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  • A blank canvas, and an opportunity for reinvention: What should the new Monument Avenue (Richmond, VA) look like?

    07/07/2020 1:41:50 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | July 6, 2020 | Zach Joachim
    For a century, Monument Avenue has showcased some of the Confederacy’s most revered figures. Soon, there will be a blank canvas. Over the past week, the Richmond Times-Dispatch asked demonstrators, residents, artists and community leaders what they'd like to see on the new Monument Avenue. There were suggestions of new statues, honoring a more inclusive set of heroes. Others wanted a space for performance or reflection, while some felt the empty pedestals should stay as a historical testimony of their own. One point of agreement was that it must be a communitywide conversation. Through restrictive covenants, real estate companies long...
  • The Confederacy's Plan to Conquer Latin America

    06/20/2020 10:49:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 26 replies
    mentalfloss.com ^ | 2017 | Erik Sass
    In the years leading up to the Civil War, many Northerners and Southerners alike wanted the federal government to take a more aggressive approach toward acquiring new territory. In fact, some private citizens, known as filibusters, took matters into their own hands. They raised small armies illegally; ventured into Mexico, Cuba, and South America; and attempted to seize control of the lands. One particularly successful filibuster, William Walker, actually made himself president of Nicaragua and ruled from 1856 to 1857. For the most part, these filibusters were just men in search of adventure. Others, however, were Southern imperialists who wanted...
  • Pelosi orders removal of portraits of ex-House speakers who served in Confederacy

    06/18/2020 9:59:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 18, 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday ordered the removal of portraits in the Capitol of previous House speakers who served in the Confederacy as part of an effort to "appropriately observe Juneteenth" on Friday. Pelosi said she discovered the four portraits as she was taking inventory in the Capitol of Confederate statues, which she is also trying to remove but can't do unilaterally. "Tomorrow, Juneteenth, the clerk will oversee the removal of those Confederate speakers from the House," Pelosi announced at a press conference at the Capitol. "There's no room in the hallowed halls of this democracy, this temple of democracy,...
  • Thousands Sign Petition to Shut Down Guardian over Links to Slavery, Anti-Lincoln Propaganda

    06/17/2020 12:05:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17 2020 | VICTORIA FRIEDMAN
    The British left’s flagship newspaper is facing the call to eat its own tail, after more than 12,000 people have signed a petition calling for the liberal, pro-Black Lives Matter Guardian to be shut down over its historical links to slavery and for siding with the Confederate states during the American Civil War. The Change.org petition to the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) already has more than 12,000 signatures with the number growing hourly, spurred on by accusations against the newspaper of hypocrisy for backing the far-left BLM while having a history connected to slavery. The call comes after far-left...
  • Joe Biden once called members of female Confederacy group ‘fine people’

    06/16/2020 8:03:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 16, 2020 | 10:15am | Emily Jacobs
    A newly-unearthed clip of Joe Biden shows the then-senator referring to members of a female Confederacy group as “fine people” during a 1993 Senate hearing. During the Senate confirmation hearing for then-nominee to the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biden, the sitting Senate Judiciary Chairman, made a surprising comment about the United Daughters of the Confederacy, an organization committed to preserving Confederate statues with ties to the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Walhalla enacts curfew amid protests at Confederate monument [SC]

    06/15/2020 7:18:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | June 15, 2020 | WSPA Staff
    WALHALLA, SC (WSPA) – The city of Walhalla has enacted a curfew amid rival protests in front of a Confederate monument, Monday evening. The curfew runs from 9:00pm to 6:00am. Community activist Traci Fant said Mayor Danny Edwards and members of the city council enacted the curfew at the scene of the protests. Dozens of people, some representing Black Lives Matter and others carrying Confederate flags were gathered at the “Our Confederate Dead” monument on Main Street. The monument was the scene of another protest Friday evening which included one protester tying himself to the monument. Walhalla Police said several...
  • Breaking News: Republican senators def Donald Trump by voting to strip Confederate generals' names from Army bases — despite White House threatening a veto

