An Open Letter & Open Report / Lakeland, Florida City Council Meeting
From: HK Edgerton [email@example.com]
Date: Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / Lakeland, Florida City Council Meeting
To: siegels1 [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
The Lakeland Ledger would accurately report that I had don the uniform of the Southern soldier on January 16, 2018, as I stood in the very same spot where the Lakeland NAACP President would tell the Council and members of the public that while I only look Black like him, that I was something else; an attempt to discredit me, which can only be interpreted that I don’t carry the hate of White people as his Northern Jewish owned organization that mandates to Black people of the South with their attack on the Confederate Battle Flag, Confederate soldiers monuments and Southern Heritage with an agenda of Southern social and cultural genocide.
The same spot where a Black man stood don in the uniform of the segregated US colored troop that would receive half the pay of his White counterpart, terrorize the South with orders from Lincoln to take the theater of war to the front door of the innocent, defenseless old men, women and children, to rape them, plunder, burn their homes, kill their animals and steal their food stuffs. And there would never be an accounting for what they do (total warfare policy).
The Ledger reported correctly that I had referred to past Councilman Selvage as a Damn Yankee, full of biases against the South and the Confederate soldiers monument, and that he should have never been allowed to orchestrate his unholy motion to remove the Confederate soldiers monument from Munn Park and, furthermore, that he should have recused himself from the debate.
The Ledger would fail to mention the picture that I showed of the US Army 31st Infantry Division (see the Dixie Division, Camp Mackall, North Carolina, October 1951) don in the federal uniform with the Confederate insignia on their uniform, as they earned honors fighting in the Pacific who would be called upon three times beginning in 1917. Nor would they mention that the US federal troops carried the battle flag during the Korean War because it was a United Nations conflict, and they didn’t carry the Stars and Stripes.
Nor would they mention the letter I wrote on November 4, 2004, and delivered to the hands of President George W. Bush, highlighting the un-American things being done to them for trying to express their pride in who they are as they watch their children force fed politically correct lies in the public school system, and are bullied and intimidated if they wear clothing depicting a flag that former President Carter called a “a legitimate American icon (the Congressional venerated Confederate battle flag).
And that Dr. Eugene Genovese, a northern born, Harvard educated scholar has said, “We are witnessing a cultural and political atrocity, an increasingly successful campaign by the media and an academic elite to strip young White and, arguably, Black Southerners as well, of their heritage and, therefore, their identity. They are being taught to forget their forbearers or to remember them with shame.”
Nor would they report the article I read published in The Clarion Ledger, February 23, 1890, where Representative John F. Harris, a former slave, Republican member, Mississippi House of Representatives, representing Washington County vote on a bill to appropriate $10,000 to complete the Confederate soldiers monument, and his vote of support.
President Trump’s list of fake news fails in comparison to the fake news media that the Southern people face on a daily basis since the Honorable General Robert E. Lee decided to resign his commission in the Union army, and eventually took up his sword to defend the South.
And, I hate to tell the President that he got it all wrong; the fake news of the decade was that the Southern Cross was responsible in the action Roof took in murdering those God fearing, and loving, Black people in a church given to them in Charleston, SC, and the photoshopped picture they would use to trigger the sacrilege against the Memorials to the integrated Confederate Army. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors
Southern Legal Resource Center