We were far too nice. We thought that forgiveness would “bind up the nation’s wounds.”
But here we are, seven score and three years later, and we STILL have to endure this crap, purportedly politely:
Ron Paul is Endorsed by Dixie Daily News
Dixie Daily Endorsement
[from Ron Paul grassrootsHQ dot com]
FRIEND OF OUR FLAG – PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
1. RON PAUL – Supported by Dixie Daily News
Congressman Ron Paul has always stood up for our States Rights. Ron Paul has again and again voted to keep the Federal Government out of our lives and out of our public schools. The other major candidates with (sic) to remove our Confederate Flag and support political correctness, and dishonor the heritage of our forefathers who fought for States Rights and for Dixie. George Wallace told us to “Send Them a Message”. Ron Paul is the man of the hour to do that.
Ron Paul, be involved in local Meet Up Group, located in over 1000 cities across America WWW.RonPaul.meetup.com More information on Ron Paul and where to get Ron Paul yard signs and bumper stickers. http://www.ronpaulgrassrootshq.com
2. FRED THOMPSON – REMOVE CONFEDERATE FLAG
Senator Fred Thompson, known to be a close friend of John McCain, takes the anti-Confederate view point of John McCain.
Fred Thompson He also backed South Carolina’s decision to remove the Confederate flag from atop its statehouse…
3. RUDY GIULIANI NO FRIEND OF THE SOUTH
It appears to me that Rudy’s handlers may be trying to undo some of the damage of his liberalism slipping out.
While Rudy is personally opposed to flying the confederate flag, he thinks it is an issue that should be left up to the states…
4. ALAN KEYES NO FRIEND TO OUR CONFEDERATE FLAG
Many of us remember in 1996 when Alan Keyes criticized Pat Buchanan for his pitch on behalf OF the Confederate flag. Many political experts say that Alan Keyes took enough conservative votes away from Pat Buchanan that resulted in moderate Bob Dole in getting the 1996 nomination instead of Pat Buchanan. Pat Buchanan, a member of the [Sons of Confederate Veterans] and has spoken at thenational SCV Convention and is a supporter of our Confederate flag… (all sic)
[And, of course, he's a nig-, uh, whoops! The sheet seems to have slipped out from under the pin-striped overalls. Keyes AIN'T running! The idea that Alan Keyes kept psycho Buchanan from the GOP nomination in 1996 is patently insane. Buchanan was originally recruited to run in 1992 to take away the 25% protest vote that ex-Klansman David Duke was getting in the GOP primaries against incumbent president Daddy Bush. Buchanan was then used in 2000 to destroy Ross Perot's "Reform" Party. I hadn't realized he was Secesh. Alan Keyes, on the other hand, is paraded in front of GOP faithful, like J.C. Watts and Clarence Thomas, to "prove" that the GOP is "Black Friendly." 90+ percent of Black voters believe differently -- and with good cause, as we shall see --HW]
5. JOHN MCCAIN – ATTACKS OUR FLAG
John McCain attacks our Confederate flag, an issue that will result in his defeat.
Every single office holder who has criticized the Confederate Flag has been removed from office the next time they ran.
[That's a scary thought. HW]
The next officer holder (sic) to be defeated for criticizing the Confederate Flag is liberal Senator John McCain.
[Liberal? LIBERAL!!?! Might mean that "no torture" position. HW]
The Arizona senator expressed regret for that stance on Wednesday, telling the audience of Republicans: “I feared that if I answered honestly, I could not win the South Carolina primary. So I chose to compromise my principles.”
See full article
McCain says Flag is racist**:
McCain called the Confederate flag “offensive” and “a symbol of racism and slavery,” Later he waffled clumsily back to the more conservative view, saying: “Some view it as a symbol of slavery. Others view itas a symbol of heritage.”
