Where Do Confederate Flag Detractors In Virginia Originally Come From?
by Al Benson Jr.
On Saturday, October 11, 2014 there was an interesting article posted on
http://jerryd14.wordpress.com dealing with the origins of some of the Confederate flag
detractors that have been so active in Virginia in recent months.
The author of the article stated: "It looks kinda suspicious, I mean, I am not a forensics expert, or
crime fighter, nor mind reader, but I can smell a Damn Yankee. It is interesting to see in most of the recent places in Virginia where the Morons, Liberals, Politically Correct …, quite a lot of the players seem to also be Yankee Carpet baggers. Not all, but a lot. Coincidence, not hardly. Yes the old DNA is there, and the author notes that they are "stiff necked, hardheaded, loud,…" and a few other choice adjectives which I will dispense with here, not that I disagree with his observation.
And he observes further: "They come here, smile and tell us how much they so love the South, and worm their slimery selves into employment, take over Southern institutions like rats take over a package of cheese, and begin to change it all to make it like the Hell Hole Northern cesspool they slid down from." This is something most Southern folks don’t stop to think about–the origins of many that run some of their heritage institutions and groups. Now I can’t say that all Northern folks are bad, I am one myself, originally, but in all my years, I have never knowingly harmed or diluted any Southern heritage organization or group. If anything, I lean in the other direction. I’ve had some Southern folks tell me "You’re more Southern than some of the Southerners I know." My wife and I now live in Louisiana and we did not come here to dilute Southern culture, we came to partake of it, and to promote it, and we’ve never felt unwelcome in the South. Unless some sort of family emergency arose, we’d never consider moving back north again.
Unfortunately, though, not all Northern folks take that position, and the author of the jerry14 article notes that the Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is a man from New York state. And he notes the Danvillle, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as a "place for inclusiveness, if you are black, liberal, and politically correct, but no Confederate Flag is desired." Some of you all have probably been reading about the big fuss over the Confederate Flag in Danville just recently. The prominent member on the board of directors at the Danville Museum is a lady named Cara Burton, and the author says: "Where do ya think she was born, Atlanta, Nope, Richmond, unh, uh, let’s try New York again."
He also noted the recent problem at Washington and Lee College and mentions the head man at that school, Mr. Kenneth P. Ruscio. However, Mr. Ruscio doesn’t come from New York–he comes from Red Bank, New Jersey. When a group of black students suddenly became "offended" at a Confederate Flag in the chapel as Washington and Lee, Mr. Ruscio couldn’t get the flag down fast enough. What has happened is that many places of cultural importance in the South have been taken over by Northerners who have no interest in Southern heritage or culture other than dispensing with as much of it as possible. Unfortunately, you’ve got some Southerners that are willing to do the same thing. Wherever they were educated they were made to feel guilty about their heritage and culture and so they have come back to the South to help eradicate as much of it as possible, like good little Yankee wannabees.
I don’t know what you all can do about these folks as they work to dismantle the heritage left to you by your forefathers, but you have got to do something. I don’t know if starting up competing institutions to those you have already lost is an option or not in some cases, but you have got to do something. And whatever you all do, you have got to make sure your leadership has its feet firmly planted in a positive view of Southern culture and heritage.