Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Sons of Confederate Veterans offering the book, "The Negro, The Southerner's Problem," for sale.

This is the link to the page.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/the-negro-the-southerners-problem.html

This book is recommended in the Sons of Confederate Veterans merchandise catalogs as "thoughtful."

It is one of America's most notorious racist books.

The section I have put online is about Page's thoughts on rape and African Americans being rapists.

I am going to read these sections and make them available as podcasts.


Friday, October 18, 2019

Stephen D. Lee, "The Charge," Lynching and African Americans as rapists

This is going to be a podcast and a Vlog and there will be a part 2 about this which will also be a webpage, podcast and a VLOG.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/stephen-dill-lee-and-the-charge.html

Will update this page with the links to the other items.

You can however go to

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_TBuNDUeTcx0e2SlYfCYqw

and

http://newtknight.libsyn.com/

And subscribe and be kept up to date.

Don't forget our Facebook page Deracialize the Landscape

https://www.facebook.com/groups/661267871019209/


Thursday, October 17, 2019

What is neo-Confederacy? Podcast

This is the link to the podcast.

http://newtknight.libsyn.com/what-is-neo-confederacy

I am building up a set of podcasts to get the word out to the public. I am seeing downloads already. I think initially it will start slow and then build up.




Refuting African American defenders of Confederate memorialization

New podcast is done and is online. In this case I used the letter to the editor of Maryland Lt. Gov. Rutherford defense of keeping which makes the Confederacy equal to the United States of America in the Maryland statehouse. A lot of the argumentation might apply to any defender of Confederate junk, but there are some specific items regarding African American defenders of Confederate memorialization.

http://newtknight.libsyn.com/newscast-20191017-analyzing-and-refuting-arguments-in-defense-of-confederate-memorialization-by-republican-african-americans

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

What we need to do to bring down Confederate monuments pod cast.

Though Confederate monuments are coming down, it is largely outside the former Confederate states where there are the most Confederate monuments. Many former Confederate states have passed laws to prevent Confederate monuments from being removed. This podcast discusses what we need to do to remove Confederate monuments. We need to organize, we need to develop tactics, we need to self-educate and educate others. We have the Facebook page Deracialize the Landscape to connect activists together.



Again sharring podcasts or VLOGS and Facebook postings to others gets the word out. Liking is okay, but it doesn't inform others.


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

First podcast done and uploaded.

I have completed my first podcast. It is just a short podcast of a little over 10 minutes and details my publishing on the topic of neo-Confederates.

http://newtknight.libsyn.com/


It is on Spotify and I think several other distributors of podcasts. I think I can add other distributors also, but at this time, I think this is a good start.

If I am going to be speaking on neo-Confederates, I need to be a credible source and my  publishing record does make me a credible source.

I have this video which also gives my curriculum vitae.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuVL_9hGwOI

Also, I have a YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_TBuNDUeTcx0e2SlYfCYqw

I have been putting together scripts for podcasts and getting things together. I haven't done more than this single one since I have had construction in front of the house and in the house. Also, I had a great many ideas and wanted to prioritize them. Should I do somthing on the SCV and the JROTC next, or read some selections from Southern Mercury, or the anti-Semitism in Frank Conners book and show the adds for it offering it for sale. Then there is the commentary of Stephen D. Lee on African American men and rape in a volume of Confederate Military History and in a book that was offered for sale by the SCV. So I have created a priority list. But before I did any blogs I needed to establish my academic record and I have done so.



Monday, October 14, 2019

My curriculum vitae in a video

It is at YouTube. Expand to full size to be able to read text.



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Impeachment and secession

I have commented on impeachment and secession before.

https://newtknight.blogspot.com/search?q=impeachment#.XY9Cd0Y2qiM

To summarize it, as long as Trump is in office and his agenda seems to be going forward the secession movements in the United States are going to be deflated.

The potential base of support for secession is also largely the base of support for Trump. A secession movement would be anti-Trump and so the secessionists aren't going to be making progress.

However, if Trump is not re-elected in 2020, whether it is because he is impeached and removed from office, or just loses the 2020 election the secession movement will be revived and maybe stronger than ever as the base for Trump loses all hope to advance their agenda in the US political system.

Of course if the U.S. House does impeach Trump, it has to go to the U.S. Senate for trial. The U.S. Senate with a Republican majority could just dismiss the whole thing.

At this point it might be that the impact on secession movements is that it gives the diehard supporters hope that there will be a change in their fortunes and keep going in their efforts, and perhaps a few people will start looking at secession movements as an alternative.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

First video on Kennedy Twin's proposed reparations for the South for the slaves freed by Emancipation.

The link to the video is:

https://youtu.be/Lr6UDhKc5C0

It took some time. It is about an hour long. I learned a lot of what to do and not do in making a video. The next video will be better. I also learned the software. I got more comfortable speaking infront of a cameria.

To explain the whole story takes a lot of time.

The next video will be about the promotion of the idea that the Civil War was a theological war.
CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO SEE THE WHOLE THING.







Sunday, September 08, 2019

First short video, "Why Vlog about the Sons of Confederate Veterans," Also announcement of first series on the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

When you visit the antineoconfederate channel, please like, subscribe and SHARE.

This video is why do vlogging on the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

https://youtu.be/MrBNkORZteA

I am getting a little more relaxed about doing the video.


This is the first series topics, it is about the Sons of Confederate Veterans, slavery, reparations for slavery, pro-slavery theology, abolitionism, and the idea that the Civil War was a theological war. The Sons of Confederate Veterans don't take formal positions on these topics, but you can refer what ideology is pushed in their magazine, online and in their merchandise catalogs. Further what the ideology is of their leaders, especially those who are in charge of heritage defense.

https://youtu.be/v8WUMdjDzo4





Podcast account, but no podcasts yet/ Workflow for media. UPDATE: Podcasts are being released.

This is the link to my podcasts. Don't have one done yet. Somthing I hope to do soon. UPDATE: Podcasts are being released.

Topics will focus largely on the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

I have a good Rode microphone and set up with my computer so I just need to have material to deliver and make a Podcast.

This is the link to my podcasts. http://newtknight.libsyn.com/ I don't have anything there yet.

Just getting elements together to start getting the message about the neo-Confederates and the Sons of Confederate Veterans to the public.

I think I will have for my first podcast a short podcast about who I am and my curriculum vitae. Then a podcast which will be a general description of what is neo-Confederacy? Then I am going to do a podcast on the Sons of Confederate Veterans about their views on slavery, abolitionists, and theology. This will be the basis of my first podcast on the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html

No one is doing podcasts about the neo-Confederates. It is an audience and even with a small percentage of listeners I think I will reach a large market.

