Compatriot under fire!
The aroma of fried chicken and biscuits roused the appetite of over 2,500 people as the country sounds of Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, and Johnny Cash played over the loudspeakers. It was the annual “Festa Confederada”-the “Confederate Party”-an annual celebration of southern heritage held each April in Santa Bárbara d’Oeste, in São Paulo, Brazil.
A sign explaining “What the Confederate Flag Really Means” in both English and Portuguese greeted the roughly 2,500 visitors at the entryway of the American Cemetery. Inside, women wearing Antebellum-style hoop skirts square danced with men clad in gray Confederate uniforms. Couples in T-shirts were doing the two-step.
After the WBTS ended in 1865, some 8,000 to 10,000 Southern soldiers and their families left the defeated Confederacy and went to Brazil. In São Paulo state, they established a somewhat culturally homogeneous community that maintained its southern traditions for generations. Their descendants still celebrate them to this day. But for the first time, this year, just outside cemetery grounds, stood black activists protesting the April 28 party with signs and banners saying, “Down with the Confederate flag.”
Brazil’s Confederados continue to speak English and to practice their Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian faiths, introducing “Protestantism” to the Catholic country. The “American Cemetery” was established because their ancestors were laid to rest-as “Protestants,” in other words, they were barred from burial alongside Catholics. The “Fraternity of American Descendants” has for years held a low-profile, annual celebration of their southern heritage which for decades has been uncontroversial.
But recently, professor Claúdia Monteiro of UNEGRO, “leader” of Brazil’s national Unified Black Movement, have declared the “Confederados” to be “racists” and the Fraternity of American Descendants to be a “hate group.”
Brazilian media outlets are reporting that “100 civil society groups from across the country” have “signed a manifesto criticizing” Festa Confederada as a “white supremacy” gathering and calling on the government to end it.
CANADA “INVESTIGATING” BATTLE FLAG THEFT/BURNING
In Melville the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are investigating the theft and burning of a Confederate Flag.
RCMP is investigating after a video was posted to social media showing someone who claimed to have removed the controversial flag displayed above a Kelliher home and burned them.
“On May 9, 2019, Melville RCMP was made aware of…Confederate flags flying on an old television receiver tower attached to a residence in the community of Kelliher,” said Monday’s RCMP news release.
The RCMP were dispatched to the home where they told the occupants of the house that it was not illegal to fly the flags and police were not acting in an enforcement role, but rather as a voice for community concerns.
“The owner of the residence had verbally agreed to removing the flags as soon as the rain had stopped as they stated it was dangerous to climb the tower when it was wet,” the release continued, adding RCMP officers were “confident” the matter was in the process of being resolved “without further incident.”
But an investigation is now underway in response to the Facebook live video of the flag burning. Posted early on Saturday morning, the video has gone viral, with 533 shares, more than 250 comments and 27,000 views as of Monday afternoon.
“I believe that I stood for something right,” wrote Caleb Beaudin, whop has not yet been charged by RCMP, in a Facebook comment on Saturday afternoon in reference to the alleged burning. “I’m not scared to get charged I have all of Canada and some people from the states standing behind me.”
TEXAS CITY ABOUT TO BECOME HERITAGE BATTLEGROUND
The real meaning and symbolism of the Confederate Battle Flag was the major topic at Tuesday’s Corpus Christi City Council meeting.
The discussion was prompted by complaints about the Flag being displayed earlier this month in the Buc Days Parade.
The conversation included the American Federation of Teachers President Nancy Vera requesting that schools have sensitivity training. Her request was prompted by her discovery of a video showing a Tuloso-Midway High School student wearing a shirt with the Confederate Flag on it.
Any readers we have living in or near Corpus Christi need to start making a habit of attending the City’s council meetings.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS AFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
Doris Day, one of Hollywood’s most popular stars of the 1950s and ’60s who I best remember as Calamity Jane died Monday morning. She was 97.
On Tuesday morning, Tim Conway, the beloved actor who is perhaps best known for his starring role on The Carol Burnett Show, I will always remember him as Ensign Parker on McHale’s Navy, died at the age of 85.
Jimmy Carter recovering from surgery
The 39th president underwent surgery for a broken hip after falling near his Georgia home on Monday. The 94-year-old former President was turkey hunting. In a statement from the Carter Center: “President Carter said his main concern is that turkey season ends this week, and he has not reached his limit.”
