When the guardians embrace treason, what then?
The South has been betrayed by her very daughters, the United Daughters of the Confederacy!
by Mark Vogl
Monday, March 12, 2012
A report from the frontlines of the Cultural War in America came in from Richmond, Virginia late this afternoon;
"The United Daughters of the Confederacy National Headquarters in Richmond have become ALLIED with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in their OPPOSITION to the RESTORATION of the BATTLEFLAGS on the CONFEDERATE WAR MEMORIAL CHAPEL.
FIRST the UDC HQ has said to USE A BATTLEFLAG is POLITICAL and they would not SUPPORT any efforts that included using a BATTLEFLAG to help the CHAPEL issue because the 501c3 tax status is MORE IMPORTANT than our ANCESTORS!
TODAY the U,D,C, HQ called the Richmond Police to REMOVE the VIRGINIA FLAGGERS who have been successfully Flagging the V,M,F,A, ,to restore the BATTLEFLAGS for the past 6 months AND LIED TO THE OFFICERS to get them to respond!
I was present at the scene as it happened."
Edits were made to extract those officials of the UDC responsible for the moment. I am told members of the local Sons of Confederate Veterans Camps were present supporting the flaggers at this engagement.
What should the South do? It is the Sesquicentennial. 150 years ago the South stood as one of the nations of the world. Her colors flew on ships around the world. Cotton backed Confederate dollars. Lee was in command in the East. In the west, the Southern Armies would invade Kentucky and almost reach the Ohio River. A government had been formed, and the initial thrusts of the union had been parried. Stonewall Jackson would earn his reputation when he defeated Yankee armies in the Shenandoah preventing reinforcements from reaching the Yankee army beseiging Richmond.
1862 was the South’s best year in the field. The future was still possible.
But 150 years later the United Daughters of the Confederacy refuses to fly Confederate colors at their buildings in Richmond. And the Museum of the Confederacy refuses to fly Confederate colors at their extension at Appomattox. The Sons of Confederate Veterans national leadership is engaged in trying to rally support, but so far have been unsuccessful. The flaggers are operating but as you can see by this report the police have been called by the guardians of Confederate heritage, to escort the flaggers away from Southern historic places.
Just as America faces chaos and decline, so the cherished places and artifacts of the South are degraded by the decisions of those whom misled their peers concerning their commitment to the South!
And just as the Tea Party and Washington outsiders like Sarah Palin seem to be the only hope for a nation spiralling down, out of control, so the rising leaders of the Southern movement seem the most commited to the Cause.
Is the South broken after 150 years of Reconstruction and occupation? Are great great grandfathers just too far away, too distant in terms of family to be of relevance to today’s families? Though recent work indicates there may be as many as 50 to 80 million Americans who are descendants of Confederate gray, are their current circumstances to perilous for them to even think about their Southern heritage? Has Lincoln finally won?
The questions are important because they are not just about the South, but about America. Are we one people absent any history or heritage, just one big hodge – podge of people with no history or culture? If the only region in America with a globally recognized symbol, the Confederate naval ensign, and a national anthem, Dixie can be crushed and obliterated, what does that mean for other regions of America?
The betrayal of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is not a southern thing. Its an American thing.
©2012 Mark Vogl