On December 19th The Washington Post published two letters to the Editor by Earl Schaffer of Severna Park and Jerome A. Paulson of Alexandria bth blathering on that Confederate Battle Flags should not be allowed in Cemeteries, not even on the graves of Confederate veterans.
ALSO ON THE 19th
New York’s Times Union newspaper ran an article by Nicole Maurantonio condemning Confederate themed Christmas ornaments. She was particularly critical of ornaments from Georgia’s Stone Mountain.
SPEAKING OF STONE MOUNTAIN
The Georgia Park is managed by the same company that manages Dolly Parton’s Dollywood. And speaking of Dolly…the Tennessee Capitol currently displays eight busts of historical figures, including Nathan Bedford Forrest. There has been a lot of activity recently calling for the removal of the Forrest bust.
Now Republican representative Jeremy Faison is calling on the Legislator to not only remove the Forrest bust but to replace it with one of Dolly Parton.
There are about 50,000 signatures on a petition calling for Tennessee governor Bill Lee to move Forrest’s bust, but it could still take a while for Tennesseans to see a bronze Dolly Parton in the Capitol because before that action is taken, the State Capitol Commission and the Tennessee Historical Commission would both have to vote.
ANOTHER SILENT SAM SETTLEMENT UPDATE
Judge Allen Baddour in Orange County ruled that the University of North Carolina students represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law lacked standing to force their way into the legal case that granted possession of the “Silent Sam” statue to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, along with $2.5 million in university money for its upkeep.
The consent judgment was worked out by the UNC Board of Governors and the North Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Critics had questioned how the deal was quietly struck in a way that allowed the lawsuit and settlement to be filed in quick succession and then approved by Baddour just before Thanksgiving.
Last week Friday, attorney Mark Dorosin argued on behalf of the students seeking to intervene that the SCV had filed a “meritless” lawsuit in collaboration with the statewide university governing board so that it could be hastily settled and approved by a judge.
Press Millan, a lawyer representing the Board of Governors, argued that no students or faculty had been harmed by the deal so they shouldn’t be given standing to intervene.
While Judge Baddour said the students lacked standing to intervene, he also asked the SCV and Board of Governors for more information about whether SCV had standing to file the lawsuit in the first place. Another hearing is expected at a later date when the Judge may, in what will be a gross abuse of power strike the deal despite his lack of authority to do so.
OREGON DISTRICT BANS FLAG
The school board in Josephine County’s rural Three Rivers district has tentatively approved a dress code that bans clothing bearing the Confederate Battle Flag and other images associated with “hate groups.”
District officials say the move is meant to minimize disruptions after one boy refused to remove a sweatshirt bearing the Confederate symbol and was subsequently handed an in-school suspension. The boy’s parents contended the image is a symbol of heritage.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS AFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
WILL HE DIE IN PRISON WAITING FOR A PARDON?
Paul Manafort is in a Pennsylvania hospital for a “cardiac event” according to ABC News citing two sources, former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort “has been recovering since last Thursday in a local Pennsylvania hospital under the watch of correctional officers.”
MORMONS TAKING THE “FAITHFUL”
According to The Washington Post , a whistleblower alleges that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has amassed $100 billion in a tax-free charitable fund, which members thought would be used for donations. The “church” did not respond to the allegations.
DREAMING OF A WET WET CHRISTMAS
Thousands of people in the Philippines are experiencing a wet and gloomy Christmas after Typhoon Phanfone brought heavy rains, strong winds and flash floods to the region.
NO CHRISTMAS PRESENT FROM KIM THIS YEAR
President Trump did not seem concerned Tuesday when asked about the threat of a “Christmas present” from North Korea if the U.S. doesn’t roll back economic sanctions on the country by the end of the year.
“Maybe it’s a nice present,” Trump told reporters at an event at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. “Maybe it’s a present where he sends me a beautiful vase, as opposed to a missile test.”
“NEW” OLD DOMINION – MADE IN RED CHINA
Al Benson, Jr. , is the Editor-in-Chief of The Copperhead Chronicle .
He is also a regular feature writer for The Southern Patriot , The Dixie Heritage Letter , and other pro-Southern publications.
He is a proud member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Confederate Society of America, and the League of the South.
For the last few years now, some of us have watched with a degree of alarm as the entire northern half of the state of Virginia seemed to be tilting more and more to the left. At first I thought this was probably due to the fact that lots of people who worked in Sodom on the Potomac had moved over into northern Virginia and had strongly influenced the demographics there. Others felt the same way and that was and is part of the problem–but not all of it by a longshot.