MILE “HIGH” CITY DOES IT AGAIN
Perhaps no city in U.S. has been at the forefront of the debate over legalizing marijuana more than Denver. Now, the city has voted to legalize hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Monsanto ordered to pay over $2 billion to California couple
A California jury on Monday awarded a historic $2.055-billion verdict against agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. in a case brought forward by a couple who claimed that the company’s weed killer Roundup caused their cancers. This is the third such courtroom loss for Monsanto in California since August.
Alabama Senate passes bill outlawing abortion
The near-total ban on abortion is the US’ most restrictive to date, and follows a similar law in Georgia that bans abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill on Wednesday evening.
SHERIDAN THE WAR CRIMINAL
by Al Benson, Jr.
Al Benson, Jr., is the Editor of the Copperhead Chronicle. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South.
Clifford Dowdey, in his book The History of the Confederacy 1832-1865 had some commentary about the subject of this article, Philip H. Sheridan and it was not particularly complementary. Mr. Dowdey noted of Sheridan that he “…was an undersized man (five feet three) with an oversized head, in all ways…But Grant perceived in the man a quality he wanted in his all-out, no-holds-barred war of total conquest. The Sheridans, Milroys, and Hunters had a different kind of arrogance from the neo-princelings of the Cotton South. They had the arrogance of unrestrained might. Without regard for rights-of belligerants or fellow citizens or even of the so-called ‘human rights,’ let alone of the Union-these bully boys had a lust for physical violence and wanton destruction.”
In other words, Sheridan and Sherman and others of their ilk were going to wage total, unrestrained war on the South, both on civilians as well as soldiers, not because it was right, but because they could do it and get away with it. He noted all this on page 321 of the above mentioned book.
He also wrote another book, somewhat in the same vein, called Lee’s Last Campaign which was the story of Lee’s 1864 campaign against Grant. Both were excellent books and I recommend them if they are still available. In this book he also commented about Sheridan. On page 219 he said:: “Only recently promoted from command of an infantry division, Sheridan saw in his weaker opponent (Stuart) the opportunity both for advancement and for the expression of his pugnacious assertiveness. Of him it could never be said, ‘It’s how the game is played that counts.’ Winning was everything to him; he wanted to beat people, to dominate by will or authority or physical force. A bully-boy with the weapons and sanction of power behind him, he personally hated Southerners of a privileged background.” He probably hated most other Southerners too.
During the Indian Wars of the late 1860s and 1870s he commented that “the only good Indian is a dead Indian.” So he must have hated the Indians too, and he certainly could not claim they were privileged Southerners. So Sheridan was not only jealous, but he was a bully in the bargain. So let’s don’t “be nice” to him and try to pass over these attributes of his. He was what he was, unattractive as it was. The man got his kicks pushing people who could not always fight back around.
Awhile back I came across an article by James Bovard that was published on February 2, 2015 on www.militaryhistory.com called Sheridan’s Scorched Earth Campaign-The Union Army’s Forgotten War Crime. Mr. Bovard observed, of the War of Northern Aggression that “While popular historians have recently canonized the war as a veritable holy crusade to free the slaves, in reality civilians were intentionally targeted and brutalized, particularly in the final year of the conflict. The most dramatic forgotten atrocity of the Civil War occurred a little more than 150 years ago when Union General Philip Sheridan laid waste to a hundred mile swath of the Shenandoah Valley leaving vast numbers of women and children at risk of starvation. Surprisingly, this scorched earth campaign has been largely forgotten, foreshadowing how subsequent brutal military operations would also vanish into the Memory Hole…Grant ordered Sheridan to ‘do all the damage to railroads and crops you can…if the war is to last another year, we want the Shenandoah Valley to remain a barren waste.’ Sheridan set to the task with vehemence, declaring that ‘the people must be left nothing but their eyes to weep with over the war’ and promised that, when he was finished, the valley, ‘from Winchester to Staunton will have little in it for man or beast’.” To put it bluntly, he planned on starving out the civilian population, as the war effort left almost no one else there except for whatever armies came through.
And because those civilians lived in a state that had legitimately seceded from the glorious Union “Sheridan acted as if they had automatically forfeited their property, if not their very lives.” To be fair, not all the Union soldiers were totally on board with what went on. Bovard noted that “An Ohio major wrote in his diary that the burning ‘does not seem real soldierly work. We ought to enlist a force of scoundrels for such work.’…After one of Sheridan’s favourite aides was shot by Confederate soldiers, the general ordered his troops to burn all houses within a five mile radius. After many outlying dwellings had been torched, the small town at the center-Dayton- was spared only after one Federal officer outright disobeyed Sheridan’s order.”
