blank'/> Liberally Lean From The Land Of Dairy Queen: As The Legislature . . .

1.19.2007

As The Legislature . . .

. . . decides whether to honor Confederate Heroes Day, comes this gem from the NCAAP:

"To say that, to use Confederate with 'heroes' is an oxymoron," said Gary Bledsoe, president of the state NAACP office in Austin. "It's like using Nazi with hero. You just can't do that . . . their cause was immoral."

Source. And as you look at the photo, wouldn't you feel all warm and fuzzy if you were the head of NAACP?

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

How blacks perceive white southern heritage is their problem and should not be used as an excuse to denigrate the values and traditions of our forefathers.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, 9:28!

Anonymous said...

Hello... the war was about State's rights not slavery.

As the head of the NAACP, that guy is racial jackass to downgrade the civil war to the north was right and the south was wrong.

Please tell me the bloggers and the creator of this blog will not drink this mans kool aid and follow this rabbit trail set out by the PC radicals this nation has become.

Anonymous said...

Let's see. The blacks can have Black History month, MLK Day, and Juneteenth but God forbid the cracker gets his one day.

oldphilosopher said...

OK now, this is touchy, but needs very much to be said. Bluntly.

I am a descendant of Confederate veterans, and have family in the SCV. I also have a degree in history.

Honoring the dead who fought for loyalty to their states is no bad thing. Memorializing history is important.

But get this straight ... the "state's rights" that the southerners were fighting for were rights pertaining to slavery. Period. Absent the issue of slavery, there would have BEEN no "state's rights" dispute ripping at the fledgling United States from its founding through the mid-nineteenth century.

So to suggest that the war was "not about slavery" but was instead about "state's rights" is to simply play a spin game worthy of the modern media everyone likes to complain about so much. "State's rights" and "slavery" or "abolition" were mere code words for the same dispute, which was resolved in favor of abolition in 1865.

Memorialize the dead; I'll join you. Complain about Lincoln's massive expansion of federalist powers - that's a good debate. But don't try to kid yourself that Black Americans have no right to feel uncomfortable about "honoring and cherishing the traditions of our past." Because, friend, that "tradition" includes an ignoble and justly lost cause.

Kingfish said...

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. They need to change the name if you think about it. "Colored" seems offensive by their politically correct standards.

Maybe NAAAAP....for the advancement of African American people?

But then the cash from Latinos might stop. Quite a quandary.

I agree with 9:56 for the most part. Personally, I think it is completely wrong to re-write history for someone's minority sensitivity.

Anonymous said...

Southerners were for states rights. Robert E. Lee himself was against slavery. He never owned a slave. his wife inherited a few slaves and he set them free. He wanted more states' rights. The constitution offers more states' rights but nobody uses them. Of course, not to the extent of slavery. But that's beside the point. I belong to the SCV and I am a relative of Robert E. Lee. and proud of it. Even if you think (which I don't) that the south was fighting for the wrong reasons, that doesn't mean we can't honor them. they were brave soldiers too. Robert E. Lee was one of the greatest generals that America ever produced.

Goober said...

Hey, if some prejudiced black folks don't like Texas having a day honoring it's War of Northern Aggression heros, tell them there is plenty of rental property in New Orleans waiting for them.

Anonymous said...

damn yankee liberals

Anonymous said...

11:15 why don't you move there then, you don't realize it but you are a minority. I am thankful that my parents taught me to be proud of more than just my skin color.

Anonymous said...

Why is it that the loser gets to write history in this case? The south lost, get over it. Your incompetent relatives picked a fight with a superior opponent and you were soundly beaten. Scorched earth didn't go far enough. Every human in the south should have been sterilized at that time. That way the US would be in the present day, not 25 years behind the rest of the world. Once a traitor, always a traitor.

Anonymous said...

From the last post I see that the war is not yet over...

Soundly beaten? Return to your history books...