Seems that there was lots of political activity going on in the Old Dominion that many of us were not even aware of. Which goes to show you that no matter how much you try to keep on top of things, you can never keep up with all of it. And the older you get the harder it gets. Which is one reason we need more up and coming young folks to come along and stand in the gap–and mostly they are not there.
Just this week I read an article from The New American magazine for November 22, 2019 by C. Mitchell Shaw. Mr. Shaw interviewed long time political analyst Trevor Loudon, who explained why things are not all that kosher anymore in the Old Dominion.
Mr. Shaw noted: “Virginia, known–among other nicknames–as the birthplace of a nation, has a long history steeped in the pursuit of liberty. Now, with the results of recent elections, Virginia is in the hands of Democrats for the first time since 1993.” There was a time, decades ago, when that would not have been all that bad. But with the flagrant leftism of the current Democratic Establishment, it ain’t all that good.
Mr. Shaw observed that: “This switch from Red to Blue is the result of years of work on the part of pro-Chinese communists and well connected ‘fellow travelers.’ In fact, the co-executive director of a group with pro-Chinese Communist connections openly claimed credit for flipping Virginia, stating that the plan for socializing Virginia was ‘put in motion years ago.’ That co-executive director is Tram Nguyen and her organization is New Virginia Majority (NVM). Nguyen’s boast took the form of a November 6 op-ed piece for the New York Times.”
Nguyen said that her group has spent the past twelve years “to reach voters of all colors, women, low-income workers and young people where they are, which has made it possible for us to develop a robust base of support along Virginia’s so-called Urban Crescent from Northern Virginia to Hampton Roads.”
And Mr. Shaw stated: “So NVM targeted minority neighborhoods (which are statistically lower-income neighborhoods) with a pitch for voter registration and an increased voter turnout tied to the promise of more money and benefits from the public till. The result was exactly what they hoped for. Those newly-minted, low-information voters turned out en masse and placed Virginia squarely in the clutches of the Democrats.” And don’t forget, the key term here is “low-information voters.”
This was exactly what the NVM wanted–low-information voters who didn’t know upside down from inside out and who wanted lots of free stuff handed to them. And Shaw accurately observed that: “To refer to NVM as having pro-Chinese communist connections is no exaggeration. As Trevor Loudon revealed in a recent article on the groups activities leading to the Virginia upset, NVM’s pedigree includes pure-bred Maoist elements. Loudon explains that ‘NVM is a front for Liberation Road, known until April this year as Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO), the United States’ most influential Maoist organization.”
There is lots more to Mr. Shaw’s article than I can cover here. And there is quite a bit of info about this out there on the internet. This is not something that was done nor hid “underneath a bushel.”
The real tragedy of all this is that the state of Patrick Henry, R. L. Dabney, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson is now, for all intents and purposes, under the control of Maoist influences using the Democratic Party as a cover for their agenda in Virginia. And don’t kid yourselves that Virginia is the only place their Maoists are at work.
They have groups in North Carolina, Florida, and Arizona so I have heard.
Interesting that they are doing so much here in the Old South, and most of it most folks are totally unaware of. We here in the South really do need to wake up and smell the coffee! Could it be that when the Maoists finally take over here in the South they want to make sure all our monuments, flags, and culture are gone so there will be no problem whatever replacing what we had with what they have?
Something for Southern patriots to reflect on. Could be that all our cultural problems here are not domestic ones.
MODERN COLLEGE “EDUCATION” – THE REAL “PROCESS”
Robert Balaicius is one of the early subscribers to the Dixie Heritage Letter.
Additionally, he is the owner of Sacred Truth Publications, a publishing company that reprints thousands of rare and classic texts. He is also the author of over 100 books.
Rarely does anyone go to college any more to learn—they go to receive a degree; that is, an official piece of paper declaring them to be an “expert” (in fluid “truth” that is continually changing based upon “public opinion” that is INJECTED into the imported “majority”, they being too dull minded to think of it on their own)… it is an indoctrination process.
The colleges since the 1920s were subverted by the communists. The majority of all college graduates who cannot think for themselves are bonafide marxists. They don’t know truth, they don’t care about truth. Like a herd of cattle that has been stampeded, they move mindlessly in the direction in which they were set in motion by their handlers.
Here is a link of someone doing interviews of college students here in the U.S. on one campus—and not one of the students is white (maybe one)… I wonder how many of them have “scholarships” and “grants” paid for by the taxpayers (that is, tacked on to the so-called “National” Debt)…?