[* HW: Yeah, here's some of that flag's justification from 1853:
"St. Paul actually apprehended a runaway slave, and sent him to his master! Instead of deriving from the Gospel any sanction for the work you have undertaken, it would be difficult to imagine sentiments and conduct more strikingly in contrast, than those of the Apostles and the abolitionists.
It is impossible, therefore, to suppose that Slavery is contrary to the will of God. It is equally absurd to say that American Slavery differs in form or principle from that of the chosen people. We accept the Bible terms as the definition of our Slavery, and its precepts as the guide of our conduct. We desire nothing more. Even the right to "buffet," which is esteemed so shocking, finds its express license in the gospel. 1 Peter ii. 20. Nay, what is more, God directs the Hebrews to "bore holes in the ears of their brothers" to mark them, when under certain circumstances they become perpetual slaves. Exodus xxi. 6.
I think, then, I may safely conclude, and I firmly believe, that American Slavery is not only not a sin, but especially commanded by God through Moses, and approved by Christ through his apostles. And here I might close its defence; for what God ordains, and Christ sanctifies, should surely command the respect and toleration of man. But I fear there has grown up in our time a transcendental religion, which is throwing even transcendental philosophy into the shade--a religion too pure and elevated for the Bible; which seeks to erect among men a higher standard of morals than the Almighty has revealed, or our Saviour preached; and which is probably destined to do more to impede the extension of God's kingdom on earth than all the infidels who have ever lived. Error is error. It is as dangerous to deviate to the right hand as the left..."
THAT is what they were fighting for, this "Southern Culture" and "States Rights" crap is just pure horseshit. Don't you ever doubt it. Oh, and add this:
"Behind all the apparent reasons that people give for the purpose of slavery, lies the true agenda behind slavery. The most basic purpose of slavery is to rid oneself of work and force the hideous labor upon someone else. Since the time of our more primitive era, societies have taken slaves from war and conquest, and forced them to do their workaday tasks." (emphasis added)]
6. MIKE HUCKABEE SUPPORTS AMNESTY AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION [viz. blaming the slaves for slavery, see below. It's kind of like blaming the rape victims for rapes -- a popular defense tactic of the 1950s]
Mike Huckabee supports Amnesty and Illegal Immigration:
Huckabee was a vocal supporter of the McCain-Kennedy Senate Amnesty
Huckabee stated that amnesty proposals were a “chance to make up for past racism.” Huckabee went on to say “I think frankly the Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than [the “racist” way] we did before.”
Huckabee attacked for being liberal on immigration.
From Ann Coulter’s new column:
On illegal immigration, Huckabee out out in left field (sic). He has compared illegal aliens to slaves brought here in chains from Africa, saying, “I think frankly the Lord is giving us a second chance to do better than we did before.”
Toward that end, when an Arkansas legislator introduced a bill that would
prevent illegal aliens from voting and receiving state benefits, Huckabee denounced the bill, saying it would rile up “those who are racist and bigots.”
-”Fred Sawyer and Huckabee Finn” By Ann Coulter
That’s right, they’re talking about “their” party, the “Party of Lincoln.” No one ever comments on the fundamental contradiction of its new “base.”
[* Council of Concerned Citizens, or CCC, successor to the KKK]
Do you begin to get it?
Of course not: for over 500 years now, Black slavery has been at the root of American politics. The Northern abolitionists wanted the abolition of slavery, but turned their backs on what to do afterwards. And the Southern assholes — the monsters who rationalize their “peculiar institution” to this very day via “Southern Heritage“* and “Southern Culture” and pretend that “States Rights” was no more “code” for defense of slavery than Trent Lott’s statement that Strom Thurmond’s presidential candidacy for the segregationist States Rights Democratic Party (Nicknamed the ‘Dixiecrats’) would have left us all a lot better off — those selfsame rationalizing bastards proudly hold their heads high and fly their traitor’s flag, and swiftboat Ulysses S. Grant to this VERY DAY.