So it seems that, after three years of a war that the Union had not been able to win the Lincoln administration finally decided to adopt the principle of total war to “scourge the South into submission.” And about the same time, Sherida’s fellow bully-boy, Sherman, was spouting about “repopulating Georgia, but only after a “certain class of people-men, women and children” were killed or banishet. No war crimes to see here, folks, just move along-and make sure you buy all those books by Northern “historians” that tell you the war was all about slavery.
Bovard noted that the “carnage inflicted by Sheridan, Sherman, and other Northern commanders made the South’s post-war recovery far slower and multiplied the misery of both white and black survivors.”
Bovard ended his article with a warning for us today. He said: “Since 1864, no prudent American should have expected this nation’s wars to have happy or uplifting endings. Unfortunately, as long as the spotlight is kept off atrocities, most citizens will continue to underestimate the odds that wars will spawn debacles and injustices that return to haunt us.”
And as for wars subsequent to the War of Northern Aggression, with their atrocities being pushed down the Memory Hole, I would recommend the Kennedy Brothers recent book Yankee Empire published only last year by Shotwell Publishing in Columbia, South Carolina.
You have to wonder, with Sheridan’s utter disregard for private property, if he had any of those Forty-Eighter generals under his command that influenced his decision to torch everything in sight in the Shenandoah Valley. The war crimes against Southern civilians have never been treated to any great amount of attention. A couple excellent books have been written about them but they have never received any amount of official attention. We hear all this blather about reparations for slavery when all the slaves have been dead for almost a hundred years. What about reparations for Southern folks who had their property destroyed by the likes of Sheridan and Sherman and whose ancestors, many of them, faced starvation and privation because the Union armies destroyed literally everything they had?
At the risk of sounding negative-don’t hold your breath waiting for any of this to ever be dealt with.
The History of Slavery
by Commander James King
James W. King is the Commander of Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #141 in Albany, Georgia
The history of slavery is as old as human history and is said to still exist in Muslim countries and in Asia. The Bible gives accounts of slavery in Egypt and the Roman empire. Muslims are known to have been involved in slavery from the 700 AD era to the present. The Scandinavian Vikings captured English, Scottish, and Irish people and sold them as slaves in the 793 to 1066 era. From 1440 to 1870 there were 54,200 ship voyages by Portuguese, Spanish, English, French, and Dutch to and from Africa for slaves. An estimated 11 million Africans were captured and enslaved but only about 500 thousand were brought to North America. Four million went to Brazil and 1 million to Cuba and the rest to European possessions in the New world in the Caribbean.
When America got into the slave trade business it started with Massachusetts in 1637 where the 1st American slave ship “The Desire” was fitted out in Marblehead. Massachusetts was the 1st colony to legalize slavery by statute in 1641 at the request of Jewish businessmen but had been enslaving Indians since the Puritans arrived in 1620. Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and New York followed. The port cities of New England grew to prosperity based on the nefarious business. The economic infrastructure of New England depended on the trade. Virtually all slave ships were owned by Jewish Americans. Aaron Lopez was the largest of the slave traders and records show the names of the Slave Ships under his ownership and control. The Jewish DeWolf family owned most of the slave auction houses.
In Virginia from 1607 to 1655 a 7 year servitude existed to pay for the ship voyage to America. Truth can be stranger than fiction. In 1619 20 blacks arrived at Jamestown. Anthony Johnson worked off his servitude and became a Virginia land owner. In 1654-1655 he went before the courts of Virginia (English) and was granted lifetime ownership of fellow black John Casor.
THE FATHER OF SOUTHERN SLAVERY WAS A BLACK MAN.
The Southern states initially tried to resist slavery but Southern planters succumbed to sales pressure from the Yankee slave traders. Virginia tried over 30 times to stop slavery but England refused. Slavery was supposed to have never been allowed in Georgia.
BLACKS PARTICIPATED IN SLAVERY.
In the state of LA in 1860 there were at least six free blacks 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 blacks owned slaves. Six of them owned ten or more. Mistress L. Horry, of South Carolina owned 84 slaves in 1830. In 1830 one fourth of the free black 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 albeit some were family members purchased.
