From: James King <jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net>
Date: Thu, Apr 21, 2011
Subject:

[FlagFight] Comments-Defense of Confederacy
To: flagfight@yahoogroups.com

Compatriots,
Posted below for information and educational purposes are 7 of my "Letters To The Editor" that I keep saved in my computer and often post as comments to negative and anti-Confederate articles. I posted these as comments to both of the polls concerning the Confederate flag in Dodge county Georgia.
James W. King
Commander
Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 141
Lt. Col. Thomas M. Nelson
Albany Georgia
jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net

The North was Responsible for the Development of Slavery In America. Massachusetts Was The 1st Colony To Legalize Slavery By Statute In 1641. They began enslaving the Pequot Indians shortly after the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620. In Virginia a 7 year Indentured Servitude existed from 1607 until 1654. Anthony Johnson, a free black, went before the courts of Virginia (English Court) and successfully obtained lifetime ownership of John Casor another black man. Thus the father of Southern slavery was a black man. Four New England States, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire Along With New York Were Responsible For The Vast Majority Of The Slave Trade From The Mid 1600’s Until It Ended On April 21, 1861.

On That Date The U.S. Sloop Of War "Saratoga" Captured The Slave Ship "Nightingale" With 900 Slaves Aboard. This Slave Ship Was Owned, Manned And Equipped By The City Of Boston, Massachusetts. The Captain Of The Ship Saratoga Was John Julius Guthrie, A U.S.Naval Officer, Who Soon Resigned And Joined The Confederate Service. This Is A Matter Of Record On File At The Navy Department In Washington. The Last Capture Of A Slaver Was By A Southern Officer And The "Good" People Of Massachusetts Were Engaged In Slave Trading Even At The Beginning Of "The War Between The States" (CIVIL WAR).

The 1st Slave Ship In America "The Desire" Was Fitted Out In Marblehead, Massachusetts. Dubois, A Famous Black Historian Wrote "The American Slave Trade Came To Be Carried On Principally By United States Capital, In United States Ships Officered By United States Citizens And Under The United States Flag."

Mr. Cecil Chesterman, A Distinguished English Historian, In His "History Of The United States" Says On This Point, "The North Had Been The Original Slave Traders. The African Slave Trade Had Been Their Particular Industry. Boston Itself Had Risen To Prosperity On The Profits Of The Abominable Traffic." Mr. Chesterman Asks "What Could Exceed The Hypocrisy Of New England Men Who Reproach The South With Grave Personal Sin In Owning Property Which They Themselves Sold Southerners And The Price Of Which Is Still In Their Pockets".

The South and the Southern Confederacy have been harshly discriminated against and historical facts and figures have intentionally been suppressed. Dishonest Northern historians have unfairly caused Southern and Confederate history and its heroes, memorials, and flags to be regulated to a role of less importance than deserved and to be viewed in a negative perspective by the American public.  The words of Confederate General Patrick R. Cleburne who was killed at the battle of Franklin Tennessee on November 30, 1864 are becoming true. “Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is to late. It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern school teachers; 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…” Political correctness and Socialist – Marxist Revisionism are attacking everything Southern and Confederate on national, state, and local levels all across America.  In 1956 the Georgia Legislature adopted the Confederate Battle Flag in conjunction with the Georgia seal as the official Georgia Flag. The flag represents honor, faith, courage, dignity, integrity, chivalry, Christian values, respect for womanhood, strong family ties, patriotism, self- reliance, limited federal government, states rights and belief in the free enterprise system. It symbolizes the noble spirit of the Southern people, the rich heritage, the traditions of the South and the dynamic and vigorous southern culture. Thus the Confederate flag represents the same virtues and values as the original American Flag, U.S Constitution, and Bill of Rights which were developed and adopted by Americas Founding Fathers who were primarily Southerners from Virginia.

BLACKS PARTICIPATED IN SLAVERY.In the state of LA in 1860 there were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves. Widow C. Richard and her son P. C. Richard owned 152 slaves. Antoine Dubuclet, owned over 100 slaves. In Charleston, SC 125 free Negroes owned slaves. Six of them owned ten or more. Mistress L. Horry, of South Carolina owned 84 slaves in 1830. The facts are in 1830 one fourth of the free Negro slave masters in SC owned 10 or more slaves. According to the U.S. 1830 Census over 3000 free blacks owned over 12,000 black slaves.

The father of Southern slavery was a black man. Anthony Johnson was one of the first 20 blacks to arrive at Jamestown Virginia in 1619 as an indentured servant. From 1607 to 1654 a 7 year indentured servitude existed in Virginia. Being intelligent and industrious Johnson had gained his freedom and in 1654 went before the courts of Virginia (English Courts) and successfully argued that he had lifetime ownership of another fellow black, John Casor. Thus began Southern slavery in 1654. Massachusetts had been the first colony to legalize slavery by statute in 1641.

