The Cultural Lynch Mob Targets the Proud History of Dixie

Confederate Battle Flag
Southern pride: Flags of the Confederacy in Lexington, Virginia AP
Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan

USA – -( “I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you.”

So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study.

If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught but few are strong enough to follow, especially at times like this.

Their Christian witness testifies to a forgotten truth: If slavery was the worst thing that happened to black folks brought from Africa to America, Christianity was the best.

Charleston, too, gave us an example of how a city should behave when faced with horror.

Contrast the conduct of those good Southern people who stood outside that church in solidarity with the aggrieved, with the Ferguson mobs that looted and burned and the New York mobs that chanted for the killing of cops when the Eric Garner grand jury declined to indict.

Yet, predictably, the cultural Marxists, following Rahm Emanuel's dictum that you never let a crisis go to waste, descended like locusts.

As Roof had filmed himself flaunting a Confederate battle flag, the cry went out to tear that flag down from the war memorial in Columbia, South Carolina, and remove its vile presence everywhere in America.

Sally Jenkins of The Washington Post appeared front and center on its op-ed page with this call to healing:

“The Confederate battle flag is an American swastika, the relic of traitors and totalitarians, symbol of a brutal regime, not a republic. The Confederacy was treason in defense of a still deeper crime against humanity: slavery.”

But if Jenkins' hate-filled screed is right, if the Confederacy was Nazi Germany on American soil, then not only the battle flag must go.

The Confederate War Memorial on the capitol grounds honors the scores of thousands of South Carolinians who died in the lost cause. And if that was a cause of traitors and totalitarians and about nothing but slavery, ought not that memorial be dynamited?

Even as ISIS is desecrating tombs in Palmyra, Syria, the cultural purge of the South has begun.

Rep. Steve Cohen wants the name of legendary cavalryman Nathan Bedford Forrest removed from Forrest Park in Memphis and his bust gone from the capitol; Sen. Mitch McConnell wants the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis removed from the Kentucky capitol.

Governors are rushing to remove replicas of the battle flag from license plates, with Virginia's Democrat Terry McAuliffe the most vocal. Will McAuliffe also demand that the statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson be removed from Monument Avenue in Richmond?

“Take Down a Symbol of Hatred,” rails The New York Times.

But the battle flag is not so much a symbol of hatred as it is an object of hatred, a target of hatred. It evokes a hatred of the visceral sort that we see manifest in Jenkins' equating of the South of Washington, Jefferson, John Calhoun, Andrew Jackson and Lee with Hitler's Third Reich.

What the flag symbolizes for the millions who revere, cherish or love it, however, is the heroism of those who fought and died under it. That flag flew over battlefields, not over slave quarters.

Hence, who are the real haters here?

Can the Times really believe that all those coffee cups and baseball caps and T-shirts and sweaters and flag decals on car and truck bumpers are declarations that the owners hate black people? Does the Times believe Southern folks fly the battle flag in their yards because they want slavery back?

The Times' editorialists cannot be such fools.

Vilification of that battle flag and the Confederacy is part of the cultural revolution in America that flowered half a century ago. Among its goals was the demoralization of the American people by demonizing their past and poisoning their belief in their own history.

The world is turned upside down. The new dogma of the cultural Marxists: Columbus was a genocidal racist. Three of our Founding Fathers — Washington, Jefferson, Madison — were slaveowners. Andrew Jackson was an ethnic cleanser of Indians. The great Confederate generals —- Lee, Jackson, Forrest — fought to preserve an evil institution. You have nothing to be proud of and much to be ashamed of if your ancestors fought for the South. And, oh yes, your battle flag is the moral equivalent of a Nazi swastika.

And how is the Republican Party standing up to this cultural lynch mob? Retreating and running as fast as possible.

If we are to preserve our republic, future generations are going to need what that battle flag truly stands for: pride in our history and defiance in the face of the arrogance of power.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.

