Memphis falls, one more time S.C.V.-U.D.C. Southern strategy fails!
Once again the Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy were inept in their political skills, and Forrest falls!
by Mark Vogl
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
I can’t help but see a parallel or connection between the fall of America now, the fall of this nation and its heritage, and the assault on Southern heroes, culture, and pride. The battle in America, over America’s future is corrupted by a Republican Party infiltrated with Liberals, globalists, neo-conservatives and most importantly interests that are NOT American. There is no defender of the American Way. President Obama and the Liberals have broken the conservative line and now run like Patton’s tanks in the rear destroying the cultural, social and political infrastructure of a nation.
Our children are losing their American inheritance and legacy because this generation is fool enough to trade it for one more government subsidy, one more check.
In the case of the United States, its guardians, the Armed Forces have been removed from the fight. The battle for America is not off on some distant sand dune. It’s right here, on the border with Mexico and in the corporate boardroom where the word patriotism has long ago been filed in archives, never to be heard again. (Well, maybe if some evil force threatens the corporations overseas holdings, than patriotism may be resurrected.) The fight is in the classroom where American history is revised to erase the role of God and His glories. The battle is for the "hearts and minds" of today’s "diverse" population. Every trick Satan can use, every sin allowed in human secularism is applied to corrupt and dupe the next generation. Materialism is ujnshackled from the discipline of work, so that all can be had simply for your soul. (The movie Damn Yankees comes to mind, a strange coincidence of double meanings.)
The Tea Party is a reaction to this domestic covert attack on America’s homeland. Unfortunately, too many of today’s Americans simply don’t have time, or the consciousness to see their inheritance being squandered and shipped overseas. The spirit that was America is about gone, the flickering candle held by a resolute small band of patriots who saw this moment coming long ago.
In the South, a land that withstood defiantly Union occupation despite Appomattox for generations, the situation is similar. The people of the South are so infiltrated by a diverse migrant population that was never assimilated into Dixie. But even more disappointing are the Southerners who reject their own history, their own legacy. Embarrassed by the American sin of slavery, many Southerners have no idea of the greatness of the South, of its role in the creation of the United States. Southerners watch with relief as the walls of the South, the monuments, the flags, the music, the history of a great people is slowly taken down.
On the 150th Anniversary of the great fight for Southern Independence the enemies of the South, and coincidentally of America are on the offensive savaging the South once again. Most recently in the City of Memphis, the enemies of human liberty strike once again. In one broad swipe at the heart of Dixie, three Confederate Parks are re-named.
The veterans of Lee’s Army, and the armies which defended the South against an aggressive occupying Northern invasion took great pains to pass on to their progeny the Cause for which they fought. Lt. General Stephen D. Lee of the Confederate States Army, speaking to the first members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans issued a challenge, a Charge to vindicate the Cause and the South. When General Lee issued this Charge, he did not see men in Confederate uniforms marching in parades, or firing blanks at cemeteries. The words of the Charge are not about remembering the past, but rather shaping the future. The Charge is about bringing to life the America the ragged rebels strove so hard to create.
For Yankees, and those influenced by Yankee propaganda, that America was racially based, with a continuation of slavery at its core. But for the Southerner, for men of Liberty we know that is not what the Southern blood was spilled for. We know that white and black, yes black, fought for an idea conceived in 1776. These men, and their families, black and white, looked towards a nation where people could rule themselves under the protection and guidance of Almighty God; a Judeo – Christian God. These men of Dixie fought for the eternal aspiration of self – rule, peace, prosperity based in the land God provided.
The Charge is very specific in its instructions to the inheritors of Southern patriotism and valor:
To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the Cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations.
Even the Charge as it is read now is abbreviated from Lee’s original. The original continued:
Are you also ready to die for your country? Is your life worthy to be remembered along with theirs? Do you choose for yourself this greatness of soul? Not in the clamor of the crowded street, Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, BUT in ourselves are triumph and defeat…"
This last part of the Charge, removed some years ago, reflects the grit, the determination of the men who wore gray. It points to both their willing sacrifice and the heights to which their spirit soared. It was a challenge to their sons, can you be as dedicated as we?
This Charge is NOT a call to arms, but rather a call to peaceful, but determined political action. It is a call to the generations of Dixie to forward the colors of Liberty, to bring about social change that will make the state, and not the federal government, the most important level of government. It is a call to listen carefully to the Constitution and to fear the tyranny that can and is being created in Washington.
Alas, the heritage organizations of the South, the political parties of the nation have been infiltrated by special interests. The people have lost their voice, the meaning of the foundations of this nation, and of these organizations have been erased by those who have a different agenda. In the heritage organizations they are "the grannies." They are the people whose purpose is to domesticate the Southerner, to remove the fiery spirit that once flourished in the land of Dixie.
The parallels are clear, and the mutual collapse of both the United States and the South are evident.
I have asserted for a long time that the lack of vigilance in the S.C.V. has ramifications for all America. If the S.C.V. is not diligent in its purpose, it reflects a decline of character in all Americans. If those who descend from heroic patriots are sheepish in their duty, will that not lower the standard for all?
Memphis is not a turning point, but merely a continuation of the dismemberment of the United States – not in physical terms, but much more importantly in terms of its internal soul. It is one more example of rejecting the American past and traditions. It is the epitome of the Obama agenda. America is committing suicide, and by not exercising those rights that all not-for-profits enjoy to influence the actions of government, the Southern heritage organizations are complicit in the death of freedom.
©2013 Mark Vogl