Saturday, 16 April 2016

THE CONFEDERATE FLAG IS "RACIST"—GET OVER IT


I was listening to NPR recently and they were discussing the upcoming pro-White rally at Stone Mountain to celebrate Confederate heritage. On the interview there was a member of an antifa biker gang and a member of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans. As a descendant of Confederate Veterans, and a former member of the SCV, I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the comments made by the SCV representative.

The SCV has been a totally cucked organization now for a long time. I experienced this when I was a member. As a former member of the Maryland SCV Color Guard I would carry flags at memorial events and parades and I never understood why we would carry a United States flag. The Confederate soldier fought against the American flag and the empire that it stood for. They didn’t honor it.

One of the most famous post-war songs I’m a Good Ole Rebel included the lines:
"I hates the Yankee nation and everything they do. I hates the declaration of independence, too. I hates the glorious union, t'is dripping with our blood. I hates the striped banner, and fit it all I could"
and:
"I ain’t asked any pardon for anything I’ve done."
Even though the gallant soldiers of the Confederacy lost the war against a numerically superior foe with much larger industrial capabilities, those Confederate veterans didn’t apologize for the Cause for which so many died and suffered for. The Confederate veterans then organized together in social movements like the Red Shirts in South Carolina and the White League in Louisiana to drive out the Union troops and Reconstructionist elements in the South and reclaim control of the Southern States for the Southern people.

The South always traditionally defined Southern people and culture by the share White heritage and culture of the region. Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens said:
"Our new government is founded… upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."
Now an important thing to note is that I personally disagree with both slavery and racial supremacy. While I do not agree with my ancestors on everything and in some cases strongly disagree, that does not mean that I don’t love and respect both them and the symbols that they fought so hard to defend.

I think that African chattel slavery was bad both for the White farmers and working class and of course the African slaves who were brought here. As a nationalist I want every people to have their own nation, with political self-determination and the ability to have their own culture, language and religious values. Taking Africans away from their homeland and forcing them to learn a foreign language and be cut off from their native culture was wrong. Slavery hurt both White working and middle class people and hurt Africans who were separated from their native soil and culture and lost their self-determination.

Globalism in action.
The slave trade was another capitalist ploy by the elites to make wealth while putting self-interest over national interest, no different than the slave like conditions that Northern capitalists used against Irish, Italian and other White immigrant laborers in places like New York City. Northern shipbuilders and captains had no problem in making profits off of the slave trade, all while denouncing the South for being “intolerant.” Capitalism and the mercantile mindset always puts greed and self-interest ahead of Faith, Family and Folk. It always has and it always will.

I believe we never should have had slaves, especially those of different ethnic communities, in the South or all of America in the first place. Introducing multiculturalism in this way has led to the racial strife we have today between Whites and Blacks in America.

Now I also disagree with the position of the Left in saying that slave owners were malicious and inhumane to their slaves. I truly believe that the forces of Northern capitalism were far harsher to their workers than most Southern slave owners were to their slaves.

As John C. Calhoun said:
"I may say with truth, that in few countries so much is left to the share of the laborer, and so little exacted from him, or where there is more kind attention paid to him in sickness or infirmities of age. Compare his condition with the tenants of the poor houses in the more civilized portions of Europe—look at the sick, and the old and infirm slave, on one hand, in the midst of his family and friends, under the kind superintending care of his master and mistress, and compare it with the forlorn and wretched condition of the pauper in the poorhouse."
The average Southern slaveholder, a minority of the White population I truly believe had a Christian view of care, love and stewardship over his indentured servants, slaves and hired hands. This, however, does not justify the institution, only humanizes those who were involved far more than the Leftist media would ever allow.

