Attempted Murder of the Truth
I started to call this “The Murder of Truth”, but then after rethinking the issue, can truth actually be murdered?  As long as there are those of us who know the truth, and are willing to communicate it, the truth will continue to live.  Even with all of the attacks upon all things Confederate and Southern in the attempt to completely wipe out our culture, history, and symbols, those attacks only serve to strengthen the resolve in many of us, and, hopefully, awakens a need in many to determine just what actually is the truth.
In recent weeks we have seen wave after wave of attacks on the Confederate Battle Flag, Confederate monuments, even graves of our Confederate heroes. Even here in Tulsa, we have a new historical plaque that refers to “The War of Southern Aggression”.  Joining in on these attacks have been “Southern” (and I use that term loosely) politicians eager to show that they are “not racist” and disapprove of “racist” and “hurtful” symbols of our past.  What they are actually doing is revealing the Judas in their souls by betraying a people whose ancestors fought and died to repel an illegal invasion, one which had nothing to do with slavery, but everything to do with control and subjugation.  They are displaying the Marxist blood in their veins, and pandering and appeasing the historically ignorant so as to get their votes and be re-elected for another term.  These scalawags do not deserve to breathe the same air as the descendants of those who wore the gray in defense of their homes and families. They are accomplices in the attempted murder of the truth.  But the truth is not that easy to kill, even though 150 years of Marxist rewritten history has polluted the minds of millions with lies, slander, and propaganda, more and more people are being enlightened to the truth of our history.  Even in this day of rewritten history being taught, there are still some teachers out there who are teaching the truth, to the dismay of some parents who protest this drifting from the status quo. There are many books available that tell the truth of our history, of Lincoln, and the real reasons the War of Northern Aggression was fought, and how close the North came to losing that war. Though we are seeing numerous, calculated attacks upon our culture and heritage, there are still those of us who will not give in to the cultural terrorists, but will continue to push to get the truth out there to as many people as possible. There are fine organizations, such as the Confederate Society of America, that engage in promoting the true accounts of our history and crush the lies of the enemy with documented facts.  Maybe that is what upsets the cultural terrorists so much, that the facts are not on their side, so they attempt to bury the truth under a mountain of Marxist lies. As long as there are those of us who pass the truth along to posterity, it will continue to survive the continued attempts at murdering it.
So, let us all be vigilant in the defense of our heritage, history, and symbols, and not let the attempted murder of the truth go unanswered.
As President Jefferson Davis said, “Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again.”
May we continue to water that seed and see it grow and spread throughout this land.
Jeff Paulk
Tulsa, OK