    06/11/2020 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 204 replies
    Daily Wail (UK) ^ | 10:27 EDT, 11 June 2020 | Nikki Schwab
    Republican senators rebelled against Donald Trump late Wednesday by voting to tell the Army to rename bases named after Confederate generals within the next three years. The Armed Services Committee, whose members include Trump ultra-loyalist Tom Cotton, voted behind closed doors for the move, Roll Call first reported. The voice vote was on an amendment to the annual Pentagon policy bill — the Defense Authorization Act — which was put forward by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat and former presidential candidate. It came hours after Donald Trump tweeted furiously that he will “not even consider” renaming Forts Bragg, Hood,...
  • Speaker Pelosi wants Confederate statues in Capitol removed

    06/10/2020 3:03:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    abc ^ | 6/10/2020 | ABC
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Wednesday called for the removal of nearly a dozen Confederate statues from the halls of Congress, throwing her weight behind efforts to take down the figures linked to racism and the Confederacy following the death of George Floyd.
  • Confederate statue removed from park overnight; others in Jacksonville also coming down

    06/09/2020 9:53:59 AM PDT · by lodi90 · 86 replies
    News4Jax ^ | 6/9/2020 | News4Jax
    The city of Jacksonville’s inventory for Confederate memorials lists three monuments and eight markers on city property related to the Civil War. As of Tuesday morning, there was one less, and Mayor Lenny Curry said the others are coming down, too. Crews were seen overnight using a crane to remove a Confederate monument in Jacksonville’s Hemming Park, the downtown city plaza framed on two sides by City Hall and the Federal Courthouse. The statue and nameplate were hauled off well before daylight, leaving an empty pedestal.
  • U.S. Marine Corps Issues Ban on Confederate Battle Flags

    06/06/2020 7:40:09 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 106 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/6/20 | Jenny Gross
    The U.S. Marine Corps on Friday issued detailed directives about removing and banning public displays of the Confederate battle flag at Marine installations — an order that extended to such items as mugs, posters and bumper stickers. “Current events are a stark reminder that it is not enough for us to remove symbols that cause division — rather, we also must strive to eliminate division itself,” the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • Inslee announces Colorado & Nevada will join Washington, Oregon & California in Western States Pact

    04/27/2020 10:05:23 PM PDT · by Robwin · 61 replies
    Office of Jay Inslee, Governor of the state of Washington ^ | April 27, 2020 | WA govt news release
    Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that Colorado Governor Jared Polis and Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak are joining Washington, Oregon and California in the Western States Pact -- a working group of Western state governors with a shared vision for modifying stay at home orders and fighting COVID-19.
  • Lord Acton, Confederate Sympathizer

    02/21/2020 1:29:59 PM PST · by Pelham · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | JANUARY 24, 2019 | JERRY D. SALYER
    “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Among Catholic students of political thought, few figures are more liable to provoke vigorous debate than does this famous dictum’s author, Cambridge history lecturer J.E.E. Dalberg-Acton, 1st Lord Acton, Catholic godfather of classical liberalism.. ..his interaction with a local Catholic revival prompted him to investigate more deeply the historical basis for Anglo-Saxon political tradition. In his view, this tradition had flowered most fully and wonderfully through the independence of the former British colonies of North America.. if we take for granted that Acton would be infatuated with twenty-first century Americanism we might...
  • The Culture War Comes to Old Dominion

    01/10/2020 4:40:54 PM PST · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | 1/10/20 | Pat Buchanan
    Since 1969, "Virginia Is for Lovers" has been the tourism and travel slogan of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Advertising Age called it "one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the past 50 years." But the Virginia of 2020 seems to be another country than the friendly commonwealth to which this writer moved four decades ago.
  • Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, seeks local control of its Civil War monuments