Georgetown reportedly costs $60,000 / year. And they are pumping out “graduates” who don’t know that “free health-care” does not mean “FREE”; nor do they know how to do math and figure out how the student loan for a $240,000 degree can be paid off (working at McDonald’s, since a 4-year degree does not insure a job or a better wage) with the “government” taking 20% of your paycheck for “FREE” healthcare, in addition to the 40% they already take (and Social Security, on which you will be later taxed, with the amount you were given also being devalued by about 40% due to inflation as a result of government “counterfeiting” and debt gluttony)—all while trying to keep from being robbed, raped, car-jacked, or murdered on a daily basis (or developing cancer or other disease from government pollution, radiation, vaccinations, contamination of the food and water supply with chemicals, importation of aliens, etc.). It’s a lovely day in the neighborhood…” that is, the “perfect storm” for the destroyers of society.
REMEMBERING HERO AND FLAG SUPPORTER RICHARD JEWELL
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I just finished seeing the movie trailer for the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film Richard Jewell produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and scheduled for US release on Friday, December 13th, starring actor Paul Walter Hauser as the title character. Honestly I can’t wait to see this film, and feel that it should have been made years ago.
At then 20 years old, I witnessed the national tragedy that took place during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia as millions of people worldwide did following the bomb explosion at Centennial Olympic Park . The bombing directly killed 1 person and injured 111 others; another person later died of a heart attack.
The main hero of this tragedy was a security guard and native Georgia resident, Richard Allensworth Jewell (December 17, 1962 – August 29, 2007) who first discovered the explosive device and then helped evacuate people from the area before the device exploded. His actions likely saved the lives of hundreds of people from across the country and the world attending the summer games from injury, or certain death.
However, less than 72 hours later, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the American Media Establishment accused Jewell of planting the bomb himself in order to come off looking like the hero. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution revealed that the FBI was treating him as a possible suspect, based largely on a “lone bomber” criminal profile.
What followed was 88 days of hell for an honorable, compassionate man who protected the lives of complete strangers from a senseless act of domestic terrorism. Despite never actually being charged with the crime, he underwent a senseless “ trial by media ” with great toll on his personal and professional life.
Jewell was subject to constant surveillance and harassment by news reporters with television cameras surrounding his apartment. The FBI thoroughly and publicly searched his home twice, impounded his personal vehicle, questioned his associates, investigated his background, and maintained 24-hour surveillance of him.
In point of fact, when the FBI conducted their search of Jewell’s home and impounded his truck for forensic analysis, the Associated Press at the time made it a special point to emphasize the presence of the Confederate flag on his vehicle as a means to further portray him as a right-wing terrorist.
The flag plate seen on Jewell’s pickup truck was the 1956 Georgia State Flag at the time, which featured the Dixie Cross battle flag design.
At the time during the 1996 Olympic Games, there had been considerable controversy for years over the presence of the Dixie Cross symbol of the Georgia State Flag, which had been incorporated in 1956 by the State Legislature to honor the then upcoming Civil War Centennial (1961-1965). However, the timing of the flag’s presence during the start of the Civil Rights Era led to accusations by politically correct lapdogs (notably the NAACP) that the flag was put there in defiance of progress made against Jim Crow segregation. State records and the testimony of the flag’s designer prove this is not true, none-the-less the controversy persisted, driven by the same left-leaning Establishment media.
Despite all attempts to suppress its presence, the 56 Georgia State Flag (which would not be changed until 2001) was a part of the 1996 Olympic Games and featured on much of the memorabilia. The fact that people from all over the world collected that same memorabilia and seemed to have no trouble with the flag itself was a source of major embarrassment for those who sought to continue demonizing the Dixie Cross and those who honor it at the time.
Richard Jewell, proud Southern man from northern Georgia and apparent supporter of the Dixie Cross banner; the man falsely labeled a domestic terrorist by federal authorities and the media establishment, the Southern redneck — was the perfect patsy.
The media coverage of him was a witch hunt which portrayed Jewell in the worst possible light, and often through hateful stereotypical satire. One outlet referred to Jewell as “Bubba The Bomber” or “Una-Bubba” (a play on left-wing domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski ‘s “Unibomber” name) and his mother as “Una-Mama”. His life as a Southern-born white man living in poorer parts of northern Georgia was put on display, including pictures of his old, run-down home. Considerable mention of him living with doberman dogs and in a home “with the shades constantly drawn” filtered into what passed as news coverage.
With memories of the 1993 Branch Davidian Waco Cult and the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing still fresh in people’s memories, pictures of Jewell wearing camouflage and holding hunting rifles were also portrayed in the media, attempting to cast him as a possible militia-type similar to domestic terrorist Timothy McVeigh .
