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March Across Virginia / An Open Letter To The Chairman of The Federation of States

Dear Chairman Joyce,
In response to your letter which I greatly appreciate ; ironically
some of your concerns are those of many of whom I correspond with.
First let me address the March Across Virginia. I have been in touch
with Daryl Starnes, the Heritage Defense Chair of the Sons of Confederate
Veterans on a daily basis for over a week. It has been reconciled
that a mix up in communications on my end did not report the correct
date on which I was to begin this March. Daryl, his committee and
other Virginia SCV Camp leaders now feel that we should go into
winter quarters, prepare for my upcoming March in Florida, continue
to raise funds for both venues, and expect their full support should
we choose to continue in the Spring into the nations capitol. We
have not decided one way or the other, and now will not until weeks

Let me say that I truly understand your concern about the Pledge
of Allegiance at any Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting. However,
having said, I will not lose one of my family over this. we need
each other. Our way of life, all unpaid bills due Southerners are
being cleansed in the cess pool of historical lies and distortions;
Southern cultural genocide is almost complete. The sons of Carpetbaggers
have come again; they have taken our lands through taxation, condemnation,
and urban renewal with their ill gotten gains; gave the sons of
slaves integration, while taking away their Jim Crowe business,
his land, his community, his religion, and now ask that they brand
themselves as historical traitors, going against the flag of their
ancestors because they have had inculcated into their thinking process

At the invitation of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Winchester,
Virginia, and John Fox of the Angle Valley Press; I had the opportunity
to speak to the students, staff and surrounding community on the
campus of Shenandoah University. Among those gathered in the auditorium
was a young White male student who identified himself as Southern,
and in the same breath he told that packed auditorium, half of whom
were his fellow Black students; that he didn’t care about the Confederate
Flag one way or the other. It meant nothing to him to see it gone.
In the same venue, a young White female student from New York who
was very put back with me for correctly identifying her as a Yankee,
and the complicity of the North in the economic institution of slavery.
She just wanted to love everybody and truly believed that organizations
like the Sons with that flag, keep up old hatreds. She had no idea
about events that led up to that conflict, the war crimes of the
North, the stealing, murder, rape of war and Reconstruction the
planned divide of Southern Black and White folks. I told her that
divide already had been in place by Northern Abolitionists:you Blacks
are free, but you can’t live around here, and since you can’t pay
for passage out of the State; We will get you out , but the price
for passage on a ship sailing South to the Slave Markets. She believed
that it was alright to leave the honor of an honorable people tainted
with historical distortions and lies, she believed that the stealing
and plunder of the South was a debt forgiven, and should never be
paid. I myself have asked the staff of the Southern Legal Resource
Center to help formulate a plan for me to pay the Edgerton family
a symbolic fee for any slave of the Edgerton Clan who might have
been forcibly freed without proper compensation to the family under
the auspices of the 13th Amendment that sits right at the heart
of rightful Southern indignation.

The key mistake of the Ku Klux Klan in my estimation in it’s battle
against the corrupt and criminal activity of the Northern Union
League during reconstruction; was they took it out on loyal Christian
Black folk who they lumped in with trash and scalawags. The establishment
of the public school system in the South not only taught young Blacks
to hate Southern Whites, but also the other way around, especially
their historical omission of the place of honor and dignity that
the Southern Confederate African earned in the defense of the Southland
of America along side that man he not only called Master, but also
family and friend.

It is no wonder that the great State of Virginia will not allow
Confederate History Month. Our Southern Black, and White babies
would learn of Reverend Mack Lee, Horace King, Levi Carnine, Holt
Collier, Napoleon Windbush and their heroic deeds for their Southland.
Our little White babies would pick up their heads from the shame
heaped upon them as they learn about Lincoln’s ties to his railroad
interest, how the Homestead Act was used to buy votes for Northern
interest especially their internal improvement projects , their
Northern banking and industrial ties to the economic institution
of slavery. Most importantly, my babies both Black and White would
learn of a love between that man called Slave and the other called
Master; a love descriptive of Christ’s teachings. However, a love
that has stood all challenges in the course of time, yet a love
that is close to sunder in the 21st century because the same agents
of the North alongside their Poverty Pimps have come again with
their Reconstruction agenda of divide and separate Southern Black
and Southern Whites as they continue to enrich themselves at our

Your Brother,