The Confederacy existed in a radically different era and adhered to the legal and ethical standards of its time. But some of our so-called authorities evaluate the Confederacy using today’s standards. This creates an unfair depiction of Confederates.
Our first Black Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin proposes to spend 63 million taxpayer dollars to remove names of Confederate leaders from nine military bases. Yes, you read that correctly. 63 million taxpayer dollars to change the names of nine military bases. This massive expenditure of taxpayer dollars comes at a time when roughly half of American families are struggling to pay their bills. And many families can’t afford food or medical treatments.
Lloyd Austin’s unwise 63 million dollar expenditure to diminish the South’s history is no surprise. Austin is a classic example of an anti-Southern Washington leftist. He was appointed the first Black commander of Central Command by President Barack Obama. And President Joe Biden selected Austin as his Secretary of Defense.
Service members complained that under Austin’s leadership they have been subjected to diversity training and indoctrinated on Critical Race Theory, police brutality, White privilege, and systemic racism. Lloyd Austin is abusing the authority of his office to pursue a personal agenda.
Lloyd Austin does not like Whites especially Southern Whites. So he plans to remove the names of Confederate leaders from military bases. These military bases have been around since the early 1900s. One of the targeted bases is Fort Lee in Virginia, named after Confederate general Robert E. Lee. It is suggested that Fort Lee be renamed for Oveta Culp Hobby, the first director of the Women’s Army Corp.
Secretary of Defense Austin will destroy a crucial part of American history by renaming civil war forts after persons who have no connections with the military. A typical suggested name replacement is Harriet Tubman who escaped from slavery and helped other slaves escape using the Underground Railroad. But she has no connection to the military.
Austin’s efforts are strongly supported by Maryland’s Anthony Brown, another anti-White Black politician. These are Brown’s comments on renaming the forts: “I’ve long maintained that traitorous men who fought to preserve the institution of slavery and defend white supremacy do not deserve to be honored by our military, and it is long past time their names were removed from places of reverence.”
Brown is not what you would call an authority on American history. He simply reiterates the simplistic, socio/political interpretations. Brown would approve of the current trend of plaques being placed next to statues of some of our famous heroes . These plaques denigrate these famous persons by indicating their involvement with slavery, even though slavery was legal during their lifetimes.
I must mention this. There is talk of renaming Confederate grave markers. (I promise I didn’t make this up.) These self-anointed do-gooders actually want to change the name of the deceased on a grave marker if it has a Confederate connection. This is not only deceitful but immoral.
10/16/2022 04:49:08 pm
A statue of an unnamed CSA soldier was erected in Waynesboro, Mississippi in 1910. Two years ago a group went before the county board of supervisors, demanding its removal. There were told a flat ‘no!’ And that was the end of it. Believe it or not, the statue has not been defaced as of today.
10/17/2022 05:28:27 am
I for one am happy that the names of our Confederate heros are being removed from the "fortresses" housing the troops for the degenerate U.S. empire. I don't want our brave men, our heroic ancestors, associated with that mercenary rabble and the vile ideologies they promote. Any Southern boy enrolled in the U.S. service should leave now.
10/17/2022 11:10:53 am
I have to agree, Mr Cade. Rename Ft Lee for David Petraeus, and have a drag queen show to celebrate the new name.
10/17/2022 10:40:14 am
I agree with Enoch Cade. Let them rot.
10/18/2022 06:23:10 am
I agree with y'all. Honourable names should not be used for people entirely without honour. I am for renaming forts for Nat Turner, Denmark Vesey,, Harriet Tubman, Patrice Lumumba, and George Floyd.
10/18/2022 06:24:59 am
Oh, and I forgot George W. Bush and Joe Biden and that transexual Navy admiral
10/18/2022 06:35:40 am
Dr Wilson, last, but certainly not least - the terrorist John Brown.
10/20/2022 05:58:06 am
I tale a different view of this subject. The yankee government has stuck its finger in my eye. Its hurts and it makes me ready to fight. They have come to my home and broke their bargain with us. We do nothing but we cry just like little girls. We should be planning how to fight back They will take everything and drag us before their judges and force us to repent of the truth. That's what they want then they will kill us.
10/20/2022 05:18:07 pm
Mr Robbins, as an old, fellow redneck in Wayne County, Mississippi told me, concerning gun confiscation, ‘The first bunch won’t get ‘em! Second bunch might, first ones’ll be dead!’ My feelings exactly. Now, if they decide to firebomb my place as they did at Waco, there’s not a heckuva lot I can do. But a regime which will authorize shooting an unarmed woman in the head (Vicki Weaver at Ruby Ridge) as she is standing on her front porch holding her infant daughter-..is capable of any wickedness.
11/14/2022 04:01:52 pm
The way I plan to handle gun confiscation is to have a large collection. Then when the mandatory buyback/inquisition comes around, I can just hand over a couple of my least favorites with maybe a half box of my least favorite ammo and say "Here's my guns."
10/21/2022 09:29:15 am
They'll find what's left of me surrounded by brass casings...
10/21/2022 01:16:44 pm
And a Congress that can officialise a fraud like "juneteenth" is capable of any evil. The U.S. govt is now in the camp of Satan.
10/21/2022 01:59:01 pm
Mr. Powell, Thank you for your reply. In the article Gail Jarvis believes the South is the target of these evil people.I believe we are the target because we Southerners are last stronghold of Christianity in America. Jesus Christ is the real target. That should make perfect sense to you if you follow the news. These people say that Good is evil, and Evil is good hence the murder of Vicki Weaver amoung others. Have you noticed that we Southerners have no leaders. Wehave produced great leaders since the landing at Jamestown. Where are our leaders now? We don't have any. By the renaming of military installations the removal of statutes they demonstrate their power over us. They can do what they want. We cannot stop them. Why? We are not organized because we have no leader. In my opinion we are under judgment of God, because we don't obey. You worry about gun confiscation. Don't worry when they want your gun they will tell you to come turn it in. There will be plenty of bloody examples who did not obey. I just like you and others don't like to be pushed around. Folks had better turn back to God, Maybe in his mercy he will save us.
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Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.