Approximately 16 years ago, on the Historic March Across Dixie, alongside many of our Southern family, my brothers and I don in the uniform of the Southern soldier with the Southern Cross in hand, we would make our way thru the Clemson University community; only to be stopped by a member of the Clemson City police and told that we needed a $300,000 insurance policy before we could continue the March to Austin, Texas.
Several hours later after the finagling of the Honorable Attorney Kirk D. Lyons, alongside a very nice policeman, two of us were allowed to cross the bridge into Seneca, South Carolina to begin the journey anew with the others who waited. I would return 5 years later and make the journey again with no problem.
After reading the newspaper accounting attached, I am not only saddening, but disappointed to read so much poppycock. A student from Iran terrified about something she can't even define, and has no business trying.
A student body in the Great State of South Carolina where the War For Southern Independence began turning its back on our ancestors because they have had inculcated in their thinking processes that the men and women of the South should hold their heads down in shame for adhering to the letter of the law of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional law that guided them to make a Stand against the illegal invasion of Lincoln's military into their homeland.
And even worse, continuing the efforts of Northern propaganda to strip Southern blacks of the place of honor earned by them alongside their Southern white family as together they faced this Union hoard burning, raping, plundering, murdering innocent, defenseless old men, women and children with their total warfare strategy.
And perhaps the greatest hypocrisy and insult is to have under graduate students who know next to nothing to put Southern blacks back into the reconstruction period modus operandi by dividing us from our Southern white family as they push forward the greatest lie that they saved us from the worldwide economic institution of slavery and the evil Southern white man.
What these students should have done is to ask their Board of Governors or Regents is to provide a curriculum that teaches the other side of the tunnel vision pushed upon them by the so-called victors of this great war.
My Southern black babies have no idea but should want to know about the Black Confederate soldier and the integrated military he served in; so much different than the segregated and racist military of the North, and the terrors he put his U.S. Colored troops through.
Denzell Washington almost got it right in his Motion picture "Glory." Black Union soldiers being shot at by the white Union soldiers as they returned to their lines, bayonets at their backs as they were forced to the front of the battle lines, the massacre they were forced in at the Battle of the Craters, their wives use as concubine for the white union soldiers, left to die if they were wounded unequal pay for the same job they performed as their white counterparts , and so much more.
During so called Black History Month , my babies black and white are not told about the black civil right organizations that sprang up during the latter days of reconstruction (Pole Bearers Association, United Monumental Association) and the pledge they made to regain and retain the relations and relationship of the only man whoever cared about them, and to never again be duped by any not of the Southern soil.
And , not to forget the words of Rev. Mack Lee, a black Confederate soldier, body servant to the Honorable General Robert E. Lee, educated off the funds given him by the General, and who started the 1st Credit Union in America to help the freed African, started churches in both the South and North;" buy yourself some land, get yourself educated, keep your faith in our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, and above all else, put your trust only in the Southern white man!"
Yet sadly here we are again being duped by those complicit in the worldwide economic institution of slavery somehow telling us how we should feel when we see the flag that our ancestors fought and died for as they earned a place of honor and dignity beside a man they not only called Master, but also family and friend.
And after a Northern media photo shopped a picture of a deranged Dylan Roof holding the Southern Cross, with the help from a weak kneed Governor whose family is from India, we are to believe that the ladies of the Memorial Associations who raised the funds with Southern blacks chipping in for our fallen dead would exclude the red, yellow, white, black and brown members of this integrated military.
Surely there must be someone at this Southern Institution unafraid to teach our babies some truths about the greatest protectors of the Constitution, and by far its greatest patriots.
I must once again don the uniform of the Southern soldier and post his Colors at this school in the State where it all began. Please help me with a tank of gas, a pack of crackers, and a bottle of water as I make mt way. God bless you!
A Loyal Black Southerner
A Member of the Judah P. Benjamin Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans
Member of Save Southern Heritage Florida
Recipient of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis Medal
Chairman of the Board of Advisors Emeritus of the Southern Legal Resource Center
President of Southern Heritage 411
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