WHO IS THE RACIST? THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG OR PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN? June 27, 2015
If you have a strong stomach and a quest for factual historical knowledge, read the entirety of this piece.
Trading down—the insider’s game.
The Southside Rebels—the envy of every high school in Arkansas—why so? Because there are none like it.
Southside athletic teams are beautifully attired in distinctive blue and grey, with a smidgeon of red here and there. When they are suited up they resemble no other teams.
They are the Rebels—meaning they are independent, not easily regimented and not to be herded like sheep.
The Dixie Belles and the Southside Drill Team regalia—who else but Dixie Belles, a southern name and Southside tradition are accorded invitations to march in the Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. Bulldogs, Tigers, Lions, etc. are not on parade, but there is a certain amount of magnetism about the name Dixie Belles.
The Athletic facilities feature Southern colors.
Then the stirring song “Dixie”, which arouses Southerners’’ emotions, is truly a song of the South and Southside.
And finally, the old, weather-beaten wooden Johnny Reb standing in the entrance to Southside High greeting the students.
With what do Superintendent Benny Gooden and the compliant Fort Smith School Board’s automatons plan to replace southern excellence?
Two of the downtown insiders Richard Griffin & Sammy Sicard, who pushing their personal self-serving interests have offered up the colorless name “Southside Marshals”…named after the proposed Marshal’s Museum, billed as a private endeavor while being subsidized by millions of taxpayer dollars. Envision the proposed new athletic & band uniforms—tan or brown replete with tin stars. Women’s teams would probably be known as the “Marshalettes”, with similar costumes. The mutiny that Gooden & company have pulled off is at the very least, trading down. Very few in our city pay any special attention to Marshals; they are only hired guns, and the downtown crowd has created a phony admiration for Marshals by some.
Gooden claimed the decision to scuttle Johnny Reb, etc. was based on “PERCEPTION”, i.e. racism. Perception is not an act; it is whatever the individual, in this case Gooden, wants the perception to be. What are the chances this coup was planned months or maybe years in advance, just waiting for “not letting a good crisis go to waste”, i.e. an attack on the Confederate battle flag and the South in general as an excuse to remove all remnants of the South?
Quisling Benny Gooden and his PC Board have no problem spending at least $500,000 (in government work no doubt more like $1 million) on the proposed transition, while at the same time massaging Griffin & Sicard’s ambitions.
A further note, Gooden and his Board held a behind closed doors private meeting before the public meeting to create the “fix” without the knowledge of the High School Administration or the taxpaying public. The speed with which it was accomplished, indeed breathtaking, scurrilous and denotes pre-planning by Gooden and his Board.
Government schools have been the principal purveyors of lies, altering, filtering , withholding, and revising facts concerning the Second War for Independence, misnamed the Civil War (among many other subjects) , and thereby rendering students academically misinformed and culturally defenseless. Note: Civil wars are fought to take over a central government; this was certainly not the case in the aforementioned war which was for independence from tyranny only!
Lincoln’s war cost 700,000 lives. 300,000 were Southerners and many of those were the progeny of the “DISTRESSED CAVALIERS”…brilliant minds and achievers who created a culture that is to be envied today. In 1861 there were more slaves in the north than in the south and slavery was on its way out without bloodshed, if only because of economics due to industrialization. Think of the gene pools lost—both sides, never to be replaced.
If Gooden, his PC School Board & the plethora of school teachers knew the true history of that period why are they continuing the 154 year old Lincoln cover-up? The larger question is, if they don’t know, why don’t they know??
Lincoln himself was a white-supremacist—the heck you say Rebel!
The following are some of the remarks made by Abe Lincoln in his debate with Stephen Douglas, Sept. 18, 1858. Documentation may be found (New York; Library of America, 1989) pp. 636-637. And this is only the tip.
“I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, that I am not nor every have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people: and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social or political equality. And in as much as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the while race”.
The night Lincoln was shot he was busily working on a plan that he had begun to craft before the war and continued after the war, a plan to colonize blacks, i.e. to deport.
As President, Lincoln allocated millions of taxpayer dollars to a project that would “colonize” American blacks in Liberia.
In 1862 (the so-called Civil War was in full bloom) Lincoln held a meeting with several dozen “free” black men in the White House and explained to them that, because of the inherent differences between the white & black races they could never live together, and so he urged them to lead by example and colonize themselves in Liberia. (Abraham Lincoln, “Address on Colonization to a Committee of Colored Men,” August 14, 1862, in Abraham Lincoln; “Speeches & Writings, Vol. II, 1859-1866 (New York; Library of America, 1989), page 354. “
So who is the racist—The much maligned Confederate battle flag or Abraham Lincoln and the 154 year Lincoln cover-up by government schools, universities, elected & appointed officials, all media, and the PC crowd, including carpetbaggers. To the victor go the spoils, and the power to revise history.
The travesty being carried out by Benny Gooden and all his accomplices must not be tolerated. His unctuous dealings must be exposed to the taxpaying public and the Fort Smith School Board should fire him immediately, and then resign en masse. But that would be the honorable thing to do.