The North sent its children to fuel the massive factories,
mines, and businesses of the Northern industrialists
The worker in the North had no Social Security, no insurance and no pension. When he was unable to work if he and his family did not have a social network to care for them, they would die in the streets. Countless widows and orphans met this fate in the North due to the cruel march of industrial capitalism. Now that isn’t to justify slavery or say their wasn’t abuse of slaves. There was. But the situation isn’t as black and white as either Leftists or Southern apologists would have you believe. The truth of chattel slavery in America always gets lost in the political signaling.

James Henry Hammond pointed out in his famous "Cotton is King" speech directed at Northern industrialists that:
"The difference between us is, that our slaves are hired for life and well compensated; there is no starvation, no begging, no want of employment among our people, and not too much employment either. Yours are hired by the day, not cared for, and scantily compensated, which may be proved in the most painful manner, at any hour in any street of your large towns. Why, you meet more beggars in one day, in any single street of the city of New York, than you would meet in a lifetime in the whole South."
The situation in the South at the time of the War Between the States was not a monolithic one. The overwhelming majority of Southern and Northern soldiers had no love of the Enlightenment era values of "equality" that were promoted by the radical Republicans and the abolitionists.

The War was not just about the issue of slavery, it was about the right of self-determination. The Southern States desired to run their affairs as they saw fit, without a tyrannical government in Washington D.C dictating everything they did. The Southern people saw the encroaching power of the Federal government and the diminishing ability for regional and state self-determination. The wildest nightmares of the anti-Federalists and the supporters of the Confederacy have come true.

If you don’t think America is a tyranny just look at the fact that it has gotten to the point that collecting rain water on your own property can get you locked in jail. The United States forces states now to allow the murder of the unborn, the demographic displacement of the founding stock of the nation, attacks on Christianity, the redefinition of marriage and a surveillance State on truly Orwellian proportions. We’re even required by this regime to bake cupcakes for "gay weddings." Slavery as an issue or not, the Southern people had a duty and a right to resist this tyranny for the sake of themselves and their descendants.

The Confederacy was established to break away from federal tyranny and to ensure that the White Southern population would remain in charge of its own destiny. They saw the rise of the abolitionist movement and frequent slave uprisings where innocent men, women and children were killed as the beginning of an all out conflict against White Southerners.

The Southern people rose up and part of that uprising was creating what we now know as the Confederate Battle Flag, to join the Southern troops on the field of battle to defend their families and homes from the Northern invasion.

Resisting the 2nd invasion of the South.
This flag has become a symbol of the Confederate soldier, but also White resistance to federal tyranny and forced multiculturalism. The men who fought under it rejected the idea of multiculturalism and an empire to rule over them, instead supporting a movement that would allow them self determination. States Rights is a part of this ideology, but it must be understood within the context of the people at the time knowing that their racial extended family was part of an organic State, not just lines on a map.

A State at the time can only be considered as an organic and folkish expression of a shared ethnic community. To fight for "States Rights" was to fight for the self determination of your folk. So yes dear Leftists, by your definition of Whites organizing for their own self interest, the Confederate Battle Flag is racist, and guess what, I’m ok with that.

The modern definition of a "racist" is any White person who does not subscribe to radical multiculturalism and our systematic demographic displacement. We are nationalists, not hate filled supremacists (unlike the political mainstream in the Zionist State), but the media continues to promote the lie of White advocacy as being “racist.” We need to stop groveling and apologizing for our current political movement, but also our ancestors.

"Rainbow Confederates" as they are called are Southerners who attempt to force the modernist and liberal view on government and race onto the Confederate Cause. With a love of multiculturalism these Rainbows whine endlessly about “Black Confederates,” how “The North was actually more racist,” and “Being Southern isn’t racial, its cultural.” These talking points for the most part are downright silly, which is why the Left ridicules them so much.

For Faith, Family, and Folk
Our ancestors would have been dumbfounded to hear these positions. The Southern people have always viewed Whites in the South as Southern and Africans to be a separate people. Sure, Black soldiers served in the Confederate army, especially as cooks and teamsters, but so did mules and horses, all did so unwillingly. Now the comparison might be crude, but one cannot consider a slave who is forced at gunpoint, or even White men who were conscripted in areas like parts of Tennessee, to serve to be on the same level of enthusiasm as a man who volunteered for the position.