I think the workflow is going to be.

1. Paper.
2. Podcast
3. Video.
4. Announcement of the above on Facebook, Twitter, and blog.

I don't think the work flow will necessarily be the same for each item.

Introduction to the AntiNeoConfederate Channel. /Learning video software

This is the link. I am getting together the tools that will be used to bring down the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

https://youtu.be/Zcr9LDxjBVc  It this link doesn't work, just go to the channel itself. As I learn to do video better I am likely to replace this video. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_TBuNDUeTcx0e2SlYfCYqw

I am currently using MovieMaker and a new software Video Pad by NCH Software. I had purchased Corel but that has turned out to be a big mistake.  It locks up.  It isn't easy to match up sound levels for two clips.

This is the introduction to the AntiNeoConfederate channel followed by the general resource video. This will general resource video will always be at the end so that you can skip it if you want. Also, it will be an indicator the video for the specific topic of the video is over.

I decided not to use a teleprompter nor to have written notes that I can glance at. Instead I will be using bullet points. It is taking a while to learn to relax when being videoed. I am also purchasing small items for the video. I have an android directional microphone which plugs into my smartphone.

I have several libraries and I am using the downstairs library which has a lot of natural lighting. I still have to do an introduction video of who I am and my qualifications. OF COURSE LIKE AND SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE.





Saturday, September 07, 2019

Kevin M. Levin resigns from the Editorial Board of the Civil War History journal

NOTE: Allen Guelzo didn't make the quote that savaged Kevin M. Levin in the article. . I need to do follow up. However, my posting about him and the Vol. 2 of "Christian Resistance" is valid.

Kevin M. Levin resigned from the Editorial Board of Civil War History.

I don't think this is a wise move on his part. It is a position of influence. As I have said, they may have hoped he would resign. Even if they hadn't hoped he would resign, Levin's resigning has some advantages for Civil War History.  He won't be at meetings seething with anger or working on something driven by this article. The editors and person who decided to publish this article don't have to see him.

I think he lost his sense and just seething with anger and desiring retribution resigned. This is primarily an injury to himself.

Oddly Levin gives the author of the article which trashes him a free pass.

This is the tweet.
https://twitter.com/KevinLevin/status/1169054763134128133

A couple things before I let this go. I don't blame Earl Hess for any ill will re: bloggers/historians who use social media. His own lack of experience and reliance on two surveys sent out to historians reflects this essay's analytical limitations.

Levin is resigning the Civil War History journal editorial board, but doesn't blame Hess. Hess surely knew what his article said and what the paragraph referring to Civil War Memory in it was saying. I think that Levin, even when the establishment kicks him, is still their faithful servant.

Levin didn't let it go, he has had more tweets.

This is his blog on it.

http://cwmemory.com/2019/09/07/why_i_resigned_from_the_editorial_board_at_civil_war_history/

He had done a tweet on resigning before the blog posting.

https://twitter.com/KevinLevin/status/1169203660590669824

I was told there was a Facebook post, but both I and the person who originally posted it to me could not find it. I think it might have been posted and delted.

He is very angry about it also.
https://twitter.com/KevinLevin/status/1170356531772219392

https://twitter.com/KevinLevin/status/1170092519260151808

I am sure Levin will not reflect on how he has done this to so many others.

There are good developments from this. I think the Civil War history profession has very visibly revealed themselves to be out of touch, a fossil left over from an earlier era in history. It shows how they haven't moved into the era of the Internet, and are a little cloistered club. This will undermine their credibility and lessen their hold on Civil War history.

Levin I expect will learn nothing from this. However, he scope of influence will be lessened. He isn't on the editorial board of Civil War History. He now has a group of Civil War historians who will be his antagonists. Some places will not be inviting him.

I can only speculate on motives for this attack, but Kevin Levin has after Charlottesville, become a big supporter of Confederate Monuments coming down. I think there are those in the Civil War history profession who really rage at monuments being taken down.  But it could just be reactionary rejection of the Internet or some combination of both.

My prior posts on this.

http://newtknight.blogspot.com/2019/09/civil-war-history-is-entirely-in-wrong.html#.XXP-zyg2qiM

http://newtknight.blogspot.com/2019/09/kevin-levin-finds-himself-very-publicly.html#.XXP_KSg2qiM



Friday, September 06, 2019

Civil War History is entirely in the wrong for its treatment of Kevin Levin

Yes, I thought it was hilarious irony in what was done to Kevin Levin in the publication Civil War History. I don't think anyone is a more severe critic of Levin than me. He has also treated me atrociously over the years.

However, what was done to him was just wrong. It also very much represents very much what is wrong about the Civil War historical profession.

First the anonymous criticism. Let whoever makes this criticism be named. Let Levin know who his acccuser is.

Second, what exactly is wrong with Levin's blog isn't really made clear except some vague "self-promotion" criticism. What exactly does this refer to. Also, if Levin is self-promoting himself, so what?  As an independent scholar he needs to make sure  his readers know that he is considered credible by others in his field. Even if he wasn't an independent scholar why shouldn't he let us know his acccomplishments?

I have read his blog, it isn't that self-promoting. I mean he does let you know that he published a book, or he is speaking somewhere.

He does inform a lot of people about the Civil War.

The Civil War history profession has largely failed. They sit in their cloistered venues and fail to educate the public.

The Civil War is one of the central events in American history. It defines in many ways who we are. How it exists in the popular imagination has been an important factor in shaping racial politics in the USA. In contributing to public life the Civil War history profession is a failure looking inward to metallurgy of buttons of soldier uniforms or the equivalent thereof.

Though the Civil War has had a tremendous impact on the history of race the interest in the African American community in the Civil War is extremely low. That is because the Civil War history profession has catered to or pandered to people with a Lost Cause mentality, or have been careful not to offend it or criticize neo-Confederates. It has given people with obvious problems with race a free pass.

We now face a future where the Civil War will attract about as much interest as the War of 1812.

The editors of Civil War History need to apologize to Kevin Levin.




Jefferson Davis highway is falling apart./ Breitbart is as stupid as ever.

I have realized that if I published a book on the Jefferson Davis highway at this point, it would not work to bring down the Jefferson Davis highway, but keep it alive. So it will never be published. I am not sure what I am going to do with the five or six file boxes of notes I have, but I will have to do something to make sure it isn't used to reincarnate the Jefferson Davis highway metaphysically.

