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Media Continues to Misrepresent Southern Heritage

From Fox 23.Com

“The Rebel flag represents the confederacy and is a symbol long considered racist but to 17-year-old Matthew Newcomb it represents his southern pride.”

Long considered racist? By whom? I remember growing up the Confederate flag was immensely popular on television, music covers and culture. The flag stood exactly for what it was intended to , Southern pride. But the PC police, along with help from the media have been very successful in demonizing it. Of course that is just one part of their plan, globalists , corporations and politicians find it much easier to carry out their plans if they can destroy the Southern culture of independence, heritage and individualism. Diversity is better for business you know.-webmaster

Winston Churchill on Confederate Flags…

Great men like Churchill knew what honor and culture meant to Southerners.

Great men like Churchil understood the principel of honor and culture.Special thanks to Facebook friend John Stones for sharing this great quote- webmater.

“The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the Confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history.” Winston Churchill

Lincoln Flagged!

A very special “shout out” and “rebel yell” to Mr. Billy Bearden for “flagging” Abe Lincoln!  Old Abe probably hasn’t had a day that bad since John Wilkes Booth administered his famous headache remedy at Ford’s Theater.

– Webmaster

Why isn’t the Museum of the Confederacy going to fly Confederate Flags?

Are YOU mad enough yet? Call (804) 649-1861 and ask the Museum of the Confederacy WHY there will be no Confederate Flag flown at the Appomattox location! Email Linda Lipscomb, Appomattox site director llipscomb@moc.org. Send a fax to: (804) 644-7150. If you live anywhere near Richmond, stop in and ask them in person! If you are a member, cancel your membership…tell them why…and demand a REFUND!-via Southern Heritage Preservation Group.

Southerners: Will Romney represent you?

Chicago Tribune weighs on Nascar, Confederate flag

Nascar's "Car of Tomorrow"

Yankees have been trying to tell Southerners how to live, act and think since before the War for Southern Independence and today is no different, well for the most part it’s not. The difference now is that corporations seem to have as much power as government. No one wants to rock the corporate boat, opinions need not apply in the corporate media.A good example of this is ESPN.  Hank Williams Jr. was fired for stating the obvious about the “golf game” between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner.  Later ESPN would fire Anthony Frederico was fired for describing a bad game played by Jeremy Lin as having been a “chink in his armor”

Neither Hank Williams Jr. or Anthony Frederico engaged in racism or racist statements but the Liberal-Corporate-Media can take no chances when it comes to someone who might say something that might possibly result in questioning diversity.

Enter the Chicago Tribune (or Chicago spittoon I like to call it) they just couldn’t help but address the latest “threat” to diversity…. the Confederate flag and Nascar.

According to today’s addition of the Tribune:

Stars and barred: NASCAR has made great strides trying to rid itself of its good-old-boy roots. Women and minorities have long been accepted into the garage area and beyond. You’d think we’d move past this, but some people simply refuse to let go.

Ben Jones, for instance.

Jones, a former U.S. congressman and one of the stars of the memorable television show “The Dukes of Hazzard,” remains fighting mad that NASCAR banned the General Lee car from taking a parade lap around Phoenix International Raceway on Sunday because the car’s rooftop features a Confederate flag.

“It’s political correctness run amok, and I’m outraged,” Jones told Fox News. “It’s an insult to the heartland of America. (NASCAR) did this to please some board member who had some pressure put on them by some political group somewhere.”

Give it a rest, dude. Although it’s understandable how some cling to the belief that the flag represents a proud heritage, it also conveys a deeper message of pain and racial conflict to African-Americans, particularly older ones.

“The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a statement released to the Associated Press.

Thank you very much. Now let’s move on.”

Well, what if we don’t want to move on? More importantly; Why should we move on? Because the powers that be in Chicago’s premier Yankee rag tells us to?

