Is this effective?

I came across this ”meme” via Tumblr. It was evidently made by a Republican, and the message it’s trying to convey is obvious; it is meant to persuade someone that Republican Party ”cares” about the disenfranchised POCs. The Democrats are “The Real Racists.”

What this “meme” reinforces to the would-be voter is that somehow or other, White people kept them from voting. It reinforces the idea that all Whites oppress POCs, which is exactly what the militant groups say anyway. The Republicans or “conservatives” who use this kind of rhetoric appear to be trying to divert criticism from themselves, lest they be accused of being part of the ”systematic oppression” (of which we read yesterday). It’s a way of proclaiming innocence while pointing the finger at other White folk. We see the selfsame kind of thing with those who say ” my family never owned slaves,’ or ”my family weren’t even here until after the war.” Remember, the War Between the States was generations ago for most people alive today; can all of us account for, say, all sixteen of our great-great grandparents, that many generations ago? I doubt it, so unless it’s provable it won’t convince anybody.

But back to the ‘DR3’ business: do the DR3 people want to become the party of POCs? Do they covet that status? It sure looks that way from the outside. Do they not realize that the GOP would, if ”successful” in their courtship, become responsible for keeping their new members happy and satisfied? Are the DR3 advocates prepared to lobby for that trillion or quadrillion dollars in reparations, or to deliver on it?

As far as Democrats disenfranchising blacks back in the post-abolition days, or during Jim Crow, keep in mind that American Indians, who at least have a longer history here, were not allowed to vote until the 1920s, I think, though many were literate, having had a basic education via Indian schools. Blacks were not the sole ”victims” of disenfranchisement.

And come to that, White former Confederates were subjected to deprivation of the right to vote and bear arms. Many lost all they had in the War, as happened in my family. Whites did not have the protection of the law when attacked, as they and their families were after the War; they had to resort to self-defense though their legal right to do so was ignored. A bit like today.

There were literacy tests for voting after the Reconstruction period, in the last century, and many liberals (including Republican bleeding-hearts) found that terribly oppressive — but is the universal franchise good if the voter is not literate, not conversant with the laws of the land, or if they are being manipulated to vote a certain way? It was the Republicans, yes, the (still)-Radical Republicans after the WBTS that pushed for the vote for freedmen, with the purpose of nullifying the votes of the Whites when they regained the vote.

The history here is more complex than the ”Democrats bad, Republicans good.” The Republicans of the War era, particularly the scallywags and carpetbaggers, were extremists, scoundrels and race-baiters, manipulators who sowed division, thoroughly anti-White. That’s the gist of it; the Republicans of that time are not interchangeable with the Republicans of today — or are they? The political parties of the mid to late 19th century were pretty corrupt and I’d say they are more so today.

I’ve just about given up on trying to correct these upside-down versions of history in which Confederates are now being depicted as ‘literally Hitler’, and everything associated with them is being destroyed. At the same time the media and a lot of maleducated people are trying to make the South into some kind of evil regime, while the Radical Republicans are supposed to have been knights in shining armor.

And that’s at the heart of ‘DR3’, with both deluded parties smearing the South and really, White folk as a group, in an attempt to win the coveted black vote. Good luck with that, DR3 enthusiasts.

More controversy over Southern monuments

It’s really exasperating to read these stories about the conflicts in the South over Southern monuments, in this case, the ongoing verbal battles involving UNC and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. If you read the comments on the article you will see how irrational and uninformed the left (the ‘antis’, who are proud of their venomous loathing for all things related to Southern culture and history) the verbal skirmishes are.

It seems that the anti-Southern fanatics know nothing about the past other than the ‘evils’ of the antebellum South, and the minds of these people are bereft of any common sense, and even worse, they are averse to actually reading factual history. It seems all their learning came from urban legends, probably dubious sources like Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Even Abraham Lincoln referred to Harriet Beecher Stowe as ‘the little lady that started the War [Between the States].’ And though she and others like her, including her crowds of abolitionist female followers, had never set foot in the South, Stowe’s overwrought book was so influential that the fantasy Evil South still lives on in some uninformed minds.