This article is somewhat assuring in that Breitbart hasn't come up with a better idea to keep Confederate monuments than the erasing history idea. I am not going suggest alternatives since I literally don't want to give them any ideas.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/09/05/virginia-erases-american-history-from-streets-jefferson-davis-highway-now-richmond-highway/

This is important since it makes the rest of the Jefferson Davis highway system less tenable. No chamber of commerce will want their city to be the first city where the highway starts. With the ends of the highway untied, the higway will unravel.

The futility of efforts to keep the built landscape named after some Confederate figure becomes more and more apparent.

I think that psychologically the change of the name of this highway works to undermind the Confederate mouments in Richmond.

Also, everytime anything Confederate gets removed successfully from the environment, it will occur to others that the Confederate named item of the built environment in their city can go.

Finally, as there are fewer and fewer Confederate items, the remaining ones seem more and more anomalous.


Wednesday, September 04, 2019

About Allen Guelzo

Christian Reconstructionist Gary North published a series of volumes with the series title, Christianity and Civilization. Vol. 2 was "The Theology of Christian Resistance."

Allen Guelzo was a contributor.

Sometimes when I write a paper, I write up a big mess of a paper, which is not intended to be published, but instead is a source paper which is essentially all my notes written up.

This is the section mentioning Guelzo. All sorts of things slither around in Civil War history.

Surely Guelzo was aware who Gary North was or what this publication was about.

From my paper:


Gary North, is a leading Reconstructionist, known for his support for stoning as biblically sanctioned and inexpensive means of capital punishment. In particular, he is known for the advocacy of the stoning of young adults who are disobedient to their parents. [i] He has not contributed to the Southern Partisan. He has however contributed an article to Texas Republic magazine, a sort of neo-Alamonian variation of the Southern Partisan, complaining about government regulation of day care. [ii] Bill Murchison, League of the South member and contributor, explained the magazine’s purpose and the Confederate identity of Texas in the Southern Partisan. [iii]

He edited “The Theology of Christian Resistance: A Symposium, Vol. 2” by Geneva Divinity School Press, 1983. It was reviewed in the Summer 1983 issue of Southern Partisan. Thomas Landess overall favorably reviews, with some “reservations,” “The Theology of Christian Resistance,” with editor Gary North. As Landess states, “Still, with these reservations, on can learn a great deal from this book and its various authors.” Landess particularly likes M.E. Bradford’s contribution. [iv] In the League of the South publication, Southern Patriot, some of the neo-Confederate aspects are described. . In an article titled, “Lincoln & Interposition,” there is a section taken from the book, in an article “On Reconstruction,” by Tom Rose, to assert that Lincoln was acting unconstitutionally in his efforts to prevent the secession of the slave states. This article was originally published in the Journal of Christian Reconstruction Summer 1978. [v] The article in the “Theology of Resistance” advances the idea of the compact theory of the American union and supports the legitimacy of the idea of nullification and interposition.  It includes the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession as well as other documents from the time of secession. Rose advances the idea of interposition as a tool to resist what he feels is “idolatrous” government.

In “Theology of Christian Resistance, Vol. 2” Gary North in Part III of the book, “The History of Christian Resistance,” has a states rights article titled, “The Debate Over Federal Sovereignty” in which is discusses the Alien and Sedition Laws of 1798 as being opposed by the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798-199.  He merely writes the preface, and the rest of the article is lengthy quotations from the Kentucky and Virginia resolutions, and the text of the Alien and Sedition act. The intent of the article is discussed in Gary North’s “Editor’s Introduction” to the volume. Quoting:

These were statements of a philosophy which later became known as “state’s rights,” but which are simply an extension of the principle of balanced power, Federal versus local, of the U.S. Constitution. …The defeat of the Southern Confederacy in 1865 was equally the defeat of the original convenantalism of the Constitution.

North’s thoughts on the Confederacy are further revealed in the footnote for this section.

26 Perhaps the most brilliant defense of the state’s rights position is Alexander H. Stephens. A Constitutional defense of the Late War Between the States: Its Causes, Character, Conduct and Results (2 vols., 1868, 1870).  Stephens served as the Vice President of the Confederacy. See R.J. Rushdoony, The Nature of the American System (Fairfax, Virginia: Thobrun Press, [1965], 1978), ch. 3: “Alexander H. Stephens.”

Besides the two articles recommended by the Southern Partisan and Southern Patriot, and Gary North’s articles, other neo-Confederates make contributions, though on non-neo-Confederate topics to Vol. 2. Joseph C. Morecraft III has an article.  Tommy W. Rogers, who contributes a book review, has also contributed five book reviews to Southern Partisan. [vi] In one of these book reviews he is upset with an author of a biography of David Duke for not sharing Rogers sympathies with Duke’s politics. [vii] On the other hand there are two non-neo-Confederates who are contributors, Allen C. Guelzo, who has been criticized for his biography of Lincoln in the Southern Partisan, [viii] and Jim West who had an essay arguing that secession wasn’t constitutional in a 1996 issue of Chalcedon Reports.  This essay also had a great deal of agreement with neo-Confederate opinion on Unitarians and Reconstruction. [ix]  In Vol. 3 leading neo-Confederates make contributions. Francis Nigel Lee, leading neo-Confederate, contributes “The Christian Manifesto of 1984.”  Francis Nigel Lee spoke at the 7th Annual Southern Heritage Conference, in Monroe, Louisiana in 1997. [x] His topics were “Calvinism and Southern Culture,” “The Roots of the Confederacy,” and “The Holy Trinity & the Confederacy.” Douglas F. Kelly of Agenda Credenda has a contribution. Otto J. Scott also contributes an essay. Lawrence D. Pratt, member of the League of the South [xi] also has spoken at the Southern Heritage Conferences. [xii]



[i] Clarkson, Frederick, Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy, page 81-82, Common Courage Press, Monroe, Maine, 1997.

[ii] North, Gary, “Day Careless,” Vol. 1 No. 5, July-August 1994, page 8-9, Texas Republic.

[iii]  Goolsby, Charles R., “Partisan Conversation: Bill Murchison,” Vol. 14 No. 1 1st Quarter, 1994, page 36, Southern Partisan

[iv] Landess, Tom,  book review of “The Theology of Resistance: A Symposium,” Vol. 3 No. 3, Summer 1983,   page 43 , Southern Partisan

[v] Rose, Tom, Vol. 7 No. 1, January – February 2000, page 11, Southern Patriot. Originally published in the Journal of Christian Reconstruction Summer 1979.

[vi] Rogers, Tommy, Vol. 9 3rd Quarter 1989, page 48; Vol. 10 4th Quarter 1990, page 46; Vol. 13 1st Quarter 1993, page 38; Vol. 15 4th Quarter, 1995, page 27; Vol. 16 3rd Quarter 1996, page 51, Southern Partisan.

