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  • Nash Farm Battlefield museum to close after commissioner requests removal of Confederate flags

    05/24/2017 7:59:47 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 36 replies
    Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum announced on Tuesday plans to close the museum, apparently after Henry County District 2 Commissioner Dee Clemmons requested they remove their Confederate flags from display at the property. The museum property, owned by Henry County, housed a large artifact collection, period clothing exhibits, and history of the Nash Farm and family from the Civil War era battles that were fought on the site. “These stories were told mainly through primary sources, sometimes secondary, but never tertiary sources. To exclude any Confederate flag would mean the historical value has been taken from our exhibits, and a...
  • POLL: Should Richmond remove its Confederate monuments?

    05/23/2017 1:13:29 PM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 23 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 5/23/2017 | None
    Cities with Confederate history are debating whether or not to remove Civil War monuments in places like picturesque Monument Avenue that is lined with statues for Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart. Citizens are asking the question in Richmond - do you think Richmond should remove its Confederate monuments?
  • If there's anyone from the Confederacy who deserves a memorial, it's Robert E. Lee

    05/23/2017 12:49:38 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 75 replies
    LA Times (really) ^ | May 23, 2017 | Murray Levine
    To the editor: So Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the City Council of New Orleans feel that the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was a “public nuisance”? (“New Orleans removes a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its perch of 133 years,” May 19) Good thing Landrieu is not mayor of Washington, where the Vietnam Veterans Memorial represents a period of public divisiveness. It has been called the memorial that nobody wanted except the Vietnam vets.
  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee statue coming down in New Orleans: Live updates

    05/19/2017 12:12:01 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 67 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | 5/19/17
    The last of four Confederate monuments New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants removed from public property, the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, is set to spend just a few more hours looking to the north from its 60-foot column as crews prepare to remove it Friday (May 19). Barricades were set up in Thursday afternoon, leading most to believe it would be taken down overnight. Monument supporters and opponents gathered anticipating the statue's removal, but the mayor's office announced the removal would happen during the day Friday, starting at 9 a.m. The city expects the process to be finished...
  • Who’ll Replace the Disgraced Robert E. Lee as a New Orleans Monument? Fidel Castro? Or Che Guevara?

    05/13/2017 8:06:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    True to his word, New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu ordered the city’s monument to Jefferson Davis taken down this week.  P.G.T.  Beauregard and Robert E. Lee are next in line. But if this column’s title sounds like shameless click-bait, please note the pic at the end of this article which was taken recently at the opening ceremonies of the New Orleans Jazz Fest.  See the smiling man with the neck-tag sandwiched between smiling New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and smiling former New Orleans Senator Mary Landrieu? That’s Jose Ramon Cabanas, the KGB-trained “ambassador” to the U.S.  from the mass-murdering, terror-sponsoring...
  • With protesters at Jefferson Davis removal: Neutral zone divided Confederate monument camps

    05/11/2017 10:49:21 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 96 replies
    nola ^ | 5/11/17 | Doug MacCash
    In the wee hours Thursday (May 11), two small crowds gathered to watch the removal of the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from its pedestal at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Parkway and Canal Street. One group supported the mayor's plan to rid the city of what he has called remnants of the racist rebel government. The other group opposed the removal. The police department had divided the two factions with steel barricades spaced 15 feet apart -- creating a sort of new neutral zone in New Orleans' struggle with its past. When friction threatened to cross the divide,...
  • Today in U.S. military history: J.E.B. Stuart and the 7th Infantry Division invades Alaska

    05/11/2017 7:48:30 AM PDT · by fugazi · 31 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 11, 2017 | Chris Carter
    1846: Three days after Gen. Zachary Taylor’s forces defeat the Mexican Army in the Battle of Palo Alto, Pres. James K. Polk tells Congress: “Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil.” The Mexican-American War – already underway – is formally declared within two days. 1863: During the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Condederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart is shot by a dismounted Union cavalry trooper north of Richmond, Va. “The greatest cavalry officer ever foaled in America” is mortally wounded and will die the next day. 1943: 3,000...
  • The Tyranny of Non-Thought

    05/09/2017 6:29:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    The sullen self-righteousness of the progressive left (i.e., "We're right, and the rest of you can go to the hot place!") glows on college campuses everywhere but also in big cities -- such as my beloved New Orleans, come to think of it: a locality embroiled in useless controversy over the removal of four Confederate-themed statues. City government wants to consign the public images of Jefferson Davis, P. G. T. Beauregard and even Robert E. Lee to a sanitized existence far from daily sight. (An obelisk marking local resistance to Louisiana's Reconstruction government is likewise targeted.) To what end? On...
  • Condoleezza Rice on Slave Owner Statue Purge: ‘It’s a Bad Thing’ (Video)

    05/08/2017 5:40:36 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    thewrap.com ^ | Brian Flood
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning and criticized efforts to tear down monuments to historical figures who owned slaves. “When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history, to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing,” Rice said. Co-host Brian Kilmeade started the conversation about the sanitizing of history when discussing Rice’s new book, “Democracy.”
  • Tempers Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans

    05/08/2017 11:31:29 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5/7/2017
    For Malcolm Suber, the Confederate monuments that dot this Deep South city stand for white supremacy, pure and simple. Instead of just taking them down, Mr. Suber, an African-American activist and organizer, would like to see the city pass out sledgehammers and “let everybody take a whack — just like the Berlin Wall.” For Frank B. Stewart Jr., a white New Orleans native, the city government’s plan to remove the statues — an idea championed by New Orleans’s white mayor, Mitch Landrieu — feels like an Orwellian attempt to erase history. Last week, Mr. Stewart, 81, a businessman and civic...
  • Confederate monument protesters in New Orleans clash at Lee Circle

    05/07/2017 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 43 replies
    Nola.com ^ | 5/7/17 | Beau Evans
    Supporters and opponents of removing New Orleans' Confederate monuments met Sunday afternoon (May 7) at Lee Circle, in a tense and angry confrontation that included some scuffles during a day of demonstrations. Police quickly broke up a couple of fights, and the dueling protests appeared mostly peaceful. But heated words, slurs and profanities were exchanged, as demonstrators on opposite sides held Confederate flags and protest signs. A march led by Take 'Em Down NOLA, which supports the removal of the Confederate monuments, brought hundreds of people from Congo Square to Lee Circle, where they came face-to-face with groups of monument...
  • (Vanity) Antifa is entering New Orleans now, here's the live stream!

    05/07/2017 1:43:30 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 127 replies
    It's here, folks! Police have set aside the barricades in Lee Square, and things are heating up.
  • ‘It’s Got to Go’: Shepard Smith Calls for Mississippi to Remove Confederate Emblem From State Flag

    05/06/2017 7:31:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7:58 pm, May 5th, 2017 | Joe DePaolo
    Earlier, we posted about a speech delivered by Shepard Smith at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, in which he discussed his experience coming out. During that same address, Smith also talked about the Confederate flag — and called upon the state of Mississippi to remove the Confederate flag pattern from its own state flag. “It’s got to go,” Smith said. “Put it in the museum. Don’t get rid of it. Certainly put it in a museum, used it as a teaching device, have it as part of your curriculum… Get it out of the stadium. Get it out...
  • The American Confederacy Is Still Alive In A Small Brazilian City Called Americana

    05/07/2017 11:21:23 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5-7-2017 | Melia Robinson
    When the American Confederacy lost the Civil War in May 1865, 10,000 Southerners fled the US for a small city in Brazil, where they could rebuild their lives and carry on their traditions. Now, 150 years later, their story has been seemingly erased from the history books. But deep in the heart of Brazil, descendants of these confederate expats gather annually to celebrate their controversial history and maintain their traditions and culture. In 2015, Vice's Mimi Dwyer attended the festival and revealed what life is like in the city called Americana. Each year, the small Brazilian city of Americana throws...
  • Stunning Civil War Presentation

    05/07/2017 7:01:58 AM PDT · by Badboo · 173 replies
    Civil War Trust ^ | Civil War Trust
    http://assets.civilwar.org/animatedmaps/civilwar-animated-map/?_ga=2.260762891.728501172.1494163380-233903159.1469498930#/playlist/1
  • Confederate Veteran John Mosby Knew the Lost Cause Was Bull

    05/01/2017 7:54:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 713 replies
    War is Boring ^ | May 1, 2017 | Kevin Knodell
    John S. Mosby, known as the “Gray Ghost,” was a Virginian who became legendary for his leadership of Mosby’s Rangers—a band of Confederate guerrilla fighters that harassed the Union Army and went toe-to-toe with George Armstrong Custer in the Shenandoah Valley. Mosby is still highly regarded as a strategist and tactician and is studied to this day by practitioners of unconventional warfare. He lived a long life, dying early in the 20th century, and was also a lawyer, a diplomat and author who wrote about his experiences during the war.
  • (Vanity) Dixie FReepers, fight Antifa in New Orleans on May 7th if you can!

    05/04/2017 6:27:33 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 63 replies
    Contact @Billy Sessions if you are interested in going to New Orleans. The link goes to a video of one of the coordinators explaining how to participate. Godspeed, and Deus Vult!
  • Mayhem in New Orleans Over Confederate Monuments: Assault Vehicles, Snipers, and Vandalism

    05/03/2017 2:01:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    jasonkessler.net ^ | May 3, 2017 | Jason Kessler
    Left-wing rioters from Antifa drove to New Orleans in an armored assault vehicle, maced a woman in a wheelchair and defaced several Confederate statues. In exchange Confederate supporters landed punches and knocked an Antifa across the head with a flag pole. All of this happened Monday evening on May Day, a date significant to left-wing groups and which coincided with other uprisings around the country. Most of the violent activity occurred while police waited on the sidelines, according to sources who likened the situation to that in other liberal cities like Berkeley. Police were purportedly told to stand down while...