Anonymous said...

Here is the official Texas explanation for why we entered the Civil War:

"Negro slavery" and "the servitude of the African to the white race."

See link: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ref/abouttx/secession/2feb1861.html

Atticus said...

What is humorous to me is this much to do over a $250.00 contribution to restore documents! On the other hand, I can understand why blacks are sensitive about the Confederacy. The South, which is part of my heritage, thought it was okay to own human beings as chattel property. I have never been a slave but I know people who have been. My uncle who was held in a Japanese prison camp during WWII, never had a lot of love for the Nippon race after they nearly killed him in a forced labor camp in Indochina. He had the right to feel that way, because of the way he was treated. It has been just a few years ago that Blacks could not go to school with Whites, eat in their restaurants or vote in elections. The Whites had used the law to deny them this opportunity. Sorry to say but the remnants of "Dixie" had a lot to do with that. Desegregation had to be Court ordered and people had to march and die in order to effect change. I guess they were maybe just trying to be PC. I guess if you took a look at it from their point of view, you might understand where they are coming from when they see some dork in a Confederate Uniform giving someone a $250.00 check. Pax!

Anonymous said...

Despite all of our personal opinions about this subject, If you are getting cash from the ATM machine and a black guy is in line behind you, you get a little bit nervous don't you! Whether you are from the north or south, you are liberal or conservative, are a racist or not, this still makes all us white folk a little bit nervous now doesn't it! In this lies the true problem with race in this country, and the sad thing is many people will not admit it for fear of being considered a racist or at least not PC. Until we can be open and honest with our true feelings about our fellow man, the the race relations in this country will remain the same....that is in the northern states as well as the south!

Anonymous said...

3:15PM, are you truly this paranoid? In all my years of living in Dallas County I had no problem with any race. Cue to the present, and I've been living in Wise County for five years. I've been screwed over, backstabbed, robbed, and generally ostracized in this backwater by its residents. Every single one of them has been white. So when I'm using an ATM in this county, and a white person walks up behind me my sphincter tightens and I cover the keypad with my body so a shoulder surfer can't see what I'm typing. Then I stuff my money and wallet into the nearest pocket on my person and hightail it out of there without making eye contact.

Now I was never like this in a large city full of those "scary" blacks as you put it. The thought you claim everybody thinks never crossed my mind. But out here I am wary of every whitebread person. What goes around comes around.

Anonymous said...

4:04 you must live in Decatur. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Interesting. The initial responses were from conventional red-neck crackers with a foggy understanding of history. Then a few thoughtful and enlightened bloggers weighed in. I believe the population of Wise Co. is evolving. It will be the crackers who will be moving a few more counties west as enlightenment becomes more common here.

Anonymous said...

10:08 -- You like to think of yourself as among the enlightened few, I suppose. Whoever posted the initial post had it right and no amount of posturing and/or name-calling can change the facts. The Civil War changed the entire direction of the country, not only the legal status of slavery. It was NOT about slavery and the nation has not been the same since.

Do some research on what other great Americans had to say about the plight of the black race, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, etc., then return here and make your declarations about the uneducated redneck element in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

10:53 Slavery is immoral - even tho the Bible seems to endorse it. Slavery has not been confined to the "black race" (whatever that is). The great Americans you mention were conflicted about American slavery - Adams adamantly opposed and Jefferson opposed but accommodated it himself. The United States was one of the last civilized countries to ban slavery. And the Civil War was certainly primarily about the issue of slavery. You just can't spin it any other way.

Anonymous said...

Why would the Land Commissioners office or Jerry Patterson Allow a Press Conference over $250? Isn't he leaving the perception that he is endorsing this on the States behalf? How scary of a thought.

Anonymous said...

Bledsoe is, was, and always will be an idiot. The NAACP is one of the most corrupt organizations on earth and due to their political endorsements should have their tax exempt status taken away. They are an embarrassment to our cause.