[vii] Rogers, Tommy W., “Portrait of a Populist,” book review of “David Duke: Evolution of a Klansman” by Michael Zatarain, Vol. 10 4th Quarter 1990, page 46, Southern Partisan.

[viii] Smith, Sam,  “False Messiah,” review of “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President,” by Allen C. Guelzo, Vol. 20 1st Quarter 2000, page 37 – 39,  Southern Partisan.
[ix] West, Jim,  “The Constitutional War of the North,” No. 369, April 1996, page 18-23  Chalcedon Reports.

[x] “Seventh Annual Southern Heritage Conference …,” Vol. 4 No. 2, March – April 1997, page 23 , Southern Patriot. [Online record has the wrong No.]

[xi] “Noteworthy publications,” Vol. 2 No. 3, May-June 1995, page 24,  Southern Patriot

[xii]  “Conferences …”, Vol. 3 No. 2 page 16, for the 6th Conference; “Confederate Fanfare …”, Vol. 5 No. 3, May – June 1998, page 6,  for the 8th Conference, Southern Patriot.


Kevin Levin finds himself very publicly rejected by the establishment

See Link to Kevin Levin paper at the end of this posting.

Kevin Levin has striven to be part of the establishment. He has castigated those who he thought were antagonistic to the establishment. He has denounced those who he thought were making the discussion of the Civil War too raucus.

And now he finds himself very publicly rejected by an establishment Civil War historian.

https://twitter.com/KevinLevin/status/1168951516163661826

In an article in Civil War History, the journal for Civil War historians, in an article about the perniciousness of social media.

This is the quote about Civil War Memory, Levin's blog, in the Sept. 2019, Vol. 65 No. 3, issue in an article, "The Internet and Civil War Studies," in the "State of the Field Series." Page 228.
"I used to read [a blog called] Civil War Memory occasionally, before it became all about self-promotion," commented a respondant who preferred to remain anonymous. "I found it odd how that blog became something of a what to read and in the know site. Social media has morpheed from talking to your friends to shouting at the abyss." 
It goes on to condemning social media and its effects on historical scholarship.

I don't want to be understood as defending Guelzo either. The Civil War historical profession is notorious in the larger history profession for its throwback aspects, for its archaic ideas about history. The Civil War history profession has managed to make interest in the Civil War a gerontological interest.

However, Levin has striven to be part of the establishment and in this paragraph he is held up to be the example of the bad social media outsider.

He is on the editorial board of Civil War History.  He thought he was in the pantheon, but realizes that he is one of the great unwashed. THE AGONY.

Paper about Kevin Levin.
http://templeofdemocracy.com/kevin-levin.html

Monday, September 02, 2019

Video on resources at the antineoconfederate page at youtube.

This is the link to the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgibdj8VGho

You can just click on the video below. OF COURSE LIKE, SUBSCRIBE AND SHARE.



As I get the campaign ramped up and getting ready for Vlogging, I realized that I have a lot of resources here an there of different types and I need to have a video on my AntiNeoConfederate video channel to tell people about these resources.

I am going to have this segment added to the end of all the videos I post to my channel. Those who have seen it before can just skip it and go to the end. Those who have seen it for the first time can view the entire thing.

I need to do a "Who is Ed Sebesta" video. My academic qualifications,writings, etc.

I haven't decided where I am going to put my podcasts, but I expect to make a decision soon.

Again, the neo-Confederate movement isn't going to stop itself. Share links to this video on your social media and by one means or another let others know.


Monday, August 26, 2019

BUY THIS BOOK! "Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth," by Kevin Levin is released.

My copy of "Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth," arrived this morning by UPS. I consider it an important addition to my library. I think this book is an important book to demolish neo-Confederate mythologies, specifically the stuff and nonsense about Black Confederate soldiers.

BUY THIS BOOK!

So when I give this book a critical review about it, I don't want people think I am saying you shouldn't buy this book. Even good books get analyzed and some gaps seen, some paths not pursued are commented on.

I don't know how Kevin M. Levin will take my blogging on his book. I heard him speak a while back and commented I thought it was a good speech with a good delivery. I suggested an item that I thought would have made it better and supported the speeches conclusions, and Levin saw it as an attack and was somewhat bent out of shape about it. This was in his days when he had one reason or another to keep a Confederate monument.

In this case he will find legitimate cause for being irate.

For example, he refers to the book, "Black Confederates," by Charles Kelly Barrow, J.H. Segards and R.B. Rosenburg.

What I am not finding in the book was that this was originally "Forgotten Confederates," Vol. XIV of the Journal of Confederate History Series, published by Southern Heritage Press. It says it is in the frontpage of "Black Confederates" published by Pelican Publishing Co.

The development of the Black Confederate idea originates in the volumes of the Journal of Confederate History Series.  Earlier there was "Black Southerners in Gray," edited by Rollins which was Vol. XI.  Rollins published a book titled "Black Southerners in Gray" by Rank an File Publishing. The covers of both books are copies of the copies when they were volumes in the Journal of Confederate History Series. 

The Journal of Confederate History isn't mentioned in the book, at least as far as I can find. One reason maybe that if you look at Vol. X1V of the Journal you will find a lot of prominent Civil War historians listed as being members the Editorial Advisory Board. There is Dr. Gary  Gallagher, Dr. James I. Robertson, Dr. Frank Vandiver, and other prominent individuals. Dr. Anne Bailey  is there.

The credibility of the whole Black Confederate idea was given a boost and launched by the Journal of Confederate History Series which could claim prominent Civil War historians on its masthead. The complicity of the Civil War historical profession in getting this Black Confederate mythology going is avoided. Again, perhaps I will find something in some paragraph which isn't in the bibliography  or index or I missed it.

We see now interest in the Civil War falling off a cliff.  Some of this is that a significant part of the Civil War history profession is complicit promoting basically a Civil War history with a white nationalist base. Ever the establishmentarian, Levin avoids road and paths that lead to these challenging questions.

BUT DO BUY THE BOOK. It will be very useful to thwart neo-Confederates. (I don't find the word neo-Confederate in the index.)





Saturday, August 24, 2019

The plan to bring down the Sons of Confederate Veterrans. The how to.

I have been asked how the Sons of Confederate Veterans as an organization can be brought down. Also, some clarification as to what I mean by that.

CLARIFICATION:

1. I don't mean violence or vandalism or lawlessness. Such type of actions are counter productive and unnecessary. They are also wrong. Issues and view points should be a matter of public debate and discussion. I don't mean harrassment like anonymous phone calls or flashing lights in people's eyes and stuff like that.

