Moving forward, I have started to realize just how woefully uneducated our people have become regarding their own racial and cultural heritage, even within the circles that claim to be the most stalwart defenders of “Southern heritage.”
I’ve studied Southern history for almost a decade as a recreational hobby. I have always been attracted to the South as it existed before 1965 because of my total alienation from the South as it exists today under Black Run Amerika (BRA).
BRA’s public schools have systematically stripped White Southerners of their ethnic identity and cultural heritage. The Rainbow Confederates on the internet have only compounded the problem with their mythmaking about legions of Black Confederates and how the War Between the States was really about everything but slavery and white supremacy.
The most revealing comment was made by Palmetto Patriot when he said on the LoS Facebook page that reading the unvarnished truth about the principles of Free Government from Robert Barnwell Rhett had radicalized him. It occurred to me that I had been exposed to Rhett and Yancey many years ago in college and that this had also profoundly influenced my development.
But who hasn’t been exposed to Calhoun, Rhett, and Yancey? There must be a huge number of people out there who know absolutely nothing about the Confederacy other than what they have been taught in a BRA public school, the pop history garbage they have bought at the local Barnes and Noble, or the fantasies about the Rainbow Confederacy that they have been taught at the SHPG and SCV meetings.
Who does that leave to dispel BRA’s massive black cloud of ignorance in the Southern movement? Someone is going to have to rise to the challenge and start setting the record straight.