  • 46 thoughts on “The Cultural Lynch Mob Targets the Proud History of Dixie

    1. The most racist people in America are the following: colored, negroes, blacks, Black-Americans, Africans, African-Americans, mulattoes and liberal, academe (socialist, communist, progressive college students and college
      professors.) The Blacks are just social pawns taken in for the present time because it suits the governments’ agenda. Black minorities are willing minions and are like modeling clay in the hands of the federal government. The most racist organization in America; the NAACP and other groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center are secretly funded by the federal government to administer the chaos that is spreading across our southern states. The present primary attack target is all things Confederate; then guns, God, the Bible, religion, education, etc. The federal government wants to control everything and so far they are doing a very good job with the help of low information blacks, atheists, liberals. etc. We are moving towards a “One World Government.”

      Be very careful which term you may attempt to use when around them. They are so offended by the least offensive things such as the Confederate Battle Flag (CBF). The CBF was patterned after the Christian Cross of St. Andrew of Scotland. Saint Andrew was the first apostle of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Of course the CBF had nothing to do with slavery which the modern day African American believes is the case; for it was the southern white man that brought and taught Christianity to the heathen slave; Not the Yankees. The Federal government started the ‘slavery lie’ when the Yankee Devil, Lincoln issued his “Emancipation Proclamation” on 01 Jan 1863 which was two years after he started his illegal & undeclared War against the South. Anyone who thinks the WAR was over the issue of slavery should study, “The Corwin Amendment” which states that if the southern states would remain in the Union and not secede; the institution of slavery would be guaranteed forever to those southern states. The South was NOT interested and chose to go their own way. The Truth Will Set You Free! Wake Up America and connect the dots!

    2. “One of the besetting sins of many in the Progressive and Liberal movements is that they have made White men the enemy. In fact, no ethnic group in history gave up so much power so quickly and so peacefully.” ~ Sam Smith, in his Post Empire Survival Guide

    3. The racism in the country is encouraged by Hussien Obama,brotha Sharpton,brotha Jackson,Farakkan,the black panthas,Holder,etc..etc,and all the other race baiting black scum,and the white bleeding heart liberals too. But they try and twist it where all the problems they have were/are caused by White Men ? Bullsh*t ! Most ‘young black men’ who lives matter so much need to learn to function in a civilized society,and obey the law. Africans make up 17% of the population but commit ninety percent of all violent crimes and they try and blame that on White Men ? They want to make excuses instead of addressing the real problems in this country. The problems africans have has nothing to do with White Men and we are tired of getting blamed for it. This will come to a head soon. It dont have a goddamn thing to do with flags,firearms,or what you call negroes. I remember several years ago brotha Shapton said ‘young black men demand to be treated with respect and dignity’ ! Why ? Being treated with respect and dignity is something earned,not awarded because your skin color is black.

    4. This Ct swamp yankee reveres the battle flag of the south. no matter what. It represents states rights verses northern aggression. What’s next banning the flag of the Founder’s Republic or the Gadson flag ? This crap started 100 yrs ago. With that dammed Wilson and that dammed ” Creature from Jekyll Island” .Whose really behind all this smoke n mirrors.? That cabal of toadie vassals in the District of Criminals .Who take their orders from the multinationals, bankers ,and globalists . Whose desire is a one world government. Where the United States is a vassal state to the United Nations. The blue flag will replace, the United States flag.

      1. The UN flag might replace the U.S.flag,but never the Texas State Flag ! The Texas flag will make a wonderful national flag too after it secedes. ‘Texas like a whole other country’ How true thats about to become ! Damn its so fine !

