idol of Oppression

Charlottesville was never about preserving history and if you’re one of the people trying to make that argument you are completely missing what’s happening here. All you have to do is look at… 265 more words

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The Empire Myths and Neo-Nazis

Neo-fascists believe in white supremacy because of the tales of empire.  That is because the education and political system perpetuate historical untruths. So, the Alternative Right, the intellectual arm of fascism, uses that for… 703 more words

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Sunday Respite - Ghost of General Lee

I think this song sums up the reason why we need to remind ourselves of the Civil War and to remember those souls who gave it all so we could be the United States of America. 7 more words

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Robert E. Lee Charlottesville Statue

The Confederate Army soldier has become a symbol of the South's 'Lost Cause' – becoming a symbol for white supremacists to rally around.

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Thoughts on Confederate Statues

I live outside Richmond VA, the capital of Virginia and the capital of the former Confederacy. We’re probably like the confederate statue capital of the world, and I think it’s always been something of an awkward embarrassment. 643 more words

Where is Dixieland Anyway?

With all the discussion lately about the Confederate flag and places that still fly it, defenders of the flag keep using the word “heritage”. They repeatedly claim the flag does not represent slavery or racism, not today anyway, but that it is simply a part of “Southern Culture”. 1,170 more words

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Scotty Why reblogged this on 3am Cynic and commented:

So I wrote this a couple years ago but after the events in Charlottesville this weekend it seems worth revisiting. To all the ignorant and misguided people using the argument that removing a statue of Robert E. Lee is an attempt to erase history, I say this: We are not burning history books. We are taking down a monument. A statue like this is a celebration of a man who committed treason against the United States. He took up arms and executed acts of violence against our government. We shouldn't build monuments to someone like this. Lee Harvey Oswald viewed himself as soldier fighting against an unjust government too, there are no parks containing a 10 foot high concrete replica of the man who shot Kennedy. If you want to preserve history, move all these Confederate monuments to a museum. Dedicate a wing in the Smithsonian to all our great mistakes. Put the statue of Lee in there right between a replica of a coal breaker room and Joe McCarthy's list of communists. Then in a few years we can add a red hat that says "Make America Great Again".