I don’t want to neglect the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. Now that his statues and memorials are being targeted, and his memory is being disparaged by emboldened leftist writers, I feel the need to give him the honor which is due him.
It’s sad to have to note that our history and heritage are under attack, and our heroes like General Lee are being called ‘traitors’ and other such names. And the saddest thing is the weak response to this. I give credit to those who stand up for our heritage; but there should be more voices heard speaking up to defend General Lee, and all our ancestors and kinsmen who fought honorably for the ‘Lost Cause’, defending our homeland against heavy odds.
I’ll just leave you with a quote from another great Southron, Rev. R.L. Dabney:
“We are a beaten, conquered people, gentlemen, and yet if we are true to ourselves, we have no cause for humiliation, however much for deep sorrow. It is only the atheist who adopts success as the criterion of right. It is not a new thing in the history of men that God appoints to the brave and true the stern task of contending and falling in a righteous quarrel. Would you find the grandest of all names upon the roll of time? You must seek them among this “noble army of martyrs,” whose faith in God and the right was stronger than death and defeat. Let the besotted fools say that our dead have fallen in a “lost cause.” Let abandoned defamers and pulpit buffoons say that theirs are “dishonored graves.” … We have no need, sirs, to be ashamed of our dead; let us see to it that they be not ashamed of us.” – –
Robert Lewis Dabney