It’s a sport which was started in the South, celebrated in the South and was built upon the pocket books of Southerners.  The Yankees of “Corporate America” want the Southern people to be like Nascar’s last bad idea  ( the Car of Tomorrow) generic with no distinguishing characteristics of any other car on the track. What’s so “diverse” about that?-webmaster

Stomp ’em Out

It appears my last post about diversity gone wrong in Nascar has upset a few of those that cast their lot with those of the politically correct persuasion. One such person, Andy Hall, who publishes the Dead Confederates blog writes:

“Clint Lacy, who claims his Across Our Confederation blog is “your voice in the Sons of Confederate Veterans,” has figured out the underlying cause of that fiery crash at the Daytona 500 the other night: letting non-white (or maybe just non-Southron) drivers into the sport. No, seriously:

Well Mr. [Brian] France [CEO and Chairman of NASCAR]; Did you get this “diversity thing” right? Did you achieve what you wanted to for this sport?

Because if your Drive to Diversity program was rolled out so that Latin-Americans could roll into dryer trucks filled to the brim with jet fuel you can give yourself a pat on the back.

I saw that wreck, and I have to say that it never entered my mind that it was the inevitable and foreseeable outcome of letting a Columbian, Juan Pablo Montoya, get behind the wheel. Shows you how clueless I am.

It’s Lacy’s conceit that his blog speaks for the rank-and-file membership of the SCV. It doesn’t, and he doesn’t, but his claim that it does makes it an SCV problem nonetheless. They ought to stomp him for attaching their name to foolishness like this, but I’m not holding my breath.”

This really isn’t surprising coming from Hall. Calling for a non-for-profit fraternal organization to bring violence to my doorstep. He did however; get one thing right, he is clueless.  Never have I said that Across our Confederation was affiliated with the Sons of Confederate Veterans. In fact, if he had taken time to click on the “about” link on my blog he would have read:

“Welcome to ACROSS THE CONFEDERATION.  This blog is your voice in the SCV. It is my belief that in order to be an effective and successful organization, the Sons of Confederate Veterans needs to hear from all of its members.

This blog will not discriminate on the basis of politics or camp affiliation. You send it and I’ll print it, it’s as simple as that.

Across the Confederation is not a publication of, nor is it affiliated with the Sons of Confederate Veterans.”

I did take the time to read about  Mr. Hall’s blog and what I found was not surprising. By clicking on the “about” link for the Dead Confederates blog we find that Mr. Hall brags {seemingly} of having more Confederate ancestors west of the Mississippi than any man on earth and he’s proud of it…well maybe not so much. When you get past all of the “I’m more qualified than you” portion of this blog he gets to his REAL beliefs ….

“I have no use for the Lost Cause. I grew up with it; I learned early on that Grant was a drunk, and Sherman was a monster. The pervasiveness of slavery, which tainted all, was rarely discussed. We were never actually defeated, I was told; “they starved us out.” I don’t think my late-20th-century family actually bought into this foolishness much, but felt obligated to pass it along, as it had been to them. But in my family, at least, it ends with me. There’s far too much good history out there to ignore for the sake of romanticism and hagiography”

Well there you go, it ends with him. To hell with his family, his sense of pride, honor or heritage. HIS kids will learn the official “guvment” version of the war because after all, Grant didn’t expel Jews from Paducah, Ky, Sherman didn’t kill or harm civilians and Lincoln was just a good president in a bad situation {tell that to over 600,000 Americans both North and South who died in order for him to implement big government programs and subvert the rights of states}.

As far as SCV members go, I would wager that most descendants of Confederate veterans probably aren’t too happy with Brian France’s vision for Nascar, a sport with its roots planted firmly in the South, but if up to France, will have no trace of it left in the sport.-webmaster.

NASCAR Diveristy goes up in flames at Daytona

“If we don’t get diversity right, this sport will not achieve what it needs to achieve from a popularity standpoint,”-Brian France  [NASCAR Seeks Diversity But Finds the Goings Slow , By Seth Livingstone, USA Today, April 27, 2007]

Well Mr. France; Did you get this “diversity thing” right? Did you achieve what you wanted to for this sport?

