A Texas school district is being criticized (rightfully) for likening police to “slave owners” and KKK members. Whoever these people may be, they are revealing their own lack of factual knowledge, flaunting the fact that they are unfamiliar with the history of the War Between the States and especially with the program called ‘Reconstruction’ in the South. This is shocking because these ‘teachers’ and administrators live in a Southern state — – a Southern state, which was part of the Confederate States of America, and was fully a part of a Southern culture which included Texas.
When the country was torn apart by crusading abolitionists,Texas seceded from the “inviolable” union and joined the Confederacy. The history of the South involves the very touchy issue of slavery, now being used to pillory and punish the South and its heroes and leaders. This, despite the effort, apparently a successful one for a time, to put the troubled history of the War Between the States behind us. Textbooks of the early 20th century appropriately praised men such as Robert E. Lee, and reconciliation was favored, letting ‘bygones be bygones.’ But the present day, for whatever reason, focuses on slandering the South and causing that region and its people to be held up as the worst examples, as bigots and as the very lowest kind of scum; now we have the Confederacy and anyone associated with it banished (removal of Confederate officers’ names from military bases, etc.) and their reputations dragged through the mud. Anyone who owned slaves is subject to vilification: men like Jefferson, with all the lewd-minded rumormongers trying to destroy his name and reputation, or even George Washington.
The wild-eyed fanatic abolitionist/terrorist John Brown has a new generation of admirers, among the antifa types.
“The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted,”Psalm 12:8
The vilest men are exalted these days, while good mens’ names are smeared. The schools are a big part of this practice. Young people idolize people like Che Guevara, Mandela, Rosa Luxemburg.
The educators, the vast majority of whom — even in once-conservative Texas — are leftists — obviously think traditional heroes are the ‘vilest’, while they cheer on the antifa, today’s equivalent of yesterday’s anarchists and Jacobins.
Those whose job is supposedly to educate the young minds of Texas have no inkling of the history of that state, or else they do know true history and are deliberately misinforming their students.
I don’t know which is true. I know there are now a couple of generations of ‘educators’ who teach a politically correct version of history; teachers are heavily propagandized while in college, as is everyone else, and the consensus seems to be that the ”narrative” and the wish to avoid hurting someone’s feelings is more important, by far, than teaching verifiable facts and Truth. Lying has become a virtue. The more people lie, the more politically correct they are, and PC must be served above all.
So the people in the Texas schools are teaching that police officers are on a moral level with ”slave owners’ and ‘KKK members.’ My objection to this is that they are deliberately equating “slave owners”, the latter group including many of our Founding Fathers, with “nazis” as the very worst sort of people, as a group which is utterly evil. Actually in the left’s worldview, the most egregious kind of evil is having the wrong views on anything to do with HBD or ethnic/racial differences. If someone fails to show appropriate deference toward the favored victim group, then that person is ‘vile’ (the word they prefer for such offenders) and not worthy of life.
Despite the widespread ignorance on anything to do with these issues, everybody is willing to condemn the heretics who don’t toe the line on differences between peoples.
People from the South are under scrutiny and judgement because of the North-South conflict. Leftist Northerners want to position themselves as the heroes of the melodrama, while the Southron has to ‘answer for’ what our ancestors supposedly did. In a very short time, everything to do with the South is being almost criminalized, made fair game,
Why don’t these maleducated educators just openly say that the Founding Fathers were the dregs of society; that is what they seem to believe all of a sudden in 2020. Not so very long ago the majority of Americans accepted that the Confederates were not monsters or scum; they were decent and honorable men. They certainly behaved more honorably in the course of the War than the other side, but the Union soldiers are being lionized for being pro-black and pro-abolition. Everything today must be seen only through the racial prism, and only through the eyes of blacks. In order to uphold the pro-black narrative it’s necessary to make the Confederates double-dyed villains. This is morally wrong especially after there was an official effort to ‘rehabilitate’ the CSA veterans in the past, and to bring about reconciliation and ‘closure.’ Now that’s being undone. Now it appears there is another round of punishment for the South and a revival of the overheated rhetoric about ‘traitors’ who ripped apart the hallowed Union.
The truth about those ‘societies’ which all the Respectable people learn to condemn is that they were self-defense groups, which were a means to protect the disenfranchised and beleaguered Whites in the South. The occupying Reconstruction ‘governments’ in the South included many people who were illiterate and uninformed, and people who harbored grudges and vengeful attitudes. Reconstruction, despite its name, was all about destruction, and it’s continuing these many years later.
As for the blanket condemnations of slave owners — like George Washington for example — do they have the nerve to sling mud at him because of his being involved in the ‘Peculiar Institution’? And does anybody acknowledge that slave owners were not always fiends who abused their servants? It’s best not to learn history from paperback novels or TV shows (like Roots).
And what about the people mentioned in the Bible who owned bond-servants / slaves? Soon I expect their names to be smeared and slandered because of our modern obsession with punishing “crimes” of the past.
I don’t know who is behind this apparent effort to stir up old regional and racial animosities, but in an already conflict-ridden society it’s downright immoral and reckless to do that.But it appears the powers-that-be want to instill in Southrons shame and disgust towards our Confederate ancestors, because they’ve been pronounced evil according to today’s misguided Politically Correct standards.