Over the past few weeks I’ve written a couple of posts concerning the issue of Confederate monuments. Two of those posts dealt with the perspectives of Robert E. Lee and the descendants of a few prominent Confederates. Well, I can add one more to the list: the descendants of Alexander Stephens, Vice President of theContinue reading “Descendants of Alexander Stephens Speak Out”
News broke yesterday that the Nash Farm Battlefield Museum would close by June 1. This came after a request from County Commissioner Dee Clemmons to remove Confederate Battle Flags from inside the museum. Earlier stories indicated that Clemmons also requested all Confederate “paraphernalia” be removed. The news cycle has changed and even the story whichContinue reading “Nash Farm Battlefield Saga”
Donald Trump spokeswoman supporter Kayleigh McEnany sought to educate former South Carolina legislator Bakari Sellers on CNN the other night about the meaning and history of the Confederate Battle Flag. Needless to say, opinions varied widely. Here is the exchange.
The headline pretty much says it all. A Roswell pastor said a police officer was fired on Thursday after the Roswell Police chief received a complaint that a Confederate flag was flying outside the officer’s house where an official police vehicle was parked in the driveway. Read the rest at the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
After the Charleston Church shooting last year Confederate Flags and iconography suffered tremendous backlash. Most notable of which was the removal of the Confederate Battle Flag (CBF) from the grounds of the South Carolina State House. Naturally, with every backlash comes the counter-backlash. One year later in the midst of a Presidential election, the flag andContinue reading “Donald Trump’s Confederate Flag”
I have been pretty busy over the past couple of months which has reduced the frequency I can post on here. Fortunately, things are quieting down or at least becoming more routine. That being said, here are some updates.
This picture popped up on my Feedly feed today. It comes from the blog of Confederate Heritage advocate David Tatum in reaction to a march for reparations. At least the flag is in its proper context…
A Confederate Flag Rally in Columbia, S.C. quickly turned into political advocacy for Donald Trump. I’ve said it time and time again but it is worth repeating that many, not all but certainly most, Confederate Heritage advocates are consumed by presentism (anachronistic introduction of present-day ideas and perspectives into depictions or interpretations of the past).Continue reading “Confederates for Donald Trump”
It has been a while since I last posted on this site. I have been completely bogged down by work, more work, and paper work. Every time I get an idea or a start a new post, life got in the way. Granted, I have taken on a few new leadership positions this year and IContinue reading “From the Holler: Gettysburg Address, Edition”
Well, that’s one way to look at it. Maybe the VA Flaggers can learn a thing or two. Thoughts?