Because if your Drive to Diversity program was rolled out so that Latin-Americans could roll into dryer trucks filled to the brim with jet fuel you can give yourself a pat on the back.

As one writer for Pennsylvania’s ‘Fan Line’ blog put it:

“WHAT A SPLENDID display of driving, Mr. Montoya. No worries, you can still probably get a job driving an 18-wheeler in Pennsylvania.

I HAVE SEEN Juan Pablo Montoyas name been abbreviated as J.P.in the past. Does it now stand for jet propellent?”

It is lucky that no one was killed in this ongoing social experiment, but we should all count our blessings that “diversity” persevered.  Can you imagine what might have happened if they had let the General Lee on the track during the opening ceremonies? I shudder when I think about the possible consequences.- Webmaster

Nascar falls on its diversity sword

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Home > Thought For The Daytona 500: Will Diversity Kill NASCAR?

By Paul Kersey

Created 02/25/12

The General Lee--Not Wanted In NASCAR

The 54th Daytona 500 [1], the granddaddy of all NASCAR races, kicks off the 2012 calendar season on Sunday, February 26. During the last thirty years, NASCAR’s devoted fan base helped propel it to become the unquestioned king of American motor sports. Less than a decade ago, NASCAR seemed poised to challenge [2] the National Football League (NFL) [3]for sports-entertainment dominance.

But recently the sport has been waning in popularity. TV ratings are down for a second consecutive season. [Action on Track isn’t Helping NASCAR in Popularity or Rating [4], By Nate Ryan, USA Today, July 20, 2010]

The apex of the sport seems to have been in 2006 when the movie Talladega Nights [5]was released. NASCAR signed an eight-year, $4.5 billion contract around this time and Forbes declared it was the “fastest growing sport in America [6].” Since that moment, ratings and attendance have collapsed [7], with only the white female Indy-racing crossover star Danica Patrick able to pop ratings [8].

NASCAR’s popularity stall has been attributed to the recession and to the oversaturation of the market. Jim Peltz of the Los Angeles Times has argued that imposing the safety-oriented a.k.a. boring “Car of Tomorrow” [COT] was “part of ‘a disconnect’ that opened between NASCAR and its fan base, (NASCAR grapples with a downshift in popularity, [6] By Jim Peltz, Los Angeles Times, March 21, 2011)

But few dare point out a key “disconnect” between NASCAR and its fan base: the organization’s new-found fashionable obsession with “diversity”.

Steve Sailer [9] pointed out in 2005 why NASCAR was growing in popularity with two powerful paragraphs that apparently were lost on the France family, who have headed NASCAR since 1972:

Finally, some readers pointed out that the answer was staring me in the face: because white American guys [10] always win. Heck, the drivers [11] are almost all British-Americans with a sprinkling of German-Americans [12] like the Earnhardts [13].

In short, NASCAR is an ethnic pride festival for the one group of people [14] who aren’t supposed [15] to hold ethnic pride [16]festivals. [The White Guy Gap [2], March 13, 2005]

NASCAR is what social psychologist Kevin MacDonald [17] has called an “implicit community [18]”—a place where similar people gather for unconscious, but for nevertheless evidently powerful, reasons.

As much as any sport in America, NASCAR has roots tied to a specific culture: white Southerners. [19]Going to a NASCAR event, regardless of the city, was [20]like joining a non-stop rock ‘n’ roll party, complete with Confederate flags, beer, fun, and the potential of seeing cars crash going in speeds of excess of 200 miles-per-hour.

But since taking over as NASCAR CEO in the early 2000s, Brian France [21] has apparently decided that diversity is a much more important goal than keeping the long-time fans of the sport happy.

