Appeasing the Enemy
 
From: cwipaulk@earthlink.net
 
Dear Mr. Eckel,

I read your letter in which you state that “Our goal as a Christian organization is to be welcoming to all”.   Why doesn’t “all” ever include us, meaning the SCV, League of the South, Confederate Society of  America, or any other pro-Southern organization?  Just because of a few malcontented, uneducated, bigoted complaining people, you take it upon yourselves to help them not be “offended” by offending those of us who are working hard to preserve the true accounts of our history, and whose ancestors fought and died defending their homeland from an illegal invasion, resulting in the raping, burning, looting, and murder of people and property of the South.
 
I’m sure the perpetrators of cultural genocide upon our beloved South are greatly in your debt for helping them win another battle.  You should re-examine your “Christian ministry of hospitality” and realize that you are appeasing the enemy.  Appeasement is another word for surrender.  Surrendering to the enemy of our culture, history, and symbols is not what our Lord would have us do. Trying to sugarcoat wrong actions under the banner of “Christian ministry” is insulting to those of us who are Christians. The more these misinformed groups are given in to (surrendered to) the more ground we lose, never to be regained.  Education is the key to resolving such matters, but it must be educating with the correct material.  What we have had for 150 years is indoctrination of generations of Americans with rewritten, inaccurate history, so that the South would be made the villain, the North made out to be a hero, and hide the true facts of Lincoln’s illegal and unconstitutional war.
 
Instead of surrendering to a few uneducated misfits, encourage them to become educated with the truth.
 
Sir, you folks have done a great disservice to the memory of General Lee, and all who wore the Confederate uniform, be he black or white.
 
I leave you with this quote, “Any society which suppresses the heritage of its conquered minorities, prevents their history, and denies them their symbols, has sewn the seed of its own destruction."    Sir William Wallace, 1281
 
Deo Vindice
 
Jeff Paulk
Tulsa, OK