Friday, November 28, 2014

Southern Thanksgiving

I had a blessed time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

I didn't even work up a respectable rant, so I'm sharing an article by Chris Sullivan, past Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Some of you are, no doubt, aware of the lies with which we were indoctrinated during our school years concerning the Thanksgiving holiday, but many of you probably are not. Our children continue to be brain-washed about the wonderful New England Pilgrims and Puritans, who have ever been a bane of our Southern way of life and culture.


A Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer

By Christopher M. Sullivan
Former Commander-in-Chief, Sons of Confederate Veterans

Modern pundits often credit U.S. President Abraham Lincoln with proclaiming the first Thanksgiving Day. Or, even more prominently, we see the first Thanksgiving Day associated with the Pilgrims who settled at Plymouth Rock, in what is now Massachusetts.

Like so much of what we hear about American history this is simply wrong.

The first Thanksgiving in this country was, in fact, celebrated at Jamestown, Virginia in December 1607. The Berkley Plantation’s charter required that the day of the colonist’s safe arrival, “…shall be yearly and perpetually kept holy as a day of thanksgiving….” The sour-faced Pilgrims were still thirteen years into the future.

Of course, the politically correct love to point to the happy scene of the Pilgrims in their black garb, white collars and stiff hats, sitting at a grand banquet with the ruddy savages, all in all a scene of peace and ethnic tranquility. This joint celebration took place because the Pilgrims’ socialistic economic practices (i.e., a common storehouse) had driven them to the brink of starvation, before the Indians took pity and rescued them. If those Indians had only known . . .

But, despite all the credit incorrectly given to the Pilgrims of New England, it is President Lincoln who is oft credited with the first Thanksgiving proclamation because it began an unbroken string of such acts occurring in late November.

But Lincoln was not even the first president to do so since George Washington had issued such a proclamation in 1789. More to the point for us, Confederate President Jefferson Davis declared Friday, November 15, 1861 as, “…a day of national humiliation and prayer…,” — a full two years before Lincoln’s more famous declaration.

Now, Thanksgiving Day is little more than the opening day of shopping season. In 1861, however, it was a different story.

At the time he issued his proclamation, Pres. Davis understood the enormity of the danger the South was facing and his decision to call upon the, “. . . clergy and the people of these Confederate States to repair on that day to their homes and usual places of public worship, and to implore blessing of Almighty God upon our people, that he may give us victory over our enemies, preserve our homes and altars from pollution, and secure to us the restoration of peace and prosperity” was more than just a platitude. 






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Friday, November 21, 2014

Robin Hood . . . just let the government do the stealing for you

I don’t have anything but rabbit ears for my TV. I have no desire for the expense or the content of cable or satellite. Why should I pay to have a hundred channels and none of them worth watching, when I can have ten channels and none of them worth watching for free?

We do have a local broadcast channel called MeTV that carries old shows from my youth -- from the 50’s forward. I suppose other than the News I watch MeTV as much as anything else.

Last week I saw an old Andy Griffith show that was first aired in 1963. I would have been thirteen years old at the time.

Something in the show really caught my attention and reaffirmed to me that television has been an anti-liberty propaganda tool almost from the beginning. I’m sure there’ve been some worthwhile things on television, I just can’t think of any at the moment.

In this episode entitled “Opie and His Merry Men,” Opie and his friends are playing Robin Hood out in the woods when they come upon a bum. I realize that there are no bums anymore, just “homeless people,” but in 1963 there were still bums. As was the case with most bums back in 1963, this fellow did not work and had absolutely no desire to do so. He did, however, manage to convince Opie and his friends to play Robin Hood in real life and bring him food and other things from their own homes.

When Andy discovers what is taking place, he and Opie have a heart to heart talk in which Andy explains that “stealing is stealing” and that the boys ought not to have taken the things they did and that it was simply against the law. The dialogue then proceeds as follows:

Opie: Robbin’ from the rich to give to the poor . . . We was just doing a good deed.

Andy: We do that all the time, too. We take from the rich and give to the poor, only we do that by law, by taxes. Folks that’s too old or too sick to take care for themselves, and need help we give it to them.

Where I’m from, we would call that socialism, but perhaps that’s just me.

I do believe that we have a Christian obligation to those who truly cannot take care of themselves. But in no way is this a function of government. It is a function of family and church and organized VOLUNTARY charities.

Paul’s words to the saints in Thessalonica are still true:

2Th 3:10-12  For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.  (11)  For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.  (12)  Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

As Andy said, “stealing is stealing,” however, doing it under the cover of law, by legislation or majority vote, still doesn’t make it right. All agree that if I rob my neighbor on the left to feed my neighbor on the right that I am wrong. How is it that when we do the same thing as the corporate entity of government it becomes right?

Sure we all liked Andy, and he was a great fellow, but his words to Opie may help explain that video he made in support of Obamacare in 2008.

It may also explain some of the fruits of tyranny and socialism that we are now harvesting, perhaps as the result of some seeds planted in malleable minds back in 1963.

Thankfully television has greatly improved in the last fifty years! Beware the subtle propaganda of children’s TV.