[* Southern Heritage News and Views (sounding a WHOLE lott (sic) like Rush Limbaugh):
"Those people" just don't get it!!
The true bloods of the South are a distinct ethnic people, they are also Confederate American by birth. Dixie is a conquered nation, being conquered does not change the above truths!! They tried to destroy our Southern culture during the infamous reconstruction implemented by Congress, which imposed martial law in the Southern States, from 1866 to 1877... eleven years!!! We became U.S. citizens by force, not choice!
They have chosen the Southern white as the focal scapegoat of our time. This in, politics, media, comics, literature, film and television; dealing with religion, race relations, work and lifestyle in defining Southern whites. The Southron which represents faith, country, pride of heritage, hard work, kinship loyalty, traditional values and way of life is being trampled on by "those people" that hate us so.
[Note, Robert E. Lee referred to the North as "Those People." More ‘code’ language. HW]
America’s South is losing it’s (sic) regional distinctiveness by progress, the PC crowd and appeasement of minorities. Society is demoralizing the Southern people through typecasting as stupid, rednecks and hillbilly’s. (sic) Yet America is destroying a part of itself that should have been left alone, let go, explored and listened to. Because of the guilt and questioning which his/her existence creates in the world of the un-Godly, do-gooders and PCer’s. Many Southron feel inadequate and orphaned in their own land!!!
There’s more, if you’ve the stomach for it. HW]
Do you know who the C of CC is? (Hint, try the K of KK). I’ve written at some length about it, including their sick mania to paint Lincoln as a tyrannical homosexual and communist (no kidding). (Ron Paul thinks Lincoln was wrong to fight the Civil War, by the by.)
Neoconfederates still lead the “home schooling” movement, and the segregated “Christian Schools” movement that has resulted in more segregation in the South than BEFORE Brown v. Board of Education in 1954 broke the racist back of Plessy v. Ferguson, by which the United States Supreme Court had institutionalized “Jim Crow” apartheid.
Now [George] Allen finds himself in a quandary. While he atones for his racist gaffe in order to succeed in the 2008 Republican primaries, he cannot afford to alienate the neo-Confederate movement that helped propelled his career during the 1990s. As Allen begs forgiveness for his “mistake,” his spokesman avoids criticizing groups like the SCV and CCC. “The neo-Confederates could break a Republican candidate, especially in South Carolina, where they’re extremely organized,” Sebesta observes.
Senator John McCain’s misadventure with the neo-Confederate movement in the 2000 South Carolina primary provides a cautionary tale that must not be lost on Allen. Facing George W. Bush in South Carolina, McCain hired Richard Quinn as his state field manager. Quinn was an editor of the neo-Confederate magazine Southern Partisan, and a frequent critic of Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, who he once dubbed a “terrorist.” Before the primary, Quinn organized a rally of 6,000 people in support of flying the Confederate flag over the statehouse. Quinn dressed up McCain volunteers in Confederate Army uniforms as they passed fliers to the demonstrators assuring them that McCain supported the Confederate flag.
As soon as news spread that McCain had called for removal of the Dixie flag from the statehouse, the SCV’s Richard T. Hines funded the distribution of 250,000 fliers accusing McCain of “changing his tune” and describing Bush as “the [only] major candidate who refused to call the Confederate flag a racist symbol.” Bush surged ahead of McCain and took South Carolina, dooming McCain’s presidential hopes. (The Nation, 11 Sept. 2006)
This ain’t no joke, kiddies. The neo-Confederate movement lives, and is at the center, once again, of segregation, racism, and the use of “Christianity” to promote the ugliest “virtues” of “Southern Culture,” an oxymoron if ever there was one.
Why did our great great grandfathers die to preserve the Union and abolish slavery? For THIS?
Well, yeah. It’s racist. But it’s treasonous, too. We’ve been far too nice for far too long.