How and where did this sad situation start? In the minds of the antifa types, and the dyed-in-the-wool academics who perpetuate these half-baked ideas about the antebellum South. And they teach nothing about the Reconstruction era.

It’s not possible to even have a common-sense dialogue about these things, though these troubles could ignite real conflict. Feeling runs so high, and the left keeps fueling the flames. It’s as though they are hoping to provoke something more serious than the name-calling and juvenile nonsense. I certainly hope that it doesn’t escalate to more than words. Some violence has happened, thanks to anti-types’ aggression.

There are many facts about the South that cannot even be spoken at the risk of being called a ‘hater’ or whatever insult du jour. And seeing many people de-platformed on various pretexts, vague charges like ‘violating terms of service’, discourages many people online from speaking anything that violates the official Narrative, which is (of course) anti-Southern and anti-White.

And what of those young men at UConn who were arrested for speaking a taboo word in conversation?

The message is we all have to watch our step if we are to be allowed to discuss anything in a public place, or on the internet — or even in a private conversation. And we’re still told that we live in a free country.

As for the anti-South crowd, why are they still fighting battles over things that happened almost 3 centuries ago? Why are they trying to punish Southrons for things that were done by people that are long dead, and why are those who claim to be victims, even now, after many generations have lived and died since that time? Nobody today has owned or ‘mistreated’ slaves, and no Americans have been enslaved in this country for hundreds of years. Where is the justice in this; these things cannot be made a perpetual vendetta — except when it comes to the WBTS; the [White] South can never be absolved, apparently, and there’s no Statute of Limitations.

Incidentally, the people of the South are treated as criminals when it comes to the hysteria over the supposed ‘monstrous’ deeds for which they are blamed. The anti-South, anti-White accusers on that comment thread are obviously closed-minded, like all such people, and will not open their eyes and ears and ”minds” to facts.

The whole subject is basically taboo; the rabid antis emerge from the woodwork anytime they catch someone violating the ‘Narrative’ of victimhood, and of the perpetual guilt of White Southrons.

Yet, if the Southron slaveholders (including most of our Founding Fathers) so mistreated their slaves, why did slaves have a longer life expectancy than most Europeans of that time? Why did they live as long as most Whites in America, and longer than their African ancestors? There are statistics that show this to be fact. But in many peoples’ imaginations, they can never recover from the ”legacy” of their servitude.

Now there are many Americans who refer to Thomas Jefferson as a ‘rapist’ of slaves, with no evidence (much less, proof) to verify this slander. Now even our Founding Fathers, whose ideals are now being junked and trampled on, are tried posthumously and judged unjustly, their names and reputations destroyed for the most part, along with those monuments and statues. I hear the Stone Mountain monument is to be made subordinate to MLK et al, just as a slap in the face to Southrons.

Will the coming generations take a stand in favor of truth, and for justice to our ancestors and our heroes? I can neither sympathize with, nor understand those who want to discard the Battle Flag because it is a catalyst for controversy.

There’s no advantage in trying to appease, or mollify the South-haters. They love hating the South, and wallowing in their delusion of being morally superior, while the South is forced to accept being the scapegoat, and compelled to acquiesce in being the guilty party in the bloodshed of the WBTS. Half a million people, at least, lost their lives, and many were maimed, and left with lifelong impairments. The South also lost many civilians as the Northern Armies swept through the South. The people of the South in many cases lost all their possessions — homes, livestock, crops, family heirlooms, etc. Some of my ancestors were left destitute though they had been prosperous. But in many cases the older generations who lived through this, passed on the individual stories of the War, and the aftermath, which is not taught in schools. The real-life stories that individuals preserved and passed on are otherwise ignored.

And yet ‘reparations’ are still being discussed. I say the South has long since paid for the alleged atrocities for which they are still accused. And now there are probably more people who are recently arrived in the South, who have no roots in the South, and who can never understand the history.

When even the native-born American is also mostly ignorant of the facts, what hope is there of the history ever being understood, or our forefathers’ story even getting a hearing?

Yet somehow we, those of us who care for our heritage, have got to find a way, without any appeasement, of getting the real story told to those who are unaware of the reality.