    5. It’s ashame that our heritage and history is being vilified. The liberal media jumps on any chance to belittle America, while it protects the politicians who guide the attack. Our president is the biggest offender. He continually tries to make the race division larger. We have the most anti American person as a leader. This guy is a disaster, over 9 trillion in spending to achieve nothing. The debt doesn’t know color or greed, it’s everyone’s. The problem isn’t us, it’s them. The divide they cause , is to hide their failures. Time to reunite to save our country. It’s not a black or white thing, it’s an American thing. Only together can we save our culture and history

    6. I have never owned a stars & bars flag but now I’m looking for one. Not because it represents slavery, because it doesn’t represent slavery nor is it racist. Why is there still racism in America. Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Communist, (they are all one & the same), must stoke the flames and call everything racist to main in power. The people that vote for those Liberals are voting against themselves, but have been brainwashed to think otherwise. I have never, nor any of my ancestors have ever owned another human being. To remove parts of our history do not change the facts, but can be case to repeat itself. As far as brining back slavery, that is the Liberal goal.

    7. The Confederates fired on Fort Sumpter, not Fort Sumner. Tough to be taken seriously when one misses the basics. Mom had to paint the lawn “jockey” light tan because of narrow-minded neighbors. She got even by selling it to a collector for $400.

      1. Dave,you’re wrong too ! Actually the other guy was closer than you. Its Ft Sumter the Confederates fired on ! So I guess you really missed the basics worst than the other dude !

        1. My Friend TK caught the SPELLING error after he posted, but he could not edit it , I ribbed him about Fort Sumner being in New Mexico. Figured some might put too much “shame on you”, spelling bee mentality on old TK and miss the message General Longstreet spoke.
          Dave, old TK was taught spelling by memory back in the 40’s and 50’s. Maybe you should volunteer to be Obama’s Poster Child in favor of CORE Education since stupid old timers like TK and myself scratch out our livings not sucking off government programs spending other peoples money.

    8. If that little ‘Lawn Boy’ standing in your back yard or garden has a black face you’re the next target for the “Cultural Lynch Mob”. These people are insane and hell bent on “Changing America” and re-writing history!

    9. Sit back and enjoy the millions of new confederate flag bumper stickers,confederate flags flying proud in peoples yards,tattoo parlors will be very busy too,..etc.. You will see this all over the South esp.! I’ve had my CSA tattoo since 1976,and Texas Rebel tattoo since 1981 ! They have faded over the years and i’m about to get them re-inked for these special reasons. Southern Pride/Southern Proud !

    10. Racism is bad. But Censorship is plain evil. Love it or Hate it Censorship is still wrong. I understand not displaying it on government buildings but to ban the sale or the display in a historical context is wrong. Most of the people who want to ban it know very little of the history of the civil war. Lincoln did not love black people. Up until his death he wanted to export the freed slaves to central America or Africa. General Grant the supreme commander of the Union forces had slaves that were not freed until 2 years after Robert E Lee freed his slaves. These are facts and you are free to verify this for yourself.

    11. Sure enemies of democracy are using this. But that does not change the fact that the flag is a symbol of hatred and was only used by the south from 1861 to 1865 it is time for it to go.

      1. What other part of history do you want to purge next? How about monuments to indian fighters? How about taking down the US flag that symbolizes genocide to the native American people? I can buy swastikas and SS flags but not the rebel flag? Revisionist history is wrong.

      2. Yep,I’ll tell you where it’s going ! It’s not going anywhere. They can’t keep the Confederate battle flag in stock. All Confederate merchandise is selling out ! It’s here to stay,you need to go.

      3. Slavery has existed since one clan of cavemen were able to subdue another clan, kill off the most able-bodied males, and enslave the others, whilst taking the children for slaves, and the women folk to satisfy their carnal lusts.

        Slavery in the Americas has existed long before the White man set foot on the continents, and in the British North American Colonies and subsequently the United States for several hundred years.

        Slavery existed in the Confederate States of America only during it’s four year claim to sovereignty as a nation.

        Which flag should really be considered a better symbol of hatred and racism then, the Confederate Ballte Flag of the Army of North Virginia (which was never a national flag like the various iterations of the Stars and Bars)… or Old Glory Herself, under whose flight were carried out many more acts that could be considered grievous and unjust?