Such coverage of Richard Jewell is eerily similar to more recent coverage by the same establishment media when portraying people who honor Southern-Confederate historical heritage, though far more subtle.
Whenever the Establishment News Media portrays supporters of the Confederate battle flag, its usually always never in a positive light. Despite the fact that the vast majority of people who honor that flag do so for positive reasons, the media narrative continues to push their self-serving anti-Confederate heritage reactionary agenda.
They never show Confederate heritage supporters volunteering for disaster relief efforts, or people with the Dixie Cross banner on their boats helping flood victims to safety. They never show honorable heritage groups like the Sons of Confederate Veterans donating supplies to victims of natural disasters.
However, read almost any news story about a hate crime, and if a Confederate flag can be found nearby it is mentioned with some throw-away line like: In a neighborhood where the Confederate battle flag is prominently shown….or some variation of that statement in an attempt to link violence to that flag and anyone proud of it, regardless of the situation.
The media almost always evokes the name of the Left’s favorite white supremacist, Dylann Roof, and sites his display of the Dixie Cross in at least one photo. They never show the display of the Dixie Cross by the hundreds of thousands of other Southern-born American people — a number of them people of color — who continue to view the flag positively as a symbol of cultural and regional identity.
The same media and political establishment that tarnished the Confederate battle flag and claimed it helped inspire a senseless act of hatred in 2015 condemned and stereotyped Jewell in 1996, a good and honorable man who saved the lives of hundred if not thousands of strangers no matter the color of their skin or their nationality — a man who admired the flag and the true heritage of duty and honor it stood for.
Ultimately, Richard Jewell was eventually exonerated and right-wing terrorist Eric Rudolph was later found to have been the bomber. Despite this the damage had largely been done and Jewell spent the rest of his short life attempting to rebuild his life and reputation.
As far as I am concerned, the political Left and the white supremacist throwbacks can keep their Dylann Roof; the rest of us will praise our Richard Jewell. It is my hope that Mr. Eastwood’s film helps to further repair the legacy of a real American hero, and an honorable Southern brother.
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Dr. Ed is a pastor, college president, historian, the author of over 30 books, an in-demand public speaker, and the host of two radio shows.
He is an active lobbyist, tirelessly petitioning city, county, state, and federal officials on behalf of our Southern monuments and heritage.
He started Dixie Heritage in March of 2015.
Yesterday was Christmas Eve and I spent the day meeting with a realtor and loading a U-Haul trailer. In the morning I will wake up and drive the first trailer to Maryland. Its a very tiring Christmas.
Since several have asked, YES, our new offices will be in the “South.” The entire State of Maryland is below the Mason-Dixon line. And Maryland would have seceded and joined the Confederacy had Abraham Lincoln not order the Legislators to be drug out of their beds and jailed to prevent them from voting for secession.
Please pray for us as this move is proving more overwhelming than we had originally anticipated. We had housing in place, a very generous offer to borrow a house for 120 days while we shopped for what would be our new home. That arrangement has fallen through. So we will be putting things in storage and checking into a motel for a week and a half before returning to Florida for round two of packing. I am praying we will find a place on this trip. If you know of anyone with a home to sell or rent on the Eastern Shore of Maryland or Virginia please hit reply and eMail me.
In any event, PRAY! We continue to move forward by faith!
This morning, after we opened our presents, I put a rib roast in the smoker. Its a traditional German-Christmas dinner. When I was a kid we always had a Christmas goose, the traditional English dinner. Some years I still put a goose in the smoker with the rib roast. But I didn’t want too many leftovers this year. Anyway, I just pulled the rib roast out of the smoker and once again my wife thinks I am some kind of meat genius. There is really no science to it. In any event, today has been a happy day for our family and I trust it was for you and your’s also.
I am trusting that even the enemies of our heritage will take a few days off for Christmas and there will be nothing eventful to report, that and I’m driving Thursday and unloading Friday. So we are sending what would be Friday’s newsletter out a couple days early.
This is also the last issue of the Dixie Heritage Letter for 2019. I am so excited for 2020 and all that God will do for us and through us. Speaking of which, God blessed with a new to me MacBook that I can take with me to Maryland to work on next week’s newsletter amidst all of my other activities. If you wanted to get an all-year ad spot for 2020 and think we don’t have space, we do. Because I’ll make the space. If you want an ad spot I will insert an additional article each week to make the space for an additional banner. More advertising will equal more content. We also have a space for a monthly (12 spots for year) ad if you’d like to jump on that offer. Act quick!
Merry Christmas Ya’ll,