2. I do mean educating the public as to what they stand for such that they will have no credibility and no assistance from other groups, and individuals will be embarrased to be known as members.

PLAN:

The Sons of Confederate Veterans before the public represents itself as a sentimental organization with a nostalgic fondness for the past

1. I am going to research and make it publically available. It will focus on what the SCV states in its publications and what merchandise it sells and what its actions are.

2. I will be asking individuals to help me get the work out. On Twitter, Facebook, in your blog, on your website, or whatever social media you use, to get my research out to the public.

3. There will be notifications of new materials at AntiNeoConfederate Action on Facebook. I always post links at my Facebook page. I will be tweeting about these materials on Twitter. There will be materials at my website. My Youtube channel AntiNeoConfederate will have videos.

Blog: 

This blog will post items. http://newtknight.blogspot.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Anti-Neo-Confederate-Action-122398324590629/

Video Channel: (Search term is "antineoconfederate", one word, all lower case.)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRrFf_2mEqolBVwrMIz0q_w

This channel willl have Dallas related material also, just look for the neo-Confederate stuff.

Twitter:

Look for Fight NeoConfederacy or look for Edward H. Sebesta.

Webpage

My website now has a page for the Sons of Confederate Veterans where materials will be available online.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html

4. Counter protesting at the 2020 SCV reunion in St. Augustine, Florida. Local activists there are already planning protests. If possible drive down. The following are some Facebook groups that include fighting neo-Confederacy in their agenda. You don't have to agree with all their views, but you can see what local activists are doing.

 https://www.facebook.com/ronrawls   Rev. Rawls has made fighting neo-Confederacy a priority item.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/newflmajoritynfl/

https://www.facebook.com/JAXTAKESACTION/

If there is a group I have overlooked I will update this posting.

5. There are these resources that you can share right now.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html  Has a paper about their theological war ideas.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/526/526_confederacy_sebesta_guest_share.html

The  head and the deputy head of the Heritage Committee of the SCV have this website.

http://www.kennedytwins.com/

POSTSCRIPT:

As the real face of the SCV emerges, I  think their influence will decline. It will also educate the public what honoring the Confederacy is really about.

Again, I don't support violence or something like violence.

The SCV along with the UDC constitute the two major influential groups working to keep Confederate monuments and defend the Confederacy. We can shred their credibility by letting the public know what they really believe by quoting their own words.

Already, I am noticing that things are being pulled off line.




Updated Paper on the Sons of Confederate Veterans promoting the idea of a theological Civil War, and that opposition to Donald Trump is driven by the devil.

The paper is at this link.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html

The author, Chaplain-in-Chief White of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), sees opposition to President Donald Trump as being driven by the devil.


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Confederate Thin Blue Line Flag, the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the Black Lives Matter movement

I was able to obtain the Confederate thin blue line flag.




When the Black Lives Matter movement started up in 2015 the Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) started to have part of his reports discussing what was to me obviously the Black Lives Matter movement and in opposition to it.

I am going to use this flag as a starting point to discuss the Sons of Confederate Veterans and their writings which I think applies to the Black Lives Matter movement.

I think that this will make it very clear what the SCV and Confederate Heritage is about.


Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Confederacy really isn't popular anymore

The headline is "Chocolate shop sells out of sweets after offering deal to anyone who burns Confederate flag."

http://www.fox4news.com/news/u-s-world/chocolate-shop-sells-out-of-sweets-after-offering-deal-to-anyone-who-burns-confederate-flag

Perhaps the shop only really sold 80%  of their chocolate, perhaps it is a little hyped more than it was.

However, if it was only a sales surge, and they actually have half their chocolate, it is still very important. A shop thought that being known as anti-Confederate was a good business strategy and perceived that their potential market would receive this proposal very favorably.

A chocolate shop potential customer base is likely affluent and educated and not representative of the public in general.

However, for that audience the shop owners decided that the opinion would be overwhelmingly against the Confederacy and events seem to have confirmed that assessment.

Also, it won't be long before other shops realize that being against the Confederacy is good for sales and undertake some similar action to let the public know.

The Confederacy is unpopular and it is going to publically knocked by businesses wanting the public to know that they don't like the Confederacy.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

When your concept of patriotism is really a form of white nationalism.

The American Legion indexes Confederate monuments. Click on the link.

https://www.legion.org/memorials?keywords=confederate&location=&sort=created_desc&submit=View

Does the American Legion understand that if the Confederate effort was successful there would be a fractured America. When your idea of patriotism is really white nationalism this type of idea of including Confederate memorials would make sense. 

This is 2019 and it isn't as if the issue of Confederate monuments hasn't been in the news. 

Monday, August 12, 2019

Paper with pictures about the Triumphalist White Supremacy of Fair Park Completed. / On to bringing down the SCV

PAPER ON FAIR PARK WITH ABOUT 100 PICTURES

There are formally listed 84 Figures, but some of those figures are sets of pictures. There is a total 102 pages.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/history-paper-the-triumphalist-white-supremacy-of-fair-park.html

It is a big pdf so it might take some time. It is over 50 megabytes.

I am now going to ask scholars and cultural leaders to co-sign our letter. We have a total of 40 signatures so far.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/fair-park-letter.html

The following blog will be tracking the Dallas white landscape closely, as opposed to this more general blog which deals with neo-Confederacy.

https://dallaslandscape.blogspot.com/

On to bringing down the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Getting a Powerpoint Made, a video made, and then this 102 page paper, has taken time. I have had to concentrate on it intensly since it is a current issue with events underway. However, with this done, it is now going to be more time to pursue other topics, which specifically be about leting the general public know about the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

I have set up my video studio and gone through and prepared materials and hope to do the first video soon.

I expect to bring down the Sons of Confederate Veterans by informing the public what their agenda is. I want to make it very clear I don't support violent actions.



Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Time to bring down the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The other major neo-Confederate groups have gone under or just live on as remnants.

The League of the South is just perhaps a dozen or maybe two dozen.

The Rockford Institute is acquired by the Charlemagne Institute.

The Council of Conservative Citizens is just a remnant.

Southern Partisan has long since ceased publishing.

The Abbeville Institute is still operating. Though I don't know as if too many members have positions in any university.

What remains is the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It is time to bring both organizations down by the means of exposing them.

I am going to have time to do this, since the immediate agenda, of taking down the Confederate statues in Dallas, seems to be over. The court case will wind up, the statues will come down. I will have to be photo documenting everyting and gathering all the news articles, and other things of the historical record, and then I am done.