    01/07/2020 11:30:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | January 6, 2020 | Anna Sturla and Monica Haider
    The city council in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy, passed a resolution Monday to petition the state legislature for permission to take down or modify its Confederate statutes. Virginia state law allows local governments to erect war monuments, but prohibits the local governments from taking them down or modifying them. The law prohibits local governments from moving the monuments or adding placards explaining why they were erected. The resolution passed by a vote of 6-2, said Councilmember Chris Hilbert who voted for the resolution. Under the resolution, the city of Richmond will ask the General Assembly to...
  • nt Large bronze sculpture showing a young black man in a hoodie on a horse is unveiled in Richmond - permanently installed to 'speak back' to people looking at Confederate monuments in the city

    12/12/2019 7:20:16 PM PST · by malach · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.12.19 | Jerry Barmash
    A statue of a young black man in a hoodie on horseback has been permanently installed just blocks away from a row of Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia. More than 1,000 people filled up the lawn at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as 'Rumors of War' found its new home Tuesday, next to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It's a 27-foot high bronze structure mounted on a large stone pedestal by artist Kehinde Wiley, who said he was inspired to create the work after seeing the statue of Confederate General Jeb Stuart nearby. 'I saw a spectacle that...
  • on this day in our history

    11/30/2019 4:32:46 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 25 replies
    Confederate General John B.Hood's Army of the Tennessee suffered 6,250 casualties assaulting the Union line at Franklin Tennessee. Union commander John M. Scofield's losses were about 2,300 men. Five Confederate General Officers were killed outright in combat. A 6th Confederate General would die, from wounds, a few day later.
  • Judge says statue at center of Charlottesville protests must stay

    09/12/2019 2:00:13 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/19 | Justine Coleman
    A Virginia state judge ruled Wednesday that statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that were at the center of 2017 protests must remain standing in Charlottesville, Va. Circuit Judge Richard Moore ruled that Virginia state law prohibits moving war memorials and that moving the statues would break that law. Moore issued a permanent injunction preventing the statues from being moved at the beginning of a trial over a lawsuit brought against the city by groups that wanted to preserve the statues. People pressing for the statues to be moved argued it was wrong to celebrate generals who had...
  • What did the Confederates agree on with Lincoln? That the Founders opposed slavery of course.

    08/28/2019 7:21:47 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 122 replies
    In his 1861 "Cornerstone Speech", Vice President of the Confederacy Alexander H. Stephens said the following: But not to be tedious in enumerating the numerous changes for the better, allow me to allude to one other — though last, not least. The new constitution has put at rest, forever, all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institution — African slavery as it exists amongst us — the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the "rock...
  • Confederate Railroad rejects payment after being booted from Downstate fair

    08/28/2019 4:51:50 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 29 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 28, 2019 | Rachel Hinton
    Southern rock band Confederate Railroad is “rejecting” payment after being dropped from a Downstate fair by a governor who blasted the band’s logo as a symbol “of racists, of white nationalists, of the alt-right.” The band was to play the Du Quoin State Fair before Gov. J. B. Pritzker put the kibosh on their performance. Capitol Fax first questioned the Pritzker administration about the band’s appearance. “On June 24th, the Du Quoin State Fair agreed to pay us in full. [We] agreed we should give it to a charitable organization that benefits Southern Illinois. On July 19, 2019, we received...
  • House bill wants DoD to stop using Confederate symbols and names

    07/15/2019 11:58:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 91 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 15, 2019 | Rose L. Thayer
    The Defense Department might be prohibited from naming assets after Confederate symbols should an amendment added to the House defense budget make its way into the final version of the law. The amendment, added Thursday to the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020, was submitted by Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, D-N.Y. The annual legislation cleared the House on Friday by a vote of 220-197. The Army and Navy are now the only branches of the military with any assets named after symbols of the Confederacy, according to a September 2017 Congressional Research Service report on Confederate symbols on...