An Open Letter & Open Report / In The Streets
From: HK Edgerton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / In The Streets
To: siegels1 (email@example.com)
Dear Ms Lunelle,
As I have done nearly everyday since I left the state of Florida, I would post the Colors of the Southern Cross. On this Sunday morning of August 28, 2016, I would post them in the picturesque
town of Sylva, North Carolina, at the red light that heads east into downtown Sylva and west towards Western Carolina College, for some two hours holding conversations with the many who stopped, and
in so many instances, posing for photos.
I would later make my way west for approximately 2 miles and come to a stop at the entrance of WalMart, where my previous routine would begin again. Three young women would stop and ask of me
where I was heading next? When I related to them FLORIDA, the next question was why?
I told them that during the first American Secession, Paul Revere rode through the streets shouting, the British are coming. He was immortalized. Monuments were built of him, with the
words inscribed, roads and schools bore his name. No matter that many Brits still believe that this secession was illegal, and that America is still the property of the British Crown.
During America’s second Secession, a baby boy that bore the honorable Givens name, ran through the streets of Tampa, Florida shouting, the Yankees are coming! He now lies in the cemetery
in downtown Tampa, with a plaque bearing his name, his actions enabling the citizens to repel the carnage that would surely have been carried out by the northern army with orders to do so.
This time secession was legal, while the invasion was not.
No monuments were built, no schools or roads in young Givens name. Only the graves of the Southern soldiers who would hear his cry, alongside others who now lie nearby. Their resting places
now being vandalized because of a Southern Governor who would perpetuate a lie. Their honorable vilified, their lives given, now taxed to shame. The memory and accounting of the honor earned
by their African family, who loyally served and supported the Confederate Cause in an humble and noble capacity now forced into oblivion by those who write the schoolhouse books.
And not to forget the print media who excuses the North and the then supposed civilized world to include the African Kings who were all complicit in the economic institution of slavery, and most
of the evil associated with it.
I told these babies, and the crowd that now surrounded me to listen, that FLorida had now become the new cesspool of Southern social and cultural genocide, to include the eradication of
the teachings in the Christian Bible, and all memory of Jesus Christ. I as a messenger had to tell the people of this unholy game that was being played out again. God bless you!
Former Student Regent, University of Minnesota