Of course, he couches this in commercial terms: “If we don’t get diversity right, this sport will not achieve what it needs to achieve from a popularity standpoint,” [NASCAR Seeks Diversity But Finds the Goings Slow [22], By Seth Livingstone, USA Today, April 27, 2007]

And of course it’s not working in commercial terms. NASCAR’s push for diversity went in overdrive right around the time its popularity peaked. [NASCAR’s diversity push is widespread [23], By Nate Ryan, USA TODAY, October 4, 2006]

In 2004, France instituted the Drive for Diversity [24] program, which had the stated goal of increasing minority and women in NASCAR (whether it be in ownership, a driver, or a crew member).

On the official site of NASCAR, the necessary qualifications for those interested in being accepted into the Drive for Diversity program is listed [25]:

Who is the program for?

Drivers applying to the Drive for Diversity Driver Development program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Between the ages of 16 and 25 (as of October 15, 2010)

• A U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien

• A member of one of the following ethnic minorities classifications:

–        African-Americans: Having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa

–        Asian-Indian Americans: Having origins in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

–        Asian-Pacific Americans: Origins are from Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Samoa, Guam, the U.S. Trust Territories of the Pacific or the Northern Marianas

–        Hispanics: Having Hispanic heritage from any of the Spanish-speaking areas of Latin America or the following regions: Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean basin.

–        Native Americans: Persons who are American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut or Native Hawaiian, and regarded as such by the community of which the person claims to be a part. Native Americans must be documented members of a North American tribe, band or otherwise organized group of native people who are indigenous to the United States.

–        All females of U.S citizenship (or permanent resident alien)

White males, in other words, need not apply.

The success of this drive hasn’t been earth-shattering [26]. The current roster of NASCAR drivers continues to be lily-white and overwhelmingly male. But we know from experience that diversiticrats are not disturbed by a little thing like reality.[NASCAR’s ‘racist culture’ under fire [27] |Undeterred by claims of racism in NASCAR, black students seek to institute cultural changes, By Dustin Long, The Roanoke Times, June 14, 2008]

In 2008, a $225 million lawsuit [28] against NASCAR by disgruntled black employee Mauricia Grant was settled out of court. Liberal sports writers and pundits jumped on the lily-white sport, shocked that in our progressive times the Confederate Flag would still fly proudly at NASCAR events [29].

With a little help from its MainStream Media friends, the NAACP began to demand that the Confederate Battle Flag be banned from NASCAR events. For example:

The good ol’ boys at NASCAR [30] who still wave the Rebel flag are soon going to have to deal with the NAACP [31], which is fighting to end the display of the Confederate symbol from racing events in South Florida.

NAACP officials said they’re reaching out to racing officials to get the ensign banned from the Homestead-Miami [32] Motor Speedway, where many NASCAR events take place.

“We intend to notify NASCAR about the troubling racial discord we have here in Homestead, and we would like their support,” said Rosemary Fuller [33], a longtime member of the Miami-Dade NAACP.

(NAACP wants NASCAR to wave good-bye to the Confederate flag [34] |Officials want Rebel flag banned from Homestead events, NBC Miami, May 21, 2009)

Entering the 2012 season, it has materialized that NASCAR has actually banned the famous car “General Lee” of Dukes of Hazzard fame [35] from being allowed to do a few laps at a race in Phoenix because of its display of the Battle Flag:

When the Dukes of Hazzard was on TV from 1979-85 virtually every episode featured a chase scene of some sort with the show’s trademark car, the General Lee. [36] But now NASCAR has ruled the famous Dodge Charger shouldn’t be seen at any of its races.

Pro golfer Bubba Watson purchased the original General Lee at auction [37] recently, and had been scheduled to drive it on the parade lap before the March 4 Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway. But NASCAR has rescinded the invite, because of the car’s roof has a replica of the Confederate flag, which some fans might consider offensive.

“The image of the Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a statement today.