        No nation is perfect, and while the Indian Wars and the internment of Americans of Japanese descent in the Second World War as well as institutionalized slavery — and I might mention that Blacks were not the only people group to be enslaved, as thousands of Irish and other peoples of northern European descent were held in bondage during the Colonial Era and in the earliest years of the Republic.

        Yet, we Americans do learn, and we do remember for the most part, that we are one nation under God. May it remain indivisible — and if not, then may we have grace and wisdom to part from a union that has become truly evil, and embrace what is good and pleasing to God.

    12. General Longstreet stated at Gettysburg prior to Pickett’s Charge ; “We should have freed the slaves, Then fired on Fort Sumner.”
      Many Freemen did wear the Butternut and Gray.

    13. It really is a shame that the liberal left has little to do that they try to destroy everything that right and Holy, including
      the Word of God, [Bible]. They have removed it from our schools, court houses, and now they are removing the
      Confederate Battle Flag from the State of South Carolina State Grounds. This is deep in meaning for the south and
      their heritage. “I say Keep Your Confederate Money Boys, The South Is Going To Rise Again!”

    14. Scapegoating this flag that didn’t cause the crime in Charleston is a good way to promote additional divisiveness and engender resentment – but then, that has always been Obama’s goal.

      1. I think you are absolutely correct. With all his anti-gun and Obama care his is draining all of what we middle class southern ppl have and I believe that if they do try to remove the stars and bars they will have started something that they don’t want or do they…. As a Japanese admiral once said “we have awoke a sleeping giant” and I don’t think the Obama administration is appt to handle what us southern boys and girls can throw at them. We do all the farming and raise the beef for all of Yankee states without us they would have no food

    15. “Heritage Not Hate” is what is written under the image of the Confederate Flag on a campaign button from the 2008 Presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. She had it correct then but now, being the PC Police Chief of ALL Liberals is claiming that the flag is all about Hate.

      o’BAMA’s family were slave owners but as Hater, Race Baiter & Chief he too claims the Confederate Flag to be a symbol of Hatred in America.

      One white, one black, one Southerner & one so-called Yankee. Please, don’t make their words appear to be correct by blaming Blacks or Yankees for the condemnation of the heritage of the Confederate flag? Do what is right & blame the Liberals & mostly the liberal democrats (although there are liberal republicans as well). Don’t allow these PC, Anti-Americans to turn the debate from the heritage of the Confederate Flag into a debate over hatred & Racism. If they can do that then they win. Teach the truth of the Heritage of the Flag & draw Conservatives to the cause!

    16. Would to God that the Bible had never been removed from our schools and and govt. buildings !!! It is the Greatest and surest guide for honest and moral govt. ever written. Those who find fault with it are those who destroy decent and prosperous civilizations. Our children and grand children will never know the joys of a loving God because the Bible has been banned, Those who sponsored this ban will have to answer to God the true Author of the Bible, for trying to corrupt His way of Life which is Faithfully presented by His dear Son Jesus Christ and recorded in the Holy Scriptures. May He yet find mercy for this wicked generation.

    17. Lets remember who sold the black man into slavery! Not a whiteman, it was BLACK MEN who gathered all the blacks to ship to America. In that case You should shift the blame where blame is do, back to the black man!!! leave history alone.

      1. Its OK we dont want or need your approval for anything. Congratulations on taking an oath (whatever thats suppose to mean) ! Go play at your museum during business hours.

    18. I have a relative who fought in the 25th VA, captured at Ceader Creek, sent to Elmira Prison and died there in 1864. He is burined in the Confederate section of the cemetary in Elmira, NY. Every year ANV flags (Army of Norther Virginia) are placed on the graves, I can only wounder if that will continue going forward.

    19. Hey, Tex. I’m a Yankee and I, too, am horrified by the mental midgets out to destroy the memory of the past because they find it “offensive”. If we did that how much of the past would we commemorate? Heck, if we did that how much of the past would even be remembered?