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Beware the yankee mindset

NOTEI've updated and shared this particular blog on more than one occasion in the past. I've updated it once again [12/03/21] and I've also added a video clip from the movie that I make particular reference to.

In 1999, Ang Lee directed a movie entitled Ride with the Devil. In spite of being an excellent movie, with a stellar cast, including Tobey Maguire and country singer, Jewel, the movie got very little publicity. The deliberate neglect it suffered was almost certainly because it depicted a black Partisan Ranger, Daniel Holt, who was based upon the real-life Black Confederate, John Noland, who proudly rode with Quantrill’s Raiders.

The movie includes a scene that is an excellent description of the yankee mind set.

Let me say that when I refer to “yankees”, I don’t include everyone born north of the Mason-Dixon line. As the preeminent historian, Clyde Wilson said: 
“By Yankee I do not mean everybody from north of the Potomac and Ohio. Lots of them have always been good folks. . . . I am using the term historically to designate that peculiar ethnic group descended from New Englanders, who can be easily recognized by their arrogance, hypocrisy, greed, lack of congeniality, and penchant for ordering other people around. Puritans long ago abandoned anything that might be good in their religion but have never given up the notion that they are the chosen saints whose mission is to make America, and the world, into the perfection of their own image.”
The yankee mind set is the unrelenting determination to makeover everything and everyone into the image of the “exceptional” northern culture and people. And if it proves impossible to reconstruct them, they will be utterly destroyed. At various times in the past, my Confederate ancestors and my Cherokee ancestors were on the receiving end of that yankee mind set. It is that same yankee mindset that is currently attempting to makeover anyone around the globe who does not happen to be exactly like the yankees.
In any case, there is a scene in Ride with the Devil that perfectly sets forth this yankee mind set.

Several of the Partisan Rangers are invited to dinner at the house of Mr. Evans, a confederate sympathizer. After dinner Mr. Evans engages one of the small unit Partisan leaders, John Bull Chiles, in a conversation.

Mr. Evans: You ever been to Lawrence, Kansas young man? 

Jack Bull Chiles: [scoffs] No, I reckon not Mr. Evans. I don't believe I'd be too welcome in Lawrence.

Mr. Evans: I didn't think so. Before this war began, my business took me there often. As I saw those northerners build that town, I witnessed the seeds of our destruction being sown. 

Jack Bull Chiles: The foundin' of that town was truly the beginnin' of the Yankee invasion. 

Mr. Evans: I'm not speakin' of numbers, nor even abolitionist trouble makin'. It was the schoolhouse. Before they built their church, even, they built that schoolhouse. And they let in every tailor's son... and every farmer's daughter in that country. 

Jack Bull Chiles: Spellin' won't help you hold a plow any firmer. Or a gun either. 

Mr. Evans: No, it won't Mr. Chiles. But my point is merely that they rounded every pup up into that schoolhouse because they fancied that everyone should think and talk the same free-thinkin' way they do with no regard to station, custom, propriety. And that is why they will win. Because they believe everyone should live and think just like them. And we shall lose because we don't care one way or another how they live. We just worry about ourselves. 

Jack Bull Chiles: Are you sayin', sir, that we fight for nothin'? 

Mr. Evans: Far from it, Mr. Chiles. You fight for everything that we ever had, as did my son. It's just that... we don't have it anymore. 

Well, there’s still no need for us to care how the yankee lives, but we must stand firm and make clear to them that we will not change the way we live. We will not become yankees.

In the words of our beloved President, Jefferson Davis, “all we ask is to be left alone.” And we must make it very clear that we are not just asking, but that we WILL MOST CERTAINLY be left alone -- one way or the other.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

We've been rescued by the party of Lincoln!

Some folks seem to be giddy over the GOP's victories in the recent election.
Evidently the party of Lincoln will lead us all into the Promised Land.

If you really believe there will be any significant changes, you simply have not been paying attention to the last 150 years or so.

Even considering relatively recent history. Remember Reagan was going to decrease the size of government and close down various cabinet departments like the Department of Education, except he didn't and government only grew larger and more intrusive.

Newt Gingrich promised a "Contract with America" and a restoration of Constitutional government, except it never happened.

When George W. Bush was campaigning for the presidency, he argued against nation building and foreign military entanglements stating: "I'm not so sure the role of the United States is to go around the world and say, 'This is the way it's got to be.'" Then he commenced nation building in the Middle East and telling all the world "This is the way it's got to be."

In 1924, G. K. Chesterton spoke an obvious truth:  “The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. Even when the revolutionist might himself repent of his revolution, the traditionalist is already defending it as part of his tradition. Thus we have two great types -- the advanced person who rushes us into ruin, and the retrospective person who admires the ruins. He admires them especially by moonlight, not to say moonshine. Each new blunder of the progressive or prig becomes instantly a legend of immemorial antiquity for the snob. This is called the balance, or mutual check, in our Constitution.”

You can bank on it -- all that these Republicans will do is consolidate the tyrannical policies instituted by the "progressives." There will be no real change on any of the major issues of the day.

It's time for the restoration of small, local and accountable government, by secession from the Amerikan Empire.

Regardless, the evil empire will collapse soon enough under its own weight. Just pray that you are not crushed under it.

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