An Open Letter & Open Report / The Questions & Comments From My Babies
From: HK Edgerton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / The Questions & Comments From My Babies
To: siegels1 (email@example.com)
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
More times than not when I post the colors of the Southern soldier, I shall find myself engaged in conversation with my babies. And on this windy and snowy day, I would refuse to answer most of the questions they placed before me, electing to defer any response back to their parents, teachers, friends, and to you and my public. And here they are:
Mr. HK, the Associated Press reported last week that Nikki Haley gave up the Confederate flag in her words, because Dylan Roof had Confederate sympathies. What does that mean, and does that not apply to most of the Southern people?
Mr. HK, your friend Anthony Hervey of Mississippi fought so hard to get a victory on the referendum to keep the Mississippi State flag in its design form, and gave up his life on a day he would fight for a Confederate soldiers monument in Birmingham, Alabama. What do you think he would say about the current attack on the flag, and the disrespect shown by Government officials and academicians?
Mr. HK, would you define content discrimination as it applies to the Stars and Stripes and the Confederate flag, or the treatment thereof?
Mr. HK, what people don’t understand is that we, the young White and arguably Black, Brown, Yellow and Red babies, as you refer to us, are forced to accept when we attend Black History classes African American authors like the renowned Carter G. Woodson’s accountings of Black history to be absolute. (see The Negro In Our History)
And, we go home and browbeat our parents, friends, and others, which conclusively help create the White folk guilt animal you speak of, and not to mention the legion of Southern haters. There is no mention in Mr. Woodson’s book about the Black Confederate soldier, or any of his family who remained loyal to the South. Only a glowing epithet to the US Colored troops, and those Blacks who went North. What can be done to counter this wrong?
Mr. HK, every school that I have ever attended supports Black History Month. However, I never heard of or about the Pole Bearers Association, or the vow their organization would make and would consequently influence other Black organizations that would follow, to decree as they had done, to divorce themselves of the culprits that had separated them from their true friends, the Southern White man, during the so called period of reconstruction. And, by the way, I have a rare copy of Mr. Woodson’s book for a present to you.
And the only thing that I found within the pages that did not soften the Yankee forte was the reporting that the 54th and 55th Massachusetts Colored troops refused to receive their pay until it had been made equal to that of the White Union soldiers. Because of this, and other notorious discriminations, many of these soldiers became restive, sullen and even insubordinate.
And, I hope that anyone who ventures to read this book will pay close attention to mention during Black History Month the name of USCT Sgt. William Walker, who was shot by order of court martial because he had his Company stack arms before the Captain’s tent for the reason that the Government has failed to comply with the contract they made with the Colored soldiers.
On March 17, 2017, I shall march alongside the Sons of Confederate Veterans and other members of the South in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, Georgia.
On April 22, 2017, I shall deliver the keynote speech in the City Cemetery in Marion, Alabama for Confederate Memorial Day, which will also commence a ten day stay that finds me attending on April 24, 2017, the Confederate Memorial Day Service at the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, speaking to several private schools and the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp in Opelika, Alabama on April 27, 2017.
On May 5, 2017, I shall attend, alongside the Sons of Confederate Veterans and others, a parade in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. And on Saturday, May 6, 2017, I will speak at a flag raising in Moorefield, West Virginia.
And, on June 3, 2017, I shall deliver the keynote speech for Decoration Day in the Old Gray Cemetery in Knoxville, Tennessee. And tentatively, I am scheduled to attend a rally in York, South Carolina, on April 22, 2017. God bless you!
President, Southern Heritage 411