THE NORTH DOES NOT DESERVE THE MORAL HIGH-GROUND. It was England, Spain, Portugal, Holland, and the American colonies (later states) of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and New York that brought the slaves to America. So if you want to hate a flag—hate these flags including the U.S. flag–the Stars and Stripes. No slave was ever brought to America under the Confederate flag. The 5 aforementioned Northern colonies/states had state owned and privately owned fleets of ships engaged in the slave trade. In colonial days the economic infrastructure of the port cities of New England depended on the slave trade. Furthermore, Jewish Americans, who are now some of the most outspoken critics of the Old South and Confederacy were among the most heavily involved in the slave trade.

The Confederate States of America and the Old South was a classical civilization with colleges and universities, art and literature, world class architecture, politics with superior statesmen, and a fine military. It was driven by slave labor just as the classical civilizations of Egypt, Greece, and Rome were. Regardless, slavery was a dying institution and virtually all educated Southerners knew this. It had ended peacefully in the rest of the Western Hemisphere but in America the Northern radicals, fanatics, zealots, and industrialists used it as a scapegoat to attack and subjugate the Southern states for the cause of empire and to exploit the South’s resources. The famous English writer Charles Dickens stated " The Northern onslaught upon Southern slavery is a specious piece of humbug designed to mask their desire for the economic control of the Southern States". The Confederacy deserves to be honored, remembered and respected.  All wars are fought over 4 things: Money, Land, Resources, and Power.

Passing Jim Crow laws was the most NON-VIOLENT action the South could have and did take to stop the astronomical rise of black crime that occurred as former slaves moved from farms and plantations to towns and cities. It was brought on by the horrors and excesses of so called reconstruction which was actually the plunder, pillage, and rape of the Southern states. White and black Southerners got along fine and respected each other until reconstruction. Yankees have always done their best to drive a wedge between white and black Southerners for political gain. Uncle Sam’s terrorist organization –the Union League or Loyal League terrorized white Southerners and acted as war lords with armies of former slaves incited to do their dirty work–murder, burning houses and barns, killing livestock, poisoning wells, committing theft and rape. This Yankee terrorist organization murdered or whipped conservative blacks who refused to join and participate. The
atrocities of the Union or Loyal League caused the rise of the KKK which was a resistance organization no different from the French resistance in World War II. Yankee reconstruction broke up black families by passing a law that only 1 black male could live or remain on a farm or plantation (exodus law). This was enforced by the Yankee military occupation forces.  Read the 752 page book "THE SOUTH UNDER SIEGE 1830-2000" by Frank Conner. It is available from Amazon.com This book explains the relationship of North and South from colonial times to the present. It is one of the most politically incorrect history books ever written.  Many people criticize the South because they do not know and understand the facts. The Northern liberal socialist historians that write the American history books have intentionally left out facts that reflect negatively on the North and they have hyped facts and misinformation that reflect negatively on the South.

Individuals, groups, and organizations who denounce the Confederate States of America, the Confederate flag, and the celebration of Confederate Memorial Day appear very ignorant, biased, and hypocritical. I assume they totally support the United States of America, the U.S.flag and U.S. Memorial day.

In claiming that the Confederate flag represents slavery and racism they make no comparison to the U.S. flag (Stars & Stripes) and to the history of the United States of America. Slavery began in the North in Massachusetts. Soon after the Pilgrims landed they began enslaving the Pequot Indians. In 1641 Massachusetts was the first colony to legalize slavery by statute. The five states that imported slaves in the colonial era were Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and New York. The slave trade was still in operation at the beginning of the War Between the States and the slave ship "Nightingale" was captured by Capt. John Julius Guthrie, who soon became a Confederate naval officer, on April 21, 1861. It was registered to the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Thus the slave trade in America was carried on under the U.S. flag and the flags of the Northern colonies and states with U.S. money. The U.S. flag flew over slavery for 90 years as compared to 4 for the Confederate flag. New York City had the second highest slave population in the U.S.

The Confederate Flag and the United States Flag are judged by different standards and criteria, and are not held to the same levels of accountability. In analytical science and weights and measures, comparisons are made against known standards. However, in politics comparisons are never made in a fair and impartial manner.

In order to understand the hypocrisy, ignorance, and bias that have been directed against the Confederate Flag, it is necessary to use the U.S. Flag (Stars and Stripes) as a standard of comparison. The purpose of this comparison is not to berate or disparage the U.S. Flag, but rather to prove that the Confederate Flag has received unfair and unequal treatment.

The genocide and racial cleansing of the American Indians took place under the U.S. Flag. The U.S. Flag flew over an unconstitutional and criminal war conducted against The Confederate States of America. Abraham Lincoln conducted this war for the benefit of wealthy Northern industrialists. Slaves were imported from Africa to America primarily by five Northern States: NY.,MA.CT.,NH.,and RI. The Confederate Flag was not involved. Finally, the U.S. Flag flies over a nation that has murdered an estimated 50 million babies by abortion.

Political Correctness has been used to attempt bans of The Confederate Flag from schools, parades, public and private property, and even historical monuments and sites.

The Confederate flag represents Constitutional Limited Federal Government, States Rights, Resistance to Government Tyranny, and Christian Values and Principles. To say that it represents racism and bigotry is a negative and shallow interpretation comparable to saying the U.S. flag represents the genocide of the American Indians and abortion.

Contact me at jkingantiquearms@bellsouth.net to request my article "The 10 Causes Of The Civil War".