      1. I should had been more specific about using the term yankee in my comment. I was basically referring to the yankee politicians DC.,and yankee states who are attacking the Confederate flag and our 2A freedoms. It wasn’t intended to be offensive to average freedom loving citizen from the North. I have a lot of friends from yankee states who moved to Texas and they are really good people who are always there if you need help or get in a jam !

    20. This is just another attempt by the socialists to de-Americanize the United States. The confederate battle flag is part of our history. It shows the entire country what can happen here if we stray from the tenets of our countries founders. Fly the flag proudly, it is part of the USA. It would be better if we removed the communists, the muslims the illegal aliens, the terrorists and the crooked politicians from our country than that piece of cloth. God help America.

      1. Huzzah! RJ, Huzzah! The Presidential Provocateurs and their Solidarity Brothers in the Muslim Brotherhood are again attempting to drive a communist, political correctness wedge deep into the heart of the American Public.
        Divide and conquer with only 18 months left to accomplish their goal. They will never give up the ground they have taken without one hell of a fight!
        Bugler, Sound “Stand to Horse!”

    21. Amen, Brother Tex! Everyone should remember that the term “Political Correctness” was invented in the Soviet Union in the early part of the 20th century by the Communists. Those blood thirsty bastards used it to murder millions of white Russians and Ukrainians, mostly Christians. Is that coming to OUR country?

      1. …but you are OK with calling every black in the US an African American ? Lets take B Hussein Obama as an example. That Kenyan born muslim is no more American than Vladimir Putin is. But people like you insist on calling him African American. How can you look at any black and say they are African American ? They might be African in America,but that sure don’t mean they are African American. One last thing,when blacks start complaining that the term ‘African American’ is racist,what will ‘political correctness’ mandate we call them next ? Calling a black a negro is not part of any problem at all,it’s the truth. Blacks are negroes whether you/they like it or not. When you get a chance look up the term ‘negroid’ and get back with me. I guess they will want that word removed from the dictionary next. Fly the ‘stars and bars’ high,and fly it proud ! Southern Pride/Southern Proud !

        1. …but you are OK with calling every black in the US an African American ?

          Where did I say that? Americans are Americans. Not African-Americans, or Asian-Americans, or French-Americans, or Hispanic-Americans. The hyphenated nonsense has to stop, as does the nonsense of assuming all people of a certain color think alike. As demonstrated several times by your post.

          “The Negroes” do not all want to see the Confederate flag destroyed. Some of us have a proud southern heritage that goes back generations and have lived most of our lives below the Mason Dixon by choice, hoping to return there one day in retirement.
          In fact some of us “Negroes” truly believe in freedom (imagine that), including that of speech, assembly and belief.
          What I do not appreciate is folks like you using an outdated term to lump all Americans with dark skin into one inflexible group, as though we are some sort of enemy and incapable of independent thought. Neither is true.

            1. Yeah, I’ve basically always thought he was more white than black. Seriously, just look at him.

            2. You gotta remember Obama’s ‘racial identity’ is Black just like Rachel Dolezal claims she’s Black.

    22. Fly the Confederate Flag proud,fly it daily ! Its time to stop mollycoddling the liberals,yankees and negroes. Confederate merchandise sales is booming and will continue to do so. The South will not be dictated to by negroes,liberals,and yankees again. Southern proud,Southern pride !

      1. I am from California, but I love the SOUTH. They are OUR brothers and sisters. PERIOD. They have a right to fly the Confederate Flag. I am buying a couple of them. I will fly one on the car window and one on my home next to the FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA and if the DUMB-ASS Obama or anyone else wants to SCREW with it, they will have HELL to pay. I GUARANTEE IT. This country is being run by fucking IDIOTS.

        1. Awesome,its way past time that all ‘real Americans’ fight back ! The tyrannists look as silence as consent.Larry, fly your Confederate flag proud and if anyone messes with you about it give them that ‘hell to pay’ ! Good luck to you my brother !

      2. Make no mistake about this, Liberals feel the same way about the Christian Cross and the American flag. They are next in line to be demonized by those who wish to replace our Republic with a tyrannical socialist government.

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