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  • Virginia cuts Confederate Gen. Robert Lee statue into pieces

    09/08/2021 8:09:19 AM PDT · by RandFan · 126 replies
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A crowd erupted in cheers and song Wednesday as work crews hoisted an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee off the pedestal where it has towered over Virginia’s capital city for more than a century. One of America’s largest monuments to the Confederacy, the equestrian statue was lowered to the ground just before 9 a.m., after a construction worker who strapped harnesses around Lee and his horse lifted his arms in the air and counted, “Three, two, one!” to jubilant shouts from a crowd of hundreds. A work crew then began cutting it into...
  • Unity Fail: Biden Says Capitol Rioters *Worse* than Slave-owning Confederates Joe Minimizes Slavery with Unhinged Attack on Trump Supporters

    07/13/2021 3:15:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jul 2021 | KATHERINE HAMILTON
    President Joe Biden claimed on Tuesday that January 6 rioters are worse than slave-owning Confederates in the Civil War because they breached the U.S. Capitol. During a Tuesday speech in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Biden mocked Republicans for their attempts to pass voter integrity legislation. He said: The assault on free and fair elections is just such a threat — literally. I’ve said it before. We’re facing the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. It’s not hyperbole — since the Civil War. Confederates, back then, never breached the Capitol as insurrectionists did on January 6. I’m not saying...
  • ‘The Neutral Ground’ Review: CJ Hunt Injects Humor Into the Debate Over Confederate Monuments

    07/06/2021 6:27:42 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 5 replies
    Variety ^ | June 27 2021 | Peter Debruge
    Before joining 'The Daily Show,' field producer CJ Hunt honed his satirical approach digging into the powerful grip of Lost Cause logic on the South. The Neutral Ground” goes beyond the surface debates to examine why some Southerners are so attached to their Civil War heroes.
  • Texas man arrested over alleged plans for mass shooting at Walmart

    05/31/2021 7:33:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun May 30, 2021 | Joe Sutton,
    "On May 27th, KCSO Special Operations Division intercepted a message indicating that Blevins was preparing to proceed with a mass shooting. In the message, Mr. Blevins made a specific threat that included WalMart. Working with the FBI, KCSO Investigators confirmed Mr. Blevins' capability of following through with the threat and moved immediately to arrest him,"
  • Southern Confederate Hegelians and Marxists

    02/18/2021 8:30:54 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 68 replies
    There is a cancer among most conservative websites that devalues and glosses over the importance of history. This glossing leaves a conservative in a position to assert that x is true, because they heard it or saw it or read it somewhere. But then we look foolish, I look foolish because while yes, x is in fact true, what I read didn't carry the necessary follow through. That's how truth becomes a lie while lies remain true. Case in point is this article from The Federalist which glosses over what is arguably the most important fact of the article. The...
  • (FL State Senator) Book’s Legislation Tackles Confederate Flag and Holidays

    02/11/2021 9:14:55 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    The Floridian ^ | February 10th 2021 | Daniel Molina
    Florida Senator Lauren Book (D) reintroduced legislation that would eliminate Florida’s recognition of Confederate holidays. It would repeal provisions penalizing the destruction and damage done to the Confederate flag. The Sunshine State is one of five states that have Confederate Memorial Day as a national holiday. In a statement, the Florida lawmaker commented that Florida “must underscore diversity and undercut tributes to the Confederacy, which upheld the institution of slavery.” She added that “with the hate and divisiveness we’re seeing today, it is more important than ever to condemn racism and reaffirm that we are indeed ‘one nation, indivisible, with...
  • Pentagon moves forward with renaming of bases honoring Confederate leaders

    01/09/2021 8:42:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    nypost ^ | Jan. 9, 2021 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to rename military bases that honor the Confederacy, naming half of the panel charged with leading the effort.Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller on Friday appointed Sean McLean, a White House associate director; Joshua Whitehouse, a White House liaison to the Defense Department; Ann Johnston, acting assistant secretary of defense for legislative affairs; and Earl Matthews, principal deputy general counsel for the Army.They will serve on the ponderously-named Commission on the Naming of Items of the Department of Defense that Commemorate the Confederate States of America or Any Person Who Served Voluntarily with the...
  • They Were Not Traitors

    10/15/2020 10:58:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 87 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Sep 16, 2020 | Philip Leigh
    They Were Not Traitors By Philip Leigh on Sep 16, 2020 A typical calumny directed at Confederate soldiers is that they don’t merit commemoration because they were traitors. It is a lie for two reasons. First, the Confederate states had no intent to overthrow the government of the United States. They seceded merely to form a government of their own. The first seven states that seceded during the winter of 1860-61 did not “make war” on the United States; they accepted it when the Washington government decided to coerce them back into the Union. The four upper-south states that remained...
  • Angry “Karen” blasts Party City for carrying Confederate Halloween costume

    09/23/2020 4:15:53 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 36 replies
    Beyond Ridiculous! (Public Facebook page) This happened in Falls Church, Virginia on 9/20/20.
  • New York Times In A Bind: Investigation Reveals Ancestors of New York Times Family Included Slave Owners, Confederate Supporters

    07/20/2020 5:03:11 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Michael Goodwin of the New York Post published an extensive investigative article on Sunday claiming that ancestral members of the family that owns the New York Times likely included slaveowners. Moreover, Goodwin recounted, the extended family also included members who fought for the Confederacy; contributed to Confederate memorials after the Civil War; and perhaps even engaged in the slave trade.
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, by The Band

    07/12/2020 7:22:11 PM PDT · by jacknhoo · 44 replies
    The Music Aficionado ^ | APRIL 25, 2016 | The Music Aficionado
    The late 60s saw a number of great artists looking back into the American past to find a new musical direction. Bob Dylan started the trend releasing John Wesley Harding, the album that produced All Along the Watchtower. The Byrds followed with Sweetheart of the Rodeo, a classic of Americana, and the Band released Music from Big Pink, the record that influenced countless musicians. For me the song that best symbolizes that chapter in music history is The Band’s The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down from their second album released in 1969, The Band.
  • West Virginia Democrats Silent About Memorials To KKK-Supporting Colleague

    07/11/2020 7:22:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The ^ | July 11, 2020 | Steve Miller
    Unlike the long-dead figures whose statues and other honorifics have been assailed in recent weeks, Robert Byrd, a former Ku Klux Klan organizer, remains basically untouchable. CHARLESTON, W.Va. — While monuments and building names said to be stained by racism are being erased across the country, one former Ku Klux Klan organizer remains virtually untouchable.The late Sen. Robert C. Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat and Senate majority leader who organized a Klan chapter in 1941 and filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is celebrated in the state, his name gracing over three dozen public works projects, including two federal...
  • 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 ^ | 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 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.