But as anyone who has ever attended a NASCAR event knows, Confederate flags can be seen on many cars and elsewhere in the virtual cities of RVs and campers that surround NASCAR tracks.[Is NASCAR Right to Ban the General Lee or Overreacting [38], By Tom Weir, USA TODAY, February 17, 2012]:

Former Georgia Congressman Ben Jones, who starred in the original Dukes of Hazzard television show, quickly attacked [39] NASCAR for its cowardice. See his press release here. [40]

The intensifying jihad against the Confederate flag is one of the curiosities of America’s current Political Correctness frenzy. Although the flag was considered inoffensive when the TV show was aired in the 1970s, the 2004 Dukes of Hazzard film had Hollywood executives nervous. [Flag Wavering: Adapting ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Proves Tricky for New Film; Car as Old South Symbol? [41], By John Lippman, Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2004].

(The filmmakers threw in a scene [42] where the Duke Boys are caught in a traffic jam in Atlanta and insulted by Atlantan’s for their flag symbol, and another [43] in which they get coal dust [44] all over them, and almost get beaten up for Being In Blackface [45] While Confederate.)

But that was Hollywood [46]. This is NASCAR. Now the Battle Flag [47]has been banned by a sport whose financial fortune was built upon white Southerners—and without whom there is no reason to suppose it will thrive.

As a symbol of opposition to the soft totalitarianism that is political correctness and the official federal and state policy of coerced diversity, the Confederate flag represents something tangible in 2012—above all to white Southerners. That’s why even the sight of it on the top of the “General Lee” at a NASCAR event must be banned, even if it insults NASCAR’s most devoted fans.

But if you severe the roots of anything, it will die. Even NASCAR.

Even America.

Paul Kersey[Email him [48]] is the author of the blog SBPDL [49], and has published the books SBPDL Year One [50], Hollywood in Blackface [51] and Captain America and Whiteness: The Dilemma of the Superhero [52].

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Lacy Protest Monument Vandalism

Photo by Southeast Missourian

From KFVS 12.com



Posted: Oct 13, 2011 8:13 PM CDT

By Christy Millweard – bio | email

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -One protester is taking a little heat for his message in Cape Girardeau.Clint Lacy stood in front of a Civil War Monument at the Common Pleas Courthouse on Lorimer for more than three hours. The same monument vandalized earlier in the week.Lacy says he’s not like other protesters. He says he won’t be at the monument Friday because he has to return to work. He just came out to support something he believes in on his day off.

“I think when they do that it promotes ignorance,” said Lacy.

Ignorance, the very thing some people think about Lacy for holding a Confederate flag with a sign that reads ‘stop the hate.’

“First thing that comes to my mind is that they don’t like black folks,” said Tyrone Oliver. “I thought that was a little controversial.”

“Holding a Confederate flag today, I think he’s a little behind his times,” said Franklin Tripp. “This has all been settled a long time ago.”

But Lacy says he was actually protesting the defaced monument.

“It angers me because they’re destroying history,” said Lacy.  “You know these men can’t speak for themselves, they can’t speak for themselves and defend their honor when their monument is defaced, so I thought I could come out here for a couple hours and bring some attention to it.”

Something the very people questioning his tactics, agree on.

“Well I think there’s some misguided people, and I don’t understand anyone wanting to deface someone’s property,” said Tripp.

“You know I thought it was a disgrace against veterans seeing that they fought for our freedom that some people take for granted,” said Oliver.

Lacy says some people stopped by to ask about his display.

“It’s given me the opportunity that it’s not about hatred, that it’s about honoring American veterans,” said Lacy.

And others, didn’t want to talk.

“Yeah you know I’ve seen a lot of black people today, and not one of them has threatened me,” said Lacy. “But a car load of what looked like wealthy businessmen did.”

Oliver and Lacy hope people can take the time to really learn about their history.

“Maybe they’re doing it because their uncle did it, or their daddy had a Confederate flag,” said Oliver.

“If you forget about your past, you have no future,” said Lacy.

Related story:

Confederate War Memorial vandalized