Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Texas Tidbits: Confederate Heroes Day

Confederate Battle Flag
January 19 is a State Holiday in Texas. It is Confederate Heroes Day. I know this post will piss off a bunch of Yankees and Liberals, but they don't like Texans or Southerners much anyway. Don't get your panties all in a wad, I am not talking about ALL Yankees and Liberals, but a significant number of them, perhaps even a majority. I say this as a Native Texan who is married to a woman from Maine. She is so much like many Southern women that the only way I can tell that she isn't from the South is her accent. So, lighten up, Francis, I am not here to condemn Yankees or Liberals whole cloth, although it would be fun to do so, I am here to talk about heroes. These heroes just happen to be Southern. I'll certainly include my opinion throughout this post, but the bulk of what you read will have been written by a black man and a black woman. If anybody should have a beef with the South, it is these folks whose ancestors were slaves in the Antebellum South. Before I excerpt from the two folks I mentioned, I want to throw out a few thoughts on slavery. What is not in dispute is the fact that the enslavement of any human being is an abomination to God. That's all that needs to be said in that regard. The Civil War was not a war all about slavery! One of its major causes of the war was the ever-growing and more-powerful-by-the-day Federal Government intruding into peoples' lives and usurping their freedoms as laid out by the US Constitution. Does that sound familiar? It should. It's happening as we speak. But, I digress. The city in the United States that imported more slaves than any other was Charleston, South Carolina. Care to venture a guess which city imported the second most slaves in the country at the time? Atlanta? Nope. Somewhere in North Carolina? Guess again. No, nowhere in Virginia either. The city in the US that imported the second most slaves into this country was....New York City! Oh, wait. NYC is a Northern city, so that little fact doesn't count. My bad. Maybe you can tell me who was selling these poor people into slavery. You can't? I can.  Their own damn people in Africa! Oh, wait again. The slave sellers were black guys, so that doesn't count either. I am so sorry to insert actual facts into this debate. I hope you Yankees and Liberals will forgive me my transgressions.Did you know that it was the SOUTH that wanted to count slaves as wage earners and tax them accordingly, just like white people? I didn't think so. One more quick question. Who said, "There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil. I think it is a greater evil to the white than to the black race." Abe Lincoln? Not this time. It's a direct quote from that evil raaaaacist bastard Son of the South General Robert E. Lee.

What I have written so far is something for you to chew on until I get to the next part of our report on Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. I'll have the thoughts of the two black folks I mentioned early on concerning the Confederate Heroes Day observation in a little while. Chew on what I just wrote for a little bit and I'm sure that I can make many non-Southerners and an equal number of Liberals foam at the mouth with what I'll post later this morning. Grab your popcorn, this is gonna be fun to watch.

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