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An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations in the Streets: Reparations & Negro Rule
March 17, 2019
Conversations in the Streets: Reparations & Negro Rule
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
On the afternoon of March 15, 2019, I would post the Southern Cross on the overpass of Interstate 26, and relish in the sounds of so many vehicles blowing their car horns, shouting and waving to me.
After about an hour, six young black men made their way to where I stood; all smiling and reaching out to shake my hand. I would embrace each of them with a hug.
“Mr. HK, you were a hero to my dad,” one would remark. “He passed away two years ago. I remember sitting on his lap watching as you did an interview with Penn & Teller about reparations. I can only remember pops saying that you were one smart cookie, and that he voted for you when you ran for Mayor.”
“Would you tell us what you think about the recent comments about reparations from several Democratic candidates for President? We know that you are a Republican.”
“Young men,” I would reply, “it is a very old trick to secure the vote from Black folks. President Andrew Johnson stopped the only reparations that the African people would ever get. And that was only done to try and punish the Southern white man because the ‘so called’ victory of the War For Southern Independence could not break his spirit. I am speaking of Field Order #15: “Forty Acres and A Mule.” The illegal confiscation of the Southern white man’s property, and giving it to the former slaves, along with a broken down Union army mule. The real reparations should be given to the Southern white man, to include those free blacks, and not to forget many slaves whose homes and property were burned, farm animals killed or stolen, family heirlooms, silver and gold that were stolen, etc… And even if the U.S, Government voted to do it, a first year law student would make short work of killing any claims put forward. Not worth pursuing! And, let us not forget Elizabeth Warren trying to make up for her American Indian lies; proposing the same for the American Indian.”
“One other question, Mr. HK. Our redneck friends tell us that Negro Rule after the War Between The States is what caused the Southern white man to push asunder most of the respect and love that you espouse that existed between Southern blacks and Southern whites. Do you know what they are talking about?”
It is a figment of their imagination or to anyone who accepts that blacks ruled governments across the South during the 12 year period of reconstruction. Yes, it is true that they were used by carpetbaggers, and Southern scalawags to further the stealing and rape of the Southern coffers. However, one must understand that only a white man was in charge of the committees that ruled the day. “Put your mark on this line, Jedediah.” “What I signing Marse?” “Did you get your sipping whiskey and your concubine?” “Yas Sir” was the order of the day. They were used, and this led to the hate.
After 12 years of stealing and rape of Southern coffers, the compromise was the Presidential election in 1876. The North removed its blockades of Southern ports and embargoes, and told the Southern white man better go and take back his government from the niggers, because they were a joke. However, let us never forget that there were some very intelligent blacks in those realms that refused to be duped to the determent of the Southern people, and their homeland. History is a circle that goes around. The Southern black man is a unwitting victim used by those who hate the South, and who still vie for Southern social and cultural genocide.
The attacks on our Cenotaphs and those fallen heroes, and arguably heroines, that fought this once before is a part of that repeated history.
The photoshopped picture of the Southern Cross in Dylan Roof’s hand created the perfect storm for those who hate our homeland; “The Southland of America.” Beware, black folks, you are still the weapon of choice to further this unholy agenda.
“Thanks, Mr. HK, we love you!” One more hug as they slowly walked away.
God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Member, Order of the Confederate Legion, Judah P. Benjamin Camp 2210, SCV
Honorary Life Member, Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, & Georgia Order Of The Confederate Rose
Recipient, United Daughters Of The Confederacy, Jefferson Davis Medal
Honorary Scott Of Austin
President, Southern Heritage 411