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crowd had a Confederate battle flag. They understood the symbolism of the battle flag. They may not have grasped totally the Christian heritage of the banner, but they knew it represented liberty and opposition to tyranny.
I know a man who used to live in this country for awhile and has now moved back to Poland. He has always been sympathetic to and supported the Confederate Movement in this country. Recently he e-mailed me to let me know he still flies the battle flag at his home in Poland and that, from his limited budget, he tries to purchase battle flags when he can and hands them out to Polish and other foreign truck drivers who he has contacted with his CB radio. He told me "they love that flag and their friends want it." So it goes in Europe, Africa, and probably other places where some understanding of what the Confederate battle flag represents is present.
However, in 'enlightened' America, much of the population has no grasp of what the flag means. Of course, thanks to their 'education' in government schools they have no grasp of history. They believe the battle flag means slavery - the exact opposite of what it represents to people in other countries. Of course the politically correct propaganda mills in this country have to take credit for that. In this country we have taken the words of Isaiah the prophet: "Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter" and literally lived them out in regard to the battle flag, and other Confederate symbols as well. I have seen all manner of lies written about the battle flag. One piece I read talked about all the slave ships that carried slaves over here under the Confederate flag. What hogwash! Anyone who has read any accurate history at all knows the slave ships all flew Yankee flags because they came from the North, not from Charleston or Savannah.
And then today, also, we have big business, those people that want our dollars for what they sell or manufacture, telling us that the battle flag is 'bad for business' and so they don't want it. Furthermore, some of them manage to sneak into the smoke-filled back rooms inhabited by miserable political creatures and work out back-room deals to get Confederate symbols removed from state flags. And, when the possibility arises that some of those symbols might be put back in place, they continue the same scare tactics. Big business really doesn't like either Christian or freedom symbols. Most politicians don't either. They're so busy trying to buy the votes of the welfare class so they can remain in office to hand out more of our goodies that they would sell their souls to get
re-elected, and if they have to help sell out their Southern heritage to remain in office, well then, so be it.
Whenever the choice is left to ordinary folks, as it was
awhile back in Mississippi, Confederate flags and symbols are resoundingly
retained. It would have been thus in Georgia and in South Carolina if
everyday folks had had the chance to vote on it. But then, the politicians
and big businessmen really know what's best for us [or more properly,
for them] and so they seek to removed those 'divisive' [historical]
symbols of faith and freedom, and if they ever bother to pray about
anything, they probably pray to whatever deity they embrace that the
average Southerner would forget his history and heritage, and preferably
his faith, too, if it would result in more business
We have been informed over the years that Confederate flags and statues in various places in the South contribute to divisivness and emotional trauma - yet they are going to plant a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Richmond, Virginia, and, if they get their way, statues of other Union 'heroes' as well - and that is not supposed to cause any emotional trauma or mental anguish to Southerners? What liars and hypocrites 'those people' are. They should be exposed and opposed at every turn. If they plan to attempt to steal our heritage then let's make then fight for it. Let them know, in every possible legal and honorable way that 'we ain't goin' easy.'
Copyright ©, 2003 Al Benson Jr.
Al Benson, Jr. may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
CARPETBAGGER LOOT RECOVERED
WASHINGTON -- The FBI has recovered a valuable copy of the Bill of Rights that had been missing for 138 years, bureau sources said Wednesday.
The document, one of 14 copies of the Bill of Rights commissioned by President George Washington, is worth an estimated $30 million, the FBI said.
It was stolen from the North Carolina Statehouse by a Union soldier during the Civil War, officials said. "A carpetbagger took it in 1865," said one official.
The document was recovered by the FBI in Philadelphia in an undercover operation when an individual attempted to sell it, officials said. The copy is believed to have been in North Carolina in recent years, but officials were uncertain where it had been for most of the past 138 years.