For too long, many of us have remained quiet, figuring others must also be able to see through the blatant liberal rhetoric of “those people.” Remaining quiet about how we feel only allows others, who feel the leaders of “those people” are some kind of role model or hero, to remain blinded to the other side of various issues. Just as “those people” have gotten together to give their side of the story, so must we unite against those that hate us so. — Southern Heritage News & Views
This war is described by our Northern-liberal enemies as a defensive war, to protect the Southern blacks against persecution by the Southern whites. But the Northern liberals have demonstrated consistently by their actions that they really care nothing about the well-being of the blacks. For example, during Reconstruction I, the Northerners were careful to keep the impoverished ex-slaves bottled up in the South. They even went so far as to import laborers from China to build the Northern transcontinental-railroad when the supply of white laborers ran out–rather than use the starving, unemployed ex-slaves from the South who so desperately needed those jobs and would have been so well-suited to that work.
[* Note, the Chinese came on boats to the Pacific Coast, to work on the Southern Pacific Railroad, just as the Irish came on boats to the Atlantic Coast to work on the Union Pacific Railroad. There were NO blacks -- or virtually none -- on the West Coast. Duh. HW]
The desperate attempt to disconnect slavery from the “War of Northern Aggression” is THE common “holocaust denier” tactic, of course:
As Jefferson Davis tells us that “truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.” So be it. I intend to show how the “Civil War” should rightly be called “The War of Northern Aggression.” This fight – which the Union won only because of “overwhelming numbers and resources,” Southern heroism in battle being unparalleled – was never fought against slavery and for freedom, as people now claim. The Confederacy was never about keeping black people down. The assertion that the South fought for slavery is Yankee propaganda and a monstrous distortion. Instead, what the Confederacy really represented was the true legacy of the American Revolution in its defense of state sovereignty and the tyranny of big government to bully and coerce. The North waged a brutal and unholy war on a people who had done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government as defined in 1776.
I don’t have the space to talk about the “homeschool“/private school institutions that teach “creationism,” and “intelligent design,” which is also a closed “brainwashing” system that enables the Civil War’s version of “holocaust deniers” in the South their alternate history, no matter how logically absurd:
There was no surrender at Appomattox, and no withdrawal from the field which committed our people and their children to a heritage of shame and dishonor. No cowardice on any battlefield could be as base and shameful as the silent acquiescence in the scheme which was teaching the children in their homes and schools that the commercial value of slavery was the cause of the war, that prisoners of war held in the South were starved and treated with a barbarous inhumanity, that Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee were traitors to their country and false to their oaths, that the young men who left everything to resist invasion, and climbed the slopes of Gettysburg* and died willingly on a hundred fields were rebels against a righteous government.– The Rev. James Power Smith,
last surviving member of [Stonewall] Jackson’s staff, 1907
[* Note: Wasn't Gettysburg in PENNSYLVANIA? Part of Lee's INVASION of the North? Hmm. Guess the wrong bull is being gored. And this long bull run continues to this very day. HW]
There will ALWAYS be fringies, although in the case of the South, there are far too many fringies. No, I’m talking about the fact that the current GOP mainstream — even assuming that, say, Ron Paul is on the “fringe” — espouses the old Southern views (ofttimes in code, like “states rights”): anti-foreigner, anti-union (pun intended), racist, sexist, “Christian” (to the extent that it justifies their prejudices, and have you ever noticed that “Evangelicals” are, in their genesis, an almost exclusively SOUTHERN phenomenon? That’s no accident), “free” market, “free trade,” “states rights,” “no taxes” “right to work”– which almost invariably means ‘The Federal Government has NO SAY in stopping our oppressive practices’ — and everything BUT actual freedom for average citizens. This was the political platform of the Old South.
Oh, and ANTI-public schools. Guess why? (“This site is not a hate site“):
… Today, the prevailing attitude is that the war was fought over slavery. That the northern population felt that slavery was wrong and was compelled to do something about it. That in a moment of light and vision, they happened to notice a great inhumanity toward mankind taking place, and that it was their responsibility to correct the situation. To commit their lives, livelihoods, resources and money to this just and noble cause.