I was in a situation of having to do research on the Confederate War Memorial to be prepared to support bringing it down if the city council didn't vote to do so, and also to gather all the records of what was happening, news articles, video,print, webpages, etc. and archiving it, as well as doing photo documentation. Events would move fast and then slow and I was constantly racing to catch up.

The contextualization committee for Fair Park seems to have come to a halt. I am also finishing up the research  on Fair Park and writing it up so that isn't going to be a big burden.

I have also finished reseaching the entire racialized landscape. Work will be more oriented to writing it up, then Powerpoints for presentations, then video.

So in terms of working on the Dallas racialized landscape, it is now going to be done at my pace. The city of Dallas has largely stopped doing anything. I can set my time devoted to it to a set amount each week and balance it with my work on the neo-Confederate movement in general.

Now the focus will be on the neo-Confederate movement.

I have set up my video logging work area. I purchased tripods, got carrying cases for their storage. I found my handycam and re-read how it works, got some accessories, a table to do the video cast, etc. I am going to do my first video starting next Monday or earlier.

I think I am going to outline the podcast and readit from a PowerPoint, but I am not going to write a script.

I have to make up a short introduction video for AntiNeoConfederate with my resume. There is a lot of stuff to do to set up an operation. Also, I am going to make podcasts. I want to add working URLs into the video, and I probably want to drop in some text boxes. So there is some software things to learn also.

I think the SCV provides an abundance of topics to talk about.

I will provide links to new material as it gets completed on this blog. Please share on Facebook and Twitter.

UPDATE:

Resources

1. A recent paper on the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html

OTHER RESOURCES

Blog: 

This blog will post items. http://newtknight.blogspot.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/Anti-Neo-Confederate-Action-122398324590629/

Video Channel: (Search term is "antineoconfederate", one word, all lower case.)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRrFf_2mEqolBVwrMIz0q_w

This channel willl have Dallas related material also, just look for the neo-Confederate stuff.

Twitter:

Look for Fight NeoConfederacy or look for Edward H. Sebesta.

Webpage

My website now has a page for the Sons of Confederate Veterans where materials will be available online.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html

4. Counter protesting at the 2020 SCV reunion in St. Augustine, Florida. Local activists there are already planning protests. If possible drive down. The following are some Facebook groups that include fighting neo-Confederacy in their agenda. You don't have to agree with all their views, but you can see what local activists are doing.

 https://www.facebook.com/ronrawls   Rev. Rawls has made fighting neo-Confederacy a priority item.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/newflmajoritynfl/

https://www.facebook.com/JAXTAKESACTION/

If there is a group I have overlooked I will update this posting.

5. There are these resources that you can share right now.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html  Has a paper about their theological war ideas.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/526/526_confederacy_sebesta_guest_share.html

The  head and the deputy head of the Heritage Committee of the SCV have this website.

http://www.kennedytwins.com/





Saturday, August 03, 2019

Chronicles Magazine leaves the Confederacy behind

There has been a merger between the Rockford Institute which publishes Chronicles Magazine and the Charlemagne Institute.

Relevant links.

https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/about/the-rockford-institute/

https://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/magazine/

https://charlemagneinstitute.org/

It seems that the Rockford Institute has been acquired by the Charlemagne Institute because they wanted to have a print magazine with some established readership.

The Charlemagne Institute purpose is that they are "Defending and Advancing Western Civilization."  Charlemagne was the person who founded a local European empire in the late 8th and early 9th century and for many the founder of modern Europe. Likely this is so. Charlemagne was constantly at war, this was the Early Middle Ages, and so this name selection indicates a military spirit of those who think Westeren Civilization is under attack.

The Charlemagne Institute had this online publication for which they claim a large following in terms of million of page views or something like that. I have no reason to doubt their claims.

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/

Backstory

John Howard founded the Rockford Institute in 1976 which undertook to published Chronicles Magazine. He apparantly had the financial resources to fund the effort. He brough Thomas Fleming in the mid-1980s.  Fleming made it into a paleoconservative and neo-Confederate publication. Fleming launched the League of the South in the Chronicles Magazine pages. Howard died in August  2015. Chronicles Magazine circulation had been in servere decline. Fleming retired from Chronicles Magazine in June 2015.  From reading accounts it seems that Howard was very much in decline and I speculate that the board of the Rockford Institute saw a change to dump Fleming.

This is the link to the Fleming Foundation.

https://fleming.foundation/

He hasn't given up on the Confederacy. At this website there are links to the Abbeville Institute and Shotwell Publishing.

The Merger and Chronicles Magazine

This has meant some changes for Chronicles Magazine.

Aaron Wolfe who was going to be one of the key players running the magazine suddenly and unexpectedly died. Chilton Wlliamson reportedly decided to leave the magazine.

Williamson has this web presence.

https://www.chiltonwilliamson.com/

On this page he announces that "Articles will now be posted more frequently." https://www.chiltonwilliamson.com/articles/index.html

So I don't think Williamson is going to retire, he just isn't going to be running Chronicles Magazine. I speculate with Aaron Wolfe gone, Chilton Williamson decided he would be there alone and the magazine was going to go in a new direction and he would be kept on but isolated.

On the masthead is Bill Murchison, a person seen in neo-Confederate publications here and there, and Donald Livingston who headed the league of the South Institute and now heads the Abbeville Institute. https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/

The current subscription base has been concerned about the new direction of Chroniclces Magazine so I think Murchison and Livingston will be kept on. However, I think the old Chronicles Magazine, excepting some token articles, is gone. Murchison and Livingston will likely pass on to retirement or just pass on so there isn't any urgent need to have them resign.

I don't think the topic of the Confederacy will be avoided, but it will be only engaged as part of a general rightwing antipathy  to losing a white landscape as opposed to being part of any neo-Confederate agenda. There base, the readers of Intellectual Takeout, (don't worry, no heavy meals here, and we are hip I tell you we are hip.), I don't think are that interested in the Confederacy. I think  the Confederacy will come up as part of a general antipathy to demands for racial justice and as part of fear of losing a white landscape in general, but not as a specific neo-Confederate agenda. Perhaps there might be a token article or two so they hang onto current subscribers while getting their Intellectual Takeout readers to subscribe.

But as the Intellectual Takeout readers becomes the magazine's base of readers, the prior subscribers of the matgazine will not be needed. After all it there are millions of readers of Intellectual Takeout, with a few percent of them subscribing, they will have several times more readers than Chronicles Magazine ever had before.

They can depend on some Chronicles Magazine subscribers continuing out of habit anyways with an occasional bone thrown them.

As a force for the neo-Confederate agenda, that phase of the Chronicles Magazine existence appears to be over.