When the slave trade became unprofitable the hypocritical New England Yankees accused the South of grave moral sin. Slavery was a dying institution in the South and orderly emancipation was taking place. Radical Fanatical criminal corrupt New Englanders demanded instant abolition and 68 of 117 Republican politicians signed a resolution supporting terrorism against the South. All wars are fought over land, resources, money, and power. The upcoming Yankee Morrill tariff tax of 47-51% was one of the main reasons for Southern secession and was the only reason Lincoln invaded the South. Northern Industrialists and bankers refused to give up the 60 to 70 million dollars they were getting annually from an unfair sectional tariff tax from which the South was being forced to pay 75 to 85% of the money to operate the Federal Government. And 10% tariff rates in Southern ports would have put the Northern ports out of business.
Two years into the War for Southern Independence (aka Civil War) Lincoln brought in the slavery issue to prevent England and France from supporting the CSA. Since Southern surrender in 1865 Yankee lies and propaganda have successfully placed virtually all responsibility for American slavery on the South. The Confederate flag nor the flag of any Southern colony or state ever flew over any slave ship but the U.S. flag “The Stars and Stripes” flew over many. The above references to Jewish slave traders should not be considered as an anti-Semitic statement and in no way places blame on today’s Jewish Americans.
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THE BILL OF NON-RIGHTS
by Lewis Napper
A computer programmer from Mississippi, Lewis Napper was a candidate for the U.S. Senate during the 2000 election cycle. He ran as a libertarian. He wrote the following in 1993 after listening to a speech by Hillary Clinton
‘We the sensible people of the United States, in an attempt to help everyone get along, restore some semblance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe, promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great-great-grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordain and establish some common sense guidelines for the terminally whiny, guilt-ridden, delusional. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights.’
You do not have the right to a new car, big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is guaranteeing anything.
You do not have the right to never be offended. This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone — not just you! You may leave the room, turn the channel, express a different opinion, etc.; but the world is full of dummies, and probably always will be.
You do not have the right to be free from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer to make you and all your relatives independently wealthy.
You do not have the right to free food and housing. Americans are the most charitable people to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation after generation of professional couch potatoes who achieve nothing more than the creation of another generation of professional couch potatoes.
You do not have the right to free health care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public housing, we’re just not interested in public health care.
You do not have the right to physically harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don’t be surprised if the rest of us want to see you get the blue juice.
You do not have the right to the possessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the goods or services of other citizens, don’t be surprised if the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place where you still won’t have the right to a big screen color TV or a life of leisure..
You do not have the right to a job. All of us sure want you to have a job, and will gladly help you along in hard times, but we expect you to take advantage of the opportunities of education and vocational training laid before you to make yourself useful.
You do not have the right to happiness. Being an American means that you have the right to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier if you are unencumbered by an overabundance of idiotic laws created by those of you who were confused by the Bill of Rights.
This is an English speaking country. We don’t care where you came from, English is our language. Learn it!
You do not have the right to change our country’s history or heritage. This country was founded on the belief in one true God. And yet, you are given the freedom to believe in any religion, any faith, or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and history, sorry if you are uncomfortable with it.
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
One of our subscribers is under fire. During the fight over the Silent Sam Confederate monument at UNC, the North Carolina Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans was on the front lines, defending the statue as a symbol of proud southern heritage. The division’s commander, Kevin Stone, was standing at the front of the column. Stone’s has also led a recent effort to place mega-sized Confederate flags in every county in the state. Stone is also the State’s probation officer assigned to Chatham County.
A group of “concerned citizens” has recently submitted an “open letter” to leaders at the Department of Public Safety urging Stone’s dismissal as an officer of the court:
“It is obvious how Mr. Stone’s unconcealed affinity for the racist values of the old Confederacy are in conflict with exercising his job responsibilities fairly and impartially,” the letter says in part. “The idea that he personally holds substantial influence over the fates of many people of color on probation is an affront to basic values of equal justice under the law.”
In a statement from DPS Director of Community Corrections Tracy Lee, the agency said it is investigating:
“The NC Department of Public Safety is aware of the concerns raised in the letter. We take these allegations very seriously,” Lee said. “Community Corrections is looking into the matter and will take actions deemed most appropriate. The department expects its employees to maintain high ethical and moral standards.”
Mark Edwards, a Criminal Defense Attorney in Durham is threatening that if Commander Stone is not dismissed from his position that it is just a matter of time before he ends up on a witness stand in a trial involving one of Edwards’ clients. At that trial Edwards says: “I’m going to start nailing him on his personal beliefs.”
I do not know how our readers can support Commander Stone? Perhaps a kindly worded email to Director Tracy Lee would be a start. firstname.lastname@example.org – please note, Tracy Lee is a man and he is black.
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