Of course in the North, there were massive draft riots against conscription, especially in places like New York City. The average farmer and factory worker on both sides of the Mason-Dixon was not in love with the idea of dying for capitalist oligarchs or rich plantation owners. They simply wanted to be left alone.

Black slaves fled en masse to Union lines when possible, indicating their lack of Southern patriotism for the cause of secession. This fact goes directly against the mantra of the Rainbow Confederates that everyone, Black and White, in the South supported the war effort.

Now the South has always viewed Southerners as being of the same folk. This can be found in multiple State secession declarations and the words of our Southern leaders. The radical abolitionists who wanted to break down racial barriers were seen as a threat by almost all Southerners to eventually leading to racial conflict and violence as was experienced in Haiti. The Confederate battle flag is a symbol of resistance against Federal tyranny, but also of White Southerners as a whole and the sacrifices they made.

William T. Thompson, the creator of the Confederate battle flag, said:
"Such a flag would be a suitable emblem of our young confederacy, and sustained by the brave hearts and strong arms of the south, it would soon take rank among the proudest ensigns of the nations, and be hailed by the civilized world as the White man’s flag."
The politicians of the Confederacy saw the movement as a way to secure self-determination and self-governance for the White race in the South. When Texas seceded they put the declaration in clearly racial terms when they stated:
"In this free government all white men are and of right ought to be entitled to equal civil and political rights."
The men (slave-owners or not) who served in the Confederate military agreed that this was a racial struggle. Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown said:
"The slave-holder and non-­slave-holder must ultimately share the same fate—all be degraded to a position of equality with free negroes, stand side by side with them at the polls, and fraternize in all the social relations of life; or else there will be an eternal war of races, desolating the land with blood, and utterly wasting and destroying all the resources of the country."
White men of all classes viewed a Southern victory as necessary to avoid perpetual racial conflict and to protect their way of life and Southern White dominance politically over their region.

Like it or not, the Confederate battle flag is a symbol of White resistance to a tyrannical multicultural government. By any Leftist definition, it is "racist" and we need to stop apologizing or attempting to redefine it.

It is no coincidence that the Confederate battle flag was raised by millions of Southerners, and even Northerners, during the battle over forced integration. This symbol has lived now for over a century and a half as a symbol of White resistance. South Carolina raised the battle flag in 1962 and placed it on top of the South Carolina statehouse by vote of the all-white legislature as a symbol of resistance to federal tyranny and forced multiculturalism.

In the modern era, groups like Black Lives Matter view any use of the Confederate flag as “racist.” These groups vandalize Confederate monuments, petitioned and pushed to have statues removed from public areas, and even got the Confederate battle flag taken down from the soldier’s memorial at the South Carolina Statehouse.

Tensions at Gettysburg.
Even Rainbow Confederate groups like the SCV are realizing that as "non-racist" as they try to be, the enemy doesn’t care. A recent event held in Gettysburg was picketed by Leftist groups, following on the heels of a protest against a Confederate heritage event in Baltimore a few weeks prior. The Left doesn’t see the Confederate flag as anything but a symbol of White resistance to multiculturalism and the Federal government, its time our people start realizing that fact as well.

The Confederate flag is a polarizing symbol, but it is our symbol. One doesn’t have to agree with everything the Confederacy believed in to realize the deeper meaning it represents. Our people need to rally around and support the flags and symbols that mean something to us, to our ancestors and to our children. Stop groveling and justifying why you should be able to fly it, …and fly it! As free men and women we must reject any attempt by the Left to bully us into submission. The Confederate flag is a symbol for us and by us, time to come to terms with that and fly it proudly all the same.

Originally published at Trad Youth


 

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