Some of the things that happened since the 1990s when Chronicles Magazine was in its heyday is that people now know what neo-Confederacy is and can recognize it. Also, I had for years an online index of the issues, title of the article, one sentence summary, and author. I know people were not happy being known to be in the index. Like with the Southern Partisan, a point came where I suspect people did not want to have Chronicles Magazine on their resume and the association with neo-Confederacy. John Shelton Reed dropped out in the mid-1990s.

So I am happy to consider that I contributed some to their demise.

Am I going to track Chronicles Magazine in the future? Probably at some point in the future I expect to stop tracking them.

What Next?

I think it is time to inform the public about the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  They are still a major force to keep Confederate monuments. The SCV appears to be one of the two significant forces for neo-Confederate ideology. The other one is the Abbeville Institute which they work with.

I think I can be effective in ending their influence in a few years.

I will be expanding my efforts to the racialized landscape in general. For example this page on Fair Park.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/fair-park.html

And this page on the Hatton W. Sumner Court Room in Dallas.

http://templeofdemocracy.com/hatton-w-sumners.html

This is my blog for my efforts to deracialize the Dallas landscape.

https://dallaslandscape.blogspot.com/








United Daughters of the Confederacy whine as neo-Confederacy is rejected.

https://www.dailypress.com/news/hampton/dp-nws-davis-arch-letter-removal-20190802-story.html

The whining and dissembling of the United Daughters of the Confederac (UDC) is of note in this article. The reality of the UDC's agenda is denied by talking a narrative to make it an issue of something else.

There are some other notable aspects to this. Even with monuments locked into place by court order and by court decisions, there is still a lot of other things left to do in de-Confederating your locality. The neo-Confederates spent some time thinking of how to embedd the Confederacy into the landscape and historical memory in multiple ways. There is a substantial amount of non-monument things to be dealt with.

With each of these non-monument removals the remaining marks of the Confederacy landscape seem more anomalous and also less legitimate. They are seen as being present because the state against the local wishes has forced the Confederate monument on them. With each of these non-monument removals the issue is kept before the public.

The Confederate built landscape diminishes week by week. People just don't want it.

Confederate Railroad chooses to stick with the Confederacy / This will help de-Confederating the landscape

In this previous blog post I mentioned the three bad choices the band Confederate Railroad had open to them.

In this blog post.
https://newtknight.blogspot.com/2019/07/confederate-railrord-continues-to-derail.html#.XUWZgm82qiM

I said:
At some point, maybe soon, Confederate Railroad is going to be forced to either shut down, change their name, which will greatly annoy their fans, or embrace right wing support. None of these choices are appealing.

They have chosen not to change the name. 

I didn't expect them to shut down. Without their name they don't really have a reason to exist. It was the "Confederate" in their name that gave their fans a thrill and differentiated them from the many  other country western bands that exist and strive to be known to country western music fans. 

Now what that thrill was exactly will now progressively surfact as time goes on. As vendors, fairs, events decide they don't want "Confederate" in their event, the venues where Confederate Railroad appears will be constrained to areas of the country where there is a lack of concern over racial justice. 

Even then there will be protests over the appearance of the band Confederate Railroad and there will be counter-efforts to the protestors by individuals which the Confederate Railroad probably would rather not show up or be seen. 

Progressively Confederate Railroad will find that by a process involving the places that still do invite them and by the actions of their supporters in public debates their image will be progressively worse.

Confederate Railroad will help deConfederate the landscape also. As their appearances generate controversy people will think about their local Confederate monument and some will think that they would like it removed and some will take action to request that it will be removed.

Confederate Railroad will constantly agitate the issue and their appearances in locals where there are Confederate monuments will give an opportunity for local activists to get the issue of Confederate monument removal before the public.  

This is a previous posting about the band showing up for a Sons of Confederate Veterans event. 

https://newtknight.blogspot.com/2019/07/confederate-railroad-performed-at-neo.html#.XUWY8W82qiM


Sons of Confederate Veterans webpage has gotten "software issues"

This is the link to the Sons of Confederate Veteraans (SCV) webpage.

https://www.scv.org/

This webpage used to re-direct you to this page.

http://www.scv.org/new/

It does seem to be a broken web page.

I am not sure what has happened. It could be it is just that "software issues," but I am not sure exactly what makes a working webpage not work. Did one of the SCV staffers screw it up? Was it hacked? Or was the webpage an embarrassmet and they have pulled content hastilly?

I am not sure what makes a webpage spontaneously fail.

I suspect, speculate, that the webpage was disabled because of some reason the SCV doesn't want to make public.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Confederate Railroad performed at neo-Confederate event held by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and reported in the Southern Partisan

Confederate Veteran has lost two bookings over their name. This is their website. http://www.confederaterailroad.com/

This is their Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/ConfederateRR/

They have been dropped from two fairs as of 7/26/2019.

There is an attitude that they are being picked on.

Charlie Daniels is really upset as reported in this article.

https://www.cnsnews.com/blog/cody-leach/charlie-daniels-blasts-decision-cancel-confederate-railroad-band-giving-fascism

In this Brietbart article Danny Shirley is all innocence saying, "I've done nothing wrong" and attributes the name to being derived from regional pride. He is quoted saying, "I love the part of the country I'm from and I will never apologize for that."

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/07/25/confederate-railroad-banned-from-second-state-fair-for-name/

He does other whining.

However, it turns out that when the band started they were quite the defenders of the Confederacy.

The 2nd Quarter 1993, Vol. 13 Southern Partisan (pp. 42-43) had an article by neo-Confederate Devereaux D. Cannon Jr. about "The Southern Heritage Jam," put on by the Sons of Confederate Veterans at their new national headquarters on May 22, 1993.

The article has a picture  of  Danny Shirley with the caption, "Danny Shirley, lead singer of Confederate Railroad, the "Best New Country Band of 1993," rallies the troops." These would be neo-Confederate 'troops.'

The article makes special mention of Confederate Railroad and thanks to Confederate Railroad as defenders of  the Confederacy. I quote:
"The first started by Alderman exploded as he introduced the final act of the evvening, the award-winning, and politically incorrect, "Best New Country Band of 1993," Confederate Railroad. The young men who make up that band are more than proud of their country and heritage, as the name implies. They are often asked in interviews whether they are criticized for having "Confederate" in their name. Each question offers them an opportunity to "witness" for Dixie, and opportunity which they never pass up."

