Saturday, January 29, 2011

2011 Letter to the President concerning the Arlington Confederate Monument almost ready.

The letter is going through a final review for small errors. I hope to have it up at by Sunday night.

I think we have much better prospects this year than last year.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

James Loewen writes on the responses to his "Washington Post" essay on "5 Myths about Why the South Seceded"

The link to the article is:

What is interesting is that a lot of people who were initially hostile decided to get the book and read the primary documents for themselves.

Also, the Washington Post article went viral and had over a half a million viewers. This is the link in case you missed the article.

It was commented on almost 4,000 sites from Forbes to The Times of India.

January 2011 isn't even over and we have already begun to significantly change the public opinion regarding the Lost Cause rationalizations of history. I think that even before the end of this year the Lost Cause (neo-Confederate) view of history will be seriously discredited with the general public and an object of mirth.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Does Criticism by the Sons of Confederate Veterans Help a Politician?

A very interesting article in the Washington Post argues that the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) did George Allen and Virginia Gov. R. F. McDonnell a favor by very publicly criticizing them. The article asserts that by being criticized by the SCV both Allen and McDonnell look good. McDonnell after his problem with declaring a Confederate history month and Allen with his image problems over the infamous "macaca" incident will find criticism invaluable to rehabilitate their images.

This is the link:

This again shows that there has been a real shift in public opinion against the Confederacy and so-called Confederate "heritage."

I suspect that the SCV believes their own propaganda in the "Southern Mercury" that they caused the defeat of many politicians who didn't favor Confederate symbols.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

James Loewen on Black Agenda Report

This is the link to an audio file. James Loewen is talking at 30:58 into the podcast. The link is:

With this podcast we are reaching a great many African American community leaders, activists, and scholars with the information they need to refute neo-Confederate nonsense.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Why Florida seceded, it seems to be something about slavery.

This is an article at a TV station in Tampa, Florida:

What is interesting is that it reviews the historical record showing that Florida seceded over the issue of slavery.

The Sesquicentennial is going to be about the historical record and the recognition that the slave states seceded over slavery. Persons who are in denial over this will be seen as cranks or members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
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