But why do people believe this? Because it’s what we’ve been taught. And who taught us? Why, of course, the winners of the war. The “facts” we’re taught in school were written with northern doctrine, with northern spin.
[Welcome to My Circular Argument, e.g. "the fact that there is no evidence prove that there is a conspiracy to suppress the evidence." HW]
Way back in 1861, Confederate General Patrick R. Cleburne stated most eloquently, when speaking on the matter of surrender: “It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision….”
And his prophetic words have come to pass. We’ve grown up being told in school that this was a civil war. And most northerners believe this falsehood because it fits so well with their preconceived notions of the south. … The south did not rise up to overthrow the government. They simply exercised their constitutional right to secede from the Union. They felt the tariffs and restrictions being imposed on their trade products by northern politicians were an insult, and further, would doom their agricultural pursuits and exports to failure. (emphasis added)
Note the anti-public education, and anti-”protection” (e.g. “Free Trade”) policies espoused. As I’ve reported, a big chunk of the “home schooling” movement began as a neo-confederate means of re-establishing the old myths of the nobility of the “Lost Cause.”
[NOTE: So, if slavery wasn't an issue, and you were all so damned noble, why did it continue? Why were slaves used to build fortifications, dig trenches, and other menial labor so that the noble Southern "gentlemen" wouldn't have to dirty their nice suits? And, of course, why did 130,000 Blacks take up arms, and serve in the Northern army against the South and their "noble cause"? Hmmm. HW]
The Republican party was caught in 2000 and 2004 (and has a long, prior history) of INTENTIONALLY suppressing the Black vote in Florida and Ohio, respectively. It won them the election in 2000, unquestionably and probably in 2004, as well. This, from that “Party of Lincoln.”
But I’m going to go further and say: the Republican Party is now the party of slavery.
We KNOW that goods are produced (“Free Trade”) in China by slave labor. The International Herald Tribune (owned by the New York Times) reported:
Child slave labor revelations sweeping China
By Howard W. French
Friday, June 15, 2007
… The next thing they knew they were being loaded onto a minibus with several other children and taken to a factory in the next province, where they were pressed into service …
Americans Fund Slave Labor
Wes Vernon, NewsMax.com
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2003
WASHINGTON – Americans during the past Christmas season shelled out millions for merchandise made by slave labor. It was ‘the season to be merry,’ as Americans unwittingly snapped up bargains on the backs of prisoners whose only crime was to question the authority of their communist masters. Often they were beaten and literally worked to death without adequate food or health care.
Chinese dissident Harry Wu has exposed the goings-on behind the ‘Bamboo Curtain’ in the book ‘Troublemaker,’ published by NewsMax.com.
It is against U.S. law to sell goods made by slave labor. Wu shows how the Chinese dictatorship hides the fact that slave labor makes much of what you buy.
It’s that ‘Made in China’ label you see on sweaters, hardware, toys or whatever at your neighborhood shopping mall. At least at the mall, the shopper can look for the label and decide whether to buy. What frustrates some shoppers is that it’s often difficult if not impossible to find anything they want that was not made in China by slave labor.
And it’s getting worse. The author cites official reports showing that China?s exports to the United States in 1985 were $3.8 billion. By 1994, China was exporting $31 billion to America, while the U.S. was selling only $9 billion in goods and business to China. …
The authorities have names for the stages in the slave camps. Harry Wu went through three stages, first for 19 years and then a second time when he risked his life to go back to China so he and his associates could document (often through film smuggled out of China) the stomach-turning conditions to which the Chinese have subjected their slave laborers.
