From: HK Edgerton <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, Jul 31, 2012
Subject: Is the League of the South a racist or bigot organization ? An Open Letter to Ms.Lunelle / www.southernheritage411.com
To: siegels1 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
Not only over the years, but recently I have been flooded with mail stating that the goals and rhetoric of the League of the South mirrors that of the Ku Klux Klan, and that many of their members have left the organization because of it. However, after a great deal of reflection and first hand knowledge of many of its members and especially many of those in its leadership, I in all honesty cannot draw that conclusion.
Having said, I would love to address their organization again. I believe that they have a courage and sense of commitment to the people of the South that can only be parallel to those who were deemed rebellious in 1861, and this is at the core of the planned ouster of the symbol that defines us as a people; the Confederate Battle Flag. Most Southerners, and arguably Northerners, live in a sense of futility and fear of those who have subjugated the South by arms. And when the League speaks of the need and interest of Southern people, I believe they should not dismiss, or leave behind those of African descent who stood beside their ancestors loyally in their effort for Southern Independence.
Dr. Martin Luther King said that the Negro in America had been issued a bad check marked insufficient funds. All one has to do is to read the CNN report on the status of Black people analogous to other peoples in America. We are still paying the price for standing by our Southern White family. We have been duped and profoundly disengaged from a true sense of social vertical mobility in America, and the educational system gives not to any of our children on either side of the Mason Dixon a truthful assessment of the reasons that cause an honorable people to turn away from the merger that brought them together.
The White man in the South was ready to do right by his Black family, but he faced mounting troubles of his own as those who conquered him used that Black man who had no real knowledge about the workings of the government, or the Constitution meant to make us all to this very day free. We as the Black family of the members of the League of the South have no place to go. Our African homeland has been seized in part by the African thugs whose fathers really enslaved us and those who have seized our lands and call it colonization.
I don’t take exception to any man being racist, because if a man cannot love his own race, then who can he love? I do take a great deal offense to Southern bigotry because I’m Black. The Southern Black mans epitaph should read: "Here is a man who stood by his Southern White family faithfully with dignity before, during and after the War for Southern Independence. And then ask of yourself as did the White Confederate Veterans did; did they not stand by us in all of our endeavors, and should we not stand by them now as they make their way. God bless you.