"Southern Heritage Jame I was put together on a shoe string, with no advertising budget. Despite that, it provided to be a grand success and will grow into an annual event. (Rumor has it that Waylon Jennings has agreed to headline Southern Heritage Jam II.) ... The Jam was a success because  so many  artists were willing to donate their time and energy to benefit Southern Heritage. Confederate Railroad is to be especially commended in thsi regard. They played a concert earlier in the day at Jackson, Tennessee. From that concert they drove some 150 miles to donate their time and talent to the cause of the South, and then immediately set off, at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, to invade Ohio."
The article then urges other artists to support the Confederacy like the Confederate Railroad.

Danny Shirley sought to get the support of neo-Confederates by supporting a neo-Confederate event. According to the article are proud of the Confederacy. Devereaux Cannon mentioned as the "Chairman" of the Confederate Heritage Committee of the SCV.
















Confederate Railrord continues to derail.

The cancelling of Confederate Railroad appearances is now getting attention in the political press.

https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/454768-country-band-loses-second-gig-over-use-of-confederate-flag-imagery

This is my previous posting.
http://newtknight.blogspot.com/2019/07/confederate-railroad-becoming-train.html#.XTs9Weg2qiM

This is the next post on the Confederate Railroad at a neo-Confederate event supporting "Southern Heritage."

https://newtknight.blogspot.com/2019/07/confederate-railroad-performed-at-neo.html#.XTucu-g2qiM

Breitbart has covered the second lost booking.

https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/07/25/confederate-railroad-banned-from-second-state-fair-for-name/

It has made Fox News.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/country-rock-band-confederate-railroad-booted-second-state-fair

It turns out that the members of the band Confederate Railroad don't see anything that  they have done wrong. It doesn't occur to them that naming themselves after an insurrection to preserve slavery and white supremacy is wrong.

The significance of this type of coverage such as The Hill is that the political class is now aware. Every politician will realize that the appearance of Confederate Railroad in their area is going to be a political issue.

The coverage in the right wing press is going to mean that a lot of sensationalistic right wing groups will want to get involved to support Confederate Railroad in ways which in the end will not be helpful to the band Confederate Railroad, but will infact damage their image.

I think as cancellations occur over time, the occurance of a Confederate Railroad concert at your  event is going to give your event and your locality an unfavorable identity. A put down of a place might be that the place is the type of place that would have a Confederate Railroad concert.

Local chamber of commerces will not want Confederate Railroad at a fair event where their appearance could give the locality an unfavorable image.

At some point, maybe soon, Confederate Railroad is going to be forced to either shut down, change their name, which will greatly annoy their fans, or embrace right wing support. None of these choices are appealing.

These are Facebook postings that I am sure Confederate Railroad doesn't want. The old saying "With friends like these you don't need enemies."

https://www.facebook.com/groups/901544073513517/permalink/904864759848115/

https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/the-land-of-lincoln-bans-confederate-railroad/



Thursday, July 25, 2019

Confederate Railroad becoming a train wreck. They need to book Lil Nas X instead. UPDATE links added at end of blog post.

It was just a matter of time that other state and local fairs would start considering whether having the band Confederate Railroad as a performing group is such a good idea.

For those who are unaware of what is happening, the band Confederate Railroad was dropped from the Illinois State Fair.



Now it turns out that Confederate Railroad has gotten kicked out of another summer fair.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/07/25/confederate-flag-costs-country-band-confederate-railroad-two-gigs-month/1828242001/

Suddenly people are thinking, hey being named after an insurrection to preserve slavery and white supremacy is not a good thing.  Suddenly booking Confederate Railroad would be like booking a band named "Third Reich Rock and Rollers." 

For jobs for which the band has already been booked, I think some will have them perform and some will drop them. Each fair that decides to keep them will be realizing that it will be bad publicity locally and questions will be asked, especially as the third and fourth cancellations start coming in. Also a fair manager has to realize that the Confederate Railrod band will be leaving the county, but the people angered by their performance will be remaining in the county to condemn them all year.

Also, with a second fair now having cancelled Confederate railroad, people scheduling fairs in 2021, 2022 etc. are not going to have to drop Confederate Railroad, since they are not going to be signing them up in the first place. Regardless of how fair managers regard the Confederacy or care about the name of the band, they will decide it is a headache they don't want.  For rural fairs wanting to attract some urban business the Confederate railroad will definitely be something they don't want.

Also, white nationalists will be campaigning for Confederate Railrods and they truly will be the case of "With friends like these, you don't need enemies."

In the future no band will want any name which makes a direct or oblique reference to the Confederacy. 

Neo-Confederates look at the future  of Country  Music.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Hopefully we hear more of this. Delaware Historical Society loses $14,000 of state funding for pro=Confederate activities.

The Georgetown Historical Society in Delaware lost $14,000 of state funding due to its neo-Confederate nonsense. 

This is an article about it online. Note that the vote was unanimous


In the former slave states many local historical societies work with neo-Confederate groups.  You read it in every issue. They tend to be societies composed of older white people who haven't realized the world has changed and have varying degrees of affection to the Confederacy or really don't care about the issues of race.

I think I out to make a list of local historical societies working with the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans and send them to legislators.

This action in Delware won't be unnoticed in Maryland or elsewhere. Some historical societies will likely decide to stop or attenuate connections with neo-Confederate groups. 

Activists, minority communities, will start to realize this is going on and realize that penalizing this type of activity and not funding it is a realizable goal. 

I  think this is a new trend. Also, without the local historical societies colluding with neo-Confederacy the neo-Confederates lose a venue in which to conduct their activities and legitimize themselves. 

Bit by bit the Lost Cause is losing its sources of strength and becoming more and more viewed as abberant by the general public. 

Monday, July 22, 2019

AntiNeoConfederate Channel Created.

his is a link to a video on the channel. You can go there and subscribe to the channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wll-kvEcOAY

This is the link to the channel itself.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_TBuNDUeTcx0e2SlYfCYqw

Next video will be on the neo-Confederates pro-slavery views. Also, the Kennedy Twins' belief that slave holders should have been paid for their slaves.

This is the video embedded.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Sons of Confederate Veteran idea of the Civil War being a theological war

From the conclusion of my paper, "The Sons of Confederate Veteran's Concept of the Civil War As a Theological War."

The SCV before the media portrays itself as persons with a nostalgic sentimental interest in history and remembering ancestors and speak of “heritage” and protecting history. The reality is that it is an extreme radical right religious organization, self-identified with a military tradition, so right-wing it sees pro-slavery theologians as heroes and rages in anger at the modern world. 


The link to the article is:

http://templeofdemocracy.com/sons-of-confederate-veterans.html

I will be mailing this article to the churches in Mobile, Alabama and will be offering to speak on this topic and another which I will be choosing.

Make sure you are sitting down before you start reading it.

VERSION HAS BEEN UPDATE. AT SAME LINK SHOWN ABOVE.
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