# 1. Reform through labor (laogai).
# 2. Re-education through labor (laojiao).
# 3. Forced labor placement (jiuye).
And we run slave labor (sweatshops) in Saipan (a US protectorate):
Saipan Workers Describe Slavery of Sweatshops
They say American Dream turned into nightmare
Robert Collier, [San Francisco] Chronicle Staff Writer
Friday, January 22, 1999
(01-22) 04:00 PST Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands — … The woman is one of dozens of anonymous plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against some of the world’s biggest clothing labels and their local contract manufacturers. The suit, filed last week in Saipan, California and federal courts, accuses the firms of exploiting her and thousands of other indentured foreign workers in sweatshop conditions on U.S. soil.
… In the company dormitory where 120 workers lived, eight to a room, conditions were primitive: Food was unsanitary, and there were a total of three working toilets and five showers.
“They didn’t respect us, and they made me feel like I wasn’t a human being,” the woman said.
As she worked 12- to 16-hour days stitching clothes for The Gap and other major clothing labels, she was trapped in an insidious system that gives the islands’ employers near-total control over their 40,000 foreign contract workers. If they are fired for any reason, they are almost immediately deported to their home countries, where most face heavy debts to the corrupt government officials who gave them the jobs.
And, you might recall, the GOP House leader protected the slavers … er, employers:
For years DeLay has “fought against imposing immigration restrictions and the federal minimum wage on Saipan, part of a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean.”
But it gets worse, according to Think Progress:
Carmencita Abad, a woman who worked in Saipan for six years, says it’s DeLay who has it wrong. In a telephone interview Abad said:
My answer is, Mr. DeLay, I am that person. I am an example of an individual who can prove that the accounts of sweatshop labor and forced prostitution are not just allegations but true accounts of working conditions in the Marianas Islands when Mr. DeLay traveled there and turned a blind eye to our misery.
DeLay’s denials are also contradicted by “two federal agencies and by congressmen from both parties that the charges were true.” Abad detailed that horrendous treatment of women on the islands:
Women were fired for being pregnant. And to keep her job, any pregnant woman would either go to an illegal abortionist or try to induce miscarriage by drinking herbal potions or falling down on purpose. Women who are fired from work have no way to support themselves aside from the sex trade. There’s no way to feed yourself aside from that.
As these abuses occurred, Jack Abramoff was paid $4.5 million to represent corporations who did business on the island. His job was to do whatever it took to convince politicians like Tom DeLay to keep things exactly the same. And unfortunately for Carmencita Abad and others like her, he succeeded.
But, alas, the worst of it is that the GOP, while tacitly looking the other way, ever since the Reagan Administration’s 1987 law requiring federal ID to work, is currently BLAMING the slaves for working without rights, without adequate pay, without any recourse legally, which is properly called “slavery” and not “illegal immigration.”
I lived in Whittier, California at the time, and then in Santa Ana, and I personally WATCHED it come in when the law went into effect. The next day, the Coyotes had perfect fake IDs and I realized: without “illegal” labor, the Southern California economy would collapse. And the governments at ALL levels looked the other way, rather than penalizing the true criminals …
American businesses, overwhelmingly GOP supporters.
And they cynically blame … the slaves.
[Now, I'm not going to rewrite "CONFESSIONS OF A SECOND CLASS CITIZEN or, IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW." If you don't believe me that the "Mexican problem" is a form of slavery, then read it. If you believe me, move on. I've built it a brand new, 'vanilla' webpage, so there aren't any distractions.]
There isn’t time nor space to go into all of the sweat shop conditions under which our goods are now made. Nor, how WalMart is, literally, the largest user of slave labor on planet Earth. Or that the “Party of Lincoln” is now the party of slavery.
I’m going to say that it isn’t over. Not by a long shot, and goddamn you rebel-loving bastards, you racists, you “Christians,” you noble sons of the “Lost Cause.” The cause was slavery, and you NEVER gave it up.
Now you’ve gotten the “confederate flag controversy” into GOP presidential debates?
Bring it on.
We were far too nice for far too long.